All You Need

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"All You Need"
Single by Miss Kittin
Released January 10, 2011
Format CD single, Digital download, Vinyl
Recorded 2010
Genre Electroclash, synthpop, tech house
Label Mobilee
Writer(s) Caroline Hervé
Producer(s) Caroline Hervé
Miss Kittin singles chronology
"Party in My Head"
(2009)
"All You Need"
(2011)

All You Need is a song by French recording artist Miss Kittin. Remixed by Lee Van Dowski and Gesaffelstein, it was released worldwide on 10 January 2011 as the lead single from her upcoming album.

Composition[edit]

"All You Need" is credited as a tech house song with synthpop and electroclash influences,[1][2] and is influenced by the analogue synth vocals of Gary Numan,[3] and Pantha du Prince.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

DJ Magazine commented, "Old school to the core, this throbs and pulses with a deep electro bassline, Herve's angelic vocal in stark contrast to the darkness underpinning it. Lee Van Dowski takes things darker still for the 8am crowd, while Gesaffelstein from Paris forgets his manners by surpassing the original with six-and-a-half minutes of perfection. How rude."[4] Jeff Timoney from Ibiza-Voice noted, "In many ways, it hits the spot perfectly - weird enough to be interesting....pop enough to be a guilty pleasure."[3] Sascha Kösch from German magazine Debug described the song as "simple beats, simple bass line, a little over enthusiastic, yet the track comes back to an unexpected house sound, which gives the piece a distinctive classical sound."[5] Johnny Loftus from The Village Voice opined, "the French DJ still has charisma like a carpenter has nails, and might even find another gear in this Gaga-fied era of fembot dancefloor operators who seduce with attitude and electro break amplification. In short, Kittin never got declawed."[6]

Cultural impact[edit]

In 2011, the song was featured on the compilation album Switch 17 by PIAS, which charted at number three on the Belgian Compilation Albums Chart (Flanders).[7]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[8]
  1. "All You Need" (Original) - 7:37
  2. "All You Need" (Lee Van Dowski Remix) - 7:45
  3. "All You Need" (Gesaffelstein Remix) - 6:28
  • German Vinyl, 12-inch single[9]
  1. "All You Need" (Original) - 7:37
  2. "All You Need" (Lee Van Dowski Remix) - 7:45

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Germany January 10, 2011 Vinyl, 12-inch single[9] Mobilee
United States Digital download[10]
February 1, 2011 EP[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NachoDuff (2011-01-16). "Miss Kittin – All You Need (2011, Mobilee Records)". Mixside (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b Ryce, Andrew (2011-02-03). "Miss Kittin, All You Need - Little White Earbuds". Little White Earbuds. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  3. ^ a b Timoney, Jeff (2011). "Miss Kittin - All You Need EP on Mobilee Records :: Music Reviews with Pre listening Mp3 player included :: I Voice Hype, Lies & Gossip". Ibiza-Voice. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  4. ^ "DJ Mag". DJ Magazine. 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  5. ^ Kösch, Sascha (2011-01-10). "Miss Kittin – All You Need (Mobilee / 073)". Debug (in German). Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  6. ^ Loftus, Johnny (2011-01-12). "'Girls & Boys Presents Miss Kittin' - Page 1 - Voice Choices - New York - Village Voice". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be - Switch 17". Ultratop (in Dutch). Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  8. ^ "Miss Kittin - All You Need - Traxsource.com - Download Underground House and Electronic Music in WAV and MP3 format". Traxsource.com. Soulfuric Recordings. 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  9. ^ a b "Miss Kittin - All You Need (Vinyl)". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  10. ^ "All You Need [MP3] : Miss Kittin". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  11. ^ "All You Need [Single, EP] : Miss Kittin". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-01-30.