|Birth name||Colette Joy Marino|
|Also known as||Colette|
|Born||May 27, 1975|
|Occupations||DJ, Singer, Songwriter|
Colette Joy Marino, (born May 27, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois), known as DJ Colette or just Colette, is a house music DJ and vocalist from Chicago, Illinois. She is a resident DJ at the SmartBar in Chicago, Illinois (along with Kaskade and others). She first gained attention when she started singing over her mixes as DJ. 
She started DJing in the early 90's. In 1993, she helped form the all-female DJ group SuperJane with DJ Heather, DJ Dayhota, and Lady D. 
In 2003, she was, along with Paul Van Dyk and Felix da Housecat, chosen to advertise Motorola's cellular phones. Her song used in this commercial would go on to win Dancestar's Best Song Used in a Commercial for Motorola. She also received "Best Breakthrough DJ" award.
Her album Hypnotized was the most downloaded house dance album on Apple's iTunes Music Store in June 2005. Her song What Will She Do for Love from this album was a Billboard No. 1 Dance Club Play Single. The title track, Hypnotized, was licensed to the movie The Devil Wears Prada for the soundtrack.
In 2013, she released her third Album, "When The Music's Loud". The album featuring influences of Italo Disco and Electro. The record received favorable reviews from Spin, Pitchfork and Slant. The album, which was recorded in Williamsburg Brooklyn and Los Angeles featured production of producer Tim K, who helped her developed the record with her over a three year span. The record also featured the production of Santiago & Bushido, Nick Chacona and DJ Teenwolf. A studio tour in late 2012 revealed Colette recorded the vocals for the album on a Peluso P-12 and through a vintage recording chain. Sonically, the album made frequent use of Vocoders and Talk Boxes. The album featured a sample of Trax Records artist Adonis, on the second single "Hotwire". The album release date was August 27, 2013. The record was made entirely without live musical instruments.
|2003||DJ Colette "What Would She Do For Love" (Kaskade/A. Caldwell/Ken Mixes)||10||Artist|
|2003||DJ Colette "What Would She Do For Love" (Original Mix)||28||Artist|
|2007||DJ Colette "If"||5||Artist|
- Hypnotized (2005)
- Push (2007)
- When The Music's Loud (2013)
Singles & EP's
- Try Her For Love (2000)
- Find Your Love (2000)
- Innocent (2001)
- Sexuality (2002)
- Do You Want Me (2002)
- Keep It Down (2004)
- Our Day/Smile For Me (2004)
- Didn't Mean To Turn You On (2005)
- What Will She Do For Love (2005)
- Feelin' Hypnotized (2005)
- "About Us" (2007)
- "If" (2007)
- "Stay" (2008)
- "Make Me Feel" (2009)
- "Think You Want It" (2009)
- "UR Everything" (2010)
- "Call On Me" (2010)
- "On A High" (2010)
- "Give Something" (2011)
- "Crush" (2012)
- "Colette's profile at the SmartBar Chicago website".
- "You Should Know...DJ Colette". Chicago Magazine.
- "IMEEM profile".
- "Official website".
- "Hot Club Play Chart".
- Official website
- DJ Colette on Myspace
- DJ Colette on Facebook
- DJ Colette on Twitter
- DJ Colette on SoundCloud
- DJ Colette's channel on YouTube
- DJ Colette discography at Discogs
- DJ Colette at the Internet Movie Database
- Colette Bio at Om Records
- Colette Bio at the Smart Bar (where she is a resident DJ)
- Colette Bio at United Divas (and interview)
- Colette Events and Tour Dates
- Interview with Colette by Matt Diehl of BNet
- Motorola Commercial starring DJ Colette