The Beach (song)

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"The Beach"
Single by Miss Kittin & The Hacker
from the album First Album
Released 2003 (2003)
Format CD single, Vinyl
Genre Electronica, electroclash, Italo disco
Length 4:41
Label Mental Groove Records
Writer(s) Caroline Hervé, Michel Amato
Producer(s) Caroline Hervé, Michel Amato
Miss Kittin singles chronology
"Stock Exchange"
"The Beach"
"Professional Distortion"
Music video
"The Beach" on YouTube

"The Beach" is a song by French recording due Miss Kittin & The Hacker from their debut album First Album. Produced by the duo, it was released as the album's fourth and final single in 2003.

Writing and inspiration[edit]

Lyrically, "The Beach" was written as a phone message from an old friend on vacation.[1]


"The Beach" samples the 1980s Italo disco classic "I Want You" by Gary Low.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Patrick of Gullbuy commented that Miss Kittin is "no Donna Summer", yet "it's not overly disco and ends up being the more human side of that sound".[1]

Music video[edit]

Andre Garça directed a music video for "The Beach".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Beach" – 4:41
  2. "Upstart" –


Chart (2003) Peak
Belgian Dance Chart[4] 23

Song usage[edit]

"The Beach" was included on the compilation album Where Is Here by Mental Groove Records.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c Patrick (2004-03-23). "Miss Kittin and The Hacker The Beach gullbuy review". Gullbuy. Carl Thien. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  2. ^ Gill, Michael F. (2007-01-26). "#033: Dancing Therapy (A Mix) - Beatz By The Pound". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  3. ^ Cenacarioca (2008-09-08). "THE BEACH - Miss Kittin & The Hacker (original house music)". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  4. ^ "Miss Kittin - The Beach" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Various Artists - Whereishere (DLP)". Mental Groove Records. Retrieved 2010-07-19.