DJ Colette

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DJ Colette
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Colette at Box 24 in Los Angeles 2013
Background information
Birth name Colette Marino
Also known as Colette
Born (1975-05-27) May 27, 1975 (age 43)
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres House
Occupation(s) DJ, Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1995-present
Labels Om
Website www.djcolette.com

Colette Marino (born May 27, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois), known as DJ Colette or mononymously as 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.[1] [2]

Biography[edit]

She started DJing in the early 1990s. In 1993, she helped form the all-female DJ group SuperJane with DJ Heather, DJ Dayhota, and Lady D.[3]

During the preparations for her album Push, she married actor/rock music star Thomas Ian Nicholas.

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.[1][4]

Her album Hypnotized was the most downloaded house dance album on Apple's iTunes Music Store in June 2005.[5][6] Her song What Will She Do for Love from this album was a Billboard No. 1 Dance Club Play Single.[5] The title track, Hypnotized, was licensed to the movie The Devil Wears Prada for the soundtrack.[5]

She hosted Lancaster, California radio station KVVS's show, Maximum Rotation.[5]

She has performed all over the world, including, Detroit, Michigan, Cambridge, Singapore, Calgary, Hollywood, Montreal,[7] and Omaha.[8]

She has been compared to Kylie Minogue[5] and Deborah Harry.[2] She's also been called Om Records' First Lady of House.[5]

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.[9][10] 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.[11] 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.[12] The album featured a sample of Trax Records artist Adonis, on the second single "Hotwire".[13] The album release date was August 27, 2013.[14] The record was made entirely without live musical instruments.[3]

In December 2013, Billboard named Colette's album "When The Music's Loud" one of the top 20 Dance Music Albums of 2013.[15]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Title Peak Position

Billboard
Hot Dance Club Songs[16]

Credit
2012 "What Will She Do For Love" (Kaskade/A. Caldwell/Ken Mixes) 10 Colette Marino
2012 "What Will She Do For Love" (Original Mix) 28 Colette Marino
2000 "If" 5 Colette Marino

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Hypnotized (2005)
  • Push (2007)
  • When The Music's Loud (2013)
  • Retrospective (2017)[17]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Moments of Epiphany" (1995) [18]
  • "Keep On Groovin'" (1996) [19]
  • 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)
  • "House of OM" (2006) [20]
  • "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)
  • "Crush 2" (2012) [21]
  • "Hotwire" (2013) [22]
  • "Physically" (2014) [23]

Mix compilations[edit]

  • "In The Sun" (2000) [24]
  • "Our Day" (2001) [25]
  • "House of OM" (2006) [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colette's profile at the SmartBar Chicago website". Smartbarchicago.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "You Should Know...DJ Colette". Chicago Magazine. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Colette". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2003 DanceStar USA Award Winners". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "IMEEM profile". Djcolette.com. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Official website". Djcolette.com. Retrieved January 6, 2015. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Tour". DJ Colette. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Raves.com - COLETTE". Raves.com. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ Eric Henderson (August 25, 2013). "Colette: When the Music's Loud - Album Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Colette". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Colette Weds Hard House to Italo-Disco on 'When the Music's Loud' LP". SPIN. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Colette and Tim K Studio Tour". Traxsource.com. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ "COLETTE -- When the Music's Loud - REVIEWS - UR Chicago". Urchicago.com. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  14. ^ "EDM Review: House Music Veteran Colette's New Album 'When The Music's Loud'; Out August 27th Via Candy Talk Records - Magnetic Magazine". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  15. ^ "20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Hot Club Play Chart". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Retrospective by Colette on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  18. ^ "DJ Collette, the Music behind the woman". High Times. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  19. ^ "DJ Sneak – Keep On Groovin'". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  20. ^ "House of OM – DJ Colette". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  21. ^ Beatport, LLC. "Crush #2 [Candy Talk] :: Beatport". Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hotwire - EP by Colette". iTunes. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  23. ^ "iTunes - Music - Physically - Single by Colette". iTunes. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  24. ^ Dean Carlson. "In the Sun - DJ Colette - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  25. ^ Matt Borghi. "Our Day - DJ Colette - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  26. ^ "DJ Colette – House of OM". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 

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