COUCOU CHLOE (LIVE)
French producer/vocalist/DJ COUCOU CHLOE – a resident of both London and NTS Radio – released her debut EP Halo (on Creamcake) only in autumn of 2016, but much has happened since then. With her track “Doom” appearing as part of the soundtrack for Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show at New York Fashion Week in September 2017, the scene was set for her Erika Jane EP – this time on nascent record label NUXXE, which she co-runs alongside Sega Bodega and Shygirl.
With a thoroughly modern sound that has gestated online but lives primarily in the club, her beats range from sensuous and slow hip-hop bangers – complete with her modulated vocal raps – to nervously energetic, four to the floor with a twist. Playfully experimental but always with an ear tuned to pop, Erika Jane was the best realization of COUCOU CHLOE yet… until 2019’s Naughty Dog EP. With sumptuous trap-adjacent production and a no fucks attitude, Naughty Dog is another reflection of COUCOU CHLOE’s blasé charisma.