Knitting Factory and HearHere NYC Present
Da Chick, Femme, Crush Club (DJ Set)
"I am freak, I'm Da Chick, it is time for you to know me.."
It’s easy to stumble on the idea that listening to Da Chick is like travelling back in time: maybe to that New York era where Disco and Punk, New Wave and Hip-Hop would cross styles and shake the dance floors. Nothing wrong with that idea: there’s a lot of that classic Boogie spirit, with a strong passion and straightforwardness, a sassy attitude and a groove drinking from the best sources.
But if it’s true that listening to Da Chick is like travelling back in time, we should also think about the future as a mark for what this artist presents us: it’s a future where female creativity is not questionable at all and where this electronic dance, made in Portugal, still has a lot to give worldwide.
After her first release in 2012 with the Curly Mess EP, came the hit live shows, always served with a singular badass attitude that doesn’t ask for permission to shower the audience with the most urgent and real funk. The debut album Chick to Chick arrives in 2015, produced alongside Xinobi, Moullinex, Cut Slack and Isac Ace, and it was a very important mark for a constant growing career. Call Me Foxy EP was released in 2017, and it’s co-produced by French producer Saintard.
Da Chick is the one who carries her name and image: new releases, but also design, styling, videos... And on stage, escorted by a dj or a full band, Da Chick makes sure you get the message on who’s the funk machine!
Described as a “one-woman powerhouse'” by BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac, FEMME
is the real deal when it comes to unadulterated artistry. As composer, producer, vocalist
and DJ, FEMME has eschewed major label interest in order to maintain her musical vision
without interference. This uncompromising approach hasn't stopped her mixing with the
great and the good: FEMME has toured the USA with Charli XCX, featured on tracks by
Sasha, Justin Martin, Four Tet and David Lynch. FEMME is also close collaborator and
vocalist in a band Ultraista with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.
FEMME’s music has appeared in popular TV campaigns with Netflix, Made in Chelsea,
Boohoo, and most recently composed the soundtrack for an Adidas Originals China advert
and music for the Pro-Evolution Soccer 2019 video game.