‘DJ to some of London’s most exclusive nights’, a classically trained musician and long-time face of Soho’s Black Market Records, Tel Aviv born but a Londoner through-and-through, Hilit Kolet now prepares to reveal her debut production ‘Techno Disco’, a jacking track that aims to set dancefloors alight.
Growing up in a musical home with a piano teacher mum and a jazzaholic dad meant Hilit played the piano before she could tie her shoelaces. As a teenager in Israel, she began to DJ and made it onto national prime-time radio, presenting dance music shows on TV and founding and editing the local equivalent to DJ Mag.
Hilit packed her bags and booked a one-way ticket to London to pursue what she calls ‘THE DREAM’, the turning point in her journey as a selector. Kickstarting her career in the industry working for MTV, she then became a key staff member of vinyl retailer Black Market Records, spending every moment possible soaking up the capital’s club culture and adding every experience to her knowledge of the culture.
Her style drifts between the extensive and diverse districts of house, techno, disco and electronica, securing shows at London venues Fabric, XOYO and Dalston Superstore, to name just a few. She also holds down residencies at members clubs Chiltern Firehouse and The Ned and has played regular shows in Berlin and toured cities across the globe.
As she prepares to reveal her debut solo production, including a vocal performance from singer/songwriter Kay Elizabeth, who she met while performing together as samba dancers at Notting Hill Carnival, ‘Techno Disco’ marks the next phase of her career.
Marrying all the elements together, Kay Elizabeth delivers the hook “It’s a dirty techno disco techno with a hooky beat, and it’s gonna make you jack around and play it on repeat.”
Hilit Kolet featuring Kay Elizabeth ‘Techno Disco’ will be available to download and stream on Friday, 3 September via Defected Records.