August 23, 2007


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Colette, Push
Om Records, Aug. 21
Colette’s sophomore all-original house record is even better than the thought of Nelly Furtado freed from her hip-hop chains, and now this comment. Fellas, if you thought our gender was crumbling faster than the Big Dig, things just got a bit more difficult. There’s this new breed of DJ/singer girl that would be impossible — like Vanessa Williams on Ugly Betty impossible — to tame for the simple breeding and bathroom-scrubbing purposes we require. Here we have a doe-eyed sweetie who can sing and run a sequencer better than we can. Not only that, she (gulp) didn’t need the “help and guidance” of Oakenfold or Van Dyk to write these tunes, including the certain-sure second single “If,” a 100-kiloton dancefloor nuke. It’s on, guys — gear up and get to the chopper. Hot off the “House of Om” cooperative mix with Chicago’s DJ Heather, Colette is a serious threat to become the next Kylie Minogue, but without the sleaze. AEric W. Saeger.