Kate Simko
Biography

Kate Simko Biography
March 2012

Getting her start stateside alongside Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliott, and the Spectral Sound crew, Kate Simko has quietly, yet consistently, established herself as one of dance music’s rising stars. A diverse musician, Kate's projects range from remixing Philip Glass, to composing film scores, to rocking jackin’ DJ sets, and producing her melodic, Chicago-flavoured take on house and techno.


Kate stepped in to the spotlight in 2011, releasing her first full-length album ‘Lights Out’ on Berlin's esteemed Hello?Repeat label. To accompany the album release, Kate unveiled a custom audio-visual live set programmed by video guru Jeffrey Weeter. The cutting edge set – featuring original HD video scenes from around the world, modulating to the rhythms of the dance floor – was debuted at Rex Club in Paris, then performed at top spots around the globe. 2011 also saw some noted collaborations for Kate, including her ‘Sit Back’ EP with Anthony Collins on Supplement Facts and her PolyRhythmic project with Tevo Howard. Meanwhile Kate’s remix of Guy Gerber's ‘Hate/Love’ and Laura Jones’ ‘Love In Me’ held their place in the DJ charts for months. Back home in Chicago, the legendary Smart Bar added her as a resident, where she joins the likes of Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, Miles Maeda, and Justin Long.


Up next this spring is a fresh collaboration EP with Leftroom boss Matt Tolfrey, a solo EP on Leftroom, a new PolyRhythmic EP with Tevo Howard, and a few other key releases in the works. Kate’s jackin’ new A/V live set for 2012 is hitting London’s Fabric and Europe in April, and then she’ll be taking the tour back to the Americas in May and June. This July Kate packs her bags and makes the move overseas to London, embracing her future adventures in the UK.

Discography

Original Music

Mind On You EP
Hello? Repeat
2011
Sit Back (w/ Anthony Collins)
Supplement Facts
2011
Run & Tell (w/ Anthony Collins)
Supplement Facts
2011
Zhivago
Spectral Sound
2010
Lost In Time EP
Eklo
2010
Music From The Atom Smashers
Ghostly International
2009
Take You There
Spectral Sound
2009
She Said EP
Spectral Sound
2008
Cityscape EP
Kupei Musika
2007
Strumm EP
Kupei Musika
2006
Detalles "Hello Donee" EP
Kupei Musika
2006

Albums

Detalles "Micros Morning" CD, album
Kupei Musika
2007
Detalles "Shapes of Summer" CD, album
Traum
2003

Remixes

Move: The Kate Simko Remixes
Tevo Howard
2011
Alpha Phase
Thoughtless Music
2011
Battle for Mouths
Mean
2010
Si Ton Ni Son
Klectik
2010
Waheira
Igloo
2010
Lonex
Igloo
2009
Dreamtime Resubmerged
Thoughtless Music
2008
Rain
Defchild Productions
2008
Other Side Of Town
Nettwerk
2008
Rebote Ofensivo
Sinergy Networks
2008
Houston Skyline
OMM
2005

Tracks Appear On

Time Warp Compilation 09
Time-Warp
2009
Berghain 2
Ostgut Ton
2008
Circoloco 10 Years Anniversary
Moon Harbour
2008
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