The Beach (song)

"The Beach" is a song by French recording due Miss Kittin & The Hacker from their debut album First Album. Produced by the duo, it was released as the album's fourth and final single in 2003.

"The Beach"
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Song by Miss Kittin & The Hacker
from the album First Album
Released2003 (2003)
FormatCD single, vinyl
LabelMental Groove Records
Songwriter(s)Caroline Hervé, Michel Amato
Producer(s)Caroline Hervé, Michel Amato
Miss Kittin singles chronology
"Stock Exchange"
"The Beach"
"Professional Distortion"
Music video
"The Beach" on YouTube

Writing and inspirationEdit

Lyrically, "The Beach" was written as a phone message from an old friend on vacation.[1]


"The Beach" samples the 1983 song "I Want You" by Gary Low.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

Patrick of Gullbuy commented that Miss Kittin is "no Donna Summer", yet "it's not overly disco and ends up being the more human side of that sound".[1]

Music videoEdit

Andre Garça directed a music video for "The Beach".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Beach" – 4:41
  2. "Upstart" –


Chart (2003) Peak
Belgian Dance Chart[4] 23

Song usageEdit

"The Beach" was included on the compilation album Where Is Here by Mental Groove Records.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c Patrick (2004-03-23). "Miss Kittin and The Hacker The Beach gullbuy review". Gullbuy. Carl Thien. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  2. ^ Gill, Michael F. (2007-01-26). "#033: Dancing Therapy (A Mix) - Beatz By The Pound". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  3. ^ Cenacarioca (2008-09-08). "THE BEACH - Miss Kittin & The Hacker (original house music)". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  4. ^ "Miss Kittin - The Beach" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  5. ^ "Various Artists - Whereishere (DLP)". Mental Groove Records. Retrieved 2010-07-19.