Charlotte de Witte, the Belgian DJ flying the flag for the dark side of industrious techno shares her current top five dance floor weapons.
Charlotte de Witte is an artist that has taken the techno scene by storm in recent years and with releases on Tiga’s label, Turbo Recordings, namely her ‘Weltschmerz’ and ‘Sehnsucht‘ EPs that have garnered widespread international support and coverage – it’s not surprising we find the 24 year-old Belgian at the forefront of dark and emotive Techno music. de Witte grew up surrounded by Belgium’s plush history of electronic music, so the likes of Techno and Electro were easily accessible, paving the way for her to explore these sounds in clubs around her local city, Ghent. The exchange of emotional techno in an aggressive manner caught the ears of some of Belgium’s biggest promoters, prompting de Witte to be booked at prime festival sets at the likes of Pukkelpop, Dour and Tomorrowland.
To this day, still early on in her career, Charlotte de Witte remains united with the underground Techno scene and her home country of Belgium (despite frequent international excursions) and can be found championing new talent on her Playground Charlotte de Witte radio show on Belgium’s leading radio station. KNTXT, de Witte’s new residency on Fuse is also worthy testament to her outstanding success. Charlotte has made it clear that establishing her role in production is an important one, and she’s wasted no time in showing her fans that she’s a serious talent in the studio and not just behind the decks.
“Making music really gives me a chance to tap into the more emotional side of electronic music that I love. Music that has that melancholic side to it, I just find it so much more interesting“
Charlotte’s new EP titled ‘Closer‘ arrives on Mary Go Wild Black next month and is available for pre-order, here. With so much to look forward to from Charlotte de Witte, both in the studio and on the road, it’s a delight to welcome five storming tracks from a Techno musician who’s most certainly at the top of her game.
Charlotte will perform at Oasis festival on September 15th
1. Yan Cook – Indigo (Original Mix)
“I recently discovered this track on Beatport (It got released on July 17th on EarToGround) and I immediately fell in love with it. It’s slightly too fast for my usual doing but that can easily be solved.”
2. Perc – The Thought That Counts (Original Mix)
“Perc recently released an album and even though I’ve always been a big fan of his work, he truly made me fall in love with his music after having listened to the album.”
3. DJ Randy – Deception (Trance Wax 7 Edit)
“This is a well-known trance classic pitched to 128 BPM. I actually got to know this edit after playing B2B with One Track Brain at Tomorrowland this year. I only knew the original, but after hearing and seeing how well this edit was doing, I think you’ll hear this one quite a lot in my sets as well in the near future.”
4. Dreiheit – DH One (Original Mix)
“I’ve actually know this track for a while now but I recently rediscovered it and it’s been part of my set even since. It’s a very stripped tracks that just keeps on going and going. I love it.”
5. Regal – Repeat (Original Mix)
“I love almost everything Regal does with his specific take on acid techno but this track truly is exceptional. I inviting him once for my concept “KNTXT” in Club Vaag in Antwerp and he’s an extremely nice person and talented DJ as well.”