Tour Dates Thursday 20th September:Electric Rush, Queenstown Friday 21st September:Dogtooth Gallery, Launceston Saturday 22nd September:The Grand, Wollongong Thursday 27th September:smalltown @ B3 (Etihad Stadium), Melbourne Friday 28th September:Sugar, Adelaide Saturday 29th September: Moments Like This @ Greenwood, Sydney
In the short time she’s been releasing music, Charlotte de Witte has become one of the most exciting acts in techno (if not all electronic music) today. As we’ve seen on releases through Turbo, Suara, novamute and more, which include standout tracks like ‘Closer‘, ‘This‘ and ‘Control‘, as well as her upcoming ‘The Healer‘ EP, de Witte favours an intense, minimalist style of techno that emphasises dark moods, vocal lines and heavy drums. A style that has in turn, earned her numerous main stage, peak-time slots at festivals and events worldwide.
If there’s one DJ about to take the world by storm, it’s Charlotte de Witte. Never shying away from a challenge, always malling her career and music the way she envisions it. And scorching through a myriad of uncompromising, agressive techno sets across Europe every single weekend.No surprise then, that the rest of the world is calling for Charlotte. After already having toured Asia and Canada, she’s ready to conquer the world. Few DJs belong to the group that can work on that level – from the biggest stages to the sweatiest basement raves.
Still her heart remains tied to the both the underground techno scene and Belgium where she can be found championing new talent both on her Saturday night radio show, ‘Playground Charlotte de Witte’ on Studio Brussel, Belgium’s leading radio station, and at KNTXT de Witte’s residency at Brussels Techno institution Fuse. Having moved into production, de Witte has wasted no time in establishing herself as a serious talent in the studio as well as behind the decks. But whilst a Charlotte de Witte DJ set is guaranteed to get you moving, Charlotte’s own music has provided her with a chance to reveal another side.
Her agressive, stripped-down approach to her own tracks is a testament to that beforementioned dark side, while the tracks also often feature her own vocals. “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, whether DJing, producing or just listening myself at home.”
Her release on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings ‘Weltschmerz EP’ gained massive national and international support. For now, with her upcoming releases, her ongoing radio show, Fuse residency and a packed tour diary de Witte shows no sign of slowing down. Despite her love of all things dark, the future for Charlotte de Witte looks very bright indeed.
This is only the beginning, it seems. ‘My Feeling’, from Charlotte’s follow-up EP on Turbo Recordings ‘Sehnsucht’, was Mixmag’s Track of 2016, the year in which Charlotte won Red Bull Elektropedia’s Award for best producer in her native Belgium. To top it all off, Trax Magazine dubbed her ‘nouvel espoir de la techno belge’ while Tsugi coined her “revelation for 2017”.