TOP 5: CHARLOTTE DE WITTE

Has anybody made a bigger impact on the scene in a similar space of time, than Charlotte de Witte? Nothing seems to faze the Belgian prodigy, her momentum refusing to slow despite a growing haul of accolades and ever-widening fanbase. When the underground dance music world was calling out for a female star to pin its hopes and progressive future on, young Charlotte picked up the can and ran with it. There were sceptics, as sadly has become part and parcel of the modern world - most of them fragile misogynists, but our heroine stood tall and strong to slay the naysayers and prove that the hype surrounding her was warranted. Before long, it wasn’t only her powerhouse DJ sets that everybody was talking about, but volley after volley of releases, that she either churned out on the regular whilst touring extensively or had stockpiled for years. Probably a combination of both.

Ahead of Charlotte’s next outing in the capital, we’ve picked our favourite of her tracks and remixes to get you properly in the mood for Terminal V festival. Buckle in and enjoy!

De Witte’s most recent release has just landed on Figure. The EP’s title track is full of gnarly white noise and static, prowling with menace. Expect to hear it this weekend.

Few artists have such unshaken confidence in their own ability to drop two EPs on the same date, but Charlotte is part of that elite club. Selected is an acid odyssey in the mould of its creator.

Arriving at the same time, late in 2019, Pressure follows a slightly different tact but is a no less functional club tool. The flickering bassline showing another dimension to CDW’s musical persona.

A combination of styles, as de Witte remixes Eats Everything on Kneaded Pains - a track that lit up the dancefloor at techno and house events alike.

The Healer is an atmospheric cut taken from mid 2018, just as Charlotte had began her ascent. Although her career is still in its infancy, as you can see, Charlotte de Witte already boasts a back catalogue worth its weight in techno gold. She’ll be appearing at Terminal V festival on Saturday 11th April. Tickets on sale now.



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