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Get to know Charlotte de Witte, the Belgian artist crafting dense, dark techno

The 25-year-old producer specialises in warehouse ready sounds

  • Words: Amy Fielding | Photography: Marie Wynants
  • 25 August 2017
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After her initial dalliance with the decks, Charlotte knuckled down to learn her craft and entered a competition on Radio Brussels a year later. She won a slot at Tomorrowland alongside a residency on the station, which she titled Switch Playground and still holds to this day.

With Charlotte steadily building her profile as a club and radio DJ she decided it was time to start making her own music, and began producing two years later. “There was a need in me to create my own sound,” she says. “I needed to see a crowd move to sounds that I had created.” After finding her feet making the kind of pummelling techno that wouldn’t sound out of place in a Ben Klock or Len Faki set, she’s been picked up for two EPs on Sleaze, plus a release on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings.

“Techno is just pure emotion,” she says. “You don’t need a lot of elements to create something incredibly strong-sounding.” And with the big gigs currently flooding in, it seems that plenty agree.

Amy Fielding is a freelance journalist, follow her on Twitter

Charlotte de Witte is performing at Oasis Festival in Morocco this September. For tickets visit

This feature is from the September issue of Mixmag

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