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 theoasisfest.com
This feature is from the September issue of Mixmag