charlotte de witte
“I love the darkness you find in electronic music,” explains de Witte, “especially within techno. I find melancholic music so much more interesting and dark sounding techno really attracts me. When I look at the main stages of some of the world’s most famous festivals and I see everyone dancing to this commercial, happy music, I don’t really understand it.”
Growing up with Belgium’s rich history of electronic music, de Witte would discover electro and techno in her teens and was soon captivated by the hypnotic sounds she heard in the clubs around Ghent. By the age of 17, she had already made her debut behind the decks and her aggressive techno sets soon caught the ears of some of Belgium’s biggest promoters, earning de Witte prime sets at festivals such as Pukkelpop, I Love Techno, Dour and Tomorrowland.
Today, de Witte can include parties and festivals in the US, South Africa and all across Europe on her resume. 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 Brussels, Belgium’s leading radio station, and at KNTXT, de Witte’s new residency at Brussels Techno institution Fuse.