ltd 2018 repress - belgiums raving george dispenses of her alias on her debut ep for turbo recordings as charlotte de witte. big room techno, dark, massive, trippy, and with an emotional character all too rare with the genre.
charlotte de witte continues to establish herself as a driving force on the contemporary techno scene with the healer, her second ep on seminal british imprint novamute. the four-tracker comes after the belgian has fully broken through with a dark, dense and driving sound that is proudly unrelenting. her meteoric rise has come off the back of a series of huge productions, plus standout sets at key festivals and clubs all around the world. charlottes fresh and innovative sound is immediately laid bare on opener the healer, with eight minutes of spine-tingling, hypnotic techno. the sleek drums and icy hi-hats soon cast their spell, as well-crafted synths unfold up top to bring real emotion. silence is another slice of tunnel vision techno with perfectly designed drums rolling on and synths peeling off the groove. it is trance inducing and otherworldly, with eerie voices adding to the all-consuming atmosphere. then comes‘kuda, a track built on monstrous kicks that hit hard and drive forward with real force. filtered vocals bring character, and sharp edged percussion grows ever louder to take the track, and the club, to the next level. last of all, song of the wood nymphs shows another side to the producer with three minutes of suspensory synths and expansive ambient sounds that are filled with drama and tension.
following on from releases on mary go black, novamute and sleaze, charlotte de witte continues her streak of stripped back techno on this latest ep for suara music. the heart of mine ep leads with the dark stomper this. a simple and very effective twisted workout. the title track heart of mine, is typical of her trademark style. pounding kicks, stark synths, and snatches of uplifting vocal. the ep closes with the lewis fautzi remix of this. its atmospheric and crunching sound rounds of this solid techno release.
charlotte de witte presents a new ep on the recently relaunched seminal british imprint novamute. it arrives after three acclaimed 2017 eps from the rising belgian artist, whose residencies and packed touring schedule have fuelled her reputation as one to watch. brussels ep is out on 12 inch vinyl , on january 5th and features three menacing techno cuts employing impeccable production technique and moody atmospherics. the title track is a restrained burner with stripped back beats over sweltering pads and vocals. ‘control pairs distorted speech with a whirlwind of rumbling bass frequencies, whilst ‘look around you brandishes trance inspired crescendos with hypnotic percussion. novamute, a subsidiary of the legendary mute label, rose to prominence in the early 90s amidst growing demand for techno in the uk and went on to release classic tracks and albums from an array of coveted artists. in 2017 they relaunched with eps from nicolas bougaïeff and terence fixmer.
RED BULL ELEKTROPEDIA PRESENTS BONZAI REWORKS (CHARLOTTE DE WITTE, LEFTO, STUFF.)
12" Vinyl BE07.11.17
(charlotte de witte, lefto, stuff. reworks) reworkings of classic tracks just wouldnt be the same without an accompanying vinyl release. on this 12 weve selected three sublime cuts to fill out the grooves and deliver the ultimate listening experience. limited to 500 copies, no repress
young artist charlotte de witte continues to bolster a credible catalogue of tough, no-nonsense techno with the introduction of her second solo ep for tigas extolled turbo label. with a recent nod from alan fitzpatrick who included her weltschmerz (melodic theme) in his recent fabric mix she is an artist with a penchant for dark and moody atmospherics.
(charlotte de witte, lefto, stuff. reworks) reworkings of classic tracks just wouldnt be the same without an accompanying vinyl release. on this 12 weve selected three sublime cuts to fill out the grooves and deliver the ultimate listening experience.
die neue fabric-cd kommt vom briten alan fitzpatrick, einem der derzeitigen protagonisten des techno und aushängeschild des schwedischen kultlabels drumcode. sein von anfang bis ende durchdachtes mixset zeugt von zeitloser qualität. mit verantwortlich dafür sind neben vielen namhaften vertretern des zeitgenössischen techno auch exklusive edits (mark broom, boxia) sowie bislang noch ungehörte tracks/remixes von fitzpatrick selbst (where haus?, drewxhill bullets remix).