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Premiere: Charlotte de Witte ‘Silence’

Belgium’s unstoppable techno star steps up with a new EP on hallowed UK label NovaMute. ‘Silence’ is a cavernous, haunting trip into deep rhythm…

Charlotte de Witte prem Marie Wynants DJ Mag
Charlotte de Witte prem Marie Wynants DJ Mag

Charlotte de Witte has become somewhat of an unstoppable force in the techno-sphere in the past couple of years. The Belgian DJ/producer – who was DJ Mag’s UK cover star in September 2017 – has persistently gone from strength to strength thanks to her all-enveloping main room techno sets and penchant for deep, hypnotic production.

Now, ahead of a busy festival season that will find her hosting her own KNTXT techno concept stage at Tomorrowland, she is set to release a new EP on hallowed UK techno label NovaMute. Channelling the melancholy she has described as being crucial in her approach production, the EP is heady and club-ready (the energy in ‘The Healer’ and ‘Kuda’ is immense) while still retaining a sort of buried emotional heft that reveals itself only when you allow yourself to succumb to it.

This is most apparent on the EP’s closer ‘Song of the Wood Nymphs’, a cascading ambient track that find de Witte in the most unguarded, tempered form to date, and the result is superb.

In ‘Silence’ – premiering below - de Witte is back in heavy territory with a cavernous, haunting trip into deep rhythm that feels like the sonic equivalent to being hurtled into the abyss. Effective, hypnotic stuff.

‘The Healer’ EP is out on 22nd June. Pre-order it here.

photo credit: Marie Wynants

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