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Charlotte de Witte’s KNTXT label launches archive exploring history of Belgian clubbing

The Belgian techno star's new mix celebrating '90s Lokeren club Cherry Moon is out in June

Charlotte de Witte’s KNTXT label launches archive exploring history of Belgian clubbing

Charlotte de Witte is starting up a new archival offshoot of her KNTXT label called Époque.

The Belgian techno star wants to highlight the history of her home's nightlife with this new archival project and its complementary limited-edition merch outlet, Andrea, by graphic designer Otis Verhoeve.

Époque's inaugural subject is legendary Lokeren club Cherry Moon and its in-house label Cherry Moon Trax. Founded by Rudy Pincé in the '90s, Cherry Moon was known for its residents The Fly, DJ Ghost, Yves Deruyter and Youri Parker, who played techno and later hardstyle. DJ and Époque curator Michiel Claus says he selected Cherry Moon because "this part of our music history is too little regarded as Belgian heritage." 

"Even 30 years after its inception, the institute that is Cherry Moon continues to inspire me," de Witte says. "To honour its legacy, I made a mix containing well-known classics and some more contemporary tracks that bring forward the heart and soul of a beautiful era that is long gone but not forgotten." That mix is out in June via Apple Music.

More information will arrive this Wednesday on Époque's website, which will serve as a library of sorts for archival flyers, documentation, photography, stories and more from Belgian clubbing history.

Photo credit: Marie Wynants