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Charlotte de Witte @ KNTXT Sportpaleis (2018)

Charlotte de Witte. I had to Google her for her past, because, even though I've seen her name before, I do not know her background story. What I did know was that she's one of the quickest rising superstars in the Techno scene. At the age of 27 (or thereabout) she has become such a big name and plays at the biggest events all over the world, it would have been daft for me NOT to review one of her livesets, which I have found yesterday.

It's only been up on Soundcloud for 2 months, and it already attracted around 52.1k+ plays so far, and the comments are all positive. And I have to agree that I'm digging her style. According to Wikipedia, one of her comments about Techno is as follows: 'I find beauty in music stripped down and bold. Less is more'. That's certainly true. It can be nice to have nice melodies and 365497 beautiful bassdrums, but why not keep it minimalistic? That doesn't mean the music does not pack a punch though, as you will find out!

The tracklist isn't complete, so if you know the missing records, please let us know and we'll adapt it.

01. ID - ID

w/ Regal - Still Raving

02. Alex Dolby - Depressure Control (Progression Remix)

03. Dax J - West Bank

04. Charlotte de Witte - Closer

05. Cherry Moon Trax - Needle Destruction

06. Giacomo Renzi - Burian

07. Moddullar - Encrypt

08. Keith Carnal - Rolls

09. Charlotte de Witte - Selected

10. Ness - Hololoop

11. ID - ID

12. Charlotte de Witte - Remember

13. Charlotte de Witte - This

14. Lex Gorrie - Disturbing Sequence (Progression Remix)

15. David Temessi & Josement - Let's Scrape It (Flug Remix)

16. Giacomo Renzi - Hyperacid

17. Rohar - Nerves (Viers Remix)

18. Amotik - Ikat

19. Kai Tracid - Voyager

This set lasts for about an hour and a half, and what she does within that space of time is tremendous. There's no recording of the audience, but I guess they were blown away by her sheer power and determination to get everyone dancing. She has certainly achieved that! I'm sitting here at home, raving my ass off.

She has made a name for herself, and I've got to give her credit for this inspiring set. I've not heard of this event before, or really knew the history of Charlotte de Witte, but she gets the thumbs up from me. This DJ is eager to showcase that people should focus on the music, and that looks are irrelevant. I would certainly agree with that statement: as long as the DJ can move your body, who cares what they look like. Man or woman. I simply couldn't care less. It's all about the music. Be it Techno or any other style.

Charlotte's set is intense and powerful, and the time does fly by. Not one moment during this hour and a half set is boring. And the great thing about her set is that I do sense a lot of influences from the early Techno era.

Basically, everything is perfect about her set. Would have been the best if the crowd would be on the recording, but hey, you can't have it all, eh?

DJ: Charlotte de Witte

Genre/Style: Techno

Liveset Info: Recorded @ KNTXT Sportpaleis 2018

Length Liveset: 01:30:51

Tracks: 19 (nineteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown Bitspeed: unknown

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