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Charlotte de Witte @ Awakenings Festival 2017: Area X (BE

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I got to know myself on many levels this year. Your productions under your given name have a much harder, heavier edge to them—are these sounds more true to you and was this a conscious decision to shift towards harder sounds?. Describe your surroundings right now. How was 2017 for you musically and personally? I feel more attracted to darker, melancholic music because it creates more emotions and makes me live the moment. The second breakthrough or life-changing moment was when I changed my artist name from Raving George to Charlotte de Witte. I learned the hard way that sometimes, you have to listen to your body. It makes more sense and gets confusing if you start producing other tracks as well under the same name.

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There was this club in Ghent called Make Up Club, located in a dungeon in the city centre, where I first fell in love with electro music. So dropping my old name and going full-on techno was a logical decision in my head. I wish I could tell you a much more interesting process but I guess a lot of people work that way. It took me even longer to actually stop freaking out about it too. People used to dress up there, wear colourful feathers and glasses that kind of represented the rave culture from back in the days. Especially with this kind of music. I love Ry X, James Blake, Dillon, Lera Lynn, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles
 Also reggae music is something I often listen to in moments of stress while doing my accounting or while sitting in traffic.

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Unfortunately, that club has been closed for years now. Being able to experience this, combined with playing music, is a wonderful thing. It was a very intense year—safe to say things got very much out of hand! Charlotte de Witte will be performing alongside Honey Dijon, Sasha, Tiga, Lee Burridge, Amelie Lens, Mark Knight, Alan Fitzpatrick, and Patrice Baumel at , which takes place March 4-5 in San Diego. How did the connection with NovaMute happen? Basically anything from The Beatles. So the name started to lose its purpose. I found my way in life and I grew up. Hard to pick out just one but one of my closest friends, Nima, is like my personal guru.

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You started exploring the Ghent nightlife around 16 years old—do you remember your first club experience? I could be lucky and have a couple of good transitions during a set, but it actually took me quite a while like almost a year or something to play a flawless set. I sent him some music, he told me which tracks he liked and we set a release date. Ahead of the approaching tour, we asked Witte to answer our 20 questions about her history, 2017, her reading habits, and just about everything in between. What was the last book you read? Did you have a noticeable breakthrough moment or was it more of a slow build? It really depends from moment to moment but I usually just start with creating a low-end loop. If you could only listen to one record for the rest of your life what would it be? Music became something very serious to me. Over the last four years, Belgian artist has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks of the techno landscape.

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I went to London to meet him in person and after that things took off in the usual way. Depending on the mood or inspirations found, I might add vocals first or synths. What are some of your all-time favourite non-club releases? It makes me think about the music and therefore reaches a deeper level. Of course, I have nights where I do stay for a long while, especially when I have friends around, but most of the times I try to stay responsible. Although you play dark shades of techno, you always look happy and content—what is it about darker music that connects with you in this way? The first vinyl I ever bought was Bonkers from Dizzee Rascal.

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Charlotte de Witte @ Awakenings Festival 2017: Area X (BE

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I got in touch with Daniel Miller through my publisher about one year ago. The first steps of producing were very hard for me. Do you remember the first record you purchased? When starting music, do you have a regular production routine? I got to travel the world which is something I always dreamed of doing. They are more true to my underground self. It became my full-time job and sort of my goal in life. It gave me a spot on one of their stages and turned me into a Studio Brussel resident. It all happened very spontaneously.

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