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2016 December 24

Lipstick Disco’s 2016 Christmas musical advent calendar – we’ll be bringing a daily dose throughout December of 24 kick-ass women, who’ve been making and playing kick-ass music in 2016.



At a mere 23 years old, today’s advent is the youngest of our featured artists. Belgium based Charlotte de Witte, made her debut behind the decks at just 17 and her aggressive Techno sets caught the ears of some of Belgium’s biggest promoters, quickly earning herself prime spots at festivals such as I Love Techno and Tomorrowland. Fast forward to 2016 and as well as Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, and her resident party KNTXT at Fuse club in Brussels she’s focused on international clubs and festivals; This summer saw her first North American tour, taking in gigs in NYC and Montreal, plus other international gigs include; Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Luxembourg, Cesme, Ankara, Barcelona, Geneva, Lille, Paris, Rotterdam, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Berlin, Beveneto, Laval, Le Mans, Rennes, Athens and Rome.

As well as a busy gig schedule, Charlotte also has a regular radio show ‘Playground Charlotte de Witte’ on Studio Brussels – Belgium’s leading radio station. Other guest mixes this year have included mixes for DJ Mag’s Weekly podcast, Thump, and most recently Datatransmission,

It’s De Witte‘s releases that are really gaining her traction though, and since her debut release in 2015 on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings she’s been quite the unstoppable force. Four incredible EP’s of her own this year;  Starting in March with ‘Varpulis’ on Suara, followed up in April with ‘Actually EP‘ on Amazone Records. Then came a re-visitation to Turbo Recordings in June for ‘Sehnsucht EP‘, and finally ‘Trip EP‘ on Off Recordings in September. Remixes by De Witte also came thick and fast this year, starting in April with a remix of The Solver by Ben Long, followed in May by a remix of Jaunde by Andre Crom, then a remix of Bad Poems by Robert S in August and Charlotte‘s final release of 2016 was a remix of Headbang by Taster Peter.

de Witte like’s to embrace the dark side of electronic music “Dark music contains much more emotion. When I’m DJ’ing I want to try and touch the crowd and tell a story with the music. Of course I want them to party, get loose and have fun, but at the same time I want them to remember the music long after the lights go up.” this rings true for both her DJ sets and productions, all of which have a certain melancholic undertone ‘“Making music really gives me a chance to tap into the more emotional side of electronic music that I love. Music that has that melancholic side to it” claims de Witte and that is certainly displayed in today’s advent song ‘Varpulis‘. We particularly chose this evocative, emotive, techno track, with it’s haunting, choral vocals, symbolic to Christmas to round our advent on Christmas eve.


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