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Charlotte De Witte – Weltschmerz

2015 November 18

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Dance music has traditionally been a boy’s club, we all know that…It’s been much discussed and argued already. While some of the more fortunate ones, like Annie Mac, may disagree, here comes a case in point, in the form of a talented female producer who previously performed under the name ‘Raving George’ to underplay her gender in the male-dominated world of hardcore techno. So that amidst ‘negative stereotypes about female DJs’ she says, she was taken seriously. What a pity.

Then talent and hard work took over, she grew older and bolder, she got important festival spots and residencies, along with a radio show. During this time, she says other female producers like Nina Kraviz and Maya Jane Coles have made the case for credible underground women DJs and finally, the Brussels-based producer felt ready to be known for ‘who she really is.’

Thus, the Weltschmerz EP…

The first release to her own name marks Charlotte de Witte’s ambitions for being counted as a ‘serious techno’ producer. The lead track ‘Weltschmerz’ is a subtle banger to the point -dark, hard, trippy and most at home in Berghain without being too trying. It still retains a melody, a sense of emotional backdrop that you don’t normally get with other examples of the genre. It is followed by three other original titles, Damage Control, Lonesome and Relatives of None, which we will get to hear when Weltschmerz EP will be released on Turbo Recordings on December 11th.

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