Belgian techno powerhouse Charlotte de Witte has unveiled her brand-new EP ‘Apollo’, out on her own KNTXT label.
An uncompromising collection of club tracks, ‘Apollo’ opens with ‘Missing Channel’, a turbo-charged acid techno cut pairing pumping kick drums with squelching 303s. Next up, the title track shifts things into warehouse techno territories, juxtaposing bludgeoning kicks with haunting, ethereal vocals, while ‘Mercury’ cultivates a striking interstellar energy. Closing things out, ‘PPC’ is by far the record’s most experimental track, a shimmering, beatless creation laced with samples of space transmissions.
“The vastness and solitude of space always interested me. A compelling contrast between monumental power and the vacuum in between.” Charlotte explains. “This diversion can also be found in techno music, a pure simplicity divergent in power.”
It follows April EP ‘Universal Consciousness’, while Charlotte’s perpetually stacked touring schedule includes performances at Amsterdam Dance Event, Creamfields Chile and Beyond The Valley Australia in the coming weeks and months. At ADE, she will spearhead a KNTXT label takeover of the city’s Ziggo Dome, and the label will also collaborate with clothing brand Filling Pieces during the week-long event. If that wasn’t enough, she will soon head to South America for KNTXT showcases in Buenos Aires and São Paulo.