With her two-part remix of Jerome Isma-Ae's 'Hold That Sucker Down', she's one of the only artists managing to bridge the gap between techno and trance!
Charlotte de Witte’s history as an artist
Charlotte de Witte is particularly known for her dark, driving techno that focuses on stark, pounding rhythms. She even occasionally incorporates shreds of haunting melodies or vocals, as on EPs such as 2018’s The Healer.
Throughout her career, the young woman has evolved. Starting with her pseudonym. Indeed, she began her career as Raving George, so that people would concentrate on her DJ skills rather than her gender.It is only in 2015, when her musical style switched to a more straightforward brand of techno, that she revealed her real name.
Over time, she became one of the most sought-after DJs and producers in today’s electronic music scene. Plus, she has performed all around the world and made covers of Mixmag and DJ Mag. More recently, she even launched her boutique label KNTXT, organizing events and publishes music. Nowadays, this artist has become an important figure in electronic music.
Charlotte de Witte’s remix of ‘Hold That Sucker Down’
With her two-part remix of Jerome Isma-Ae’s ‘Hold That Sucker Down’, Charlotte de Witte has achieved a feat. She is one of the few artists who have managed to transform a great classic of dance music into a masterpiece that transcends genres.
Besides, lots of artists such as Armin van Buuren have already decided to remix this track. But one thing’s for sure: Charlotte de Witte’s track is one of the contemporary audience’s favourite.
By deciding to remix ‘Hold That Sucker Down’, she confessed: “Remixing a classic is something that always feels extremely honorable and rewarding to me. While remixing Jerome Isma-Ae, I decided to aim for two different remixes. One would respect the massive trance lead and vibe of the original, while the other would be faster and more stripped down, bringing forward the techno that I love so much.”