Now more than ever, Charlotte de Witte powers some of the most memorable moments on the festival circuit. And with his brand new EP, Apolloit takes this trajectory in overdrive.
The techno superstar is back with four new tracks, and much like the very idea of wandering the cosmos, each evokes a mixture of curiosity, awe and excitement.
Like a descent into a black hole, “Missing Channel” lets minds spin and hearts race with a hypnotic cadence and subtle, distorted vocals just within earshot. The trippy atmosphere trickles back into the titular “Apollo,” in which ethereal vocal harmonies pulsate, morph, glitch, and swirl, creating a hair-raising illusion that plays on the senses.
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de Witte steers the ship through a frantic change of course with “Mercury,” a track with tangy bass lines and radio wave vocals blasted into the mix. “PPC” brings the journey to its final destination with meditative soundscapes and shimmering synths, providing a much-needed point of reflection on this intergalactic sonic journey.
The Belgian techno powerhouse has made world-building an integral part of its creative process. She develops her long-running works around a mix of conceptual and concrete themes, like the one in 2021 Formula EP, an ode to one of Europe’s most legendary pastimes, Formula 1 racing. Bringing it a similar sense of cohesion Apollo EP, de Witte proves there are layers to his sound worth exploring.
Listen to the EP below and stream it here via de Witte’s KNTXT imprint.