Charlotte de Witte


With Opposites, we show a different - opposite - side of Belgian artists as they let us in their personal bubble and showcase five of their favorite tracks, completely opposite of what they’re known for.

“Needless to say, I was into music way before I got into techno and started dj’ing and producing. Picking five songs that made a lasting impression is not an easy exercise, but here we go! The songs that follow all have a deep personal link to them, loads of memories. All the songs are kind of dark and melancholic, just like the kind of techno I love to play.”

Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne

Recently, the world had to say goodbye to yet another icon. I’m not the one to post RIP-messages on Facebook, but my heart bled that day. This song is one of my favorites and makes me feel happy. I hate the fact I never saw Leonard Cohen perform live.

The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

As a teen, I went through a sixties phase. When we went to France on holidays, The Beatles’ Red Album was on repeat. I found the record on vinyl during that trip, somewhere on a little French market. Not that it’s rare, but i’m so happy it’s part of my collection. I also have multiple Beatles shirts, which I wear to sleep or to go work out. Fangirl!

Lera Lynn - A Church In Ruins

I got to know Lera Lynn’s music while watching True Detective (season 2). In the series, she’s playing live in a shady bar. Very melancholic, with an ashtonishing, fragile and hypnotising voice. I contacted her a while ago to ask if she wanted to work together but, to this day, she still hasn’t answered.

Ray Charles - Ray’s Blues

After seeing the movie Ray, I bought every album he ever released. I love his voice and I love his spirit. For me, one song really stands out: Ray’s Blues. It’s so sad, and you can hear he really poured all he had into it. All those feelings and emotions. Just beautiful.

Gustavo Santoalalla - Iguazu

Hidden treasure Gustavo Santoalalla is an Argentinian musician who composed music for several films and tv series. Babel is one of those films, and it really made an lasting impression. Its soundtrack is one of the reasons I’ll never forget this amazing tune.