There aren’t a lot of artists out there who can turn one of dance music’s greatest classics into a genre-crossing masterpiece, but Charlotte de Witte is clearly one of them and has outdone herself once more. Today, the widely acclaimed Techno starlet presented not one but two brand-new renditions of Jerome Isma-Ae’s ‘Hold That Sucker Down’, with both the Rave Remix and Trance Remix set to appease Techno lovers and Trance enthusiasts alike.
Already played by Armin van Buuren during his A State Of Trance 950 warm-up set, Charlotte de Witte’s remix of ‘Hold That Sucker Down’ is a timeless classic turned contemporary crowd favorite. Turning Jerome Isma-Ae’s spin on The O.T. Quartet’s 1994 original into a nostalgia-infused floor-thriller, the Belgian tastemaker does what she does best: crafting up records for the sole purpose of dance floor domination.
Charlotte de Witte: “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.”
Charlotte de Witte is a DJ and producer whose surge on the scene has resulted in her being one of the most sought-after names in electronic music today. With highlight performances across the globe, Mixmag and DJ Mag covers, high-ranking positions in a multitude of charts and lists, and her ownership of one of the strongest social media profiles in music today, she confirms her status as a nouveaux techno royalty on a day-to-day basis. Through her boutique label KNTXT, label head Charlotte de Witte organizes events, releases music and curates radio shows with no intention of slowing down, showing to all that she is quite the force to be reckoned with.
The Rave and Trance Remix of Jerome Isma-Ae – ‘Hold That Sucker Down’ (Charlotte de Witte Remix) are out now on Armada Music.