Charlotte De Witte and Awakenings are teaming up again to take over Amsterdam's pre-eminent concert venue and fifth busiest concert venue in the world, Ziggo Dome. The reigning queen of acid techno brings her KNTXT label to Amsterdam on Friday, October 21, for one night of blinding, heart-stopping warehouse rave.
Hot off the recent release of the Apollo EP, De Witte's dark bangin' beats are the perfect fodder for the final stretch of ADE 2022. Her worldwide tear over the last summer has seen the Belgian producer and DJ criss-cross the world, headlining shows everywhere from Chicago's ARC Music Festival and Barcelona's Sonar to her KNTXT label takeover at the Brooklyn Mirage.
Now, she brings the label showcase to the iconic Awakenings stage. And after 2021's exciting showcase, this is sure to be a night that will leave fans weak in the knees after a marathon night of dancing to the sweltering beats of Onyvaa, FJAAK, Enrico Sangiuliano, Indira Paganotto, and I Hate Models.
It goes without saying that de Witte would include her hubby Enrico Sanguiliano on the lineup. One half of techno's ultimate power couple, Sanguiliano is an esteemed artist who has stayed at the top of his game for over a decade. His latest endeavor, NINETOZERO, saw the Italian techno maestro taking storytelling to new heights. The limited-release label challenged the current narrative in dance music, offering a 10-release cycle that dives deep into the intelligent and emotionally drenched sound design of one of dance music's most creative voices.
The only American on the lineup, Los Angeles-born ONYVAA, is quickly rising the global techno circuit. Part of a growing contingent of live acts, her grooving and funky brand of techno is bolstered by energetic performances that combine vintage vinyl, a modular eurorack, and walls of thick emotional synths and pads.
While FJAAK has come to be known for blazing warehouse techno, they don't box themselves in, often drifting off into the realms of reflective house and even UK garage. However, we're sure they will push the tempo into heavier territory for their appearance on the KNTXT lineup.
Indira Paganotto is one of Spain's most fascinating exports in recent memory. She's delivered acclaimed releases on esteemed techno imprints like Second State, Octopus, and KNTXT. And on the live front, she's brought her grinding beats to the stages of Exit and Tomorrowland.
Closing out the night will be Australian badman I Hate Models, reviving the classic sounds of 90s rave with a twist that finds the blissful juxtaposition of dark and light. Songs like "Sad Groove," combine the emotional weight of the fiercely introspective artist with a pulsing weight and tempo of a frantic 5 am Berlin warehouse. We couldn't think of a better act to close what is sure to be an epic night.
Awakenings Charlotte DeWitte Presents KNTXT ADE at the Ziggo Dome is officially SOLD OUT.