CHARLOTTE DE WITTE: KNTXT
AWAKENINGS X CHARLOTTE DE WITTE PRESENTS KNTXT
Shinedoe started performing as a dancer at an early age of 15. Inspired by her African heritage and influenced by music of the early 1980s, she performed at clubs, video-clips, and bands like Quazar and Warp, to name a few. Her mission was to translate the music through her dance movement. After performing for 4 years as a dancer throughout Europe, she decided to stop and focus on other things such as buying electronic music records for personal use, and producing mix tapes for friends. Her music then was a mixture of US garage, Detroit techno and house. As a result of the mix tapes, her first gig happened at Club "Ja" in Amsterdam. She seriously started mixing music at the age of 19; she got her debut booking in 1995 at the VIP-club (Paradiso) in Amsterdam, where she rocked the place and became resident DJ. Also, she was offered a residency at Club Stalker in Harlem. Ever since 1995, she played at all the big festivals, clubs and parties in the Netherlands, from Dance Valley to Awakenings. Also promoters from abroad got interested in her DJ-sets, which resulted in bookings in various countries, such as France, London, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, China, Bosnia, Israel, Slovenia, Croatia, to name but few. Parallel, from around 1997 until 2000 she played drum 'n bass under the pseudonym "Black Magic Queen." After a while she decided to focus on tech-house and techno only. Shinedoe spins a variety of funky groove minimal techno-sets with tech-house, Chicago, acid and Detroit influences. She likes to keep her sets interesting by combining different flows. The crowd adores her because she knows how to rock the place. Since 2001 Shinedoe is responsible for the "INMOTION" parties in Amsterdam, where she has been inviting quality (inter)national DJs/live-acts to perform. 2004 saw her most important evolution. Her debut release 'Dillema' on 100% pure was immediately a classic. "Dillema" was the 2004 summer anthem of the Cocoon club - Ibiza, loved by the likes of Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth Luciano ... Her productions are played and supported around the globe. She also runs her own label "Intacto Records," collaboration with 100% Pure owner Dylan Hermelijn. This label has been launched in September 2004.