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Charlotte Bendiks grew up in Tromsø, Northern Norway – often viewed as the ‘techno capital’ of Norway due to a long list of electronic artist emerging from such a small Arctic town. Charlotte got interested in electronic music at a young age, and started DJing in her early twenties. Over the years she has become one of the key players on the new Tromsø scene with DJ-sets focusing on sexy side of dance and body music. Although her main genre is classical house music, her selection will range from disco to african groove and latin beats, and she always aims to create a euphoric, hot and sweaty atmosphere on the dancefloor in true Arctic style (i.e. the colder it gets outside, the closer yo have to stick together in order to keep warm). Intergrating live vocals and percussion has become her trademark of late, and live collaborations with drummers and other musicians has helped her transform her performances from traditional DJ-sets into something inbetween a band and DJ performance. Charlotte has also used her spare time organizing underground house parties under the name “Moist” (possibly a subconscious nod to the legendary Detroit parties of the same name), and has played an intergral part in Tromsø’s Insomnia Festival, taking care of bookings from 2006 to present. In 2011 Charlotte started focusing on her own music production, and has since done collaborations with Cologne based artist Lena Willikens, the boys from Coma as well as Mexican Comeme hot shot Daniel Maloso. When she’s not playing, working or crate digging, her favourite activity is chilling naked in a jacuzzi with a glass of Möet in each hand. Love OD is now proud to present her debut EP ‘Afterhours’, including the Willikens/Maloso collab ‘Too hot to handle’, remix services from Carisma DJ’s AKA Carolina Stegmayer and Ismael Pinkler, whereby the latter has also contributed his mastering touches to the EP.
3. Too hot to handle
4. Too hot to handle (Carisma remix)
Available from January 21st 2013.
For more Charlotte Bendiks sounds, visit: http://soundcloud.com/charlotte-bendiks
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