Charlotte Bendiks- the northern ambassador of distant intimacy.
"Charlotte Bendiks is part of the Keychange programme 2020-2021, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission"
She likes dogs, Jacuzzis, riding a bike, , bålkos, å få napp, her own oceans of emotions, hummus, Rhabarbersaftschorle, free WiFi, Mezcal, dark days and dark nights, talking fast, dancing slow, serious shit, funny shit, singing, getting dirty, staying away, getting close, going hard, being active, being passive, being together, being there, getting it all.
A DJ, a producer, and a positive thinker, she spent the last years exploring music, people, life and places.
From her home town Tromsø, where she ran her own clubseries, actively shaped the Insomnia Festival, and released two records on Mental Overdrive’s Love OD label, to Cologne, where she cooperated with artists like Coma, Lena Willikens, and developed a long lasting mutual love affair with the Salon des Amateurs. She has been traveling ever since and played, danced, loved, and laughed her way around the globe- from Buenos Aires’ infamous Dengue Dancing Parties, to festival sites in Hanoi, Montevideo, Marseille, and Berlin.
Playful and silly, and therefore confident and sexy, whether as a Dj or playing live, her music is deep, dark, and psychedelic.
In May 2017, she released “Hidden Tracks” on Comeme, and in the autumn, there will follow remixes for Islaja on Monica Enterprises and for Sex Judas on Cymawax.
She’ll keep busy throughout the rest of the year, with live and DJ appearances on clubs and festivals all across Europe, and a bunch of mixes in the pipeline– still making time for retreating to the silence of the North, for mental and physical rejuvenation.
“The latest producer to graduate from Norway’s fertile Tromsø scene, following the snowy footprints of Biosphere and Røyksopp.” - Mixmag Magazine
“Charlotte Bendiks creates strict dancefloor-focused productions of classic house minimalism, much like an echo of a Chicago that has been abandoned and moved to become a ghost town deep into the Arctic.” - Mental Overdrive
“The highlight of TodasArt festivals Friday night was Charlotte Bendiks and her Bodymusic.” - Resident Advisor
“Charlie is a spaced out chica doing dark humour techno hotness!” - Matias Aguayo
“The machine-gun.” – Tobias Thomas
When she is not playing, working or crate digging the DJ´s favourite activity is
chilling naked in a jacuzzi with a glass of Möet in each hand.
Charlotte Bendiks’s tracks