Sunday December 9th 2018
Catani Gardens, St Kilda
What happens when you book three of the most thrilling international performers in the electronic music world? smalltown. Taking place in the afternoon to the night, this edition will be situated in a stunning outdoor, inner-city location.
Stephan Bodzin (Live)
Stephan Bodzin is unquestionably one of the most influential artists in the dance world today. A techno pioneer and enduring legend, Bodzin consistently finds ways to further propel his reign into dance music stardom. His dominance and prestige has recently gone from not only producing many of the greatest techno songs of all time, but into the synth drenched world of live performance. Bodzin produces a warm and electro-infused sound with melancholic melodies that thrive in his live show. During sets, just like on his tracks individually, listeners are taken on a journey with all the twists and turns of a dramatic spate watching live theatre. With multiple albums, numerous releases, a record label and the headline slot at any festival or event worth its salt, Stephan Bodzin is quite literally on top of the world.
Marcel Dettmann (3hrs)
DJ and producer Marcel Dettmann is recognised as one of the most influential proponents of contemporary techno. Widely associated with iconic trademarks including Berlin, Berghain and Hard Wax, Dettmann stays true to his roots by consistently innovating his interpretation of electronic music. As a passionate DJ and one of the faces of Berghain, Dettmann seeks to inspire his listeners with sounds both reduced and rough, balanced by emotional and surprising moments throughout his sets. Between pure techno, banging Chicago, tracks old and new of the past twenty-five years, Marcel Dettmann communicates his message with an apparent effortlessness.
Dense & Pika
Dense & Pika are a British electronic production/artist/DJ duo compromising of producer/DJs Alex Jones (Hypercolour label boss) and Chris Spero better known to many by his Glimpse alias. Touring across the globe on a weekly basis has seen the duo play at the cream of the world's clubs such as the now legendary Trouw (Amsterdam), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Fabric (London), Gashouder (Amsterdam) and international festivals all over the world. Gaining club support from electronic music's finest DJ dignitaries such as Skream, Scuba, Chris Liebing, Breach, George Fitzgerald, Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Jackmaster, Dusky and beyond.
Made in Paris
Local support comes from rising Sydney star Made in Paris. The Upon Access label owner has pushed all the right buttons lately, finally fulfilling many industry insider’s predictions of her being the ‘one to watch’. We are very excited to finally have this future star on a smalltown lineup.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work upon, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation.
We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.
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