smalltown with Oliver Huntemann & Charlotte de Witte
Thursday 28th September (Grand Final Eve)
Funktion-One (Official) sound
After last years sold out Grand Final Eve event, smalltown returns this Grand Final Eve with two big names - returning favourite, Oliver Huntemann and the Melbourne debut of Belgian, Charlotte de Witte. Performing exclusively at Brown Alley on their brand new, state of the art Funktion-One sound system.
Local support TBA
Oliver Huntemann’s concrete roots can be traced back to early techno. Had he been any younger, he would undoubtedly have sucked electronica like mother’s milk from a C64 chip. Like so many of his colleagues, his route to techno took a tour through electro and rave. He could tell the usual veteran tales when it comes to influences, his first record purchases, or on the subject of the good old days. Been there, done that! It was more difficult maintaining a low profile.
Since 2014 Huntemann has been running the Senso Sounds label. A new chapter after more than five years Ideal Audio plus a host of sub and sister labels. As well as numerous 12 inches and almost as many remixes (for Underworld, Chemical Brothers and Depeche Mode, to name just a few).
Charlotte de Witte
For all the emphasis on good times and euphoria in clubland there’s always been a dark side to electronic music, a side that 24 year old DJ/producer and one of Belgium’s most exciting new talents Charlotte de Witte has readily embraced.
Growing up with Belgium’s rich history of Electronic de Witte would discover Electro and Techno in her teens and was soon captivated by the hypnotic sounds she heard in the clubs around Ghent. By the age of 17 she had already made her debut behind the decks and her aggressive Techno sets soon caught the ears of some of Belgium’s biggest promoters, earning de Witte prime sets at festivals such as Pukkelpop, I Love Techno, Dour and Tomorrowland.
Today de Witte can include parties and festivals in the US, South Africa and all across Europe on her CV. Still her heart remains tied to the both the underground Techno scene and Belgium where she can be found championing new talent both on her Saturday night radio show, ‘Playground Charlotte de Witte’ on Studio Brussels, Belgium’s leading radio station, and at KNTXT de Witte’s new residency at Brussels Techno institution Fuse.