smalltown open air with Nina Kraviz, Marcel Dettmann & Bjarki
Saturday 12th November 2016
Open Air Location
smalltown returns for the Summer with its biggest event yet!
Europe's most celebrated & exciting techno artists, Nina Kraviz, Marcel Dettmann and debut tour for Bjarki at the one of the most unique outdoor spaces in Melbourne & all powered by Funktion-One Vero.
This will be special. Stay tuned for more info…
Nina Kraviz (Нина Кравиц) is one of the most significant artists in the global electronic scene.The Siberian born singer, producer, song writer and a DJ is well known as a passionate record digger and for her outstanding taste in idiosyncratic electronic music, which lead her to create her label трип (pronounced trip). In 2015 трип was chosen a record label of the year Mixmag. Since 2016 she has been hosting monthly BBC Radio 1 Residency show.
The Siberian taste maker is well known for her musically uncompromising energetic DJ performances, where she plays music most others wouldn’t dare and for her sincere connection to the audience. This unique feeling together with a badass attitude and charismatic stage persona have earned Nina Kraviz headliner status at the world’s leading festivals including Coachella, Amsterdam Dance Event, Awakenings, Dekmantel, Sonar, DEMF, and many more. Kraviz is equally comfortable rocking big festival crowds as she is to work her magic in a small intimate club.
Kraviz regularly plays the most reputable clubs in Europe, Japan and North America - Concrete in Paris, legendary Robert Johnson in Offenbach and Air in Tokyo, Fabric in London, Berghain in Berlin, Output in New York. Each summer she’s greatly in demand in Ibiza; as a resident at Richie Hawtin’s Enter until its closure, DC-10 and as a regular at Cocoon parties at Amnesia and Carl Cox’s “Revolution” party at Space.
Kraviz’s discography starts in 2007 when her first 12” was released on Greg Wilson’s B77 label, after Kraviz gave him a demo at the RedBull Music Academy where she was a participant. Then followed the “Voices Remix Project“ and "First Time EP" on Jus Ed’s Underground Quality imprint in 2008. The following year the ‘Pain In The Ass’ EP on Rekids as well as a few strong remixes helped to propel Kraviz onto the world stage. Alongside ‘I’m Gonna Get You’ and ‘Pain In The Ass', perhaps her biggest track to date is ‘Ghetto Kraviz’, her homage to Chicago’s Dance Mania label, taken from her critically acclaimed 2012 self-titled debut album. "Mister Jones" was the last EP Kraviz released on Rekids before focusing entirely on her own трип imprint where she has been regularly releasing her own music as a part of Trip's conceptual compilation series ( tracks “IMRV”, “Let’s do it”, "I believe I can fly”-simple yet effective live cuts on modular were all released on трип imprint). In 2015 Kraviz has cemented her reputation as one of the worlds leading selectors releasing her critically acclaimed DJ-kicks album.
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, integrating art with the scene.
Dettmann quests tirelessly for new ways and inspiration to further develop his own concept of electronic music. His label MDR (Marcel Dettmann Records) serves as a platform upon which to shape his musical vision, and through its releases, to launch new talent onto the Techno scene. As a curator and producer, Dettmann fosters the call to create in a way which is equally timeless and innovative. His own releases comprise two albums on Ostgut Ton, numerous singles and remixes for artists of various genres – Junior Boys, Fever Ray, Moderat, Commix, Clark and Laibach to name a few. Furthermore, he has produced compilation albums for the Belgian Techno label Music Man, London’s fabric club, and Berlin’s Berghain.
Bjarki is from Iceland. Born and raised. Despite the fact that Bjarki is known for making extremely powerful dancefloor tracks he doesn’t seem to belong to any particular genre. Something his forthcoming triptych of LPs "Б | Lefhanded Fuqs | Æ" demonstrate very well. His music is at times cinematic and there’s a story behind each track. Bjarki’s music always has something to do with him personally, but he’d rather the listener lose themselves in the music than pay much attention to the man behind them. Either on a record or to one of his ever evolving live sets.