smalltown with Stephan Bodzin (Live), Luna Semara + Gumm


Fri Jan 06 2023 at 06:00 pm to Sat Jan 07 2023 at 01:00 am


Melbourne Pavillion | Melbourne, VI

smalltown with Stephan Bodzin (Live), Luna Semara + Gumm
Fri 6th Jan, 10PM - 5AM
Brown Alley
Stephan Bodzin (Live)
Luna Semara
Black Dave
Emma Renée
MINA b2b Huey Madden
You’re here. In the now. Amongst it all. Feeling the moment. Your stomach flutters with excitement. Your senses overwhelmed with the kaleidoscopic riches on display. The unrelenting bass pulling you in closer. The lights, stunningly interplanetary. This is smalltown.
Join us as we return to the thunderdome, taking over entirely new territory at Melbourne Pavillion. Spread across 3 rooms, with 2 internationals and a host of Melbourne/Naarm’s most exciting local artists, the return of smalltown in 2023 brings big things. Join us.
Stephan Bodzin: At this stage in his longstanding career, Stephan Bodzin is very much his own man. His extensive achievements don’t matter to him. He is on a mission to interest and surprise himself, to find new musical avenues and explore different perspectives. Considered one of the most thrilling live shows in techno, his most recent album ‘Boavista’ and its accompanying world tour exhibits his essence beautifully. The music on ‘Boavista’ is bright and colourful, whilst still holding his trademark synth sounds that have long defined Bodzin's output, mostly on his own Herzblut Recordings label, but also more recently Afterlife. Having headlined the world’s biggest stages more than once, from Awakenings, Afterlife, Sonar, Timewarp, Nuits Sonores, and more, he continues to define modern techno, in a way that no one else can.
Luna Semara: The German artist, with a French and African background, certainly feels at home on the global music stage. She knows how to manipulate the environment and create the perfect dance conditions for her audience. Having moved to Berlin in the late 90s, she felt safe in the dark concrete rooms of Tresor where heavy techno was played, and this mixture of pumping bass, beats and synths, captured her heart. Luna Semara has performed at Rex in Paris, Rocker33 in Stuttgart, IPSE in Berlin and Spartacus in Aix-en-Provence. On a production front, her first EP ‘The Pink Room’ appeared on Stephan Bodzin’s label Herzblut Recordings in 2015, and received industry praise from the likes of Marc Romboy, John Digweed, Christian Smith, Thomas Schumacher and Gregor Tresher. This showcase will be an Australian debut for Luna, and comes highly anticipated.
Gumm: Over the last ten years, Gumm graduated from being an active promoter hosting renegade parties in obscure public spaces to performing at Melbourne's biggest festivals, including Let Them Eat Cake, Pitch Music & Arts and smalltown. As co-founder of Melbourne brand Darklove, he hosted international acts The Drifter and Damon Jee to go with regular bookings supporting Maceo Plex, DJ Koze, Jennifer Cardini, Job Jobse and more. On the production front, Gumm’s global sound with roots in genres like nu-wave, indie-dance and nu-disco lead to his recent single “Heroes Call”, being signed to Adana Twins’ Berlin-based TAU label, and has made waves across the global indie-dance scene.
Local support: Black Dave, DJ Belle, Emma Renée, MINA b2b Huey Madden, Mordi, Tuff + Wolftrax.
Strictly 18+
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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land this event is taking place upon, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, and we pay our respects to their Elders of past and present.
Any patrons who have specific queries regarding the accessibility of the venue are encouraged to get in touch with us at [email protected].
No refunds. Refunds will only be permitted in the instance that the event is cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19.

Where is it happening?

Melbourne Pavillion, 135-157 Racecourse Road,Melbourne,VIC,Australia

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


AUD 52.50 to AUD 62.50

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