Octave One (430 West), Mike Callander vs Dave Pham (4hrs)
smalltown present the return of Octave One Live...following the sold out limited capacity smalltown with Derrick May, smalltown close ties with Detroit continues with the return of Detroits favorite techno siblings, The Burden Brothers aka Octave One. The brothers will perform an intimate, up close & personal LIVE set on famous Mercat Function One system.
Debuting with "I Believe" on the monumental (10 Records) compilation "Techno 2: The Next Generation" (alongside Carl Craig, Marc Kinchen, and Jay Denham) in 1990. Octave One featuring Random Noise Generation is the brainchild of the phenomenal native sons of Detroit, MI (USA), the Burden Brothers. The core unit of the band, made up of Lenny and Lawrence Burden (with revolving members of Lynell, Lorne, and Lance Burden), have had the privilege of touring live and Djing throughout the world.
The brothers have released groundbreaking underground dance anthems on their own Detroit based record label, 430 West Records. These releases include Random Noise Generation's "Falling in Dub" (the other Burden brother moniker), DJ Rolando's "Jaguar", Aux 88's "My A.U.X. Mind" (on the 430 West sister label Direct Beat), as well as their own Octave One records: "Empower", "Nicolette", 'The X-files", "Meridian", and 'Siege". Since 1990, the Burden brothers have released over one hundred records.
2000 brought the biggest Octave One release to date, "Blackwater". The track has appeared on over 30 compilation albums worldwide (with comp sales exceeding one million collectively). Late 2006 brought the release of the first full length DVD/CD project from the group, Octave One featuring Random Noise Generation "Off The Grid", released in cooperation with Tresor Records/Germany. 2004 saw the release of the band's first studio album in 4 years, "Summers on Jupiter" released in cooperation with P-vine/Japan.
In February 2011, Octave One prepare for the release of their special album marking 20 years of living the Techno life, "Revisit". "Revisit" features some of electronic music's best producers reworking O1 classics: Luke Slater, Sandwell District, Ken Ishii, Alexander Kowalski, Vince Watson, Ellen Allien, and Cari Lekenbusch. Set for release on Octave One's own 430 West Records, "Revisit" is a milestone in the career of one of Detroit Techno best bands.