Seven-year-old DJ Little Ale from Bali is set to rock Rainforest Pavilion.
Growing up in a musical family, it’s perhaps no wonder the beat comes so naturally to Little Ale. Her dad, Fadi Alturk, is a Lebanese-born Swedish DJ and producer who’s been spinning a range of tech house, tribal, progressive and psy trance in clubs and festivals across Europe, North Africa and Asia for over 20 years. Ale’s mom, Shinta, is an electronic music enthusiast who keeps a groovy sound in the house at all times, supports her husband with music direction and encouraged Ale to learn to play piano and sing at a young age. Ever since she can remember, though, Ale watched her dad behind the decks, following him to gigs at Cocoon Beachclub, and itched to try her own hand at spinning.
Finally, her chance came at a wedding party. Stepping up to the controls, she proved an instant star, seamlessly mixing a tracklist of Brazilian Bass, reading the crowd and choosing the perfect tunes to keep the groove moving.
The gig became a viral sensation and soon caught the attention of the pint-sized prodigy’s favorite producers, Bhaskar, Alok and Dubdogz – among the most prominent icons in the Brazilian electronic scene. Bhaskar has since sent Little Ale unreleased tracks to include in her sets. Meanwhile, on a one-kid mission to prove to the world that seven-year-old girls can do more than look cute and play with Barbies, Ale has entered the studio to learn production and has been signed to record label Bali Praia, with whom she’s coming to Wonderfruit.