Charlton was born in 1982 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. At the age of 17 he began chasing the early rave parties happening all over Holland and around 1999 his love for electronic music turned into an obsession and he started DJing.
It was around this time that Charlton met techno. He started producing and building his unique sound in 2001. Boosted by his Electronic Music Productions studies at one of Holland’s best known music production colleges, he started putting his work together for his first live show, debuting in 2004.
Charlton’s inventive style of producing tracks combined techno from the old days and his own dark off-beat rhythms. With its hypnotizing acid bass lines, Charlton’s sound has had a great impact on the Dutch techno scene. He was soon playing across Holland and has since then played at various cutting-edge parties.
Moving to London gave Charlton new experience and so also his music started to change. Breaking up with his traditional dark rhythms gave him the opportunity to create a new style, understanding the essence of techno music.
Charlton’s tracks have been released on labels such as Field Records, Audio Assault, Arms, Labrynth, Aftertaste and Pohjola. His first ever EP Slowdown Basterd received top when it came out in August 2010 on M_Rec. Moreover, Black Slong has been featured on Norman Nodge’s Berghain 06 compilation.