Arriving onto the electronic scene 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 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 bringing their high energy live shows all over the world! The brothers Have Released groundbreaking dance anthems on their own Detroit based record label, 430 West Records. Including DJ Rolando’s 'Jaguar', Random Noise Generation’s 'Falling in Dub', Aux 88’s 'My A.U.X. Mind' (on the 430 West sister label Direct Beat), as well as their Own Octave One recordings: 'Empower', 'Nicolette', ‘The X-files', 'Meridian', 'Love and Hate', 'The Greater Good', and ‘Siege'. They have
remixed tracks for Massive Attack, Akabu, Steve Bug, John Thomas, Aril Brikha, Vince Watson, The Trampps, Rhythm is Rhythm, and Inner City. 2000 saw Octave One release the anthemic 'Blackwater'. The massive hit appeared on over 30 compilation albums
Worldwide (with sales over one million!) Its now a classic on the decks of some of the world’s best known DJs, Little Louie Vega, Danny Teneglia, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, among others.
In late 2006 they released their first full length DVD/CD project - Octave One ft Random Noise Generation “Off The Grid”, released on Tresor Records/Germany. 2009 saw the release of the band’s first studio album in 3 years, 'Summers on Jupiter', on P-vine/Japan. Other Octave One albums include: 'The Living Key (To Images From Above)' (1997), 'The Collective' (1998), and 'The Theory Of Everything' (2004). 2011 welcomed the release Octave One’s retrospective compilation 'Revisited: Here, There, and Beyond'. Marking 20 years of living the Techno life. The album features O1 classics reworked by some of the band’s favourite producers: Luke Slater, Sandwell District, Ken Ishii, Alexander Kowalski, Vince Watson, Alter Ego, Los Hermanos, and Cari Lekenbusch.
‘New Life’ is the powerful new soulful-techno outing from some of the most prominent brothers in the world of electronic dance music, Octave One. Armed with a pulsating bass line, driving beats and those lush, dramatic signature O1 strings, ‘New Life’ carries a message of positivity beautifully sung by Atlanta vocalist, Afrika (aka Lana Fallon). She is a versatile vocalist hailing from Atlanta. She previously worked with the likes of Tupac, OutKast & Curtis Mayfield as an engineer back in the day, but now shines as a singer in her own right! Directed by Madrid video creatives W0RKT34M, Octave One’s choice theme for the video was synchronised swimming because of it’s sheer beauty and strength. It also includes some fantastic divers who were discovered whilst training at the same venue. The talented stars on the video are young Madrileños from Tecnificación, a national Spanish program to create future athletes for all sports. A massive hit for sure !
Already support by Jeff Mills, Ken Ishii, Dave Tarrida
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