mat playford brings his ethereal, techno soundscape to carl cox and christopher coe’s awesome soundwave imprint. taken from his forthcoming album on the label, playford invites detroit dons octave one to provide the remix.
RANDOM NOISE GENERATION N2 THE ENFINATE (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK02.05.18
fresh for 2018 the ever pioneering octave one are bringing us some brand new music for the new year. using their much loved random noise generation alias the upcoming release entitled n2 the enfinate , contains a new single as well as a remake of rock my soul in the form of the reborn vocal remix . the first random noise generation release was falling in dub in 1991 and sounding just as fresh 27 years later,‘n2 the enfinate’ is due for release this march. for this single a retro energy has been explored in the title track the enfinate , running parallel to a more contemporary groove and rolling, marauding baseline. the second track on the package, rock my soul (reborn vocal remix) starts with a strong intent and a weighty bassline paving the way for precise and bright chord stabs. the single is taken from the new album endustry, a full body of work encompassing 7 full length cuts, set for release in spring. after touring and making music for decades the spirit and essential energy of the craft is what keeps them eternally inspired to keep creating and touring the globe. once it takes hold of you you cant stop even if you wanted to. say the brothers.
octave one announce their new album under the much loved random noise generation guise. the first rng release was falling in dub in 1991 and sounding just as fresh 27 years later, endustry is due for release this spring. something of a new take on their creative process the burden brothers made most of this music on the road while they toured over the past year, using the country they were in at each time they recorded to influence and inspire each track. we were tucked away in so many hotel rooms that we decided to make sure we brought enough extra equipment so that we could set up a true lab to create from country to country and make the grooves that we wanted to experiment with on the dance floor. comments lawrence. this body of work encompasses 7 full length cuts, naturally all with that classic octave one emotion. alkaylze, more than any of tracks on this project, embraced the original spirit of random noise generation in so much as the machine seemed to be really guide the creative process. adds lenny much of the foundation of the composition was very accidental, but inspirational, with various musical devices interpreting data in a very unexpected results. it actually came together quite quickly but things just fell into place so naturally. after touring and making music for decades the spirit and essential energy of the craft is what keeps them eternally inspired to keep creating and touring the globe. once it takes hold of you you cant stop even if you wanted to. says the pair, and so endustry is born.
for release #2 kontrapunkt makes a journey into different fields of electronic music. french based producer octave diesis delivers an album full of melancholic yet thoughtful neoclassical songs. the songs live mostly from the enigmatic piano melodies paired with some well-thought synthesizer sounds he composed. expect ambient environments and dramatic, soothing layers.
detroit s burden bros have long been looked upon with immense respect within contemporary dance music. having been in operation since 1990 with their 430 west imprint they have long encapsulated the forward thinking vibe of detroit techno with their output over the last 20+ years, gaining praise from their motor city peers as well as fans worldwide. having had success in the mainstream and an enduring underground presence they are well versed in the art of music. point blank , released on 430 west in 1996, feature some of the brothers deeper, more subdued, futuristic technoid grooves. not as driving as some of their other releases but retaining that burden groove for sure, forward thinking, intelligent techno from the d, 100%. 4 different versions of 2 tracks feature. each mix tweaking ever so slightly what came before. as usual, the dj s and the dancers are foremost in octave one s mind and this ep will be welcomed by both contingents, always classic, often imitated but never bettered! re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released in conjunction with the burden brothers / 430 west records, detroit usa.
this double-pack cymbolic originally came out in 1995 and found favour with electronic music fans who sought a deeper edge in their music. it s all here, the trademark drum programming, the epic sense that all of the burden bros productions have within them. this is dancefloor music, music for dj s to utilise, tools, but tools with the deepest soul imaginable. listen to terraforming or the symbiont - perfect examples of driving, almost tribal-esque rhythms fused with strings, synth pads and human feeling. cymbolic is for you if you re a fan of detroit techno, but it s also for those who enjoy the deepest electronic sounds. that s not to say it isn t funky though, these tracks will decimate most dance-floors, and therein lies the secret. essential
detroit s burden bros have long been looked upon with immense respect within contemporary dance music. having been in operation since 1990 with their 430 west imprint they have long encapsulated the forward thinking vibe of detroit techno with their output over the last 20+ years, gaining praise from their motor city peers as well as fans worldwide. having had success in the mainstream and an enduring underground presence they are well versed in the art of music. conquered nation , released on 430 west in 1995, contains some of the brothers trademark driving, technoid grooves. one for the dj s who buy 2 x copies, endless blends. as always the button labelled forward is fully pressed, their tracks contain a raw type of energy that emanates from within, sounding amazing super loud and in the mix. this is that classic detroit techno sound, tracky, futuristic, weaponised burners that won t leave your bag. essential purchase for the techno lovers. re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released in conjunction with the burden brothers / 430 west records, detroit usa
for their first release lumbago deliver a 4 tracker compilation starring 100hz, octave, rufus and cab drivers. definitely tech house oriented, this va reflects the roots of the crew. made for ninjas only...
octave one announce new album love by machine a year after their impressive last album burn it down, detroit techno legends octave one are back with a nine track double ep that again shows they are masters of big hypnotic grooves. entitled love by machine, the albums name is a nod to the fact that the burden brothers are such revered masters of their hardware. both in the studio, where they cook up atmospheric house and techno with soaring synths and vocals and also in the live arena, where they are celebrated as one of the most accomplished and forward thinking performers in the game today. that is all the more impressive when you bear in mind they have been active since the 80s, most often releasing on their own 430 west label, which is where they appear again here. say lenny: weve been exploring the theme of connection with this project. how technology gives us the illusion that we are closer to each other more than ever. at some point humanity crossed a line where the devices that we created to bring us together are the same devices that are blocking us from organic experiences.
still riding high off the success of their last album but never ones to sit still, titanic techno duo octave one are back with a hot new single. featuring their long time collaborator ann saunderson on vocals and coming with three different mixes, just dont speak it is sure to be a summer anthem.
debut output from new label made in glasgow recordings established to give a platform to homebased glasgow artists in collaboration with established djs / producers worldwide. our first release is octave ones interpretation of glaswegian singer / songwriter pete macleod’s version of lounge act. a bass driven dub mix in typical octave one style with full vocal remix from the us techno pioneers on the a side.
mysterious hand stamped new vinyl only label with 3 trippy minimal tracks from octave! octave previously released on labels such as chelsea hotel records, dilated and low to high. limited copies, dont snooze
in records back in romania with octave which gives us a wonderful trip with his percussive bliss. three deep hypnotic cuts and one remix from young french talent chords aka charles fenckler, which remind us glorious 90s french house age. enjoy!
classic 430 west compilation from 1995. detroit techno city! originally spread over 2 samplers it contained some of the burrell bros (under several guises) best work all featured here. the original releases also contained tracks from alien fm (aux 88) and unknown force, however, the rights to these tracks have now gone back to the original artists. still you have 5 absolutely killer golden age detroit techno tracks to chose from!
more classic burrell bros aka octave one productions. originally released on derrick may s transmat during its golden era in 1990, this ep now sees a timely re issue on octave one s own 430 west recordings. containing sultry vocals from lisa newbury and a remix from the one and only juan atkins.
enduring and influential detroit techno act octave one are to release their fifth full length album, burn it down, in spring 2015. the 11 track opus is a collection of the unreleased music that has been lighting up their much talked about live shows for the last few years.
our first release demonstrates the versatility and creativity of 4 talented and diverse artists. brendon moeller aka echologist, morgan tomas, octave and guise. through the artists interpretations of their combined sounds, we experience something different, yet familiar with the output. instead of offering our opinions on the finished product, we simply share with you the music and let you journey for yourselves.
a truly essential piece of early detroit techno history here, octave ones original white label octivation ep from 1990 has long been a sought after and coveted slab of wax. this 5 track journey charts the burden brothers mood from sinister, spacey, acidic techno jams (sonic fusion) to deeper, more melancholic mid-tempo cuts (nicolette) and along the way manages to usher in a new wave of detroit techno sounds.
octave from romania. low to high ltd. is proud to presents a new vinyl series. >boom hunters< will try to support artists we like and respect worldwide pushing out some of their most exciting music, expect music coming from different places around the world. first volume was written and produced by octave from romania.
octave minds, the group composed of chilly gonzales & producer boyz noise has a self-titled project due for release on september 15th. the 12-track project has one lone feature, the vibrant and child like fun of tap dance featuring chance the rapper and the social experiment
huge re issue of this seminal moment of detroit techno from 2000. re mastered and repressed in the original 430 west artwork. contains the original instrumental version of untold - which later was re recorded for the major re release.
octave one are back. the mesmerising *jazzo* is their latest sonic assault on ab electronic music landscape they have helped define. even though lenny and lawrence burden have now relocated to atlanta, they remain at the epicentre of detroit techno.
here we go with the fourth and last part of octaves analog series project. this one only includes remixes from finely selected artists that all have a very own sound, in order to create a various sounding selection of techno mixes and reinterpretations of the original tracks.
supports: and, the noisemaker, perc, svreca, mick finesse, truncate, go!diva, the welderz, ryuji takeuchi, pinion, howski ...
seventh step! octave is back on his own imprint with a big project that includes 13 original tracks, 10 straight and broken beat tracks all fitting good to dancefloors and 3 offbeat 100% analog experimental works.
NO BORDER NO NATION EP (OCTAVE / COUCH LOCK REMIXES)
12" Vinyl US10.06.13
hidden gets back to basics in a dark techno, no frills, in-your-face kind of a way with hamburgs felix lorusso throwing the hammer down on his debut ep. expansive rolling techno goodness with sinister bass heavy drums drenched in sweat, geared towards those making special late-night memories. also included are remixes from rising techno names octave and couch lock to round out another very strong release hidden recordings.
part 2 of octaves brandnew full-length album on limited white 2x12 inch vinyl. dark atmospheres, deep, rolling and experimental grooves and an outstanding production make this album a must have in every recordbag!
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.
we are proud to present the third full-length album of octave on nachtstroms sister-label. the album will be released on 2 parts and will be loaded with a total of 12 tracks full of dark, industrial, distorted soundscapes and banging, twisted grooves that turn this album into something very special and unique! limited edition white vinyl on the first pressing - part 2 will be coming soon!
after his remix for leghaus single >herborn<, mike wall release his first single on flicker rhythm music. after >total black< on berlins frucht label now he release the second match of the color collection. >total red<is a cynically, metallic thick groove that gets dark and powerfull straight to the floor. incl. remixes from octave (silent steps, nachtstrom schallplatten) & james unk (less is more, frucht).
fourth step made by audio injection, the techno master from los angeles and part of the droid behavior crew,with a huge deep techno track, supported by three remixes from kyle geiger, ryuji takeuchi and octave.