dj octopus has been busy in the last few years, appearing often alongside steve murphy on labels like love notes, chiwax, hot haus and shall not fade. on this new double pack for house crime he goes it alone, bringing the kind of raw, off-kilter but ultimately fun vibe that the label seems to plump for. born in 86 is an absolute head driller of a track, looped up but utterly addictive, while diastemia offers a very different kind of disco-infused groove. this personality split runs throughout, ensuring there s never a dull moment diving into any of these sides of wax. check the toy is mine if you need proof that octopus knows how to throw it down.
ltd 20216 repress ! italian producers steve murphy and dj octopus are regular collaborators, and earlier this year released an excellent split ep on chiwax. here, they return to the much adored german imprint with a proper collaborative four-tracker. theres much to admire, from the rush-inducing bounce of opener track 1 and mr lee-ish cheekiness of track 2 (check the 89 style riff, snappy drum machine groove and cut-up vocal samples), to the impeccable depth and sun-drenched warmth of the decidedly wide-eyed track 3. arguably best of all, though, is track 4, which reimagines sir james 1990 strictly rhythm classic special as an immersive chicago deep house jam.
italian producer dj octopus steps up for the sixth release on vinyl only imprint shall not fade, with his mechanical, percussion heavy ‘the internet’ ep. marco zanin aka dj octopus first came onto the scene in 2013 with a string of releases on respected imprints such as;,, hot haus, chiwax, hardmoon & love notes. since then his sound has evolved and progressed massively, now resulting in a distinctive brand of warm soulful, analogue heavy house music. the four track ep, features club friendly cuts best suited for a dark dancefloor.
the second love note from brooklyn is with us and this time its the all-hardware stylings of dj octopus and steve murphy of chiwax fame. all tracks show serious depth, though untitled 02 is the stand out for its dancibility and force.
dj octopus begins 2015 as he finished 2014, with a typically forthright selection of late night jams that join the dots between vintage deep house, acid, european techno and the analogue style jack tracks of willie burns and the l.i.e.s crew
the analogue cops present a fine 4 track ep for hypeltd, *in plain clothes* ep is raw, distorted and heavy, just the way we like it. the italian team have already caught our ears with releases on bass culture, bleep and their own restoration records, and collaborations with the likes of blawan, ryan elliot and alex picone.
highly recommended! enlightened wax is proud to harbor on the side a of its fourth chapter all the dirtiness of the legendary dj octopus (muscle records) has been. >the black face< is a funky, abrasive, filthy track and >heavy breathing< is nasty twisted house anthem. marieu, the boss of the label showcases on the b side two sci-fiinspired cuts. >talk to me< is a jacking piece of quasar techno,while >about you< is a smoother delightful excursion into broken beatsterritories. vinyl only!
stepping up to continue defected’s in the house tradition is dj haus, a decidedly untraditional dj, producer, originator and diy label innovator. recognised among the underground house community as being at the cutting edge with his imprints unknown to the unknown and hot haus recs, dj haus’ kaleidoscopic eclecticism and refreshing lack of ostentation makes him, in defected’s opinion, an ambassador for the future of house music.
ahead of the release of the full compilation defected presents dj haus in the house this vinyl double pack keeps things super fresh and direct with a whopping eight compilation exclusives. new material from deadboy, jordan (uk), ejeca and innershades is included, plus remixes from dj octopus and dj steaw. demonstrating a colourful array of raw and jacking sounds that encompasses electro, chicago house, disco, techno and uk garage, dj haus in the house does the uk’s house scene immensely proud. it documents a moment in time when dj haus’ quietly pioneering dedication to the underground is celebrated in suitably reverent fashion.
after the sweat-soaked throwback fervour of his 2015 debut lp, unknown to the unknown and hot haus main man dj haus returns to rinse for a brand new 10-track album, “artificial intelligence”. working at a formidably high rate of productivity, haus returns with this new record less than 12 months after his last, and he shows no signs of slowing down, maintaining his reputation for creating hard-edged dance anthems that leave a lasting effect on the dancefloor.
the newest combat skill release with two of svetecs best productions on the a -side, on the b -side a dariush gee remix of the classic hit >welcome to your doom< from dj ocram, and himself with a scrupulous track on the b2.
steve murphy returns to hot haus with 3 tape saturated lo-fi-houz bombs! teaming up with dj octopus on man in the box and 2 cold hard jack trax on the flip make this a must have! for any discerning house deejay.
“the troika s horse” by the the anti - austerity activists (george k, lucretio, js and grienkho)is a set of haughty chants and marches of freedom coming from the southern suburbs of the union for the weary dance floors of the old continents.
limited edition of 300 numbered & stamped copies.
noho records is an homemade party, a weekly moment to share soul, funky and disco vibes. riviera studios is the place where all the jams are recorded directly on tape to catch the magic of the moment. the tentacles of the legendary dj octopus take kindly part on funky hands .
vvaa including tracks by lucretio, steve murphy and dj octopus, chevel, caio and madí grein. 5 tracks of gritty house music by the members of the riviera project, showcasing the suburban sound that has been flourishing from the muddy banks of the brenta river. all the tracks have been arranged, mixed and produced with outdated agricultular machinery. mastered by frank merritt at the carvery, london
for fourteen years the island ibiza has been haunted by cocoons high-spirited tribe. in 2013, cocoon turned the beloved amnesia into a tropical jungle. the jungle seduces with lush colors and intriguing sounds. without hesitation you dive into lush greens, amazed by heat and beauty
having already mixed one of the most standout albums in the series, and with his distinction in the global scene still remaining unmatched, it seem only fitting that 1605s head honcho be the first to return: blending a second round of blistering techno cuts its toolroom knights mixed by umek 2.0