Octo Octa Streams ‘Between Two Selves’ on Resident Advisor, Out 5/28 on 100% Silk | NYC Shows
Octo Octa is set to release Between Two Selves, a stunning double 12″ next Tuesday, May 28th on 100% Silk, and Resident Advisor has the full stream of the record now.
Known for his seductive, refined take on house music, Octo Octa has steadily proven that he is “one of the most consistent purveyors of adventurous dance music,” according to XLR8R. Pitchfork write of the new record, “these tracks are confections, light on the palette and tremendously moreish, and they’re among Bouldry-Morrison’s finest work…the producer’s style has reached new heights of subtlety and richness on this record.“ FADER loved “Please Don’t Leave,” noting its “dreamy palette of reverby synths and subtly crunchy drum patterns. Ironically, it’s the purely machine-made elements that make for the warmest moments of this song, which, like the best dance music…is all the richer for the conflicting emotions it evokes.”
Pitchfork note the nuances in “Work Me,” writing how it “straddles the line between rave-tinged throwback house and modern bass music without directing your attention to the successful balancing act at work,” while FACT called it a “sun-kissed house track…equal parts Chicago and Ibiza.”
Having participated this May in the Red Bull Music Academy, played shows with Andy Stott and currently on a mini Australian tour with Magic Touch and Bobby Browser, Octo Octa is an artist constantly pushing himself and exploring new musical territories, something that could not be more apparent with the excellent Between Two Selves. Be sure to catch his upcoming shows in New York, with info below, and look out for more dates on the way.
05.31.13 – Body Actualized Center – Brooklyn, NY *
06.04.13 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY !
07.05.13 – Cameo Gallery – Brooklyn, NY #
* w/ Profilgate, Golden Donna, Standish/Carlyon
! w/ Jon Hopkins, SFV Acid
# w/ Magic Touch & Anthony Naples