Octo Octa (Live)
OCTO OCTA (100% SILK, NYC) - You have probably heard Mike Morrison's intrepid take on house music under his melodically murky moniker of Octo Octa; he's moved to New York City from New Hampshire and has currently been re-tooling his live set to a different tune, thanks to his interests of international techno labels. The 100% Silk artist is prepping a special techno-oriented set for un[be]known #001 and is ready to showcase another side of Octo Octa to on-lookers and ravers alike.
The Range is James Hinton, 24, of Providence, RI. He's been making music since he was 13, first on a little Fostex machine recording looped drums and synthesizer. At Brown University, while studying Physics, he started making electronic music full time under the alias Stegosaurus, producing two albums under that moniker, 'Quill' and 'Cower' in 2009 and 2010 respectively. In the mid 2010 he started making music as The Range, drawing from more percussive footwork sounds. An album 'The Big Dip' followed for Astro Nautico (co-run by Obey City and Kuhn) in 2011, and then two EPs 'Seneca' and 'disk' for Donky Pitch. His next album 'Nonfiction' will be released by Donky Pitch on October 14th 2013
He has received support on BBC Radio 1 from Benji B, frequently playing shows across the US, and completed remixes for artists like Howse (Tri Angle), Kuhn (Civil Music) & Alphabets Heaven (King Deluxe). In August 2013 he played The Boiler Room US, which will be followed by a string of UK and European dates in October (his first overseas shows) to co-incide with the album release.