The latest full length record to come from the studio of Brooklyn-based producer Octo Octa is a playful, not-so-serious house jam with a bunch of well rehearsed sampling techniques and stripped back sound design. The 8-track album serves up everything from over-produced supersaw risers and crunching break beat cuts to unpolluted hiphop vocals and chubby club drums. It marks another chapter in the story of one of American dance musics well known trans DJs, and similar to her four
previous long players, is a deeply rooted palette of self expression. Resonant Body comes on T4T LUV NRG, a label which the electronic producer runs alongside her partner Eris Drew. On a sonic level, it brings all the polished production qualities our current technology allows, while boasting a sincerely authentic retro approach to some of the smaller details, and a lot of the larger ones too.
Where to start:
‘Move Your Body’ – Big house grooves with a strong oldschool seasoning
‘Spin Girl, Let’s Activate’ – Hiphop samples and chewy acid bass
‘Can You See Me?’ – Energetic break beats surrounded by unrestricted sound design
Previous from Octo Octa:
Where Are We Going? LP (2017, Honey Soundsystem)
Between Two Selves LP (2013, 100% Silk)
If you like this then check out:
Fort Romeau – Insides (2015, Ghostly International)
Objekt – Cocoon Crush (2018, PAN)
Octo Octa – Resonant Body is out now on T4T LUV NRG.