Small Town Sessions w/ Octave One Live!
Gorilla [ Manchester]
|Address:||Gorilla. Arch 54/56 Whitworth Street West, M1 6 Manchester|
|Phone:||0161 407 0301|
After a string of sell out parties across Blackpool, we make our Manchester debut at the mighty Gorilla with a couple of Detroit Techno legends, Octave One!
17.03.18 – Tickets £7/ £10 / £12 – 11pm till 4am
The electrifying live performances of Octave One are one reason that the Detroit born and bred producers are in constant demand. On stage, Octave One transforms synthesizers and sequencers into vessels of funk, house and symphonic beats. The live show is evidence of what longtime fans already know. Octave One has penned several of the dance floor classics that define an era. And now Octave One is gearing up for its next chapter: A world tour and their new single “Just Don’t Speak”. The EP “Love By Machine” EP is being released this year.
Octave One is the brainchild of core members Lenny and Lawrence Burden. The Burden brothers burst onto the Detroit techno scene in 1990, producing their debut “I Believe,” featured on the compilation Techno 2: The Next Generation.
Both Lenny and Lawrence are trained musicians, who took an early interest in DJing, programming, and inventing their own sound equipment. “Our set is unique, because we’ve created a setup that mimics a drum kit,” Lenny says. The Burdens founded 430 West/Direct Beat Records in 1990, a record label that paved the way for the rise of the indies throughout the ’90s. Their extensive 430 West catalogue ranges from Aux 88’s “My A.U.X. Mind” to Rolando’s “Jaguar,” which included an Octave One remix. Octave One has remixed tracks for Massive Attack, Steve Bug, Aril Brikha, Vince Watson, The Trampps, Rhythm is Rhythm and Inner City. The Burdens have also released music under the band name Random Noise Generation, including a 2006 full length DVD/CD project by Octave One featuring Random Noise Generation Off The Grid, released in cooperation with Tresor Records.
Their performances earn critical acclaim. “If you ever get the chance to attend one of their highly energetic shows, be sure to opt for the in-person venture and save the YouTube streams for later,” one journalist writes. Octave One is more than an electronic band; it’s an experience, one that assures you’ll be back for more, teasing the boundaries of space, sound, and the possibilities of music in real time.