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OK, time for her to get her own thread. New album dropping this year and the stuff that's come out from it so far is straight fire - here's the latest.

https://soundcloud.com/t4tluvnrg/can-you-see-me

I love love love how uplifting and positive her stuff is.

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Thursday, 15 August 2019 16:47 (three months ago) link

Fun little clip of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLwn33iDHWQ at the end of that!

vcrash, Thursday, 15 August 2019 17:23 (three months ago) link

"I need you" is one of my favourite tunes of the year

The World According To.... (Michael B), Thursday, 15 August 2019 17:24 (three months ago) link

mine too xp

highly highly highly anticipating her new album

https://soundcloud.com/t4tluvnrg/can-you-see-me

Papa Triste (Thee Macallan 18 Year), Thursday, 15 August 2019 17:32 (three months ago) link

she's also the best dj

cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:03 (three months ago) link

i just relate to her music soooo fucking much, like i've heard dance music before but the shit she does connects with me, she's out there doing pure fucking gender euphoria and i love it to the point that i feel like a cliche, except that i've never actually heard any other trans people express enthusiasm about her. and i don't know what that means to me, i'm still awkward and dyspraxic as fuck and can't imagine dancing, anyway she is a total goddamn hero to me

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Friday, 16 August 2019 23:33 (three months ago) link

that's awesome, i've always loved her music too, i think she's making really beautiful and uninhibited music with a lot of depth.

she's just so banging when she djs, her whole vibe is like "being a banjee girl saved my life and now it will save yours"

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 16 August 2019 23:46 (three months ago) link

might as well put this four-hour set from last year here, it's everything

https://soundcloud.com/discwoman/discwoman-40-x-octo-octa-polyglamorous-year-3

lowercase (eric), Friday, 16 August 2019 23:52 (three months ago) link

y’all otm

her music is exhilarating

marcos, Friday, 16 August 2019 23:56 (three months ago) link

and I really love all the 90s euphoric house & rave stuff her music recalls, that music was really special to me as a teenager and has been since

marcos, Friday, 16 August 2019 23:59 (three months ago) link

Violet is also about to release her own album on Dark Entries. Violet's label Naive has released excellent OO and Eris tracks.

https://soundcloud.com/lagasta/violet-half-crazy-dark-entries

Funky Isolations (jed_), Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:19 (three months ago) link

immense love for Naive's logo and for the designer that came up with that.

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0937258302_10.jpg

Funky Isolations (jed_), Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:24 (three months ago) link

things that just have to be mid 90s tshirt designs

echoing everyone who says what a great DJ she is. rescued an otherwise miserable freezing club night in January of this year. new album is mint too

wot's the tea mum? (not beef again) (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:58 (three months ago) link

I love how much she plays speed garage live, especially her fondness for Boris Dlugosch’s “Hold Your Head Up High (Julian Jonah’s Bad Boy Mix)” aka my favourite speed garage track.

Tim F, Saturday, 17 August 2019 06:28 (three months ago) link

As wonderful as house music is, it's never quite as full-on amazing as the *idea* of house music that you had in your head if you were ten years old in 1989.

This mix actually is: https://mixmag.net/feature/the-cover-mix-octo-octa

Matt DC, Saturday, 17 August 2019 09:09 (three months ago) link

She’s a great crate digger. That’s a brilliant selection of non-obvious classics. Haven’t heard that Stealth Sonic Soul Apollo 440 mix since about 1994

the article don, Saturday, 17 August 2019 17:22 (three months ago) link

Loving “I need You” so much. Brings me back to when I first got into partying around 2000.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 17 August 2019 17:28 (three months ago) link

Can You See Me? is
exactly what I needed
thanks rushomancy

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Monday, 19 August 2019 18:22 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

out now on bandcamp!

https://octoocta.bandcamp.com/album/resonant-body

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:29 (two months ago) link

lol you beat me to it eric

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:39 (two months ago) link

looking forward to seeing this live in a few weeks!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:59 (two months ago) link

thanks for the tip - other digi outlets weren't selling it until next week.

stirmonster, Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:14 (two months ago) link

out tomorrow on beatport (though beatport sucks tbh).

cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:31 (two months ago) link

DJing at an elementary school pot luck tonight and definitely dropping something off this WHEW

Papa Triste (Thee Macallan 18 Year), Thursday, 5 September 2019 20:16 (two months ago) link

haha have fun

cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 5 September 2019 21:01 (two months ago) link

this sure is 1000 percent wonderful

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 21:08 (two months ago) link

Hmm this sounds sick as fuck

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 5 September 2019 21:48 (two months ago) link

ecstatic beat is blowing my mind

cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 5 September 2019 22:22 (two months ago) link

“Can you see me?” 🥂

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 5 September 2019 22:24 (two months ago) link

this is what I need

house music

marcos, Thursday, 5 September 2019 22:29 (two months ago) link

I love how this album is so much more energetic and ravey than the last album and yet still holds into that eerie, haunting, bittersweet quality.

“Can You See Me” is A++++++++

Tim F, Thursday, 5 September 2019 22:46 (two months ago) link

this is an extremely enjoyable record.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Thursday, 5 September 2019 23:08 (two months ago) link

ecstatic beat mindblow here too.

stirmonster, Thursday, 5 September 2019 23:27 (two months ago) link

Spin Girl, Let's Activate! is a fun ride.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Thursday, 5 September 2019 23:38 (two months ago) link

I love this record but now I'm self-judging about how much I relate to this right now and whether it's all gender euphoria or whether I just want to get super high

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Friday, 6 September 2019 00:27 (two months ago) link

i know exactly how you feel

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 6 September 2019 00:31 (two months ago) link

whether it's all gender euphoria or whether I just want to get super high

― sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Thursday, September 5, 2019 5:27 PM (nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

the answer is: yes

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 6 September 2019 00:38 (two months ago) link

i'm perfectly sober and affect-free and this is a nice record

j., Friday, 6 September 2019 00:44 (two months ago) link

First track is amazing also 🌅

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 6 September 2019 00:47 (two months ago) link

really liking this so far

"I Need You" from the For Lovers EP is still my favorite track of the year though

Dan S, Friday, 6 September 2019 00:49 (two months ago) link

this is so much fun

ufo, Friday, 6 September 2019 00:55 (two months ago) link

the slowing down then speeding up of "spin girl" is like v gradually being put through a blender

"spin girl" -> "ecstatic beat" -> "can you see me" oh my GOD

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 6 September 2019 13:55 (two months ago) link

this is really really good

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 6 September 2019 19:45 (two months ago) link

yes!

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 6 September 2019 20:42 (two months ago) link

Indeed so.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 September 2019 20:46 (two months ago) link

I am 2:30 into the first track and super angry that I wasted all of that time listening to a Lana Del Rey album I knew I wouldn't like instead of this

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 6 September 2019 20:46 (two months ago) link

wow this album is something.

calzino, Saturday, 7 September 2019 12:34 (two months ago) link

I fux w/this

k3vin k., Saturday, 7 September 2019 14:24 (two months ago) link

TURN IT OVER.

LET IT SPIN.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 06:53 (two months ago) link

I can't wait to drop one of these at a party. Pretty damn hard retro action on all of them.

octobeard, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 07:14 (two months ago) link

i have no insight to add except YES ALL OF THIS

a wagon to the curious (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 08:46 (two months ago) link

I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL

prorogue mahone (||||||||), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 11:10 (two months ago) link

sad i missed the vinyl, i hope they make more.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 12:38 (two months ago) link

this record is such a gift

devvvine, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 12:39 (two months ago) link

it's ridic

ahhhh i found one :)

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 12:48 (two months ago) link

I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL

― prorogue mahone (||||||||), Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:10 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

otm

marcos, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:06 (two months ago) link

Ok I finally got around to listening to this, and it's great. I was a little wary of too many '90s retro-isms, but yeah it works and everything's in balance, great record.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:12 (two months ago) link

big fan, new album is fucking great.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:33 (two months ago) link

Love everything about this, especially that it samples Ya Kid K singing her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle track

I am using your worlds, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:53 (two months ago) link

oooo do tell which sample that is

cheese canopy (map), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 19:04 (two months ago) link

Turn it over, let it spin

I am using your worlds, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 19:06 (two months ago) link

https://youtu.be/xP_Z7EJ10RM

I am using your worlds, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 19:06 (two months ago) link

do I love it ? oh yeah
do I want it ? hell yeah
do really need it? yes indeed
I smoke the mic like weed
for real, legit, you feel it
I'm talking ‘bout the real deal
I'mma make you feel
yo DJ, spin that wheel

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:40 (two months ago) link

<3

cheese canopy (map), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:41 (two months ago) link

the more I play this album. the more I love it

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:36 (two months ago) link

something about listening to this album reminded me of a time I tagged along with a friend to a college radio dj gathering in the park when I was still in school. everyone was having an amazingly chill time, laughing and dancing around as the sun was setting. it took me almost twenty minutes to realize “groove is in the heart” had been playing on repeat the entire time I’d been there

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 13 September 2019 03:48 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

this album keeps working

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 28 September 2019 10:05 (one month ago) link

so great

Dan S, Thursday, 3 October 2019 00:56 (one month ago) link

if you have the opportunity to see an Octo Octa/Eris Drew b2b dj set, do it!

I probably could have done so in Chicago at some point instead of traveling partway around the world, nonetheless...

mh, Sunday, 13 October 2019 21:57 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

I hate to be churlish but my vinyl doesn't seem to be..... mastered well? It's exhausting to listen to. I don't have this problem listening to the digital versions on headphones. I'm not usually sensitive to this stuff so I feel like it must be pretty bad if I'm noticing! Then again i could be just a wee bit deranged. This stuff can be subjective.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 8 November 2019 09:31 (two weeks ago) link


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