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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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

she's also the best dj

cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:03 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

y’all otm

her music is exhilarating

marcos, Friday, 16 August 2019 23:56 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

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

two weeks pass...

out now on bandcamp!

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

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:29 (one year ago) link

lol you beat me to it eric

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 17:39 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

stirmonster, Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:14 (one year ago) link

out tomorrow on beatport (though beatport sucks tbh).

cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:31 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

haha have fun

cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 5 September 2019 21:01 (one year ago) link

this sure is 1000 percent wonderful

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 21:08 (one year ago) link

Hmm this sounds sick as fuck

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

ecstatic beat is blowing my mind

cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 5 September 2019 22:22 (one year ago) link

“Can you see me?” 🥂

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

this is what I need

house music

marcos, Thursday, 5 September 2019 22:29 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

this is an extremely enjoyable record.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Thursday, 5 September 2019 23:08 (one year ago) link

ecstatic beat mindblow here too.

stirmonster, Thursday, 5 September 2019 23:27 (one year ago) link

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

Funky Isolations (jed_), Thursday, 5 September 2019 23:38 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

i know exactly how you feel

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 6 September 2019 00:31 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

j., Friday, 6 September 2019 00:44 (one year ago) link

First track is amazing also 🌅

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

this is so much fun

ufo, Friday, 6 September 2019 00:55 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

this is really really good

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 6 September 2019 19:45 (one year ago) link

yes!

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

Indeed so.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 September 2019 20:46 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

wow this album is something.

calzino, Saturday, 7 September 2019 12:34 (one year ago) link

I fux w/this

k3vin k., Saturday, 7 September 2019 14:24 (one year ago) link

TURN IT OVER.

LET IT SPIN.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 06:53 (one year ago) link

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

mh, Monday, 30 March 2020 19:22 (one year ago) link

"raving disco breaks" was the shit tho

the late great, Monday, 30 March 2020 20:02 (one year ago) link

in general i agree that the hype is outpacing the music in this case

but that's always already the case with whatever is currently
popular w the dance music press

the late great, Monday, 30 March 2020 20:05 (one year ago) link

(shrug) idk, i don't actually know shit about dance music, maybe there are tens of thousands of other djs who play good music, maybe i'm primarily interested in their music because i am directly and explicitly their target audience. when they dj, it's the best dance music i've heard, it speaks to trans experience like no other music i've never heard, it's intense and powerful and affecting like nothing else i've ever heard. if that makes me street team, fine.

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 30 March 2020 20:39 (one year ago) link

they're really good

plax (ico), Monday, 30 March 2020 20:52 (one year ago) link

like, i'm not usually personally invested in the music i listen to the way for instance imago gets. if you want to talk shit about robert wyatt and be, like, "well i don't know what makes what he does any better than richard sinclair", no skin off my nose

but for me, the way i feel about octo octa's music is inextricable from my lived experience as a transgender woman. you don't get it? fine. just, you know, maybe use a little more sensitivity in how you express that, because it's really easy for me to read a lot of things into that expression that are dismissive of that lived experience, which i'm certain you're not intending to do.

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 30 March 2020 21:22 (one year ago) link

I don't mean my criticisms to come off as dismissive of trans experience and I feel terrible that you would interpret it as such, apologies rush

boxedjoy, Monday, 30 March 2020 21:33 (one year ago) link

thank you!

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 30 March 2020 22:04 (one year ago) link

I don't come to this music for the reason I come to, like, Objekt or something but I sure saw both Objekt and OO/ED at the same festival!

mh, Monday, 30 March 2020 22:18 (one year ago) link

I hoped that a full rip would surface - I missed the first 30 mins or so and didn't think it had worked at all, but in fact I got the last 3 hours. It's a bit big for me to upload uncompressed (2.8gb) but if anyone wants the video and has a preferred reasonable bitrate I'm happy to convert when I get some time.

In the meantime I made a V0 mp3, send me your email through ilx webmail if you want a link.

toby, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 19:50 (one year ago) link

The YouTube video is working again, the first minute has been muted to resolve the copyright issue

I am using your worlds, Friday, 3 April 2020 10:23 (one year ago) link

Also, new Octo Octa mixtape on Bandcamp

https://octoocta.bandcamp.com/album/love-hypnosis-vol-1-2

I am using your worlds, Friday, 3 April 2020 10:24 (one year ago) link

oh rock on, i'm glad they got it working!

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:30 (one year ago) link

also glad i could actually buy this physical... i suspect it'll sell out quick...

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:33 (one year ago) link

have spent some more time thinking about this thread. i feel a lot of guilt whenever i pull out the "lived experience" card, not that i wasn't honest about it because i was, but i try not to do it lightly and i try to adequately explain it whenever i to. and i'm not sure i did.

i feel like i have this issue relating critically to a lot of creative work. i experience it in a context that is fundamentally different from how other people experience it. the temptation is to say that one context is more important than the other, but i don't think that's true. it's just hard to reach that state of irreconcilability.

i've quit watching doctor who completely because of the way the people on the doctor who thread approach the show. i don't think that's what any of the posters there want. i also don't think any of the posters there are wrong in their fundamental approach! chris chibnall is a hack writer who writes stories that work on a superficial level and still have lots of plot holes and incongruities. what was frustrating to me though is that i saw something _else_ in the show, something that was more important to me than his shit writing, something that rendered his shit writing completely irrelevant to me. and i couldn't explain to anybody else on the thread what it was i saw, why it was watching the show invigorated me so much, and every time i watched the show i wanted to talk about how much i loved it, and everybody else was talking about how shit it was, and it was so demoralizing i gave up.

anyway, i don't _know_ if octo octa and eris drew are anything better than mediocre as house music djs. i think they're pretty damn good myself, but i don't know any of the songs they're playing, have never heard them before, don't know how any of the other people do it. i know a little bit about house music, but i don't know nearly as much about it as i do about, say, prog rock, or about doctor who.

or about being trans. i can't talk about their music without talking about being trans, because they're both extremely clear about what it is they're trying to do and why they're trying to do it. and i can't speak for anybody else, trans or otherwise, but i can say, with reasonable certainty, that i understand pretty well what they're trying to do, and that they are exceptionally good at it.

i get annoyed at hyperbolic praise myself. we've all had a good laugh at the garden state "the shins will change your life" bullshit, i mean seriously the fucking _shins_? on the other hand, fuck it, the shins probably did change someone's life, right? probably made as much difference to theirs as octo octa and eris drew have made to mine. someone, somewhere, saw a shins concert and just cried for three days straight and came to some hard understandings about their life that they didn't have the words to explain. and it doesn't make the shins not a mediocre indie band, and it doesn't invalidate their lived experience for me to think of the shins as a mediocre indie band.

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 4 April 2020 16:36 (one year ago) link

Thank you for writing that wonderful post.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Saturday, 4 April 2020 18:45 (one year ago) link

Thanks Kate, and I’m glad you managed to get a copy of the tape!

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 4 April 2020 18:54 (one year ago) link

lol the shins

plax (ico), Saturday, 4 April 2020 18:59 (one year ago) link

Aww, thank you y'all.

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 4 April 2020 19:17 (one year ago) link

this mix is fucking excellent

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 5 April 2020 19:18 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

btw Kate (and everyone else) this art of the DJ on RA with Eris is really great:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3352

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 23:24 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

this is incredible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ef_mtKA12g

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:17 (six months ago) link

Awesome

She's on The Residency now btw

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nw0m

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 12:07 (six months ago) link

Quazar! <3

willem, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 13:10 (six months ago) link

https://www.thefader.com/2020/11/18/octo-octa-river-premiere?utm_source=tftw

On streaming services now too.

Jeff W, Thursday, 19 November 2020 00:10 (five months ago) link

I will honestly say that I didn't "get" the most recent album until a month or so ago, when one of the tracks came on while I was driving and I straight up had an excellent dance party in my car. Went home and listened and danced to the whole thing, love OO now!

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 20 November 2020 12:22 (five months ago) link

Oh shiiiiiiiiit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLGG4fYpdBo

Tim F, Monday, 23 November 2020 10:24 (five months ago) link

posted by map a week ago!

Running up that hill but fleeting (a deal with Gop) (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 15:38 (five months ago) link

tim f alerted me to it ftr

fleet doxes (map), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 15:43 (five months ago) link

I will honestly say that I didn't "get" the most recent album until a month or so ago, when one of the tracks came on while I was driving and I straight up had an excellent dance party in my car. Went home and listened and danced to the whole thing, love OO now!

― healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, November 20, 2020 12:22 PM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

awright! that album is evergreen, probably in my top ten of the decade. she is just so fucking great i can hardly believe it.

fleet doxes (map), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 15:46 (five months ago) link

River is also dope. i'm looking forward to an end of year release hopefully? Anybody know anything?

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 16:15 (five months ago) link

"River" is from their Fabric mix out this Friday

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 16:19 (five months ago) link

coolio, thanks!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 16:26 (five months ago) link

so unsurprisingly this Fabric mix is pretty banging

Tim F, Thursday, 3 December 2020 04:54 (five months ago) link

listening now, coincidentally, and yes! the first section is fairly high octane house with the occasional break thrown in, I think it will get more ravey...

Neil S, Thursday, 3 December 2020 10:04 (five months ago) link

Interesting how specifically London the opening section feels, and parts of the final third as well, but with this very soft gooey melodic centre. I'm sure that's intentional, but it's absolutely not the version of London that's especially fashionable right now, there's a real Basement Jaxx vibe to some of it (by which I mean the late 90s Brixton club night).

Absolutely riotous and joyous throughout obviously.

Matt DC, Thursday, 3 December 2020 18:21 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

🤘

Got a new project with @octo_octa called @Alchem_Sisters. Our first remix is out today of the amazing New Orleans-based punk band Special Interest. The song is called "Disco III" and the remix is punk, acid, breaks, big beat, & psychedelic chaos. https://t.co/SYviPNfqOi

— 🍄 Eris Drew 🍄 (@ErisDrew) January 8, 2021

dean bad (map), Friday, 8 January 2021 22:19 (four months ago) link

well that's pretty good

adam, Friday, 8 January 2021 22:25 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

octo octa remixes dj q, party starts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTynM5QAmy0

Joses Chrust (map), Saturday, 6 February 2021 21:42 (three months ago) link

also new EP out yesterday: https://octoocta.bandcamp.com/album/shes-calling-ep

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 6 February 2021 21:59 (three months ago) link

this might be the best thing she's ever done? that bass is >>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqiZIe-Z7TU

Joses Chrust (map), Saturday, 6 February 2021 22:02 (three months ago) link

excellent

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 7 February 2021 02:23 (three months ago) link

was this posted? I really liked this, they are such cool and inspiring people <3

https://www.papermag.com/b2b-octo-octa-eris-drew-pride-2646183481.html

brimstead, Monday, 8 February 2021 19:01 (three months ago) link

thanks for posting that, it's a treat

Joses Chrust (map), Monday, 8 February 2021 20:49 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

yesssss https://ra.co/podcast/769

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 28 February 2021 23:10 (two months ago) link

man this is such a fun vibe

davey, Monday, 1 March 2021 19:38 (two months ago) link

was just coming to post that!

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 23:01 (two months ago) link


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