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Best known for their legendary track ‘Blackwater,’ Octave One has been an underground staple since their 1989 debut. In the past year, Octave One have toured relentlessly across the globe, all whilst recording their newest album ‘Endustry’, which dropped in April and proves that Octave One are not only still in the game, but absolutely killing it.
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.
“We’re always exploring how we can push the boundaries of live performance into the mainstream dance culture and probe the channels where we intersect with other genres of music”.
This spring, the band co-headlined the Electronic Stage of Rock in Rio Lisbon with Carl Cox and the 909 Festival in Amsterdam with Jeff Mills.
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.
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