Vrijdag 17 Maart 2018, 0:00
17 Maart 2018, 9:00
Café D'anvers 15 Verversrui, 2000 Antwerpen (BE)
Octave One has been essential to DJ playlists for over two decades. The prolific band of five brothers has produced classic dance floor anthems that continue to resonate as fresh, groundbreaking tracks. In 2015, Octave One will release their monumental seventh full-length album Burn it Down on 430 West Records.
Octave One is the brainchild of core members Lenny and Lawrence Burden. The Burden brothers burst onto the Detroit techno scene in 1990, producing Octave One’s debut “I Believe,” featured on the compilation Techno 2: The Next Generation. The collective also includes frequent contributions from siblings Lynell, Lance and Lorne Burden. Their 2000 hit single "Blackwater" has sold over one million records worldwide. Little Louie Vega, Danny Tenaglia DJ , Jeff Mills and Richie Hawtin are among the DJs that continue to regularly weave “Black Water” into their sets. The group has also earned critical acclaim for countless records including "Empower," "Nicolette" and “The X-files.”
For their newest chapter, Octave One pushes the pillars of funk and soul forward on Burn It Down. They blend the intimacy of the studio production process with the immediacy of the live performance. “We did it by slamming a DJ set with a live recording studio,” says Lawrence.
The Burdens mined the energy and experiences of sold-out gigs in dozens of cities across Europe, Japan, the UK, Australia and the U.S. to create Burn It Down. The track “Whatever She Wants” was composed on tour in Berlin for a strictly house set that Octave One played with the U.K. band Disclosure. “From the first time we played it we would always see some girl or girls raising there hands in the air getting lost in the music,” says Lenny. “We’d always say, we played it for her — whatever she wants. We kept in in the set and played it at the Boiler Room. We never intended to record or release the track, but we received many requests from fans after the Boiler Room for its release.”
They reunite with “Blackwater” vocalist Ann Saunderson on “Jazzo/Lose Myself,” a lush, elliptical anthem that took a life of its own when they entered the studio. Saunderson also appears on the cool, mysterious “Believer,” a song that harkens into new wave territory. Octave One demonstrates their range of production skill as the group switches gears for “Afterglow,” an electric approach to their form of bass-heavy 4/4 techno-soul. “We’re always inspired by the greats,” says Lawrence. “When we think of dance we think of what inspired our parents to dance the Barry White, Earth, Wind & Fires, Elton Johns and the like.”
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 catalog 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.
“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,” says Lawrence. “The fusion is starting to become more and more interesting to us.”
Inspired by new wave and electronic music, Anetha always oscillates between acid lines, melancholic melodies, hypnotic patterns and strong grooves. She also loves to play 90’s old school tracks, and definitely know how to make the people dance, offering an intense and pulsating journey to her public.
The Parisian based DJ and producer has been gaining quite a name for herself over the past few years, playing in famous places in France and all around the world such as Concrete and Weather Festival in Paris, Khidi in Tbilissi, Korner in Taipei, Grelle Forelle in Austria, Faust in Seoul, Reaktor in Amsterdam and Berghain in Berlin. Anetha also co-manages Blocaus Series, the imprint started with her Blocaus collective in 2016 to develop the French local scene alongside great remixers.
Production wise, she has released an EP on “Work Them Records”, and tracks on different labels including a successful one called Acid Train on the great Anagram imprint.
Ugur Yurt has settled in his Antwerp studio as one of Belgium's most popular underground DJ/producer. In only a few years time, he has become resident of Belgium's most known clubs such as La Rocca and Café d'Anvers where he has shared the line-up with people such as: Dubfire , Marco Carola, Luciano , Adam Beyer, Magda , Carl Craig, Jamie Jones, Matthias Tanzmann, Tale Of Us, Nic Fanciulli, Kerri Chandler , Solomun (Official), Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha and many more... Each year when the days are getting longer, Ugur enjoys playing Belgium's biggest festivals. He has played more than once at Belgium's worldwide known Tomorrowland festival and has been playing at Extrema Outdoor Belgium since 2011. His fresh 2013 Ibiza residency at the Flying Circus parties in Sankeys shows the world what an influential man Ugur Yurt has become in the underground scene. He spends all of his free time in the studio, crafting and creating his signature tracks .His sound is unique, as well as the DJ sets that he brings. He is already getting support from big names in the scene but you hold tight because Ugur Yurt's success story has only just began.
Jack Doe’s interest for music has been since he was a little boy. It made him visit all the big parties in Holland and even beyond the borders. Also it made him realize that he really wanted to work in the music business.
His first active steps into the world of music came with organizing his own parties. One of his highlights was a rave with a gig from the later number one deejay of the world at his rave in 2009. After some years of organizing parties, his interest switched to the wheels of steal itself. He started spinning in 2014 and his first gig as an active deejay was in 2015.
The music that he like to play is binary. He love to play techno with a dark and underground groove. He also like to do a gig with deep/tech-house full of warm influences, which brings up the feeling of summer.
With gigs in clubs like Club NL, Sugarfactory, PIP, Sky Lounge, Privilege, Tunnelclub, Trax Club and High Club Sofia alongside titans such as: The Yellowheads, Timmo, TKNO, Ilija Djokovic, Rob Hes, Lucien Foort, Olivier Weiter, Warren Fellow to name a few. Also he released on labels such as: Tauten, Yin Yang, Ushuaia Music, Reload Records, I Am Different, Addeepted, PtntR, Gt Muzike, Gain Records and mTechno Records with remixes done by The Yellowheads, Markus Volker, Steve Mulder, TKNO, D.R.D.N.Y., Percy Immers and Callum Plant. Allready hitting the beatport’s Hard techno charts with a 8th place, the start of Jack Doe’s journey is already bursting with success.
Already touring countries such as Ibiza, Spain, Bulgaria, Serbia and more to be announced, Jack Doe is on the way and certainly one to book or experience live!
Beatport DJ: http://dj.beatport.com/jackdoe
Octave One / Anetha / Ugur Yurt