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Name: Octave One (aka Random Noise Generation)
Music Style: Techno
Outlar-Listed Events: 2
Outlar Cross-references: Anthony Shake Shakir, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Dj Rolando, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Terrence Parker, Laurent Garnier, "Little" Louie Vega, Underground Resistance, Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, Steve Bug, Eddie Fowlkes, Joey Negro, Chris Finke, Funk D'Void
Octave One Intro:
Debuting with "I Believe" on the monumental (10 Records) compilation "Techno 2: The Next Generation" (alongside Carl Craig
, Marc Kinchen, and Jay Denham) in 1990. Octave One
is the brainchild of the phenomenal native sons of Detroit, MI (USA), the Burden Brothers. The core unit of the band, made up of Lenny and Lawrence Burden (with revolving members of Lynell, Lorne, and Lance Burden), have had the privilege of touring live and Djing throughout the world, including the countries of Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Vienna, The Netherlands), the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Malaysia, Japan, the US, and Russia, among many other places.
Throughout their careers they have worked with such artists as Derrick May
, Underground Resistance
, Eddie Fowlkes
, Juan Atkins
, Anthony Shake Shakir
, Members of the House, Terrence Parker
, and The Martian (Red Planet). They have remixed tracks for such artists as Massive Attack, Akabu (Joey Negro
), Dj Rolando
(Jaguar), Steve Bug
, John Thomas, The Trampps, Rhythm is Rhythm, and Inner City.
The brothers have released groundbreaking underground dance anthems on their own Detroit based record label, 430 West Records. These releases include Random Noise Generation's "Falling in Dub" (the other Burden brother moniker), Dj Rolando
's "Jaguar", Aux 88's "My A.U.X. Mind" (on the 430 West sister label Direct Beat), as well as their own Octave One
records: "Empower", "Nicolette", `The X-files", "Meridian", and `Siege". Since 1990, the Burden brothers have released over one hundred records.
2000 brought the biggest Octave One
release to date, "Blackwater". The track has appeared on almost 30 compilation albums worldwide (with comp sales approaching one million collectively). It has been released domestically in 5 countries (US, UK, Spain, Germany, and Australia). The track has also been a favorite on the decks of some of the world's best known DJs, Little "Little" Louie Vega
, Danny Teneglia, Jeff Mills
, Richie Hawtin
, Kevin Saunderson
, Derrick May
, Jonathan Peters, Laurent Garnier
, among many, many others. "Blackwater" became a new turning point for the brothers.
Slowing down the operations of the labels, in 2002, the brothers re-entered the studio. This time with the mindset for a new sound; it came in the form of their first proper album, "The Theory of Everything". This project teamed them up once again with vocalist and writing partner Ann Saunderson (the voice behind "Blackwater"). Filling out the production, they also teamed up with new vocalists Vonnica Jones (cousin to the boys), Delano Tyler (long time mate), and emcee P.Gruv (of Hypnotech Records). Along for the ride also came the london based 12 piece Urban Soul Orchestra for a special `Strings Mix' of "Blackwater". "The Theory" is a electronic blend of many different genres. According to the brothers, "All music connects, intersects. It's an energy that should not be restrained by labels and borders." Displaying their distinctive electronic soul vibe, Octave One
's "The Theory of Everything" is slated for release in late 2004.
Past Octave One Events ( 2 Listed )
Octave One in 2002...
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