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Following up from his critically acclaimed industrial flecked debut album on Skudge White; Bristol’s October comes correct with a new series of 10” records, each featuring under-polished no frills club cuts aimed straight at the floor, rough enough to strip paint from the walls.
Bristol based Julian Smith aka October returns to Skudge Records with the full length Black Body Radiation. Sounding like the soundtrack for a long lost dystopic Anime movie. Action packed, intense, fast-moving. Body music from the future.
October is back with his first solo 12″ after appearing on Fred P’s SPM label last year. Both cuts will please lovers of October’s trademark slow techno sound and also hint at the industrial influences which he explores more heavily on his debut LP, forthcoming on Skudge White.
After the success of the first release, Tanstaafl returns for their second wax adventure, this time with the musical renegade Dj October at the helm. October has entered a new phase of production for the Tanstaafl series and has focused himself firmly on a reduced, stripped and effective formula for the floor. His productions are heavy, smoked out narcoleptic dub infused journey’s, and his latest 12 offers more or less of the same opaque vibe but with his sights firmly set on the floor, with one foot in the past and the other in the future – drawing from his usual Detroit, NYC and Chicago influences.
October’s new EP for Skudge is one for the warehouse: both in nostalgic and progressive terms, October seem to have recorded the timelessness and his soul into the forth installment of Skudge Presents. ‘Push’ accelerates and keeps on going until it ends, where a lot of weight is put on keeping the groove. Sparse vocal repetition, used perfectly as a glue for the beat, brings a lot of promise and delivers—this is one for those hours where everything comes together. A more personal track sees the light on the B side, where ‘Empire of Man’ is even more of a journey. Where a lot of music seem to focus on function, this track combines both function and style into perfection.
Bristol based producer October will make his debut on Will Saul’s Simple imprint with an EP backed by two remixes from renowned analogue gear hoarder Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt.
Bristol-based A Sagittariun’s Elastic Dreams follows up its debut release with a 4 track EP entitled ‘Carina’. The label’s latest, ‘Carina’, combines afrobeat, dub, jazz, Detroit soundscapes and British electronica to create the sort of varied EP that is rarely heard these days. While the tempos, rhythms and feelings shift from track to track there’s a deeper theme that joins them and it’s the unmistakable references to a time when house/techno meant more than heads down, 4/4 club fodder. October delivers a remix of A Sagittariun’s “Carina” and shows yet again why his output is head and shoulders above the rest. Raw, analog and emotive it’s a classic piece of house music that oozes real passion for machines and beats.
The fourth remix pack for Skudge. Substance fires off a huge side overturning ‘Overture’ brilliantly. October & Appleblim do it Bristol fashion with a gritty twist up of the album track ‘Real Tim’.
The Copenhagen duo ‘James Braun & Dan M’ have slammed out a dark & driving debut EP on JackOff Records. Joel Alter takes it down a notch with a deep & dry version on the flip and then October breaks all the rules with his signature bass heavy groove.