Octane / DLR
Octane and DLR have been getting support from the big dogs in the dnb world. Apparently. Assume that means they need to be taken for regular walkies and try to shag visitors’ legs. Meanwhile, from Octane and DLR a mix to download and minimix of the forthcoming album to listen.
The mix is a dark liquid dnb kind of thing. Has lots of their own original tracks. Very good.
Octane / DLR hirngaudiminimix
Phentix – Evolution (SHAT Records)
Octane & DLR, EBK, Gusto – Mainframe
Octane & DLR, Survival – Afterglow
Octane & DLR – Drone of Zion
Octane & DLR – Back in the Grind (Cern & Dabs Remix)
Octane & DLR – Seven
Octane & DLR, Survival – Spectrum
Octane & DLR, Safire – Peel Street
Octane & DLR, EBK – Zulu Fade
Octane & DLR – The Walrus
Vicious Circle, Jubei – Deliberate
Octane & DLR, Survival – Transition
Dispatch Limited – Master Funk
Octane & DLR “Method… in the Madness” full album [Exclusive Minimix preview]. It’s kinda hard to review an album that’s been reduced to eight minutes. Impressionistically then, this album mainly hits hard in the gut, with the deep bass, doomy sounds and distortion on the vocals. Rather loses me when it goes ragga. But it’s not all shouty urban angst, there’s also moments of light, especially in the second part of the mix when there’s a more liquid dnb approach and even some downtempo moments. Clearly a complex album aiming at more than slow slung jeans and baseball caps.
Blurb: Carving their very own groove in the musical world; Octane & DLR (otherwise known as Chris & Jay) have been amazing us with great music since 2010 having released on Renegade Hardware, Run DNB, Audio Tactics and of course initially and most regularly on Dispatch Recordings. This extremely talented duo have been beavering away in the studio for the last 12 months (and then some!) compiling an album which is now complete and ready to be unleashed. The full 17 track collection will be released on CD featuring collab work alongside select artists such Break, Cern and EBK as well as guest vocalists and MC’s Fokus, Kemo, Gusto and Marion.Only selected tracks from the 17 are being pressed to vinyl. The CD format features exclusively hand-drawn artwork from Nate (at Southpaw designs) adorned across its packaging and the CD itself within does contain 3 tracks + interludes that are completely exclusive to the format with the first 50 buyers receiving an exlusive and very limited signed poster (additional posters exclusively at our Surus store only)..
FULL ALBUM RELEASE DATES:
Vinyl album sampler + digital formats drop on 13th of August 2012
Vinyl plate 1 + digital formats drop on 3rd September 2012.
Vinyl plate 2 + digital formats + Full album CD + full album digital (plus extra bonus tracks) drop on 10th September 2012.
Vinyl plate 3 + digital formats drop on 17th September 2012.
Release/catalogue number: DISODLP001
Release date: Sep 10, 2012