Octo Octa: “I Need You”

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April 15th, 2019
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Words: Elice

This is a nine-minute atmospheric ride. Imagine riding your car in a gloomy lightened urban landscape…and gradually colorful lights and illuminating sounds are popping up around, till you finally reach the doorstep of this amazing basement club, you get in and you start dancing among the others, losing yourself to the rhythm, to sublime spacey breakbeats, to this dazzling beat, and your body and mind is tripping through all these perfectly crafted sonic layers that beautifully emerge. That’s the feeling when you listen to “I Need You” by the fabulous Octo Octa, aka Maya Bouldry-Morrison. Just as magnetic as Octo Octa’s smooth vocals. “I need you,” she says. “Thank you for being there, it means so much to me.” It’s takem from the recent three-track EP “For Lovers”, which is billed as Octo Octa’s most vulnerable work to date, building on her quest for cathartic “emotional content.”

The “For Lovers” EP is out now on Technicolour. Get it here.

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Eris Drew & Octo Octa: “Devotion” EP

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December 21st, 2018
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Words: Elice

Is this one of the best EPs in 2018? For sure it’s one of them! Eris Drew and Octo Octa (Maya Bouldry-Morrison) recently dropped back their split five-track 12’’ on Portuguese Naive Records, the “Devotion” EP. The pair’s mission has always been to spread love to the dance floor. And it is accomplished! Our favorite track is the A-side’s groundbreaking second one “Trans Love Vibration” (Eris goes to Church) by Eris Drew, an organ-laced deep breakbeat shuffle tune featuring steamy, soulful – “the kind of love that brings you to your knees” – vocals.

“Each track here was made with ecstatic love energy and the intent to communicate. Maya and Eris want you to know that your body is powerful. It is a gateway to the Devine in us all. The infinite goddess within.”

Preview the whole thing above and enjoy this blissful ride!

The “Devotion” EP is out via Naïve Records. Buy it here.

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Octo Octa: “Adrift” Video

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September 21st, 2017
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Brooklyn-based artist Octo Octa, aka Maya Bouldry-Morrison, has shared a new video for “Adrift”, and it’s really quite something. Directed by VR/3D filmmaker Ray McClure, “Adrift” is the first music video starring Maya Bouldry-Morrison herself. Using a process of photographing Maya thousands of times at every angle, Ray created digital 3D versions of her likeness to center around this beautifully meditative filmic interpretation of the track. Sit back, relax, and take in all 8 minutes of this film.

The “Adrift” 12″ is out now on Honey Soundsystem Records. Pick up your copy here.

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Octo Octa: “Move On (Let Go) (De-Stress Mix)”

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Octo Octa: “Move On (Let Go) (De-Stress Mix)”

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February 21st, 2017
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Brooklyn-based artist Octo Octa, aka Maya Bouldry-Morrison, is getting ready to drop her second album, entitled “Where Are We Going?”, on San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem imprint. The album follows Octo Octa’s 2013 debut album “Between Two Selves” for 100% Silk and features nine four-to-the-floor house and techno tracks with autobiographical messages. Our first taste from the upcoming record comes in the form of the “De-Stress” mix of “Move On (Let Go)”. Give it a spin above.

The “Where Are We Going?” LP comes out digitally on March 27th, with vinyl to follow on April 7th. Pre-order it here.

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The Juan Maclean: “Here I Am” [Octo Octa Remix]

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The Juan MacLean: “Here I Am (Octo Octa Remix)”

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September 22nd, 2015
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Here we go! The fifth installment of our annual “Late Summer” compilation series has arrived, featuring 16 tracks that will soundtrack your blissful car rides and fuel you with a never-ending summer feeling wherever you are. The compilation Vol.5 also includes a new The Juan MacLean remix, which comes as an exclusive free download courtesy of DFA. Brooklyn-based house producer Octo Octa gets his hands on the duo’s “Here I Am”, taken from last year’s “In A Dream” LP, completely transforming the track into an epic, slow burner. It clocks in at nearly eight minutes, and we can’t get enough of it. Blast it above.

The compilation features previously unreleased tracks from Ben Browning x Cooper Saver, Du Tonc x Mighty Mouse, Klaves, Knightlife, Lauer‬, NO ZU, This Soft Machine, Woolfy Vs. Projections, as well as exclusive free downloads from András & Oscar x Tornado Wallace, Cameo Culture, Daniel T, HNNY, Homework, In Flagranti, and Navid Izadi. Shout out to all the artists and labels for making it happen. Update: As a bonus, you can grab a free download of Wolfram’s remix of “Here I Am” below. Enjoy the ride.

Download La.Ga.Sta.’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 for free here.

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