This nugget of quality was posted by Paul McFadyen on 25 Mar 2014, and is filled under Chatter, Reviews & Clips.

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DJ Controllers Ultimate Guide

Octo Octa – Where Did You Go? / Through The Haze

Octa Octa

Chicago imprint Argot Records has a small but perfectly formed catalogue of house, techno and electronica with this year’s releases from Chase Smith and The Citizens Band (on its sister label Tasteful Nudes) being of particular note.

Their latest outing sees them entice Brooklyn producer Octo Octa away from his regular home 100% Silk for a lovely two track 12 of top drawer house.

Opener “Where Did You Go” sets the tone perfectly with its synth action laid on thick atop a sprightly yet not-in-a rush-to-get-anywhere 4/4 backing all soaked in the production values we’ve come to expect from both producer and label’s output.

Flipping over to “Where Did You Go” unveils more delights but this time on a slightly moodier tip. Perfectly placed percussive elements fill out the sides while an uplifting and ever so slightly ravey breakdown leads the way into a fantastic slice of light on the ears techno.

Keep an eyes and ears open for this landing on April 22nd.