Octo Octa / Where Are We Going?
Album: Where Are We Going?   Collection:General
Artist:Octo Octa   Added:Aug 2017

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-08-26 Pull Date: 2017-10-28 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 26, 2017: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
4. Oct 09, 2017: In Your Ear Radio - 2 of 2 Tonight
Where Are We Going? Pt. 1
2. Oct 19, 2017: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Preparation Rituals
5. Oct 05, 2017: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Fleeting Moments Of Freedom (Wooo)
3. Oct 12, 2017: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants In Your Ear
Where Are We Going? Pt. 1
6. Oct 01, 2017: The Daily Bump
On Your Lips

Album Review
Shay Z
Reviewed 2017-08-23
Dreamy, outsider house. Maya Bouldry-Morrison is a trans house producer out of New York producing some brilliant shit! She makes atmospheric house tracks that are augmented by some interesting breakbeats and intriguing percussion throughout. An “overtly queer” record according to Octo Octa herself, the song titles and atmosphere convey her challenging years coming out and transitioning. While often thoughtful and somber, it’s all gorgeously arranged and wonderfully hypnotic. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Genre: Straight up house! Dreamier at times, breakbeat-y at times
RIYL: Anthony Naples, Terre Thaemlitz, Jack J, Moiré
Favorite Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 5
FCCs: Nope
Where Are We Going?, Pt. 1 (7:31) * - Long, chill intro, atmospheric house, brilliantly cozy, floating piano, even the bass is barely there
On Your Lips (6:09) ** - More solidly grounded groove, light percussion with steady bass, low warped singing drifts throughout
Fleeting Moments of Freedom (Wooo) (6:24) * - Cool scratching! Dancy track with scratching throughout to keep you on your toes
Until the Moon Sets (5:03) - So strong, dreamier than previous too tracks, distant keys, still a strong sense of rhythm
No More Pain (Promises to a Younger Self) (2:36) ** - Slower, dreamier intro, then some sweet breakbeats, looped soul in background
Move On (Let Go) [De-stress Mix] (5:11) - also more breakbeat heavy, some cool looped hiphop vocal samples
Preparation Rituals (7:55) - really upbeat, more of the same
Adrift (8:47) - much darker, brooding, almost techno track, syncopated bass
Where Are We Going?, Pt. 2 - dreamy intro blends into keys and long build, dancy beat beneath playful, dreamy keys

Track Listing
1. Where Are We Going? Pt. 1   5. No More Pain (Promises To A Younger Self)
2. On Your Lips   6. Move On (Let Go) (De-Stress Mix)
3. Fleeting Moments Of Freedom (Wooo)   7. Preparation Rituals
4. Until The Moon Sets   8. Adrift
  9. Where Are We Going? Pt. 2