Whoever Octo Octa are, they be making some slammin’ tunes. The entire Let Me See You EP on the hot, house label 100% Silk is comprised of tracks dreamy enough to make you swoon and edgy enough to make you stomp.
Octo chooses to veer away from traditional jacking hi-hats. The exquisitely understated sound design of all the song’s components keeps your hips swinging throughout the track. Lashings of reverb add to the track’s drama. A hint of disco makes you realize why this style has been bizarrely referred to as “italo-tropical dub”.
My pick of the bunch is “High Reflection,” purely for its epic attempt at a nouveau disco romper. “I’m Trying to Let You Go” may be more accessible for its instantly recognizable use of R&B popstress, Amerie, but it cannot match “High Reflection’s” larger-than-life personality.
Out will come the smiles on this candy coated shuffler, all the fairies will certainly flutter their wings to this. Check this 100% Silk mix over the weekend, if you need some more good vibes, because wherever you are, it’s Friday.