Eris Drew and Octo Octa have shared a free DJing guide, Hot N' Ready DJ Tips Version 1.
Spanning 16-pages, the pair touch on everything from growing your music collection to mixing techniques and negotiating fees. They also discuss intoxication and altered states of consciousness.
"This is not a guide on “this is how you DJ”", Octo Octa said via Instagram. "We want to stay away from telling people what to do. This is a creative process that everyone approaches differently. These are just things we’ve learned over the years."
BBC Radio 1 has announced the next wave of artists holding six-month residencies.
With last year’s residents including Charlotte de Witte, Marcel Dettmann and Nastia, BBC Radio 1 has announced that DJ Mag Best of British 2019 winners Sherelle, Paul Woolford, Denis Sulta, and Saoirse, will be re-joining the acclaimed residency slot for 2020.
Field Maneuvers have announced the first wave of names for their 2020 edition.
Self-titled the UK's best "dirty little rave", Field Maneuvers is an intimate festival that takes place at the end of the summer about an hour outside of London.
Adam Beyer, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, and ANNA are among the names locked for Sunday at Movement Detroit.
Ellen Allien, Special Request, Speedy J, Joseph Capriati, Drumcell and rising New York rapper A$AP Ferg will be joining those names for the three-day event, which runs from Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th May 2020.
Elsewhere, b2bs are billed from Kevin Saunderson and son, Dantiez, Magda and Mike Servito, and Chicago house dons DJ Sneak and Derrick Carter. Local heavyweights Detroit Techno Militia, Gettoblaster and Scan 7 are also on the line-up.
Octo Octa has launched a new guide to setting up a home studio. The epic, 30-page PDF is titled 'AKA a journey of mistakes' and outlines Octo Octa's journey through trial-and-error studio experiences over her 18-year career, including a guide to her own hardware, using a DAW, connecting and syncing machines, what gear to buy and advice around choosing things like studio monitors.
Eris Drew and Octo Octa have confirmed plans for a new T4T LUV NRG tour of the US kicking off next month.
The pair will play b2b at the eight shows which will see them head to Buffalo, Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Madison, Detroit, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The series of dates follows on from the pair's recent Europe, Asia and Australia tour which culminated in a b2b appearance on Boiler Room at Sugar Mountain.
ON ELKKA’s new EP, there’s a slow-burning house track based on a sample of Laurie Anderson, the New York performance artist who had a surprise hit with ‘O Superman’. Everyone wants to know exactly what kind of artist I am, Anderson sighs, as ‘Avant Garde’ builds to a climax: “Who cares?” This is the kind of DGAF attitude — sampled, chopped and placed on a Floorplan-esque pedestal — that sums up where Elkka is at right now.
Junction 2 has revealed more names joining the festival's 2020 line-up.
Last year saw the South London festival expand into two days, with the addition of Friday boasting a more eclectic, underground line-up, while Saturday maintained its policy of house and techno sets from some of the biggest names in the game. After announcing the likes of Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Honey Dijon and Four Tet, the second wave of names have been revealed.
Octo Octa is set to release her new album in September this year.
The DJ/producer, real name Maya Bouldry-Morrison, will release her third studio album, 'Resonant Body', on T4T LUV NRG, the label she co-runs with partner Eris Drew.
'Resonant Body' marks Bouldry-Morrison's second release this year, following her 'For Lovers' EP on Ninja Tune's Technicolour, and will be released on the 6th September.