Rising through the queer American DJ circuit, Eris Drew and Octo Octa, co-owners of dance label T4T LUV NRG, share multiple decades between them actively participating within the dance music community and are currently both weekly residents on BBC Radio 1. The 21 track compilation was mixed from all-vinyl in their log cabin home and studio in the woods of New Hampshire, taking in cuts that span house, bassline, UK hardcore, and trance. It’s includes exclusive tracks from both Octo Octa – ‘River’ – a trancey and euphoric house classic, and Eris – ‘Reactiv-8’ – an electro selection with Eris’s own vocals, as well as many rare 90s house gems previously limited to the collections of vinyl-heads and now available for download. Released alongside the comp is a double vinyl product with download code featuring ten full length tracks from the mix.
A1 Project Sound – Sweet In The Morning (Project Sound Mix) [Hardtrax Records]
A2 G.O.D.- Watch Ya Bass Bins [Urban Dubz Music]
A3 Continuous Cool – Automatic [Cyber Records]
B1 Global Method – Good Life (Orbital Mix) [White label]
B2 Octo Octa – River [fabric Records]
C1 Alec Falconer – New Junk City [EXT]
C2 CZR – Structure [Texture Recordings]
C3 The Two Amigos – Everybody Get Up (Vocal Mix) [Footwork Records]
D1 Eris Drew – Reactiv-8 [fabric Records]
D2 Marascia – Genetically Changed [No Label Records]
Press & Promo:
Online & Print
PITCHED: Focus at press has been pitching the release to key specialist online, print and vinyl/comp review and roundup targets including DJ Mag, The WIRE, Electronic Sounds, Mixmag, NME, The Vinyl Factory, Arts Desk, London In Stereo, RA, Pitchfork, Gigwise, The Skinny, CLASH and more.
Initial pitches for features have gone to targets including Beatportal, Electronic Beats, RA, Billboard, The FACE, Arts Desk, SENSE, SPIN.
PITCHED: Album distributed to all relevant specialist and daytime shows to both national and international radio stations including Radio 1, Kiss FM, BBC6 Music, and individual artist tracks sent to pluggers.
Social Networking & Communities: News to be featured on both fabric and the artist’s social networks –
Facebook Followers: fabric: 500K / Octo Octa: 31K / Eris Drew: 9K
Twitter Followers: fabric: 128K / Octo Octa: 9K / Eris Drew: 7K
Instagram Followers: fabric 234K / Octo Octa: 27.6 / Eris Drew: 20.4
Spotify Listeners: Octo Octa: 40.9K / Eris Drew: 40K
Release Date: 06-03-2020