STAFF PICK: Octave One Presents | Random Noise Generation – Endustry Album


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Fresh for 2018, pioneering Detroit techno legends Octave One are set to release some exciting new music this spring via their much loved Random Noise Generation alias, their first new music since 2006, as well as announcing two North American shows. Known for their incredible live analog sets, the duo have been busy in the studio with their new album Endustry out now via their highly-respected 430 West imprint.

The brain child of core members and brothers in rhythm Lenny and Lawrence Burden, Octave One burst onto the Detroit techno scene in 1990 with early support from Derrick May. In 1991 they dropped their first release under the moniker Random Noise Generation titled “Falling in Dub” as well as launching their own label 430 West which provided a key platform for indie artists in the 90s. Frequently joined by contributions from siblings Lynell, Lance, and Lorne Burden, Octave One is one of the most unique techno collectives in underground dance music today. Their 2002 hit “Black Water” has sold over one million copies worldwide with the Burden brothers counting industry heavyweights Danny Tenaglia, Jeff Mills, Louie Vega and Richie Hawtin as fans from the beginning. Fast-forward 28 years and the veteran producers of hypnotic beats are just as fresh and innovative as when they got started.


Hot on the heels of their EP release ‘Enfinate Soul’ which saw their second track off the release ‘Rock My Soul’ (Reborn Vocal Mix) premiere on TRAX, now Octave One (under the moniker Random Noise Generation) present their latest LP. Something of a new take on their creative process, the Burden brothers made the album Endustry on the road while they toured over the past year, allocating time in each country they visited to influence, inspire and record each track.

‘We were tucked away in so many hotel rooms that we decided to make sure we brought enough extra equipment so that we could set up a true lab to create from country to country and make the grooves that we wanted to experiment with on the dance floor”  -Lawrence Burden

Composing all tracks with the classic Octave One emotion and energy, the result is a stunning album, demonstrating their expertise as true masters of their craft who constantly test the boundaries between space, sound, and the possibilities of music in real time.

‘“Alkalyze’ more than any other tracks on the project, embraces the original spirit of Random Noise Generation as the ‘machine’ seemed to really guide the creative process. Much of the foundation of the composition was very accidental, but inspirational, with various musical devices interpreting data in a very unexpected result. It actually came together quite quickly but things just fell into place so naturally” -Lenny Burden


Incorporating two US dates into their spring tour, Octave One will touch down on Friday, May 25 at Analog BKNY which boasts one of the best sound system in New York built by legendary audio engineer Craig ‘Shorty’ Bernabeu. Heading back to their hometown of Detroit, Octave One will also make an appearance at the official Movement after party on Sunday, May 27 at popular nightspot Magic Stick.

Octave One presents Random Noise Generation ‘Endustry’ is out now via 430 West.

Octave One Spring Tour Dates:


April 28 Barcelona, Spain @ Nitsa

April 30 Bergen, Norway @ Ploink Festival

May 4 Bogota, Colombia @ Baum Club

May 5, Medellin, Colombia @ Imagine Land

May 9 Hamburg, Germany @ Pal

May 10  ’s-Hertogenbosch, Holland @ Losjes Hemelvaart 2018 Tramkade Terrain

May 12 Tbilisi, Georgia @ KHIDI

May 19 Berlin, Germany @ Berghain

May 25 Brooklyn, USA  @ Analog BKNY*

May 27 Detroit, USA @ Magic Stick* Official Movement After Party

June 19 Bucharest, Romania @ Picnic Fonic 2018

June 14 Barcelona, Spain @ Detroit Love Off Sonar, Monasterio, Poble Espanyol

June 16 Paris, France @ Dock Pullman

June 22 Leeds, UK @ Sheaf St

June 23 Dublin, Ireland @ Waterford & Tramore Racecourse

August 17 Berlin, Germany @ Tresor Berlin

August 18 Bordeaux, France @ IBOAT

August 25 Derry, UK @ Jika Jika! Festival

Photo by Marie Staggat