It's time for the first OCHO of 2023! We're ready to deliver another year of heart-stopping beats from across the planet. And we're starting 2023 with a brand new airtime. On Saturday, January 28, we are getting the party started at 4 pm ET on Diplo's Revolution (Sirius XM channel 52) and dropping heaters until midnight. This month we've got a fantastic mix of styles and flavors from an international cavalcade of exciting artists, including Cuartero, Disfreq, Gab Rhome, Low Steppa, Luzi Tudor, Mau P, Silvie Loto, and Truth x Lies.Listen to OCHO on Sirius XM
Spanish tech house stalwart Cuartero has built a serious legacy. Releases on tastemaking imprints like Hot Creations, Moon Harbour, PIV, and Eastenderz have helped to bolster his rapidly maturing moody after-hours sound. In addition, his duo of self-curated labels, Sanity and Cuartero Concept, have further made him a sought-after name in the underground scene.
Master manipulators of trippy vocal elements, tech house rhythms, and acidic analog, Irish brothers Disfreq have energized dance music fans worldwide with rave-ready stompers. After releases with Patrick Topping's Trick and Gorgon City's Realm, they've recently released a two-part mini album Picture:Disfreq with Solomun's Diynamic, exploring the depths of their sound from the brightly upbeat "Moville" to the soaring melodics of "Flame."
French Canadian Gab Rhome's music reflects elements from Africa, Brazil, and Cuba, with releases on highly coveted labels such as All Day I Dream, Anjunadeep, Last Night on Earth, and more. Having played at major festivals worldwide, including Burning Man, Tomorrowland, and Nocturnal Wonderland, the French-Canadian continues to conquer hearts with his soft hands and sumptuous melodies.
Low Steppa is a true house music veteran who, over 20 years, has a career peppered with aliases, accolades, and career highs that include being at the axis of tectonic shifts in dance music several times over. His current iteration is his most authentic, though. He is one of the few to hold the title of Defected Records Resident, holding court at their events worldwide from Ibiza to London. As a producer, releases like "Runnin," "Heard it All Before," and "Wanna Show You" walk the line between blissfully dusty classics and pristinely executed modern groovers.
After decades on the dancefloor, Luzi Tudor burst onto the scene with "Warrior" on Lane 8's This Never Happened. It was only her second release ever and a bold declaration that her life mission, "to create experiences that connect humans and humanity in an impactful way," was ready to begin. She's since become a regular on the label and toured alongside Lane 8 for his three-day run at the Brooklyn Mirage and LA Historic Park.
Mau P rocked the tech house world last year with his debut, "Drugs From Amsterdam." The Dutch dancefloor destroyer's breakout hit was the ID of the summer, with plays by everyone from Chris Lake to Tiesto. His upcoming follow-up on Insomniac Records, "Gimme That Bounce," proves that he's no one-hit-wonder. And with a career in dance that dates back to his big room days as Maurice West, it's clear that Mau has no intention of slowing down.
Silvie Loto is a European club staple. The Italian DJ and producer has held residencies at Tenax in Florence, Goa in Rome, and is regular at Circoloco at DC-10 and Music On Ibiza. With over a decade of experience behind the decks, she's also an experienced producer boasting releases on essential record labels like Nervous and Ellen Alien's Bpitch Controls.
While duo Truth x Lies got their start in the New York underground circuit, they truly broke through the noise after winning the Insomniac Discovery Project in 2017. What's followed in the last five years is a serious play for nationwide attention. Blazing releases like "Nothing Gonna Stop This" on CID's Night Service Only and their recent remix of Zhu's "Zhudio54" have put them on the fast track to the main stage.