OCHO is back on the airwaves on SiriusXM's Diplo's Revolution (channel 52) Saturday, February 25, from 4 pm-midnight ET. We've lined up another eight outstanding artists from around the world to drop eight hours of diverse and danceable house music to get you going for your Saturday night preparty.
First up is UK melodic multi-genre shapeshifter ATRIP. His ability to effortlessly move between knocking bass house, high-energy UK garage and scintillating deep house has made him a sought-after artist. He's collabed with Tony Romera, remixed for IMANU, and released on Shall Not Fade and In/Rotation.
Hailing from the birthplace of house music, Azzecca's debut single "I've Been Waiting" on Diplo's Higher Ground was a runaway success, picking up widespread support and a remix from Ida Engburg. When she's not commanding the stages of fabric, ARC Music Festival, or CRSSD with her darker take on techno and house, you can find her curating curiously forward-thinking lineups for her Dirty Disco event series.
From his chart-busting remix of Josh Butler's "Got A Feeling" to his heavily supported 2022 Hot Creations release "Gold Teeth," Bontan has proved that his command of the range of house music sounds knows no limits. Currently one of the top-selling afro house artists on Beatport, the UK talent continues to unleash sexy, scintillating sounds that leave dancefloors across the planet begging for more.
Chapter & Verse may have only released his first record, "Dreams," in 2020, but his relationship with house is well-worn. In the three years since his first release, the long-time professional raver turned DJ and producer has dropped a staggering 80 plus releases, including remixes for dance legend Dave Aude, Russian bass house titans VOLAC, releases on Repopulate Mars, Insomniac, Night Service Only, REALM, Atlantic Records, Solotoko, and a publishing deal with Ultra Music.
Elrow resident FLORENTIA has quickly become one of the UK's hottest DJ exports. Her distinctive abilities behind the decks put her square in the sights of elrow's worldwide DJ resident search in 2021, and quickly after winning the coveted spot, she began picking up time slots at lauded institutions like Warehouse Project, Amnesia Ibiza, fabric London, Ministry of Sound, Ushuaïa Ibiza, and Printworks. As her name continues to rise the ranks, there's no telling how far this fascinating young talent will take things.
Los Angeles-born and raised, Kaysin has spent much of his adult life as part of the storied Southern California dance music scene. He stepped into the world of production with his debut release, Wait All Night, on Hood Politics and since has collaborated with John Summit, dropped chart-toppers on Repopulate Mars, and performed at festivals like Groove Cruise, Lucidity, and Insomniac's Escape.
Melodic heavyweight Lawrence Hart's remarkable career includes work with George FitzGerald and Alan Fitzpatrick, remixes for Foals and Model Man, and remix treatments of his songs from Camelphat and Jody Wisternoff. Even more remarkably, he only released his debut solo EP in 2021. His emotive sonics and intelligent sound design led Pete Tong to name a song from this Surrender Yourself EP, an Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1.
Leading Brazil's domination of house music, Liu's blistering bass-heavy house tunes have skyrocketed him to the top of charts and the stages of festivals like Tomorrowland Brazil and Lollapalooza. Since his Beatport #1 debut, "Don't Look Back," in 2016, he's continued to rise the ranks and clock millions of streams across his catalog, spanning record labels like Armada, Universal Music, and Sony.