Gray Area OCHO Returns to Diplo's Revolution in December

Dec 1, 2021

Alexander Dias

4 min read

In October, Gray Area launched OCHO, an eight-hour journey through the global sounds of modern house and techno. In partnership with Diplo's Revolution and Sirius XM, listeners expanded their sonic palates with a day of diverse music and fresh beats. On December 11, 2021, OCHO returns to the airwaves with a new lineup featuring Dennis Ferrer, Yulia Niko, Gioliì & Assia, Dennis Cruz, John Summit, Dombresky, Archie Hamilton, and Arielle Free.

The lineup of innovative and forward-thinking artists is another shining example of Gray Area's mission to unite the international house music community and draw lines between its rich sub-cultures and sub-genres.

Dennis Ferrer

New York-born house music legend Dennis Ferrer heads the lineup. Ferrer established his footprint in the 90s as part of the early New York techno and gospel house scene. The genre-defining producer has throughout the years continued to push the envelope with a wide-spanning output that includes hits like "Hey Hey," "Sinfonia Della Notte," and "Whisper" with Disciples and James Yuill.

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Yulia Niko

Yulia Niko's worldly sound is likely a result of her travels. The Russian-born artist discovered dance music in Sochi, wrote her breakthrough music in Greece and New York, and finally settled in Berlin, where she became a resident of the iconic Watergate nightclub. Her Detroit-inspired deep minimal tech has received acclaim from Jamie Jones and Lee Foss and earned her releases on Get Physical, Crosstown Rebels, and Objektivity.

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Tune in to Gray Area OCHO on December 11, 2021

Giolí & Assia

Multi-hyphenate's Gioli & Assia combine their deep-seated background in live instrumentation and traditional music for a lush, passionate melodic experience like no other. What started as a manager/ client relationship has grown into a creative partnership that has developed beyond their imagination. Assia's lilting vocals float over the top of scintillating sonics that exemplify the lengths to which techno can be pushed.

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Dennis Cruz

Dennis Cruz is a singular force in house and techno. By the time the Spanish DJ and producer was 17, he'd already been in the studio with hip hop artists and rock bands crafting hits. However, he found a home in dance music weaving together thumping basslines, Latin-tinged beats, and a wide array of musical influences. Named the Beatport Most Charted Artist of 2016, his music draws support from icons like Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Roger Sanchez, and Marco Carola.

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John Summit

John Summit has been on a two-year tear, dropping hit record after record and dominating the festival circuit. Incredibly, the Chicago-based DJ broke through amid the pandemic with "Deep End" on Defected—the longest-running Beatport #1 of 2020. He has since collaborated with everyone from Gorgon City to Sofi Tukker and has seen releases on the industry's most lauded labels.

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Dombresky

Dombresky has established himself as a dynamic purveyor of classy, uplifting, vocal-driven house music. The French-born, LA-based artist has dominated the Spotify playlists and festival stages in 2020 with landmark performances at Lollapalooza and EDC Vegas. And future classic releases on Insomniac, Armada, and Toolroom.

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Archie Hamilton

In 2019 Archie Hamilton released his debut album Archive Fiction, a milestone and breakthrough moment for the producer who'd already spent years grinding and building his two record labels, Moscow Records and Moss Co., from the ground up. His rough and tumble basslines and floating synth work were the first signal that a new brand of European house music maestro was taking over the game.

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Arielle Free

BBC Radio 1 presenter, producer, and DJ Arielle Free has risen to be an influential tastemaker in dance music. Often referred to as Scotland's answer to Annie Mac, she's diligently spent years creating her own space in dance music. Aside from being the daytime ambassador for Radio 1's iconic dance programming, her career as a DJ exploded in 2020 with performances at Printworks, Parklife, Glastonbury, and Creamfields.

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Tune in to Gray Area Presents OCHO on December 11 from 12 PM to 8 PM ET.

Upcoming events

Black Coffee Week 3

Hï Ibiza

San José, Spain

Jun 1, 202411:30 PM

Dennis Cruz is on the lineup

Do Not Sleep Closing Party

Amnesia Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain

Jun 13, 202411 PM

Archie Hamilton is on the lineup

Defected Week 7

Dennis Ferrer is on the lineup

Music On Daytime Week 3

Destino

Talamanca, Spain

Jun 20, 20245 PM

Dennis Cruz is on the lineup

Extrema Outdoor 2024

Yulia Niko is on the lineup

Elrow Week 5 | Encantado

Amnesia Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain

Jun 22, 202411 PM

Archie Hamilton is on the lineup

Bedouin | Saga Week 6

Pacha Ibiza

Eivissa, Spain

Jun 26, 202411:59 PM

Dennis Cruz is on the lineup

Paradise Week 7

Amnesia Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain

Jul 31, 202410:30 PM

Archie Hamilton is on the lineup

ANTS Week 14

John Summit is on the lineup

HE. SHE. THEY Week 2

Dennis Ferrer is on the lineup

Paradise Week 8

Amnesia Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain

Aug 7, 202410:30 PM

Archie Hamilton is on the lineup

Defected Week 15

Dennis Ferrer is on the lineup

Music On Week 14

Pacha Ibiza

Eivissa, Spain

Aug 16, 202411:59 PM

Dennis Cruz is on the lineup

Black Coffee Week 14

Hï Ibiza

San José, Spain

Aug 17, 202411:30 PM

Giolì & Assia is on the lineup

Eric Prydz presents [CELL] Week 9

Hï Ibiza

San José, Spain

Aug 19, 202411:30 PM

John Summit is on the lineup

Paradise Week 10

Amnesia Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain

Aug 21, 202410:30 PM

Dennis Cruz and Archie Hamilton are on the lineup

elrow Chicago at Arc Music Festival 2024

Gray Area event

Union Park

Chicago, Illinois

Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2024

Dennis Ferrer is on the lineup

Paradise Week 12

Amnesia Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain

Sep 4, 202410:30 PM

Archie Hamilton is on the lineup

Franky Wah presents SHÈN Ibiza Week 13

Club Chinois

Eivissa, Spain

Sep 8, 202411:45 PM

Yulia Niko is on the lineup

Elrow Week 17 | Psychrowdelic Trip

Amnesia Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain

Sep 14, 202411 PM

Archie Hamilton is on the lineup

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