OktoRed, hailing from Metro Detroit MI, has been gaining some real momentum of late as one of Beatportal’s “Artists to Watch 2012” following his first Yosucka! Imprint,”Futures Sounds of 8 Mile” EP.
Oktored continues a long lineage of Detroit Electronic Music, limitless, genre expanding and intelligent. This artist is pushing genre classifications wide open as he morphs between Future Bass, Post-Moombahton, Juke, Footwork and Ghetto Tech.
Detroit has a real history of forward thinking producers that have taken pieces of its electronic music past and fused them together with modern production techniques. Recently, he has come under the tutelage of Brian Gillespie (Starski & Clutch), Detroit vinyl legend, part founder of Databass, Twilight 76 and Throw Records and purveyor of the Detroit ghetto tech scene. Acting as Jedi to this young Padawan, Gillespie is attempting to take Oktored away from the dirty, scandalous, mind-control-tricks business side of the music industry, and just let him concentrate on being an artist, which is something we at Generation Bass believe in as well.
This guy has the potential to write a new ‘Strings of Life’, ‘Good Fun’, ‘Ass ‘n Titties’ or other Detroit style classics. More techno than we’ve ever heard in Moombah and Future bass before and more sophistication as well.
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