The Portuguese duo Octa Push released this week the second video of their first LP, Oito (Senseless Records, June 2013). Please Please Please feat. Catarina Moreno shows clearly the new paths of the sound of the band. One of the best representatives of the Lisbon Sound and his unique cultural ties to Africa, keep using their family roots to Guiné Bissau and directly influences of Nigerian Afro-beat or Funáná from Cape Verde to express their vision on electronic music, deeply connected to the UK sounds like Garage or 2 Step.
Here the amazing video for Please, Please, Please Feat .Catarina Moreno done by iDoubleSi
February 10th is the set date for the released of the single via Senseless and features remixes from Molo, who just recently produced a remix for Theo Parrish, and from a “one of the UK’s best new producers” under a different alias.
Openly admitting the African influences and using them to re-contextualize traditional instruments like Kalimbas or Xylophones, complex polyrhythms or even melodies and synths that send us to South African Kwaito, Octa Push continues the route of feeding their music with richness without ever sound like imitators and this is probably one of the reasons for the support of names like Thom Yorke, Gilles Peterson, SBTRKT, DJ Sinden and previous releases on Soul Jazz, Fabric, Iberian, Steakhouse or Enchufada.
Here another great pice of visual eyergasm directed by Ivo Sousa & Stefano Ottaviano for “Françoise Hardy” Feat. Alex Klimovitsky, first single of the album.
Expressing themselves now on a more vast palette of sounds and textures, the album finds its perfect balance with collaborations of vocalists as Alex Klimovitsky from the Portuguese/USA group Youthless, Sasha Perera from Jahcoozi, London based Catarina Moreno and one of best Kora players in Guiné Bissau, Braima Galissa.
Here performing on a setup probably similar to the one that they will be playing tomorrow on Boiler Room Lisboa
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Listen and grab Octa Push – Oito here