Irish born, Los Angeles based label boss and producer SIAN has announced the labels 100th release on the 5th December with their new compilation OCTOPUS100. The compilation will feature a hand-picked selection of tracks as well as remixed classics from artists including Pleasurekraft, Juheun, Shelley Johannson, Carlo Lio and Loco & Jam to name a few.
Skateboarding has always been a hobby for SIAN, even more so since his friendship with skating legend, and fellow techno lover; Aaron Jaws Homoki where they developed the concept of combining both elements to co-brand limited edition decks, tanks and limited edition vinyl’s.
Techno tends to have its own outsider underground culture. Skating has the same vibe, so by bringing Aaron into the mix for this collaboration has provided an edgy and diverse punk rock attitude to techno.
The idea behind the concept is to show a parallel between the two lifestyles. Both truly indie, self-taught, rebellious, outsider cultures that resulted in self-made careers involving travel and connections to alternatives cultures.
Aaron, already big fan of Octopus and the labels releases over the last few years, made this a natural collaboration, helping to drive techno in a new direction.
Octopus will be hosting a series of pop-up events “Octopus100’ in the USA towards the end of the year and into 2017, where they will be focusing on small intimate venues with no more than 100 guests, all these events will be showcasing the best of Octopus roster artists as well as the exclusive merchandise.
Early 2017 will see a follow up series called “Vs” where tracks from Mark Reeve, Gregor Tresher, Julian Jewell and SIAN have already been confirmed to be released as support singles.
1. SIAN – Slow Wave (Original Mix)
2. Pleasurekraft vs Carlo Lio – Odditorium (Original Mix)
3. Ron Costa – Majoren (Original mix)
4. Sian – Information (Cardopusher Remix)
5. Arjan Vagale – Klokwise (Original mix)
6. Daryl Stay – Hidden Agenda (Original Mix)
7. Ramiro Lopez – Name Of Silence (Original Mix)
8. Sian – Out Is In (Jensen Interceptor Stuck In Mykonos Remix)
9. Jueheun – Trajectory (Original Mix)
10. Shelley Johannson – Darkest Hour (Original Mix)
11. Loco & Jam – Sacrifice (Original Mix)
12. Weska – Maskylene (Original Mix)
13. M Fukuda – Cat Grass (Original Mix)
14. Mario Ochoa – Kaiju (Original Mix)