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Octave One have long been one of the more prolific techno outfits that came through in the waves of talent from Detroit during the late ’80s to early ’90s. Originally comprised of brothers Lawrence, Lenny and Lynell Burden, their energetic, funk infused style of techno was heralded by their 1990 debut track “I Believe” with Lisa Newberry on vocals. Soon after, they established their own record label 430 West and slowly began releasing the tracks that would make up some twenty single releases, seven albums and countless remixes. Coupled with a spine tingling fragility present throughout many of their works (and epitomized on their hit “Black Water”), Octave One productions provide for the mind, body and soul. Later incorporating siblings Lance and Lorne into Octave One, the five Burden brothers have proven to be an important part of Detroit music history and indeed the greater history of techno. Our 80th exclusive podcast is a blazing live set recorded at The Underground in Dublin.