October (TANSTAAFL, Simple Records)
07 JUN 2013 IBIZA-VOICE: OFF WEEK, SONAR BARCELONA >
24 MAY 2013 INVITE'S CHOICE PODCAST 112 - OCTOBER >
18 FEB 2013 Truancy Volume 65: October >
17 DEC 2012 LWE: October in Top 10 Downloads of 2012 >
13 DEC 2012 Juno: October in Top 100 Tracks of 2012 >
28 NOV 2012 RA: October & John Osborn - TANSTAAFL #003 >
21 AUG 2012 The Quietus: October Interview >
24 MAY 2012 October - 'Planet Of Minds' review on Teshno >
09 MAY 2012 Juno Plus Review October - Planet Of Minds >
01 MAY 2012 October/Borai - Level Abstain Review on Teshno >
01 MAY 2012 RA Reviews October & Borai - Level Abstain >
28 MAR 2012 FACT Review October - TANSTAAFL #002 >
20 MAR 2012 RA Review October - String Theory (4/5) >
15 MAR 2012 EQTV: October - Record of the Day >
16 DEC 2011 The Secret Agency Showcase at Fabric >
07 DEC 2011 October gives away a free track >
18 OCT 2011 LWE Podcast 102 - DJ October vs John Osborn >
October (TANSTAAFL, Simple Records)
October (Julian Raymond Smith) is a shining example of a renegade artist, constantly forging his own path rather than following the pack. Based in the musical melting pot of Bristol, he has been steadily rising in profile and creativity, both as a producer and as a DJ, since his first label Caravan Recordings came into being back in 2007. In that short time his brand of off-kilter house and techno has also appeared on, Perspectiv, Misericord, Jack Off and Immerse, championed by the likes of Ewan Pearson, Ripperton and DJ Qu while also collaborating with peers such as Appleblim, Will Saul, Kowton and many more.
His tracks bear the fruits of his musical influences, where the metallic textures of krautrock and curve-ball antics of noise rock collide with the bumping jack of the NYC, Detroit and Chicago originators. One quick search for his many online mixes will reveal wildly imaginative track selections far removed from the Beatport chart topping tracks du jour or the back-patting sycophantism rife in the modern podcast.
When he steps into the club, the same unconventional approach can be expected behind the decks as his deadly record collection gets a rough workout. At his prime in the sweaty, feverish peak of the night but equally adaptable to more hushed tones in the warm-up slot, October is a DJ in the truest sense of the word; sensitive to the crowd he plays to, uncompromising in his artistic vision, and playing vinyl only.
Signed to Skudge Recordings and Simple Records, DJ October has also been the driving force behind his new label 'TANSTAAFL' Records, which has been widely praised by the music press, and sets the course for more of the jacking dancefloor house and techno he is known for.
Written by Oli Warwick
2x Technics 1200 /1210 mk3 or above.
1x Allen + Heath xone 92 or above, or equivalent.
Turntables MUST be set up and tested prior to performance.
I will provide my own needles.
It would also be great if I may request that during my set, I do not have to make space for anyone setting up gear for a live set unless otherwise arranged.
2 x High quality monitor speakers (levels of which can be changed by the DJ) placed left and right of the DJ
High quality soundsystem
2013 - October - Unstable Phenomenon [Voodoo Down US]
2013 - VA - Transcending Biology [Tanstaafl]
2012 - VA - Level Abstain [Never Learnt]
2012 - VAl - Light Sleeper EP [Aus Music]
2012 - October - Empires EP [Skudge]
2012 - October - Planet Of Minds [Tanstaafl]
2012 - October - String theory EP [Simple Records]
2011 - VA – NY Fizzzzz / Fountains Of Paradise [Schmogasbord Records]
2010 - October – That Placid Track [Caravan Recordings]
2010 - October – Vanamonde EP [Misericord]
2010 - October – Muscle Memory EP [Caravan Recordings]
2009 - October – Elephants /Medium [Immerse Records]
2009 - October – Recession Sampler [Caravan Recordings]
2009 - Various Mixed By October / Recession Vol.1 [Caravan Recordings]
2009 - October – My Left Tool EP [Perspectiv]
2008 - October – Raw EP [Caravan Recordings]
2008 - October – Houston EP [Caravan Recordings]
2008 - October – Say Again EP [Perspectiv]
2008 - October – Invitation EP [Caravan Recordings]
2007 - October – Three Drops/ Homo Sapiens [Caravan Recordings]
2005 - October – Lazer Finger [Fluid Ounce]
2005 - October & 30 Hz / Beat Monkeys, The Bristol Breaks EP October [MNB Records]
2005 - October – Beat Me [Vertical Sound Recordings]
2004 - October – Dub Junglism [Z Audio]
2003 - October – The Wind Up [Dangerous Drums]
2003 - 30Hz / October – Ride Da Boogie/ Feel For Ya [Vertical Sound Recordings]
Unknown - Piano Phone – Striking Hand Music [Unknown]
2012 - A Sagittariun - Carina (October's Full Body Mix) [Elastic Dreams]
2011 - VA - Hardache (October Remix) - [Jackoff Records]
2011 - Skudge - Realtime (October & Appleblim's Bristol Version) [Skudge Records]
2010 - VA - Tetch (October's Point Your Finger Reinterpretation) [Perspectiv]
2010 - VA - Phonque (October Remix) [Miltiverse Music, Techtonic]
2008 - Inanna - Butterfly (October Wig Out Rework) [La Folia Recordings]
2007 - Steve Lawler - Violet (October's Caravan Mix) [Viba Music]
2007 - The Body Snatchers - Big Ass, Miniskirt (October Remix) [Virtical Sound Recordings]
2006 - DJ Aziz - No Competition (October Remix) [Dangerous Drums]
2004 - Circut Breaker - Phonque (October Remix) [Virtical Sound Recordings]
2004 - 30Hz - The Swamp (October Remix) [Drum + Breaks]
2003 - 30Hz - Temple (October Remix) [Virtical Sound Recordings]