Octave One

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Octave One
Also known as Random Noise Generation
Never On Sunday
Origin Michigan
United States
Genres Techno, Detroit Techno, House Music, Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass
Instruments Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Mixing console, Drum sequencer (controller) and Sound effect
Years active 1989-Present
Labels 430 West Records, Tresor, Concept Music
Website Official Site
Members Lawrence Burden, Lenny Burden, & Lynell Burden, Lance Burden, Lorne Burden
Notable instruments
Roland TR-909, Akai MPC, Korg MicroX, ProTools

Octave One is a group of American techno musicians composed of siblings Lenny Burden and Lawrence Burden, sometimes associated with their three other brothers, Lorne Burden, Lynell Burden and Lance Burden. In 1989, The band debuted on Derrick May's Transmat record label with the single "I Believe".[1] In 1990, "I Believe" was included on the compilation Techno 2: The Next Generation (10 Records).[2] Also In 1990, with their brother Lynell, they formed the record label 430 West Records to release the vinyl record Octave One "The Octivation EP".[3] Octave One have remixed recordings for Massive Attack, Joey Negro, DJ Rolando, Steve Bug, John Thomas, The Trammps, Rhythm is Rhythm, and Inner City.[4] In 2000, Octave One released their most commercially successful recording, "Blackwater". In 2002, "Blackwater" was remixed by the band with a reworked live string arrangement performed by the Urban Soul Orchestra in London, England. The single was re-released by Concept Music (United Kingdom), Ministry of Sound/Voidcom (Germany), Vendetta Records (Spain), and Tinted (Australia) in the same year.[4] It peaked at #47 (February 2002) and #69 (September 2002) in the UK Singles Chart.[5]

Octave One tour the world as live electronic musicians.[6] They are included in the second generation of Detroit Techno artists.[7]

Mainly known for their techno recordings, the Burden brothers have also produced many recordings of house music and other electronic genres using other pseudonyms, in particular Random Noise Generation, Metro D (with Terrell Langston) and Never One Sunday.[8]


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  1. ^ Octave One, Allmusic.com. Retrieved August 2011
  2. ^ "Various - Techno 2: The Next Generation (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2005-07-16. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Octave One - Octivation - The EP (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Octave One Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 404. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ "RA: Octave One biography". Residentadvisor.net. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  7. ^ "365MAG.com". 365MAG.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  8. ^ 430west.typepad.com Octave One

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