Based in California Octavius has been described as a mix of "San Francisco sneer, L.A. lust and Oakland grime" which is a pretty good way to start to describe his music.
His second LP, Laws has been a slightly over looked classic combining fractured beats with blown-out pop and hip hop.
For this podcast Octavius has done something a little different. He has presented us with a mix of eerie soul songs titled Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - The Definitive Girl Group Mixtape. The mix is inspired by the In Dreams Scene from Blue Velvet and Octavius' sound in stamped all over this mix.
1 Boswell Sisters || Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
2 The Cookies || I Never Dreamed
3 The Chantels || Every Night (I Pray)
4 The Crystals || He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)
5 The Marvelettes || Love Letters
6 Paris Sisters || Sincerely
7 The Bluebelles || Where Are You
8 Angels || Till
9 Paris Sisters || Long After Tonight Is All Over
10 The Royalettes || It's Gonna Take A Miracle
11 Studio Group || A Thousand Stars In the Sky
12 The Supremes || My World Is Empty Without You
13 Phil Spector Interview