Octave One announce Love by Machine tour


From techno to house, America to Europe, Octave One have proven that less is more when it comes to producing some killer tracks. For proof look no further than their recent ‘Love by Machine‘ album, a nine track beauty that features all the characteristics of some top-class, groovy techno. With minimal sounds and plenty of funky sounding beeps, brothers Lenny and Lawrence Burden have made a well balanced selection of tracks that feel at home anywhere, be it in a warehouse rave or a classic house party.

And so, to commemorate such an album, the American bros have announced the first phase of tour dates for their aptly named ‘Love by Machine’ tour. They’re bringing the album experience to life, with live reworkings of the tracks followed up with some tasty unreleased material, so there’ll be something to keep any techno-head happy. Beginning at Paris’ famous Dock Eiffel on the 3rd of February, and finally finishing at Amsterdam’s Dockyard Warehouse on the 6th of May, the three month long tour will see the techno titans travel all over the world. From Brazil to Australia, Canada to Germany, all four corners will get to hear the duos quality productions. Add to that the great energy they bring when DJing, and you’ll soon start to see why these two have been at the top of their game for over twenty years.

The first announced tour dates for 2017 are the following:

  • Fri 3 February 17 – Dock Eiffel, Paris, France
  • Sat 4 February 17 – Le Petit Salon, Lyon, France
  • Fri 17 February 17 – Kompass, Ghent, Belgium
  • Sat 18 February 17 – Fabrik, Madrid, Spain
  • Fri 24 February 17 – Shelter, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sun 26 February 17 – Warung, Itajal, Brazil
  • Tue 28 February 17 – D-Edge, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sat 11 March 17 – Days Like This Festival, Sydney, Australia
  • Sun 12 March 17 – Pitch Music & Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia
  • Sat 25 March 17 – Stereo, Montreal, Canada
  • Sat 8 April 17 – Berghain, Berlin, Germany
  • Fri 5 May 17 – Underground, Rouen, France
  • Sat 6 May 17 – Dockyard Warehouse 2017, Hembrugterrein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

There’s meaning behind the album tour as well, a theme that’s particularly pertinent in today’s world. ‘Love by Machine’ explores the brothers’ talent for their hardware, both in the studio as well as in the live arena, which has helped them become such forward thinking performers in the scene today. Lawrence describes the inspiration/meaning behind the album on the brothers’ website, stating:

Technology is only a tool, which we also had in mind during the recording process. We decided to go back to how we used to make our records, when we didn’t have so many ‘sophisticated’ audio devices. Back to when we interacted in the studio together as musicians.”

With that in mind, and just over a week until Paris receives the Octave One treatment, we can’t wait to see what else is in store for this worldwide tour. To get you in the mood, check out their Moscow Boiler Room below. Trust us: it won’t disappoint.