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Dr. Octagon

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Listen: Tricknology 101 / Dr. Octagon
Tricknology 101 / Dr. Octagon

One of the last labels to pay great attention towards both it’s visual and musical presentations, James Lavelle’s Mo’ Wax had dance and electronic music vinyl collectors anticipating and securing every last release, much like Stiff and others had done prior. I know. I was one of them.

DR. OCTAGONECOLOGYST probably clocks in as my favorite full length album from the label during their heyday of ’96 – ’97. And when my most played track from it, ‘Tricknology 101′ turned up on a single, even if it was a B side, I was thrilled.

A lot of threatening records came from that whole era of turntablism and beat juggling. I got into a groove reminding myself of them the other night. This one took the prize.