Lab.Our Showcase: Octave One, Kevin Saunderson, Basic Soul Unit LIVE.
Turtle Bugg, J-UL
Doors: 11:00 pm / Show: 11:00 pm
$15 / $20 / $25
This event is 21 and over
A Lab.Our Showcase
Lab.our 01 was started in August 2013 by long time friends Stuart Li and Jason Ulrich in the city of Toronto, Canada. As Basic Soul Unit, Stuart had already built up a catalogue of music through releases on respected labels like Versatile, Mule Musiq, Mathematics, Dolly and more. Having built a solid reputation in the international underground, he felt it was time to start his own venture. Thus he tapped Jason (who also produces under J-UL) to join him. Although key labels in the history of the city included well known and respected ones like DNH and Strobe, Toronto has always had a lack of infrastructure to support independent artists in the scene. Outside of being an outlet for their own releases, the two envisioned Lab.our as a platform to spread the word about Toronto's burgeoning underground talent.https://www.popgunpresents.com/event/1554226/
The brothers have released groundbreaking underground dance anthems on their own Detroit based record label, 430 West Records. These releases include Random Noise Generation’s "Falling in Dub" (the other Burden brother moniker), DJ Rolando’s “Jaguar”, Aux 88’s “My A.U.X. Mind” (on the 430 West sister label Direct Beat), as well as their own Octave One records: “Empower”, “Nicolette”, ‘The X-files”, “Meridian”, and ‘Siege”. They have remixed tracks for such artists as Massive Attack, Akabu (Joey Negro), DJ Rolando (Jaguar), Steve Bug, John Thomas, Aril Brikha, Vince Watson, The Trammps, Rhythm Is Rhythm, and Inner City.
2000 brought the most recognized Octave One release to date, "Blackwater". The massive hit has appeared on over 30 compilation albums worldwide (with sales exceeding one million collectively). It has been released domestically in 5 countries (US, UK, Spain, Germany, and Australia). The track has also been a favorite on the decks of some of the world’s best known DJs, Little Louie Vega, Danny Teneglia, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Jonathan Peters, Laurent Garnier, among many, many others.
Late 2006 brought the release of the first full length DVD/CD project from the group, Octave One featuring Random Noise Generation "Off The Grid", released in cooperation with Tresor Records/Germany. 2009 saw the release of the band's first studio album in 3 years, "Summers on Jupiter" released in cooperation with P-vine/Japan. Other Octave One albums have also highlighted the boys’ career: “The Living Key (To Images From Above)” (1997), “The Collective” (1998), and “The Theory Of Everything” (2004) among many other releases.
2011 welcomes the release of the Octave One retrospective compilation "Revisited: Here, There, and Beyond". Marking 20 years of living the Techno life. “Here, There, and Beyond" features O1 classics reworked by some of the band’s favorite producers: Luke Slater, Sandwell District, Ken Ishii, Alexander Kowalski, Vince Watson, Alter Ego, Los Hermanos, and Cari Lekebusch. One more milestone in the journey of one of Techno’s most exciting bands.
Education: Belleville High School, Eastern Michigan University.
In 2013, Jason and Stuart Li (aka Basic Soul Unit) started their own label, Lab.our, which focuses on deep house and techno, and he is planning on releasing his own material in 2014.
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