Towards the end of 2017, French-born, south-east London-raised rapper Octavian announced himself to the wider world with the release of his first official single, ‘Party Here’. The single not only showcased the 21 year old rapper’s distinctive flow and personality, but his ability to bring together the many genres of London’s fractured music scene. Alongside production from his close-knit Essie Gang crew, his music takes elements of R&B, Dancehall, grime and house – a truly unique sound that is setting the template for rap in 2018.
Since the release of ‘Party Here’ and it’s follow up single ‘100 Degrees’. Octavian has received praise from the likes of Drake (who recently posted videos of himself miming the words to Party Here), Virgil Abloh and countless Radio 1, 1Xtra, Beats 1 and Rinse FM DJs. It was described by Pigeons & Planes as “one of the best introductions to an artist we’ve experienced all year” while Pitchfork gave ‘Party Here’ their Best New Track accolade.