Real Name:
James Florentinsson Lean
DJ/producer & live act from UK currently based in Sweden. Founder of Autoreply Music
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Och Discography Tracks


SYST0021-2 Och Time Tourism(2xCD, Album) Systematic (3) SYST0021-2 UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Och Stops Out Stuga Musik UK 2010 Sell This Version
Och Dicken's Tracks PAL SL UK 2010 Sell This Version
Och Hate Internet Autoreply Music UK 2011 Sell This Version
Och Whalesong Trelik UK 2011 Sell This Version
ALLINN013-6 Och Roadmaster EP(12", EP) All Inn Records ALLINN013-6 Hungary 2012 Sell This Version
AUTO 12, Auto 012 Och Sophisticated Animated(12", Cle) Autoreply Music, Autoreply Music AUTO 12, Auto 012 UK 2012 Sell This Version
AUTO 13 OCH / The Model OCH / The Model - Elite Conversationalists Edition(12", EP) Autoreply Music AUTO 13 UK 2012 Sell This Version
OCH Force Mass Control Vol. 2 EP (EP) Systematic (3) Germany 2013 Sell This Version
Och Surveillance Network EP (EP) Sect Records UK 2013 Sell This Version
OCH, Den (2), DJ Pi-Ge OCH, Den (2), DJ Pi-Ge - Stockholm Helsinki Tokyo Autoreply Music UK 2013 Sell This Version
AUTO 015 OCH Vs Jay Bliss OCH Vs Jay Bliss - The Remix EP(12", EP) Autoreply Music AUTO 015 UK 2013 Sell This Version
SYST1008-6 Och Force Mass Control EP(10", EP, W/Lbl) Systematic (3) SYST1008-6 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
SG 001 Jay Bliss, Och, Egal 3 Jay Bliss, Och, Egal 3 - Stomping Grounds 001(12") Stomping Grounds SG 001 Romania 2013 Sell This Version
BCR 032 OCH Improvise EP (12") Bass Culture Records BCR 032 France 2013 Sell This Version
Och Dickens Tracks Volume Two PAL SL UK 2014 Sell This Version
OCH Autoreply Twenty EP (EP) Autoreply Music UK 2014 Sell This Version
Och First Contact Dreiklang Germany 2015 Sell This Version
SYST0109-6 Och Time Tourism(12") Systematic (3) SYST0109-6 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
FFNV05 Och Hypnotic Distribution Systems EP(12", EP) FarFromNormal FFNV05 UK 2016 Sell This Version
TR029 Och Love Unconditional EP(12", EP) Trelik TR029 UK 2016 Sell This Version


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November 19, 2010
As someone whose tastes generally gravitate towards the deeper, housier shades of the 4/4 spectrum, the burst of the minimal techno bubble made for fascinating viewing. No other genre has been so weakened by the unlucky intersection of mainstream accessibility, the proliferation of desktop studio technology and that most treacherous of turncoats—coolness. As reformed minimalists back away with their hands up, post-minimal-minimal is left to refute accusations of cookie-cutter this and Ableton-preset that.
The unknown artist Och, from the new offshoot label of London's Autoreply, is a compelling witness for the defense, providing some of the suspense, attitude and musicality that minimal is often accused of lacking. "Stops Out" is inhabited by a walking-on-eggshells tension that wrings the atmosphere out of its empty spaces, while remaining entirely aloof. Like a modern day nod to Jaydee's "Plastic Dreams," it features an affecting Hammond organ sample as its centerpiece, but eschews that track's breakbeat for simple, thrumming deep techno, and snips of warehouse-era vocal samples and deconstructed drum solos, both of which thunder and recede of their own free will.
Barebones syncopation, shimmying hi-hats and high vs. low call-and-response synths give "Stops In" a skeletal afro-tech swing, before a more traditional tech-house beat eventually drags it into full view, surrounded by a fog of chilly pads. Anyone who has flirted with minimal in the past or present ought to pencil Och onto their watch list. He or she may not be reinventing the wheel, but they're reminding us that there's still some tread in it yet. By Christine Kakaire for Resident Adviser

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