Octavian is a special talent. "Party Here," released in December, wasn't his first song, but it's an immediate highlight, a rap song with a style that's hard to pin down. Octavian was born in France and grew up in London, but he sounds like the future.
"Party Here" has it all—sharp observational rapping, memorable melodic moments, and an incredible beat that oscillates between tension and release. Octavian made the "Party Here" video on a small budget with his friends, and the vivid colors and collective energy provide the perfect accompaniment to the song, too. Online buzz and even Drake cosigns followed its release, and Octavian kicked off 2018 with more music. "100 Degrees" shows a darker side to his sound, and was released with another excellent video.