About Octo Octa
Octo Octa aka Maya Bouldry-Morrison is an American electronic music artist (producer and DJ) based in Brooklyn, New York. She is notable as one of very few electronic musicians to “come out” as transgender after gaining notoriety as an artist. She has contributed to transgender visibility and awareness by openly discussing her transition in interviews with both music-specialist media and mainstream media.
Octo Octa describes her influences as including classic WARP records, IDM, drum ‘n’ bass, Los Angeles record label Tigerbeat6, and has been inspired by trans artist DJ Sprinkles (a.k.a. Terre Thaemlitz).
While studying at the University of New Hampshire, she formed the dance band Horny Vampyre with her friend Jeremy, while also using the Octo Octa moniker for her solo experimental music. Her initial solo productions worked within IDM and breakcore genres; it was only at the end of her college career that she began to produce the style of house music for which she is more widely known.
Her first EP release, Let Me See You (2011), came out through 100% Silk, the house sub-label of noise music label Not Not Fun Records. She has since had several releases.