A Remembrance of Optiv

Viewing 11 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #118371
      ,GENIE HQ
      Keymaster

      It’s likely most of you have already read the upsetting news that sadly Edd Optiv passed away just recently. It goes without stressing that this is an enormous loss to the scene.
      His sound has been a massive inspiration to so many; for a very long time now.
      With the inimitable C4C sound as well as numerous other solo tracks and collaborations too, there is a massive body of work and contribution to the scene by him.

      We’d like to start a post remembering him by celebrating our favourite tunes (anything he had a hand in).
      Feel free to include any stories or anecdotes about the tracks / records / gigs if you have any.

      Rest in peace Edward Holmes, aka Optiv. Thank you for the music.

      We’ll begin with this masterpiece:

    • #118442
      ,Harry
      Participant

      Brainworm is probably my favorite solo piece by him. I love a lot of his stuff, and he had a lot of incredible collabs like “Camouflage” with Bulletproof.

      I’m going to add “Inertia” for this:

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #118459
      ,Harry
      Participant

      And if we’re talking Cause 4 Concern, “Vapourspace” with the big Steve Miller Band sample for the intro. Actually reminds me of the intro to “Brainworm” a little bit.

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #118479
      ,dj-score
      Participant

    • #118480
      ,dj-score
      Participant

    • #118481
      ,dj-score
      Participant

    • #118511
      ,GENIE HQ
      Keymaster

    • #125545
      ,shrike
      Participant

      I missed this the first go round (had a bad case of flu about a month-ish ago).

      BLESS and mad respect for the one called Optiv, you and C4C were very influential to me, I had many pieces of C4C vinyl back in the day, always an instant purchase.

      Rest in piece, the world misses you greatly…

      _-| get to work |-_

    • #147302
      ,dj-score
      Participant

      Thanks to Mefjus & Noisia for this dedication to Edd! Endless Big up’s

      https://ukf.com/news/mefjus-concludes-particles-series-with-noisia-collaboration/26830

    • #147902
      ,Pelagic Sky
      Participant

      Man, I’ve been hiding under a rock, because this one completely passed me by until I heard Thys mention it on Soundcould while chatting with Mefjus.

      I always loved C4C’s sound back in the day. And I got hooked on the Optiv and BTK mixes/show they would post to itunes. The two of them joking together and smashing tunes was one of my favorite shows.

      Optiv will be missed greatly. Hopefully he’s chilling with Marcus Intalex right now.

    • #166177
      ,GENIE HQ
      Keymaster

    • #166762
      ,dj-score
      Participant

      ?

Viewing 11 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Sign In

Sign into your account below and get your hands on December's amazing content.

Forgot Password?

Find out more about our service:

Free Membership Full Membership Your Basket (0 items - $0.00)