French-born South London rapper Oliver Godji, better known by his stage name Octavian is set to release his highly anticipated third mixtape, ENDORPHINS at 7:30 pm tonight. This tape will feature the contagious head-bopping banger, ‘Bet’ featuring Skepta and Michael Phantom as well as his collaboration with A$AP Ferg ‘Lit’ both released earlier this year.
Releasing under Sony’s Black Butter Record label, ENDORPHINS is due to showcase Octavian’s continued versatility. Managing to effortlessly merge the sounds of U.K drill, American trap and jumpy house melodies into a single body of work, making him a perfect listen for any setting.
Octavian is not one to shy away from fashion either, appearing in Nike’s Tailwind sneaker campaign earlier this year and walking at Louis Vuitton’s SS19 catwalk show back in 2018. So, alongside the new mixtape he has assigned Louis Vuitton’s artistic director and most renowned designer of recent times, Virgil Abloh to create exclusive ENDORPHINS merchandise.
With guest appearances from U.S artists Smokepurpp and ABRA, and a production cameo from Atlanta’s very own London On Da track, Octavian’s unique sound has garnered the attention of American fans and artists alike. Other notable appearances come from Theophilus London, Jessie Ware and J.Rick, an Essie Gang affiliate and producer of Octavian’s ‘Party Here’ track which acquired global recognition.
Featured on a solo interlude following track 9 is Rocko Smiles – Octavian’s alter ego. Speaking to The Face magazine earlier this year about this new character Octavian says, “He’s more of a rockstar, the dark side of Octavian.”
Keeping with his current aesthetic of psychedelic-smiley faces and nude women, Octavian called upon Paris-based artist, Courtney MC to design the mixtape’s colourful cover art. Uploaded onto his Instagram are a personalised, hand-painted Louis Vuitton duffle bag and buttoned shirt covered with the mixtape’s artwork, created exclusively for Octavian by Courtney MC to commemorate ENDORPHINS’ release.
ENDORPHINS tracklist below:
- Gangsta Love Intro
- King Essie
- Molly Go Down
- Take It Easy (Ft. Smokepurpp)
- Bet (Ft. Skepta & Michael Phantom)
- Feel It (Ft. Theophilus London)
- Risking Our Lives >> AAA+ Interlude
- No Weakness
- Walking Alone (Ft. J.Rick & Jessie Ware) >> Rocko Smiles Interlude
- My Head (Ft. ABRA)
- Lit (Ft. A$AP Ferg)