Jeff Derringer is a producer, performer, event promoter and educator based in Chicago. He is the resident and creative director of the Oktave project, which puts on events in both Chicago and New York.

Jeff's first EP came out on New York's Subtrak label in the summer of 2010. He has since released three EPs on renowned UK label Perc Trax and a collaboration with Droid Behavior's Raíz on Speedy J's Electric Deluxe.

The Oktave project was started by Jeff and partner Kevin Gregor in New York in 2009. November 2010 saw the first Oktave show in Chicago. Past guests include Function, Claro Intelecto, Cio D'or, Donato Dozzy, Silent Servant, Dasha Rush, Mike Parker, Lucy and many more.

We invited Jeff to become part of our ever growing podcast family and he was more than happy to get involved. And the outcome is a tough, uncompromising combination of US and European techno sounds blended together with his indisputable technical ability.

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1) Recondite - Cleric [Dystopian]

2) Peter Van Hoesen - Attack On The Reality Principle (Sigha Remix) [Time To Express]

3) Luis Flores - Null [Blank Code]

4) Function - Modifyer [Ostgut Ton]

5) Jeff Derringer - Closer [Prosthetic Pressings]

6) Function - Reykjavik [Sandwell District]

7) Dino Sabatini And Donato Dozzy - Penelope [Outis Music]

8) Mike Parker - FWD (Donato Dozzy Remix) [Prologue]

9) Pfirter - Repeticion [Stroboscopic Artefacts]

10) NX1 - MR3 [M_Rec Ltd]

11) Oscar Mulero - Rotula (Truncate Remix) [Modularz]

12) Shifted - Over [Mote Evolver]

13) Gary Beck - Egoist [Electric Deluxe]

14) Raiz - Keep Secrets (Function And Jerome Sydenham Remix) [Droid Recordings]

15) Audio Injection - Null [Blank Code]

16) CH Signal Laboratories - Hypnotica Scale [Sandwell District]

17) Mike Parker - Lustration One (Khonsu) [Prologue]

18) Rødhåd - Spomeniks [Token]