Label: rx-tx
Genre: Electronic
Online: Artist Website


Octex aka Jernej Marusic, has been experimenting with music equipment since late 90s, when he fell in love with the sound of old analogue synthesizers. In all this years he found himself in doing Organic Crackle and Tone EXperiments (Octex), fusing his diverse influences with the unique flavour of Ljubljana.

This resulted in releases on numerous compilations, the first one being Elektrotehnika Slavenika that later mutated into Tehnika 1. In 2002 he has released his debut album Idei Lahesna on Tehnika records, which received high praises from both critics and the public, and tracks from it got licensed to numerous compilations and mix CDs.. His self-made video for track "Emergon" got played on such European TV stations as VIVA, Onyx TV...

Last year Octex contributed a fresh track for a 12" compilation Dunkel Platte on a Swiss label STHLMaudio, which received very good reviews

Lately he has also become more and more sought for his remixing skills, having already remixed Slovenian alternative legends Laibach, sound activists Ultra-Red and San Francisco band Tussle, with more remixes planed .

In 2003 he has received Bumerang Award for best new comer of the year, and for the second year in the row, he was selected as one of the 10 finalist for Radio France International Electronic Music Award.

In the meantime he has become one of the most active Slovenian live acts, performing on such diverse locations as Club Transmediale in Berlin, Meet Me and Exit festivals, Slovenian Ministry of Culture New Year's party, and regularly playing at Chilli Space and rx:tx events. In the 2003/2004 season, he was also resident at legendary Club K4 in Ljubljana.

Octex is also one of the artists involved in multimedia performance Signal-Sever! of Projekt Atol, In 2004 this project was presented at Futuresonic/Manchester, Vienna's Karlsplatz, ISEA /Helsinki, La Batie/Geneve, Nuit Blanche/Pariz, Progress EX.04/Ljubljana .