French DJ and producer Okain has been collecting, spinning and producing music for 15 years. He grew up in Paris and fell head first into house and techno as an impressionable teenager. After spending countless hours listening to DJs like Laurent Garnier, he soon picked up the bug and began spinning and sculpting for himself. Now,years later, Okain finds himself as an accomplished international DJ and producer with plenty of great credits and a solid discography.
Okain got his first residency as a Dj in Paris when he was still in High school and never stoped playing since then. Driven by a strong desire of making his own tracks he naturally started to learn how to produce music on his own and he secured his first releases in 2007 gaining support from the key players in the scene since day one. Okain has released music on world respected labels such as Tsuba, Bpitch Control, Hypercolour, Quartz and Truesoul to name a few. He uses various alias such as his real name Samuel Thalmann, Lezar or Handycraft as his collaboration with techno artist Paul Ritch.
In late 2015, having learnt from the masters, the now Berliner is taking matters into his own hands with his own brand new label named Talman Records. Like all of his music to date, Talman Records is a deeply personal affair. Exclusively focusing on his own releases, Talman gives Okain even more freedom to express his deep-seeded love affair with music.
On the DJ side, Okains popularity continues to grow years after years, he travels the world playing at some of the most respected spots such as Panorama Bar Berlin, Fabric London or the Rex Club Paris not to mention his appearance at some of the best festivals like Awakenings in Amsterdam.
- 2016 - Okain - There Is Light [Talman]
- 2016 - Okain - Second Phase [Talman]
- 2015 - Okain - Coma [Upon.You]
- 2015 - Okain - Excuse My French [Truesoul]
- 2015 - Okain - Forward [Talman Records]
- 2014 - Okain - Corner Trax EP [Gruuv]
- 2014 - Okain & Onno - Triple O [Upon.You]
- 2014 - Okain & Cuartero - Cameleon [Knee Deep In Sound]
- 2013 - Okain - Red Alert EP [Memento Records]
- 2013 - Okain - Welcome To The Hood [Memoria Recordings]
- 2012 - Okain - O'clock [Tsuba Records]
- 2010 - Okain - Acrobat [Jetaime Records]
- 2010 - Okain - Bring Back The Cows [Quartz Music]
- 2010 - Okain - Sleepwalking EP [Tsuba Records]
- 2009 - Okain - Deep Troubles EP [Tsuba Records]
- 2009 - Okain & Kevin Griffiths - Journey to Jah EP [Four:Twenty Recordings]
- 2009 - Okain - 717 EP [Tsuba Records]
- 2009 - Okain - Blackrock EP [Quartz Music]
- 2009 - Okain & Thomas Muller - Somewhere Around Tristram [Bpitch Control]
- 2009 - Okain, Varoslav & Yakine - Get Together EP [Tsuba Records]
- 2008 - Okain & Varoslav - Meeting Point EP [Jetaime Records]
- 2007 - Okain - This Is E-Sport EP [Robotronic Recordings]
- 2007 - Okain - A Bunch Of Secrets [Jetaime Records]