Turquoise October

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Turquoise October

Splatoon 2/3 album art
Species Octarian (presumed)[1][a]
Hair color
Eye color
Maximum HP
Members DJ Octavio (producer)
Other forms

Turquoise October is a band or musician in the Splatoon series. They made the majority of the songs that play in Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, and the Crater.


Image Fictional Band Song Name Audio File
Turquoise October Eight-Legged Advance
Tentacular Circus
Inkstrike Shuffle
Octoling Rendezvous
Octoweaponry Phase 1:

Phase 2:

Phase 3:
Octo Canyon Tentakeel Outpost version:

Suction-Cup Lookout version:

Beaker's Depot version:

Slimeskin Garrison version:

Cephalon HQ version:
Octo Eight-Step
The Girl from Inkopolis
Buoyant Boogie
Shooting Starfish
Octarmaments Phase 1:

Phase 2:

Phase 3:
Hero Mode - Onward!
Hero Mode – R.I.P.
Crater Eighters Routine
Mission Clear! (The Crater)


Turquoise October appears to be comprised of one or more Octarians, but it is unknown how many members comprise it; the only known member is DJ Octavio, who serves as its producer.[1]


Noted as being significantly different from music made by Inklings, Turquoise October's music regulates and inspires the Octarians.[1][2] Their musical style is an energetic and irregular combination of house and electronic dance style music, featuring heavy use of electronic instrumentation, humorous sampling, and intense percussion. Turquoise October's first album was made available through piracy rather than a label release. An Inkling reporter named Tsukeru Okimoto describes suddenly waking up at 7 AM in the morning after listening to Turquoise October's music,[1] suggesting the "diligent" effect their music induces in the Octarians may affect Inklings as well.

In Splatoon 2, with the arrival of Callie in Octo Canyon, their music became more influenced by Inkling music, incorporating more pop elements.


Little is known about this artist. Is it a group of performers or one individual? No matter who's behind it, the group known as Turquoise October has produced a type of rhythmic music that has diligent Octarians everywhere swaying along as they work dutifully, day after day.
— Splatoon Base[2]



  • Turquoise October's first album's art is unusual in that the text on it resembles their name in English localizations (looking like "TURQUIOZ OCTOBER"), rather than the original Japanese name. The second album, however, stylizes the band name like the Japanese name.
  • They are the first band in the Splatoon series to have their name changed for localization, preceding the Chirpy Chips.
  • The cover of their first album is a reference to The Man-Machine, an electronic music album composed by German band Kraftwerk.
  • Several Turquoise October songs in Splatoon 2 feature Callie's vocals from various Squid Sisters' songs, albeit reversed. This is likely to foreshadow the fact that she was under the Octarian's influence during the events of Splatoon 2's story, presumably when Turquoise October wrote the songs.
  • An edited version of the band's album cover from Splatoon appears in several Splatoon 2 stages. The original Turquoise October art can be seen on the top of Crusty Sean's food truck's awning.
    • In Splatoon 3, this flyer is purchasable as a sticker, where it is called the "OKTOKTOKT flyer".
  • Their album cover in Splatoon 2 has a black and white label on the bottom left that resembles the Parental Advisory Label, which is shared by the album art of DJ Lee Fish, DJ Real Sole, the Seven Seas Crew, and the Squid Sisters in Splatoon.
  • Ebb & Flow (Demo) shares many motifs with songs by Turquoise October, including the burp-like bass sounds heard in various songs and the five-note jingle heard at the beginning of Eight-Legged Advance, Octo Eight-Step, and Crater Eighters Routine. This is likely a reference to Marina being an Octarian.


Turquoise October's name may be a reference to Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October, a novel involving naval officers and a submarine, fitting the marine theme of the Splatoon series. It may also be a reference to the American alternative rock band Blue October, as turquoise is a type of blue; one of Blue October's most successful songs is titled Into the Ocean, also fitting the marine theme of the series. The usage of "October" in the name is likely also derived from it including "Octo", referring to the Octarians.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese OCTOTOOL
China Chinese (Simplified) OCTOTOOL Same as the Japanese name.


  1. Splatoon Base categorizes Turquoise October under a category for groups related to Octarians, but whether this is due to the species of its members or merely the identity of the producer and the context of their song use is not strictly clarified.