- User in Focus -
Portrait of a Hardcorist as a MED Head
Who is this guy and whats his deal?
Known as 8Bit, he is a veteran techno producer and director of music videos and film. 8Bit began publishing hardcore techno and noize early in 1994 and by 1997 had started directing music-videos for Atomic Babies and Frankie Bones (both of which aired on MTVs late night techno show - AMP).
Unbenounced to Mr. Oliver Chelsler (The Horrorist), the musician in question had sampled, manipulated and arranged the entire mixdown using the 8Bit outputs of the ancient 68000 Amiga box. Thus the name and music began.
What kind of music does this guy make? Will my mom like it?
Not as much an Englebert Humperdink but she might think it has value in the history of electronic music. 8Bit music is unlike techno or hardcore yet is influenced heavily by both . Growing up in a musical family the man behind 8bit (who shall remain nameless) plays many instruments and incorporates very musical elements into the tunes. Yes, the majority of tracks are very hard and should not be played with cats in the room however the future is bright and the sound is everchanging.
What is the future for 8Bit?
First it is a requirement to listen to his past. Check out the main arsenal of 8Bit Productions music and video at http://www.eightbit.com. Listen to this weeks Tweek of the week and find out what lies behind every turn.
Will 8Bit ever go 32bit?
We get that question alot along with many other puns on 8Bit. Currently he works out of a studio in Rockaway Beach, New York - home of the late Ramones (condolences to Joey). The setup is far from what he was using 2 years ago and is a full multitrack digital environment however in the corner is the amiga 500 loaded up with Octamed waiting for input.
Preview and buy at http://www.eightbit.com
1994 - Digital Hut Records #2 - ('tw-ee-ked) 7 inch vinyl
1995 - KADO Records - Distorted Underground CD
1996 - Ventura Pictures (Soundtrack) - Faith
1996 - (Documentary Soundtrack) - Limelight
1997 - Coldfront Records (Hardcore Compilation) - In the mix Techno vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3
1998 - Digital Hut Records #9 - WAR IS! 12 inch
1999 - Protosonic Records - Dead Tracks CD
2001 - Protosonic Records - 8 ANTHOLOGY CD
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