Jellica will join the main stage line-up at SuperByte 2014!
Jellica isn’t a dead female cat with no ears anymore. He is a man with a beard. Jellica doesn’t make Game Boy music or mash up rave mixes mixes any more. He joined a C64 demo group and started making C64 music that can only be played back on modified hardware that he doesn’t even own. Such scene. Expect squelchy basslines, weird beats, floaty bits and noises.
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The VIRUS Empire will perform live at SuperByte 2014!
Hailing from the land of cheese rolling and shin kicking (Gloucestershire), The VIRUS Empire is a twenty-one year old chiptune musician and video game sound designer.
First creating chip music in 2010 after purchasing an old LSDJ cartridge and modifying his own Gameboy, he has been hooked ever since. From these early days he has gone on to release three EP’s, numerous singles and play shows across the UK alongside names such as Nordloef, Whitely and The Tin Foil Hat Brigade!
His music is largely influenced by 90′s/00′s dance music, taking inspiration from artists such as Lasgo, Ian van Dahl and Ultrabeat. It’s nostalgic, it’s uplifting, it gets you moving and puts a smile on your face. Live performances from The VIRUS Empire are fist pumping, dance filled events thanks to the combination of chip sounds mixed with modern production tools and effects from Ableton Live.
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Steve will perform live at SuperByte 2014!
*Photo by EuropeIn8Bits
Growing up in the Bromley Massive, Steve owes his childhood to the multi-sensory overload provided by consumer electronics. He realised his love for music while performing Pachelbel’s Canon using a steel drum preset in a school music lesson, and before long stumbled across acid house and UK hardcore.
Combining the ecstatic tones of rave with the melodic style of a game music composer, Steve uses dated soundchips as components in a lo-fi ensemble as opposed to standalone music devices. The result is a colourful blend arranged for the warehouse dancefloor, delivered via one of the most energetic stage shows in chipmusic.
Men of Mega will perform on SuperByte’s main stage!
Men of Mega are Bart and Jasper, two Dutch guys sharing a passion for punkrock, Long Island iced teas, and classic Nintendo soundtracks. Both armed with a DMG and LSDJ, they produce unpretentious, hard-hitting and melodic chip music. In September 2012 they released their third EP, the Collective on the EINDBAAS netlabel. Having only started out late 2010, they already performed at renowned shows such as EINDBAAS 8 and EINDBAAS 14 in the Netherlands, the Blip Festival official afterparty 2012 in New York City, the Square Sounds official preparty 2013 in Tokyo, Ultrachip 2013 in Edinburgh, as well as dozens of show all throughout Europe. But most of all, making chip music is their excuse to get free beer.
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Kodek will perform at SuperByte 2014!
Kodek is: OVER MODERN FUTURE WAVE FROM DEEPEST WOODS OF EASTERN EUROPE.
Kodek’s own scant description could be a mimicry of language spoken by hooligans from Clockwork Orange – “makeing koolio cheap ba$$$ muzeks and ruineing awesomeeoo lable “dexandzeshitty reckordz” lil john mp3>8e”.
Experiencing him on-stage could re-inforce the impression that there are some mental similarities between his attitude and that of the men in Anthony Burgess novel. In more normal language, we can tell you that Kodek is a producer from Madona in Latvia that has, over the years, developed his own lo-fi/gameboy/8-bit breakbeat sound enveloped in a trashy visual universe with cheap consumerist, pornographic and political collages.
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