bitrituals

After smashing visuals at 2014’s pre-party, bitrituals will return to SuperByte 2015 on the main stage!

Hailing from the rainy streets of Manchester, bitrituals (Dan Hett) is a visual artist, creative coder, software destroyer and all-round computer heretic. He specialises in firing vibrant strobing pixels directly into retinas, mostly by writing monstrous amounts of shitty code at very high speeds until something colourful comes out.

As a one-man crusade against boring programming neckbeards, bitrituals causes colourful noisy trouble with code at every opportunity: writing videogames at extremely speeds, live-coding glitchcore visuals for hours at a time, and generally destroying and rebuilding the guts of his computer until it does something interesting – then usually throwing it away (the code, not the computer).

After hitting the SuperByte pre-party last year, bitrituals will be back in 2015 to destroy eyeballs from the main stage. He’ll be livecoding algorithmic audio-reactive visuals completely from scratch, powered by beats, bleeps and bass.

As well as performing at SuperByte, bitrituals will also be delivering a workshop of live coded visuals as part of SB2015’s expo segment.

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Galaxy Wolf

Please welcome Galaxy Wolf to the SuperByte 2015 lineup!

*Photo by Ultrasyd

Galaxy Wolf, the shit hot space pilot, and kick ass antihero protagonist of an awesome game that does not exist, crash landed on earth in the year two thousand and something, but it was totally not even his fault. He is a frightening but usually good natured extraterrestrial being with an impressive vertical leap and penchant for running music software on vintage computer games consoles. His favourite kind of waves are; square, sine, gravity, and mexican.

His debut E.P was released on the Cheap Beats label in 2014. He is currently working on more material for them as well as some other projects including a release for Thebasebit Recordings. He has enjoyed the pleasure of testing the structural integrity of stages across the UK and all the way to Lexington Kentucky for BRK Fest 2013.

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RoccoW

RoccoW joins the SuperByte 2015 lineup!

*Photo by Sara B

Once a humble attendee of the notorious EINDBAAS parties, RoccoW became hooked on the tunes of chip around early 2010. Never would he have guessed that, after playing the Open Stage, he would be allowed onto the main stage of the party he had had grown to love! He soon joined the Dutch chiptune collective and would go on to perform his funky electronic tunes and strangely charismatic dance moves across the border. Inspired by everything good ‘n groovy – from the uplifting melodies of swing to the relentless rhythms tech house – RoccoW delivers a versatile performance with an abundance of silly faces!

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Facebook / Twitter / SoundCloud / Bandcamp / YouTube

Rymdkraft

Rymdkraft heads to the UK this September to make his SuperByte main stage debut!

Hailing from Sweden, Rymdkraft has been making crazy-happy chiptunes, bitpop and blipblop tunes since way back. Originally from a C64 and Atari background, his music is heavily influenced by classic video games and consoles as well as the demoscene. Expect happiness in a very, very upbeat form.

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WebsiteTwitterFacebook / SoundCloud

Danimal Cannon

Danimal Cannon joins the SuperByte 2015 lineup!

*Photo by Thomas Dougherty

Danimal Cannon is a musician, producer, composer and a recording engineer. He’s best known for his majestic guitar shredding over intricately designed gameboy beats. Danimal Cannon has performed for audiences all across the world in venues as grandiose as orchestra halls to punk rock shows in sweaty basements. His diversity and creativity is only surpassed by the intensity of his arrangements and performances.

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minusbaby

We’re happy to announce that minusbaby will be performing at SuperByte 2015!

*Photo by Ben Mason

New York’s minusbaby has performed in, on and around the Earth’s hemispheres several times. He has appeared on PBS, MTV, in a Burton Snowboards commercial, “Bit.Trip.FATE” and shipped a pixel art video game with Chris Osborn and Mark Essen named “F.R.E.S.H.”. He’s covered the Beatles, DEVO, the “Halo” theme for 343 Industries/Microsoft with crashfaster and remixed a c418 tune for 2 Player Productions’ “Minecraft” documentary soundtrack. He has and continues to collaborate with members of world-famous bands and some of the founders of hip-hop. minusbaby represents 8bitpeoples to the fullest, co-runs monobomb records, has a bodacious boombox from 1978 and has been retweeted by Ladybug Mecca. What’s truly important, though, is his love of bass and how it moves butts.

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Website / SoundCloud / Ello / Twitter