Chromatouch joins the visual artist line-up for SuperByte 2014!
Leon Trimble aka VJ Chromatouch is an AV artist hailing from Brum town. He likes pixels and has been VJing for a long time. He runs 8bit lounge in Kings Heath every month with his erstwhile colleague Tony Grainger. He also likes glitch and has performed at the international gl/it.ch festival courtesy of Antonio Roberts. Also, he started making noise with an Amiga 1200 in 1993. After a brief musical hiatus while honing his VJ skills he now combines the pixels, the glitch and the noises into a smorgasbord of sensory rhythmical wonder. He will be glitching pixels all night long, and making noise for some of it.
Official Website / FaceBook / 8 Bit Lounge
Well, our Kickstarter is over and we made it!
This picture pretty much sums up our feelings about the whole experience.
On a serious note though, we can’t thank you all enough for your support in our 2014 Kickstarter. Seeing the level of excitement and positivity about SuperByte is truly humbling and we’re stoked to be running into our third year and presenting you with another awesome festival. SuperByte is run and funded from ticket and merch sales, and the pockets of two guys and without your support in these early stages, there’s no way the festival would be able to happen.
We’ll continue to post updates regarding the Kickstarter rewards as they occur, and regular weekend tickets will be available for sale in the next few days. Again, thank you so much to everyone who’s pledged, shared and supported us so far. Now to start getting hyped for the festival!
Trey Frey will perform at SuperByte 2014!!!
Beginning producing music in 2010, Trey Frey quickly shot to relative fame on 8bitcollective with his brand of euphoric and masterfully-programmed chiptune, written using LSDJ on original Nintendo Gameboy DMGs.
Hailing from West Virginia (US), Trey went on to release two self-titled full lengths and an EP on Pxl-Bot, appearing on countless compilations and playing multiple festivals and shows across the US. More recently, Trey co-founded the label ‘TheBaseBit Recordings’ before releasing his third full length, ‘Refresh’, on the label. ‘Refresh’ contains many of the enraptured mixtures of electronic dance music and chiptune that led to his popularity to begin with, and marks a milestone as ‘TheBaseBit Recordings’ second ever release.
FaceBook / Twitter / SoundCloud / Bandcamp
Manchester-based noisemonger Needle Fac†ory joins the SuperByte 2014 lineup!
Starting out in the early 90s writing music for crack intros and gaming titles in the Amiga demoscene, Freddy Morgendorffer (Needle Factory) brings the tradition of chiptune, 8bit sampling and cracking group DIY punk ethos into the 21st century. After a year spent in a bunker with nothing but 100s of Amiga floppy disks, Needle Factory finally emerges with a brand new album which fires on all 8bit cylinders.
Having performed at Manchester Academy supporting the likes of Martin Rev (of SUICIDE) and Joe Black, as well as supporting Australian cyberpunk band AngelSpit on their 2012 UK Tour; Needle Factory has established a reputation for energetic live performances and a take-no-prisoners approach to audio programming.
Combining a brutal sound that is musical and concise with years of experience with outdated technology, Needle Factory will stop at nothing in assaulting SuperByte with passion with harsh, filthy, high energy, electro music.
Official Website / FaceBook / SoundCloud
Following on from a killer performance in 2012, the mighty Dubmood return to the main stage at SuperByte 2014.
Dubmood is a Swedish chip music producer ex-pat in Marseilles with roots in the pre-internet software piracy scene. Long-time member of the infamous Razor 1911, active since 1996 and considered somewhat of a style-originator and reference in the chip music community, Dubmood has brought mainstream popularity to the genre and inspired hordes of kids to bring out their Game Boys and shout 8bit on the internet. In 2004, Dubmood left cyberspace to tour the world in different coalitions, founded Data Airlines and gained recognition as a popular producer and remixer. Dubmood’s music is best described as a dance floor-friendly fusion of 80s computer game music, IDM & Electro House with a lot of indie-rock & hip hop references.
Since 2011, to cope with the new sound of his Badlands EP trilogy and their long-awaited 2014 release Machine, Dubmood has expanded the line-up and is now performing live together with Maskinoperatör on Drums, Zabutom on Bass and Gem Tos on Guitar and Vocals.
Official Website / FaceBook / Twitter / Soundcloud