- ArtistBoy 8-Bit
- CategoriesPodcasts – Data Transmission
- File Size70 Mb
- File FormatMp3
Born David Morris and hailing from South London, he made his commercial production debut in 2005 with “Turboloader,” a track featured on Body Clap Sampler 1, a various-artists EP released by Touché on his Body Clap Records label. He first made waves a few years later with The Suspense Is Killing Me (2008), an EP released by Diplo on his Mad Decent label. Baltic Pine (2009), a four-track EP released on This Is Music, also made waves. In addition to his production output, Boy 8-Bit is a prolific remixer whose output includes numerous collaborations with Norman Cook’s Southern Fried Records label.
We have been big fans of Boy 8-Bit since that Body Clap Sampler, so we are very excited this week to welcome him to the Data Transmission Podacast! Check it out above or download it from ITunes or Here
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A little mix of tracks I like from my harddrive…
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I can’t really pick one, I like them all!
The dance floor tracks like ‘Tonite’ and ‘Bleep Phreak’ remind me of fun shows I’ve had this summer. The stripped back ‘club’ sound and UK Funky have always been favourites – I’m really happy Roska was into my take on it. It’s always nice to have some new Boy 8-Bit stuff in there. The faster section towards the end contains a lot of stuff I am excited about; I’m a huge fan of Tim Reaper and all the guys doing contemporary Hardcore and Jungle. Blocks and Escher’s ‘Broken’ is a fantastic track in all it’s forms and the Impact records hardcore track reminds me of some fun drives with my son earlier in the year.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
A handful of unfinished demos I threw in on a whim.. Or the bit where I mixed in a 160bpm track 30bpm slower and gradually pitched it up.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Colours of Ostrava festival in the Czech Republic. A fantastic little festival. I played with Erol Alkan and the crowd in the tent were fantastic. We managed to play quite differently from each other, but the crowd went along with it all.
What have you got coming up?
My release on Roska Kicks and Snares has just come out. I recently reworked a track I had put out under my Sorcery alias and that was picked up by the guys at Eton Messy, I think that is out in the next couple of months. I’m also finishing up a couple of releases for Rival Turf, a small digital label I set up to put out my side projects.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
If you like any of the music in this mix, go and support the artists!