Behind the mask with SBTRKT’s take on dance and electronica.
SuperByte 2015 – a ‘Chiptune, Low-Tech & 8-Bit Arts Festival – returns to Manchester, UK this year for its fourth installment.
SuperByte has risen to prominence over the last three years as one of the most important events on the international chiptune calendar.
The festival launched in 2012 as a one-day chiptune and retro gaming event and featured performances from the likes of Henry Homesweet and Chipzel. Having grown considerably over the last three years, the main performances of the 2015 edition will take place at Manchester’s The Zoo, with other activities and fringe events being held in various venues around the city.
There’ll be retro gaming expos and competitions, art exhibitions, circuit bending stalls and workshops for making music on various old-school gaming consoles.
Modulations is a feature-length documentary produced by George Gund and directed by Iara Lee which captures a moment in history where humans and machines are fusing to create today’s most exciting sounds.
It traces the evolution of electronic music as one of the most profound artistic developments of the 20th century. By cutting back and forth between avant garde composers, Kraftwerk’s innovative synthesizer drones, Giorgio Moroder’s glacial Euro-disco, Afrika Bambaataa’s electro-funk and Prodigy’s current worldwide superstarstardom, Modulations celebrates, replicates and illuminates the nomadic drift of the post-human techno sound.