To celebrate 3,200 followers, Moscow’s Pixelord is giving away a free track. Best known for his bleepy hip hop tracks, he always showed an interest in more dubstep oriented music. Like the track below.
Possibly available for a limited time only, so you might want to hit the download button quick.
This is only one of the six tracks off Pixelords forthcoming EP Fish Touch on the Error Broadcast label. Backed up with remixes by Leonard Dstroy (click!) and heRobust, the EP will be out on January 24, 2011.
Having spent half of my youth in front of my Commodore homecomputer, I developed a love for these bleepy sounds at a young age. While I don’t remember which POKE was necessary to get the music playing, I will never forget names like Rob Hubbard or Jeroen Tel. In the early days of the second millennium, there were countless Finnish electro-outfits trying to revive those old chip-tunes. But it only got exciting in recent years, with a new generation of beatmakers stepping up. It were people like Zomby, Joker or Hayzee who inspired a whole new approach to making music out of blips and bleeps.
Pixelord is a part of that generation that I didn’t know before. Moscow-based Alexey Devyanin is the man behind this moniker and he’s not new the game. Under the name of Gultskra Artikler he has been releasing music since 2003 already.
His debut release has just been put out by the Error Broadcast, the label that put the music from Shlohmo, AEED and Swede:art on the map first. On their website, they describe this EP as “spliffed-out 8bit riddims, stumbling Hip Hop beats and a pinch of Euro Dance glam”.01. Pixelord Cartoon Friend
02. Pixelord Quartz Boy
03. Pixelord Cybernator
04. Pixelord Boss Worm
As with the label’s standard policy, you can download the MP3s for free or buy the high-quality files on Bandcamp.