16bit

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This article is about the British musical duo. For 16-bit in computer architecture, see 16-bit. For the era of computer gaming commonly referred to as "16-bit", see History of video game consoles (fourth generation). For the 1980s German Eurodance project of the same name, see Snap!.
16bit
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Dubstep
Years active 2007–2011
Labels MTA
Associated acts Chase and Status, Björk, Noisia, Amon Tobin
Past members Eddie Jefferys
Jason Morrison

16bit were an electronic music act from London, UK, consisting of Eddie Jefferys and Jason Morrison.[1] They were signed to Chase & Status' MTA Records.[2]

Biography[edit]

16bit were electronic music artists best known for producing dubstep. 16bit's debut release in January 2008 was In The Death Car EP which featured the track "Chainsaw Calligraphy" which was recognised for its innovative qualities at the time.[3]

Fourteen of 16bit's songs were used as the soundtrack for the iOS and WiiWare video game Lilt Line.[4]

They co-produced "Crystalline", Björk's first single off her 2011 album Biophilia, co-produced "Mutual Core" and remixed both "Mutual Core" and "Hollow".[1][5] The album was subsequently nominated for two Grammy awards.[6] British rapper Professor Green announced via Twitter that 16bit were to produce his single "At Your Inconvenience".[7] In 2012, the duo had also produced the track "I am the Narrator" from Plan B's third studio album iLL Manors.

Their 2010 remix of Noisia's "Machine Gun" was used in a trailer and various TV spots for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.[8] The remix was also used in the trailer for Far Cry 3.

16bit won 'Best Mix' at the 2010 Dubstep Forum Awards for their 'Milky Pie Mix' and came second top in the Best Producer category.[9] They stated that they'd been working on their debut album for a 2012 release.[1] In mid-2012, the duo split to pursue solo production careers for unknown reasons.

Eddie Jefferys is now working under the alias Moody Good and released his debut album with MTA Records and OWSLA on 2 June 2014.[10] Jefferys also produced a single for the rap group Foreign Beggars entitled "Anywhere" and provided additional production for the Chase & Status track "Gangsta Boogie VIP".

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs[edit]

  • In The Death Car EP (12") (2008)
  • Cobra/Jump/Can You Show Me What Head Is (12") (2009)
  • Swine Flu (12") (2009)
  • The Tale Of The Exploding Fist EP (12") (2009)
  • Panic (12") (2010)
  • Chainsaw Calligraphy EP (12") (2010)
  • 16 Bit Edition 1 (12") (2011)
  • 16 Bit Edition 2 (12") (2011)
  • FRZR9000/Skullcrack (12") (2011)
  • Dinosaurs/Boston Cream (12") (2011)

Remixes[edit]

  • Plan B - "She Said"
  • Torqux - "Relentless"
  • SKiSM - "The Blank"
  • Propatingz feat. Dakini - "Babylons Scared"
  • Noisia - "Machine Gun"
  • Professor Green - "Jungle"
  • Amon Tobin - "Surge"
  • Chase & Status - "Hitz"
  • Björk - "Hollow"
  • Björk - "Mutual Core"

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