8bitpeoples

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8bitpeoples
8bitpeoples logo.png
Founded 1999
Genre Bitpop / Chiptune
Country of origin US
Location New York City, New York

8bitpeoples is a DIY record label/arts collective centered in New York City that focuses around the 8-bit aesthetic, which is heavily influenced by vintage videogames. 8bitpeoples was founded in 1999 by Jeremiah "Nullsleep" Johnson and Mike "Tangible" Hanlon. It is currently run by Johnson and labelmate Joshua "Bit Shifter" Davis.

Many artists who have appeared on 8bitpeoples have also appeared on compilations on other labels, most notably Astralwerks' 8 Bit Operators compilation, a collection of Kraftwerk songs as done in the 8-bit style. 8bitpeoples is also involved in the organization of the Blip Festival, which features 8-bit musicians, often including those on the 8bitpeoples roster.[1]

They provide the vast majority of their releases for free via their website, including printable covers and inserts so that anyone can manufacture a hard copy of their releases.[2]

Current members[edit]

  • Bit Shifter
  • minusbaby
  • NO CARRIER
  • Nullsleep
  • openBack
  • Otro
  • Random
  • Trash80
  • Twilight Electric
  • x|k

Guest artists[edit]

  • 505
  • 8GB
  • A.M.U
  • Alex Mauer
  • Amor Antiquita
  • Anamanaguchi
  • Animal Style
  • AY Riders
  • Binärpilot
  • Bud Melvin
  • Cheapshot
  • Coleco Music
  • Commie64
  • Coova
  • Cornbeast
  • Counter Reset
  • Damo
  • David Sugar
  • Divag
  • Dma-Sc
  • Doomcloud
  • Dorothy's Magic Bag
  • Drx
  • exileFaker
  • Firebrand Boy
  • Frank Fitus
  • Gijs Gieskes
  • glomag
  • Gordon Strombola
  • Goto80
  • Gumshoe
  • gwEm
  • Handheld
  • I, Cactus
  • IAYD
  • Jellica
  • knife city
  • Kplecraft
  • Kris Keyser
  • Linde
  • lissajou
  • little-scale
  • Lo-Bat
  • M-.-n
  • Manic
  • Marcer
  • Mark DeNardo
  • Mesu Kasumai
  • Mr. Spastic
  • Paza
  • Phlogiston
  • Psilodump
  • Rainbowdragoneyes
  • Receptors
  • Role Model
  • Rugar
  • RushJet1
  • Sabastian Boaz
  • Sabrepulse
  • Saskrotch
  • she
  • Sievert
  • Snoopdroop
  • StarPause
  • Starscream
  • Stu
  • Tangible
  • Tao
  • Ten and Tracer
  • Tet
  • The 8bitpeoples
  • The Depreciation Guild
  • The J. Arthur Keenes Band
  • The X-Dump
  • Timbral
  • USK
  • Vim
  • Virt
  • Xinon
  • Yerzmyey
  • YM Rockerz
  • Yuppster

Compilations/Samplers[edit]

  • Colors (8BP001)
  • Axel F (8BP028)
  • The 8bits of Christmas (8BP038)
  • 8BP050 (8BP050)
  • Blip Festival 2008: 32 Live Recordings (8BP100)
  • Reformat: A Tribute To Bit Shifter's Information Chase (8BP118)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sponsors & Funders". Blip Festival 2009. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ "About Us: Our Mission". 8bitpeoples. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 

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