B(if)tek

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B(if)tek
Origin Canberra, Australia
Genres Electronica
Years active 1996 to 2003
Website www.biftek.com
Members Kate Crawford
Nicole Skeltys

B(if)tek was an Australian electronic music duo comprising Kate Crawford and Nicole Skeltys, originally from Canberra, who released three albums between 1998 and 2003. In 1999, B(if)tek was nominated for an ARIA as "Best Dance Release" for the track "Bedrock" which appeared on their second album 2020.[1] The duo split in 2003, soon after the release of their third album Frequencies will move together.

After the split, Skeltys changed musical direction, forming the psychedelic folk band Dust and releasing the album Songs in 2007.[2] In late 2007, she formed the band The Jilted Brides and released the album Larceny of Love. Since 2008, she has been based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 2006, Crawford began hosting an experimental music television show Set on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She is also an author and academic and lives and works in Sydney.

B(if)tek had a close association with the Clan Analogue collective. For their 2003 album Frequencies will move together the band received a grant from the Federal Government to investigate the effects of low frequency sounds on people.[3]

"Biftek" comes from French "le biftek", which is borrowed from the English "beefsteak", while the English "beef" is originally from the French "le bœuf".

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Frequencies Will Move Together (2003, Subvocal)
  • 2020 (2000, Murmur/Sony)
  • Sub-Vocal Theme Park (1996, Geekgirl)

The group also composed a four-minute soundtrack for the Kspace exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aria Awards 1999
  2. ^ Nicole Skeltys: Bio
  3. ^ Frequencies will move together (insert). B(if)tek. Subvocal. 2003. 
  4. ^ National Museum of Australia - Kspace

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