Eightcubed

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Eightcubed
Eightcubed composer and performer
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Electronic
Years active 2005 (2005) – present
Labels Independent
Website eightcubed.ca

Eightcubed is a Canadian experimental electronic music performer and producer from Toronto. His debut album "Simple Dance" was released in 2006 by Abstract Core Records.[1] In 2008 "Heart Invaders" [2] was released with a music video directed by computer animator Dan Swan and nationally aired on MuchMusic throughout 2008 to 2011.[3] In 2009 he released "City Life" an EP that received popular acclaim for its low-fi retro futuristic sound, notably for the singles "Promise Me" [4] and "The Island of Purple Waterfall".[5] Another music video for the single "Enter Light" followed in 2011 with video animation by Andrea Simone.[6] In a Detroit radio interview Eightcubed explains the importance of storytelling and artificial intelligence in his music.[7] In 2013, he released "Sheath & Beyond" EP with the hit single "Divine Money" launching him once again in the top 10 of North American radio stations.[8][9] He has been featured in Now Magazine,[10] RCRD LBL and independent blogs, most recently he has performed live at music festivals and club venues.[11][12][13][14]

Musical style[edit]

Eightcubed's musical style has been described as "mesmerizing, strangely addictive, innovative, retro-futuristic and whimsical". In early 2007 Cue Mix Magazine proclaimed his sound fascinating and groundbreaking.[15] Eightcubed has stated that he leaves his musical writing to be defined by critics and that his most ardent instrument is the computer.[16]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Record Label
2006 Simple Dance Abstract Core Records
2009 City Life RCRD LBL
2011 High Arrrt N/A
2013 Sheath & Beyond Phoenix & Gold Records

Singles[edit]

Single Year Album
"Sunrise" 2006 Simple Dance
"Quiet Please" 2006 Simple Dance
"Smell the Coffee" 2007 City Life
"Heart Invaders" 2008 City Life
"The Island of Purple Waterfall" 2008 ---
"Promise Me" 2009 City Life
"Night Owl on Disco Street" 2009 City Life
"Lighthouse" 2011 High Arrrt
"Kiss Chaser" 2011 High Arrrt
"Kiss Chaser (B- Side Version)" 2011 High Arrrt
"Comfort Temple" 2013 ---
"Divine Money" 2013 Sheath & Beyond

Remixes[edit]

Videography[edit]

  • "Heart Invaders" (2008) (directed by Dan Swan)
  • "Enter Light" (2011) (animation by Andrea Simone)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Grafikuro, Ein (2007), Cue Mix Magazine 
  2. ^ Dan Swan (Director) (6 January 2008). Heart Invaders (Television). London. 
  3. ^ "Heart Invaders". muchmusic.com. Retrieved 2008. 
  4. ^ Kharas, Kev (2009), RCRD LBL 
  5. ^ Laul, Hea (2009), YouTube 
  6. ^ "Enter Light". youtube.com. Retrieved 2011. 
  7. ^ "Interview with Eightcubed - Robo Robb". Roboblog.hihillrecordings.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  8. ^ Earshot! Online, 2013 
  9. ^ College Radio Charts WordPress Online, 2013 
  10. ^ Boles, Benjamin (23 August 2007), Eight on the Floor, NOW Magazine (Toronto) 
  11. ^ Earshot! Online, 2012 
  12. ^ Earshot! Online, 2010 
  13. ^ Earshot! Online, 2010 
  14. ^ Earshot! Online, 2008 
  15. ^ Grafikuro, Ein (2007), Cue Mix Magazine 
  16. ^ Stone, Taylor (18 September 2013), Exclusive Interview with Eightcubed, Guitar Justice Magazine (Toronto): 3