Eightcubed

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Eightcubed
Eightcubed singles cover for "Enter Light"
Eightcubed singles cover for "Enter Light"
Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresElectronic
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • DJ
Years active2005–2015
Labels
  • Abstract Core Records
  • RCRD LBL
  • Indie
Websitesoundcloud/eightcubed888.com

Eightcubed is a Canadian electronic music producer, DJ, and performer from Toronto, Ontario. 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 and retro- futuristic sound, heard in songs such as "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 explained the importance of the storytelling found in his music.[7] In 2013, he released Sheath & Beyond EP, with the hit single "Comfort Temple", launching him into the Top 10 of many North American radio stations.[8][9] He has been featured in Now Magazine,[10] RCRD LBL, MTV Canada, and independent blogs.[11][12][13][14]

Musical style[edit]

Eightcubed's musical style has been described as "fantastical, mesmerizing, strangely addictive, innovative, retro-futuristic and whimsical". In early 2007, Cue Mix Magazine proclaimed that his sound was "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 Chart Rank Radio Station City
"Sunrise" 2005 Simple Dance
"Quiet Please" 2006 Simple Dance
"Smell the Coffee" 2007 City Life
"Heart Invaders" 2008 City Life 3 CHUO89.1 Ottawa
"Promise Me" 2008 City Life 8 CJLO1690 Montreal
"The Island of Purple Waterfall" 2009 "City Life" 3 CKXU88.3 Lethbridge
"Lighthouse" 2010 High Arrrt 2 CKXU88.3 Lethbridge
"Kiss Chaser" 2010 High Arrrt 17 CIUT89.5 Toronto
"Kiss Chaser (B- Side Version)" 2010 High Arrrt 8 CJSW90.9 Calgary
"Comfort Temple" 2013 "Sheath & Beyond 2 CJAM99.1 Windsor

Remixes[edit]

Videography[edit]

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

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 May 31, 2008.
  4. ^ Kharas, Kev (2009), RCRD LBL, archived from the original on 2009-02-09
  5. ^ Laul, Hea (2009), YouTube
  6. ^ "Enter Light". youtube.com. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  7. ^ "Interview with Eightcubed - Robo Robb". Roboblog.hihillrecordings.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-04. 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, archived from the original on 2012-10-19
  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, p. 3, archived from the original on 2013-12-02

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