Boy 8-Bit ‘Baltic Pine’ EP
This Is Music
Released August 23rd
Boy 8-Bit follows his ‘The Suspense is Killing Me’ release on Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint with his four-tracker monster ‘Baltic Pine’ EP on This Is Music Records.
This Is Music Records, the record releasing arm of This Is Music (who manage Simian Mobile Disco, Little Boots, A-Trak and Boy 8-Bit, amongst others) has previously scored successful releases including the DJ Mujava's underground hit “Township Funk”, and 12”s and albums from Lord Skywave, Alexander Robotnick, and Sisters Of Transistors.
The EP’s title track ‘Baltic Pine’ bounces an elastic bass-with-a-punch whilst its magical melody evolves out of the groove, taking you skipping away until it breaks into a ebullient cacophony of accordion, piano and brass.
‘Wolfen’ hits heavier with an eerie intro pulsing as the backdrop and bass propel it forwards. Until that oppressive, elephantine trumpet sound drops in, obliterating all before it. A six-minute horror juggernaut for the dancefloor.
‘A City Under Siege’ takes b-more kick patterns and laces them with a ridiculously euphoric horn riff; fusing these simple elements, layering the horns up into a bumping, hands in the air moment.
‘Chapel of Ghouls’ - referencing 80's horror soundtracks in name and style, with a winding electronic organ and a heavy layered background… producing an eerie soundtrack to a gothic charnel-house rave.
With support already coming from Touche /Fake Blood, Annie Mac, Diplo, , Plump DJs, Brodinski, Crookers, Sinden, Scratch Perverts, A-Trak, The Loose Cannons and many more, this EP has already got massive all over it.
Boy 8-Bit AKA Dave Morris exploded on to the scene in 2005 with his first EP release on Touche’sBodyclap imprint, he has since released on Drop the Lime's Trouble and Bass imprint,Diplo’s Mad Decent and has remixed artists including Arthur Baker and Dave Clarke, Chromeo, Midfield General, Lethal Bizzle, Mika, Hybrid and The Black Ghosts.
Genre-defying melodies, basslines with a ghetto attitude, freaky electro energy and atmospheric dark backdrops that get deep inside… The Boy 8-Bit sound is not straightforward; balancing beats and bass aimed squarely at the dancefloor with clever, intricate melodies, his productions take in a variety of influences and juxtapose contradictions – yet can still crucially make people get up and dance.