Grilliant electro from the Belgium producer Bytecon, as attested to by DJ Mag.
DJ Mag Review
Fast becoming one of my fave electro labels, Satamile (I believe they're from New York) deliver another quality 12" for those that like the bleeps, 808's and synth lines. The lead cut is the real winner here, bridging the gap between trance and electro before falling into the water of dirty bassline river. The two tracks on the B-side are no washouts however and "Attacke of the Clones" is a particularly good addition to this 12"
Bytecon aka Opbrouck Stijn was born the fourth of August 1976 and grew up in a small village in Belgium. At a very young age he started to create music as guitarist, bassist and singer in several local bands. After a long time of playing in those bands he bought a small drumcomputer and composed songs with it. As electronic instruments were getting better Bytecon was able to produce more complete tracks and he decided to try out what it would be to perform solo. At that time he discovered bands like Front 242, Nitzer ebb, Frontline Assembly,... those bands already used electronic instruments and Bytecon found a solution for his creations. By getting deeper into the knowledge of how to handle electronic equipment, Bytecon created contacts in
the Belgium electronic music scene and he visited some parties with them. New influences were getting into his music and he tried to combine everything together. His most typical elements became dark fat synths, basses, guitars and samples mixed with arpeggios, vocoded voices and robotic electrorythms. The result could be called "dark fat electro". After a long time of experimenting with those elements Bytecon was able to do some try outs. 0ne of those sessions was recorded and came to hands of a member of Radar records. Shortly after that, they asked him to release some tracks of
it on Radar. The record was presented at Midem 2001 and there a worldwide distribution came trough for it. Some time after the record came out there were different demands to do gig's in Germany, France and Czech Republic. He had the chance to try out different tracks and to feel what really worked. Then it took two years of experience to build on the quality of the music because Bytecon is very critical about it and always wants to reach higher levels. In 2003 he sent the so called "T-wrex demo" to different electro labels and there was a huge response on it. The best contract to sign was
from Satamile records, a New York based electro label. The record comes out around september 2003 (later on this year Bytecon plays in U.S. to promote his E.p.).
released November 22, 2003
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