Cheap Dinosaurs will be returning to 8static festival this year and performing new material from the upcoming High Strangeness soundtrack. This prog-chip hybrid supergroup has been a staple of the philly scene since inception.
Kris Keyser has been a long time supporter of 8static, his LSDJ programming second to none and has earned him the reputation as one of best composers of chip dance music . We are very proud to have him play our festival this year!
Ready for some more 8static Festival 2014 announcements?? First off we welcome NOTE! His last performance in Philly was legendary and we are very excited to see what insanity he will bring to us this year!
This month, 8static is going to be an awesome display. Returning to Philly after a far too long is Bubblyfish who’s unique, high energy jams get a crowd moving in all the best ways. Also returning to the 8static stage this month is Philly local Dain Saint, who will be performing an improvisational set of his futuristic jazz inspired, but danceable tunes. Making his first appearance for a full set at 8static, we have Watabou, coming all the way from Michigan, his blend of high energy chipmusic with screamed vocals blew minds at the open mic in April.
For this month’s workshop we have The Dutchess to teach you the basics of how to use Deflemask, a multiplatform tracker with support for many different kinds of soundchips.
Also this month, Mash Those Buttons has given us a few copies of Infinity Shred’s (formerly Starscream) latest EP, which we will be giving away in between sets with trivia questions, so make sure your brains are ready!
Don’t forget to come early to sign up for the open mic spaces are limited!
We know some of you couldn’t make it to this year’s amazing Blip Festival, so this month we’ve got a treat for you: almost everyone playing this month was featured in some form at this past Blip Fest! Philly’s own Chromacle tore through attendees’ eyes from the visuals booth at Blip, but here, he’s going to be front and center providing an audiovisual barrage. CHILLBRAVE may not have performed as a unit at Blip, but you may have seen Tate (half of CHILLBRAVE) performing with FlashHeart, but don’t think you know what’s coming. Their pounding, and masterfully composed songs will be sure to get you dancing. If you were there to witness Kris Keyser‘s set at Blip Fest you would have seen the cult-like reverence the crowd had for him. If Kris can do one thing, it’s drive a crowd, and if he can do another, and we know he can, it’s making awesome tunes that will get any crowd pumped. Our final musician this month is none other thanMisfitChris. At blip you may have seen him on stage surrounded by the other performers, while the crowd was going nuts. We can’t promise that there’ll be any worshipping like there was at Blip, but by the end of this set you may have some thoughts about where to direct your prayers. On visuals for the night is the famed mad-scientist/artist Batsly Adams. He blew the crowd’s minds at blip and now he’s coming back to 8static to show you all what’s up. This is a packed show, and it’ll surely be an 8static to remember!
The workshop this month features DJ Cutman with some pointers on how to get the most out of Ableton Live.
As always before the show, and after the workshop there’s an open mic, but slots are limited, be sure to come early to sign up!