Boy 8-Bit vs Lynx

Boy 8-Bit
Who: David Morris likes his vintage digital music and with a name like Boy 8-Bit, that comes as no suprise. Born in the south-west of England in a little town call Penzance (where things evolve a little slower than the city), Morris’ penchant for the ancient digital age is a reflection of what he heard growing up. Having been influenced by the likes of the popular gaming console of the 70s and 80s, the Atari, he begun his journey into sound creation with the use of the 80s computer system Amiga.
Music: Video gaming-inspired electronic dance music may not sound danceable but his music is far straighter than one would imagine it to be. It’s more linear and conventionally propulsive, a sort of anthemic techno/ house based on powerful, heavy stomping rhythms and bass-y synthesiser riffs. These layers of sound can be found in his remixing works for La Roux, M.A.N.D.Y, Midfield General and Florence; all of whom have in turn became fans of his alternative style. Having released on acclaimed labels like Fatboy Slim’s Skint Records, Tiga’s Turbo Recordings and Diplo’s Mad Decent; Boy 8-Bit’s geek tunes have a broader audience than you might think. 
Crowd: We would like to think bedroom dwelling comic fan boys and
girls—but of the hipster variety.
Where: Nov 20 at Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988. $25-30 includes
two drinks.
                                    , Boy 8-Bit vs Lynx
Who: The Southampton native Steve Nobes goes by the alias Lynx, which has nothing to do the 90s text-based web browser system. If Boy 8-Bit is inspired by the digital sounds of yesteryears, Nobes is more into forward-thinking drum ‘n’ bass. His album The Raw Truth released last year and his recent tracks “Keep It Low” and “For The Rebels” are considered mind-bogglingly fresh.
Music: For a DJ/producer that first released tracks at the age of 17, Lynx has constantly pushed the boundaries of his own creativity by going against today’s musical landscape. Nobes has opened up the drum n bass template to include influences from reggae to funk and electro to create a sound that is obsessed with finely tuned details without losing sight of the groove. Having released on leading labels like Soul:r, Digital Soundboy, Creative Source, Bingo and 31 Records, he took it up a notch by forming his own label, Detail Recordings, earlier this year. Further pushing the boundaries of what’s deemed workable, his label offers the opportunity for budding and established producers to collaborate on a track; something
other labels wish they had thought of earlier.
Crowd: Since Singapore’s drum ‘n’ bass scene is relatively small, expect patronage from familiar faces—these guys wear the genre on their sleeves.
Where: Nov 20 at Home Club, #B1-01/06 The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular
Rd. 6538-2928. $15-20 includes one drink.