gwEm

gwEm

With a career in 8bit music lasting more than 10 years and over two hundred gigs in at least twenty countries, few musicians in the 8bit scene can claim to be more seasoned than gwEm. His travels have taken him as far east as Japan, as far north as Norway, as far south as India, as far west as the United States and he has no plans of hanging up his trademark Flying V guitar anytime soon.

gwEm, known to his mother as Gareth Morris, creates his 8bit music using the maxYMiser software he wrote for the 1980s Atari ST homecomputer and talks excitedly about the artistic freedom the 8bit scene gives him. “8bit music gives me the carte blanche to explore any genre I want, while still remaining under the umbrella of the friendly chip music scene”. Certainly his extensive back catalogue of material bears this out, with drum’n'bass, punk, heavy metal, garage, electro, folk, house, grime, dad rock, happy hardcore and dubstep all present and correct.

gwEm’s releases can be found on a number of net and physical labels including Astralwerks, 8bitpeoples, micromusic, Shitkatapult and Muller. Collaborations with fellow London based artists, the folk musician Amy Sayer, grime MC Appljuic and (famously) jazz drummer/jungle MC Counter Reset have been more than fruitful.

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Con una larga trayectoria en la escena de los 8 bits que se remonta a más de una década, gwEm puede presumir de haber actuado en más de veinte países, logrando superar la cifra de los doscientos conciertos. Sus viajes le han llevado de oriente a occidente, pasando por Japón o los Estados Unidos y de norte a sur, desde la India hasta Noruega y según parece no planea colgar su guitarra Flying V pronto.

gwEm, conocido por su madre como Gareth Morris, crea su música en 8bits utilizando el software maxYMiser que él mismo escribió para la Atari ST. Se muestra encantado de la libertad artística que la escena de los 8 bits le da “La música en 8 bits, me da carta blanca para explorar cualquier género que me guste, permaneciendo dentro del amigable mundo de la escena del chip music”. Ciertamente su material sonoro está acorde con esta afirmación, ya que drum’n'bass, punk, heavy metal, garage, electro, folk, house, grime, dad rock, happy hardcore y dubstep se encuentran dentro de sus creaciones musicales.

Sus publicaciones se pueden encontrar en diferentes páginas web y sellos discográficos como Astralwerks, 8bitpeoples, micromusic, Shitkatapult y Muller. Asimismo colabora habitualmente con artistas londinenses como la solista de folk Amy Sayer, el MC Appljuic y el famoso batería de jazz MC Counter Reset.

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