Bit-Tuner

All music by Bit-Tuner (except some tape samples from Egypt)
Recorded live 31 August 2017 at Helsinkiklub, Zürich (CH)

Tracklist:

01. Tape Intro
02. Up In Smoke (Instrumental Version)
03. Hypnotism (Remix)
04. The Call (Acid Remix)
05. Clinical Cairo*
06. The Ritual (Dub Version)
07. Dumbo* (Minimal Version)
08. Byz* (Drum Machine Version)
09. Dopeathon (Instrumental Version)
10. Lith Beat* (Megamix)
11. Moodover* (Slow Version)
12. Forever (Extended Version)
13. Immune (Extended Dub Version)
14. Push It To The Limit* (Megamix)

*Unreleased

BIT-TUNER - ATHINA TAPE 
a visual journey by TOBIAS KUBLI and TILLO SPRENG 

Perception is defined by one’s point of view, while routines tend to un-sharpen shapes and essentially blend time and space.  

Beat-veteran Bit-Tuner moved his base from north of the Alps to Athens for two years, stepping aside from his routines. As he had done earlier in Japan, China and Egypt, he recorded the sounds and atmosphere of the city to weave it into his productions. 
Atmosphere was also what film makers Tobias Kubli and Tillo Spreng were looking for when they travelled to Athens to collect footage. Obviously, the musician and the film makers needed to bump into each other on the street - and thus join forces. 
“Athina Tape” is the result of a spontaneous collaboration between travellers in search of the un-known, un-seen and un-heard. The short film mirrors the pulse of the city: being caught up in a cycle of growth and decay, cosmopolitan life and economic challenges, touristic kindndess and a necessity for the real. Athina Tape takes listeners and viewers on a sonic and visual exploration of a certain place, at a certain time.

Free download (mp3/flac/wav) --> ousooo.bandcamp.com/album/athina-tape

Bit-Tuner feat. Alaa 50 & Andro El Hawy
Presented by 100Copies Music
Release Date: 11 October 2017

Coming up

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Bit-Tuner at work

Helsinkiklub, Zürich

Geroldstrasse 35, 8005 Zürich

Doors: 8 pm, Show: 10 pm
Entry: CHF 10

Every last thursday of the month, Bit-Tuner is working live with his gear and playing new tunes at the Helsinkiklub.

Website Helsinkiklub

 

Thu 8 Mar 2018

HELSINKI ZU GAST IM MOODS

Zürich

Schiffbauplatz, 8005 Zürich

Doors: 7:30 pm / Start: 8:30 pm
Entry: CHF 30

LINE-UP:
Bit-Tuner & FreundInnen

"... zur erleichterten Veränderung entsenden wir euch unseren mehrjährigen Artist-in-Residence, der Meister der geistigen Frischzellenkur, Knopfdreher und Bass-Beat-Mogul mit Modul: Bit-Tuner. Er bestreitet den Abend und zieht den Karren, auf welchem Freundinnen und Freunde aus seinem Dunstkreis sich einstellen. Dem Künstler den Hubraum, den FreundInnen die Pracht. De rien..."

Website Moods

Fri 16 Mar 2018

GIF-SHOW @MUSEUMSNACHT BERN 18

Museum für Kommunikation, Bern

Helvetiastrasse 16, 3005 Bern

Start: 11 pm
Entry: ?

"Der legendäre Bit-Tuner vertont live die Gif-Animationen aus dem Fantoche-Fundus mit elektronischer Musik. Dazwischen wird mit DJ-Sound für Partystimmung im Museum gesorgt. Beste Unterhaltung für Augen, Ohren und Tanzbeine."

Website Museumnacht Bern
Website MfK

Thu 22 Mar 2018

D-CAF FESTIVAL 2018

The GrEEK Campus, Cairo

28 Falaki St., Bab El Louk, Cairo 11513

Start: 8 pm
Entry: 60 EGP

Line Up:
Bachar Mar-Khalifé (Lebanon/France)
Tek Life (US)
Bit-Tuner in Fusion (Switzerland) + In fusion with local 100Copies Music (Andro+SWEASY) (Egypt)

Website D-CAF
FB Event


Thu 29 Mar 2018

Bit-Tuner at work

Helsinkiklub, Zürich

Gerolstrasse 35, 8005 Zürich

Doors: 8 pm, Show: 10 pm
Entry: CHF 10

Every last thursday of the month, Bit-Tuner is working live with his gear and playing new tunes at the Helsinkiklub.

Website Helsinkiklub

Fri 20 Apr 2018

DJ Krush (JPN), Bit-Tuner (Live CH), Phrex

Dachstock, Bern

Neubrückstrasse 8, 3001 Bern

Doors: 10 pm
Entry: CHF 28 (CHF 27 Petzitickets)

Website Dachstock

Sat 21 Apr 2018

DJ Krush (JPN), Support: Bit-Tuner (Live, CH)

Kaserne, Basel

Klybeckstrasse 1B, 4057 Basel

Doors: 11 pm
Entry: CHF 23 (Starticket)

Website Kaserne

Thu 26 Apr 2018

Bit-Tuner at work

Helsinkiklub, Zürich

Geroldstrasse 35, 8005 Zürich

Doors: 8 pm, Show: 10 pm
Entry: CHF 10

Every last thursday of the month, Bit-Tuner is working live with his gear and playing new tunes at the Helsinkiklub.

Website Helsinkiklub

Releases

  • A Bit of Light Albumcover

    A Bit of Light

    2016
    Album
  • Brutal Funk web

    Brutal Funk

    2014
    EP
  • thechinasyndrome

    The China Syndrome

    2013
    Album
  • the japan syndrome v2

    The Japan Syndrome

    2013
    Live Album
  • signals ep front

    Signals

    2012
    EP
  • Drome EP Cover Low

    Drome

    2011
    EP
  • Low Speed Detonation Cover

    Low-Speed Detonation

    2009
    Album
  • Chronik I

    Devil's Dance

    2009
    Compilation
  • Toxin VeryLow

    Toxin

    2008
    Album
  • Sacre du Printemps

    Sacre du Printemps (Re​-​edited)

    2007
    Live Album
  • aspects ep

    Aspects

    2004
    EP

Videos

About

Marcel Gschwend aka Bit-Tuner, born 1978 in St. Gallen, lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland

Born and raised in St.Gallen, Bit-Tuner works and lives in Zürich today. He's been producing electronic music with computers, mpcs, synthesizers, bass guitars and a fleet of analogue effect gear. He has a fondness for samples from old records, movies and has also been discovering field recording. Bit-Tuner works with heavy beats, blown up bass sounds, gloomy athmospheres, acid-driven melodies and uproaring soundscapes. His musical field of expression reaches from Experimental Hip-Hop to Electronica, from Bass Music to Noise, Theatre Productions, Fashion Shows and Shortfilm Soundtracks. 

Bit-Tuner has collaborated with various artists like Dani Göldin (Göldin & Bit-Tuner), !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Audio88 & Yassin, IOKOI, Bleubird or Sensational, ...

Remixes: Oddateee (Deadverse Rec.), Sole (Ex-Anticon), Filewile, Tim & Puma Mimi, Kamikaze (Mouthwatering Rec.), Jeans for Jesus, Velvet Two Stripes, ... 

In his energy-driven concerts, Bit-Tuner oscillates between Downbeats, Electronica and Techno, while he pulls his tracks together to become a gloomy, but still euphoric bass monster. Live he has shared the stages with Acts like Kelpe, Jon Hopkins, Otto von Schirach, Ben Frost, Jimi Tenor, Modeselektor, Shackleton, Actress, The Haxan Cloak, The Young Gods, Zomby, …

Quotes:

"Bit-Tuner is the master of booming basswalls and sweeping noises"
- 20minuten

"Lowrider bass sounds and angry distortions drive the St.Gallen born producer Bit-Tuner further. His apocalyptic acid-dub-adventures make the dancing crowd's heads nod, while they enter the heart of electronic darkness more and more - and they tesitfy the state of the art quality that the electronic musician recently reached with his exceptional "Drome EP"."
- m4music

"A wild demonstration of hybrid, urban, electronic music" 
- Xavière Sennac for Bad Bonn Kilbi / Case à Chocs

"Pretty much the best of what Swiss live electronics have to offer. "
- Christoph Linder / DJ Fett / Planet Rock Booking

"Bit-Tuner is a master of electronic sound architecture."
- St. Galler Tagblatt

"Regardless of the multitude of genres I could throw in here, there is no denying that there is an
undercurrent of sound here at he makes all his own; and that has to be applauded."
- Tony Young, Review on blackaudio

 

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