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 lately. 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 Hip Hop Beats to Electronica, Noise, theatre productions and film soundtracks.

Bit-Tuner has collaborated with and / or remixed various rappers like Dani Göldin (Göldin & Bit-tuner), !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Anna (kuenschtli.ch), Filewile, Tim & Puma Mimi (Mouthwatering Rec.), Audio88 (Berlin), Bleubird (Florida), Oddateee (Deadverse Rec.), Sole (Ex-Anticon) or Sensational (WordSound/NYC).

In his energy-driven concerts, Bit-Tuner oscillates between Downbeats, Electronica and Post-Dubstep, 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, 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”
– Bad Bonn

“Bit-Tuner is a master of electronic sound architecture.”
– St. Galler Tagblatt


Solo-Releases:

Albums:
Toxin (CD, Album, Ltd) Umbruch Recordings 2008
Low-Speed Detonation, Trepok Rec. 2009 Low-Speed Detonation (CD, Album) Trepok Rec. 2009 Low-Speed Detonation (LP, Ltd) Trepok Rec. 2009
The China Syndrome (Digital, Live Album) Hula Honeys, 2013
The Japan Syndrome (12“, Digital, Live Album) Hula Honeys, 2013

Singles & EPs:
Aspects EP, Local Form 2004 Aspects EP (CD, Mini, Pro) Local Form 2004 Aspects EP (10″, EP) Local Form 2004
Bit-Tuner, Xndl, Mattr. & Kaeoflux – Memory (7″, EP, Ltd), Mism 2010
Drome EP, (12″, EP, Ltd) Trepok Rec. 2011
Bit-Tuner And Feldermelder – Dope Crackers (7″, Ltd), Hula Honeys 2011
Signals EP, (12″ EP / Digital) Hula Honeys, 2012
Brutal Funk EP, (10“, EP, Ltd. / Digital), Luana Records, 2013
The Industry (Vinyl A5 Postcard, Ltd.), Postmanlove Records, 2014