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), Anna (kuenschtli.ch), Filewile (Mouthwatering Rec.), Omega Takeshi (88:Komaflash), Audio88 (Berlin), Bleubird (Florida), Oddateee (Deadverse Rec.), Sole (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, Ben Frost, Jimi Tenor, Modeselektor, Shackleton, Zomby…

Quotes:

“bit-tuner is the master of booming basswalls and sweeping noises”
– 20minuten

“Tiefe Bässe und böse Verzerrungen treiben den St. Galler Produzenten BIT-TUNER um. Seine apokalyptischen Acid-Dub-Abenteuer lassen die Köpfe der tanzenden Menge hart nicken, dringen immer weiter in das Herz der elektronischen Finsternis ein – und zeugen vom Weltformat, das der Elektroniker mit seiner Ausnahme-EP «Drome» kürzlich erreicht hat.”
– m4music

“Eine wilde Demonstration von hybrider, urbaner, elektronischer Musik”
– Bad Bonn

“Bit-Tuner ist ein Meister der elektronischen Klangarchitektur.”
– 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

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