Marcel Gschwend aka Bit-Tuner has been producing electronic music since 2001, using a variety of analogue and digital sound generators as well as field recordings to create his musical works.
His sound is often described as dark, captivating and atmospheric and has earned him a loyal following. He is recognised in the music scene for his unique blend of bass-heavy hip-hop beats, electronica and ambient, and has built a reputation as an innovative and genre-bending musician. Bit-Tuner is also known for his energetic live performances, where he captivates his audience with an immersive and experimental soundscape. Over the years, he has also composed music and developed sound design for theatre plays, fashion shows, art projects and films.
In 2015, he was nominated for the renowned Swiss Music Prize by the Federal Office of Culture (BAK).
Bit-Tuner has collaborated and released music with various artists like Göldin, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Audio88 & Yassin, IOKOI, Manuel Stahlberger, Andro El Hawy, Islam Chipsy (100Copies Music) or Sensational from NYC, and many more.
Remixes for Oddateee (Deadverse Rec.), Sole (Ex-Anticon), Filewile, Tim & Puma Mimi, Kamikaze (Mouthwatering Rec.), Jeans for Jesus, Velvet Two Stripes, Camilla Sparksss, ...
In his live-sets, Bit-Tuner oscillates between Downbeats, Electronica and Techno. 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, and many more.
"Bit-Tuner is the master of booming basswalls and sweeping noises"
"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"."
"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
"Sweepingly widescreen but intimately detailed electronic spaces.“
"Bit-Tuner accomplishes mastery in arousing emotions of trepidation and suspense.“
- Wül Magazine