Bitstream

Bitstream

Real Name:
Steve Conner & Dave Conner
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Bitstream (AKA brothers Steve and Dave Conner), are from Northamptonshire UK. The brothers began releasing music in 1998 due to a friend's insistence to "get something released." They stopped recording as Bitstream in 2008. Steve now works under the name Adapta, and Dave works as Uexkull.
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Bitstream Discography

Albums

Bitstream Domestic Economy 7 (Album) Modern Love UK 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bit Stream* Monolith Signal Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version
SIGNAL 03 Bitstream Incubator(12") Signal Recordings SIGNAL 03 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PYLON 01 Bitstream Retreat Pod(12") Pylon Music PYLON 01 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Bitstream Radiotherapy Modern Love, Modern Love UK 2002 Sell This Version
BLOCK 015 Bitstream Crab Nebula(7") City Centre Offices BLOCK 015 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Bitstream Departure Lounge (EP) Modern Love UK 2003 Sell This Version
Bitstream Streamlining EP (EP) Touchin' Bass UK 2005 Sell This Version
Bitstream The Severed EP (EP) Touchin' Bass UK 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

Bitstream One Third Standard Lux (Comp) Modern Love UK 2003 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none Bitstream Boomkat Selected Mixtapes Volume 2(CDr, Mixed) Boomkat Selected Mixtapes none UK 2003 Sell This Version

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Brisk

Brisk

June 21, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
Bitstream are truly humble mastermind audio technicians who have quietly produced some of my favourite electronic records over the past 8 years. Their first release "Monolith" really stood out against the myriad of other electro artists at the time and luckily, they have kept up a consistant level of quality without succoming to the "lets release one record a week on a different label under a different alias" mentality. Fans of solid underground electronic music take note - Bitstream are a duo worthy of a place in your record collection.
md

md

July 6, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
I became hooked on the Bitstream sound the first time I heard their amazing "Spatial Lobe" track on a DJ mix. It took some time to identify the artist and then track down all of their records as some of the early releases are very difficult to find these days. It's worth it though. Some of their scarcer material on Signal and Pylon made it onto the "One Third Standard Lux" retrospective CD on Modern Love.

I think that one of the reasons that Bitstream have such a unique sound to their tracks is they rarely if ever use any of the "traditional" sounds that permeate the electro genre. Outside of their very early material (the first two releases on Signal) you seldom hear any tracks dominated by TR-808 sounds, for example. Synthesised bleeps and blurps take the place of hi-hats, snares and bass drums. Where other artists roll out the same stereotypical analogue electro riffs, synth patches and structures, Bitstream obviously take time and care to produce something intricate and different, that stands out from the crowd.

There's no element of haste in Bitstream's release schedule. While I'd love them to release a record every month, these guys are accomplished proponents of the "quality, not quantity" philosophy.

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