With his roots based firmly on the underground digital arts scene known as the Demoscene, Akira has been an hyperactive member of the electronic culture world for more than a decade, not only in his hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina, but on a global level.
8GB, an audiovisual project developed in 2004 as a natural flow of his activities both visual and musical, and his fixation with old computer hardware utilized in modern working environments, aims towards creating currently danceable beats with old computer data, making a blend that can be enjoyed by most any audience interested in dancing to fresh new sounds, while still retaining appeal for the bleep-obsessed nut. Electro, breakbeat and techno usually flirt with drum&bass and hip-hop, on energetic livesets that include powerful stage energy and visual feedback thanks to the set's super synchronized live visuals.
From São Paulo to New York, from Rotterdam to Stockholm, from Montreal to London, 8GB has performed in the most varied situations around half of the planet. While on the best microparties like Microdisko
in Stockholm or Pulsewave
in New York City or top festivals of the electronic music circuit like Creamfields Buenos Aires
and Blip Festival
, happening on a myriad of venues of the class of Pachá, The Sugar Factory
, the aim is always the same: to rock the dancefloor and tear the roof of the party away!
Currently on an editing spree, they have put tracks on known labels like 8bitpeoples (US), Intikrec
(JP) and Retinascan
(DE), with upcoming works on many other imprints like Zizek Records
label, of which is one of the latest additions to the artist roster.