Bitpop In The Mainstream

La Roux

La Roux - Bitpop in the UK

Some sources, such as Wikipedia, currently list Bitpop as being “not in the mainstream”.   Not so!  This site owes it’s very existence to the increasing popularity in Bitpop which has lead to it’s appearance in the mainstream.

In the not-too-distant past, bands such as Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode have used the 8bit SidStation in their music, often layered with more up to date hardware, such as the Access Virus.

Little Boots - Big Sounds

Little Boots - Big Sounds

While currently in the UK charts; both La Roux (left) and Little Boots (right) employ the Bitpop style in their music.  La Roux using the SIDStation and Virtual Synths and Little Boots featuring the Tenori On and some other suspiciously SID-like sounds. Bitpop is far from underground, it’s downloadable from iTunes and on the shelf in HMV.  There’s even a section on Last.FM for Bitpop. So get your ears on!

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