Videogames Ruined My Life

by Pixelh8

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After opening for Grammy Nominee Imogen Heap on her UK tour, Pixelh8 rocketed into the spotlight with several national (UK) and international interviews and articles.
The long awaited 14-track debut album, which melted two laptops in the process, took two commodore 64's, one 48k spectrum, one nes, one snes, five gameboys, several kids toys and keyboards, countless yards of wire and solder to make.

Videogames Ruined My Life Pixelh8's debut album is a journey through all that is 8 bit.

Internationally renowned chip tune musician Pixelh8 makes his music from reprogramming vintage computer systems such as the ZX spectrum, Commodore 64 and Game Boy. His unique blend of Electronica has taken him across the globe, performing at Microdisco in Berlin, at Apple iTunes, California, for BBC Radio 1 in London and Assembly 2008, Helsinki Finland.

Pixelh8 has also opened for Imogen Heap on her UK tour on a few of her dates.

Highly regarded in this emerging genre of music, he has been interviewed by both CNN and the BBC, as well several magazines and websites all over the world.

Pixelh8 combines the sounds of video games and toys, that have been reverse engineered and reprogrammed to form original compositions. Pixelh8 has also created software like the Pixelh8 Music Tech Game Boy Synth and Pro Performer for other musicians.

Pixelh8 continues to release music on the record label Hidden Youth Records and is currently working a series of hardware items for various vintage consoles.

"...I’m more into geeky noise music. I got a great support act through MySpace called Pixelh8. He makes music out of discarded toys such as Game Boys and Speak & Spells. I love his music. I didn’t realise there was such a scene for revitalising old toys. I didn’t know it was possible to create music on a Game Boy, using specially written software. It’s quite exciting." - Imogen Heap - Metro Magazine

"I’ve gotten quite into 8bit-chip-hop (I don't know what they call it but hot dang is it good!) As a result thanks to Pixelh8" - Imogen Heap taken from her I-Blog @

"Unbelievably, Matt has managed to make entire tracks using just old consoles. And they don't sound like a five year old pressing random keys on a crap synth. In fact his tunes are glitchy electronic house and dirty soulful electronica." -
DJ Magazine UK Vol 4 Issue 35

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released November 11, 2006

Matthew C. Applegate



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