Chip Bit Day Interview: Shortee

Chip Bit Day Interview: Shortee

Next up is a cool dude from Germany who utilises a turntable with his music; ‘Shortee’. Hailing from Leipzig, Shortee makes beats on Gameboys, whilst simultaneously scratching vinyl on a turntable. His opening track ‘Guten Morgen’ on his album ‘Lost’ was featured on my top tracks of 2018 and is a belter to listen to.

If you’ve been enjoying the interviews so far and are thinking about coming down to watch, you can get a ticket via the link below:

1. Who are you, what is your artist name and where do you come from?
I am Shortee from, Leipzig Germany.

2. What music do you make & what instruments/hardware/software do you use?
I make music in various genres from Beats and Dubstep to Drum and Bass. I use ‘LSDJ’ on a ‘Gameboy’ against a ‘Numark PT01 Scratch Turntable’.

3. How did you get into the chiptune scene?
I got into Chiptune as a listener – probably almost 30 years ago when i got a Commodore 64. As producer, I started making chiptune music 4 years ago when i got gifted a box full of gameboys.

4. How has your music evolved since then?
The biggest change was combining LSDJ with my love for scratching by adding a portable turntable to my setup.

5. Where have you played?
Various clubs in my home town, as well as chiptune parties all over Germany and at ‘Chipwrecked Festival’ on a small danish island called, ‘Bornholm’.

6. What has been your favourite venue you’ve played at?
Chipwrecked festival. It’s on a small island called, ‘Bornholm’ and what’s more, it’s situated on a farm.

7. Describe your music in one word (or emoji).
8bitbass (yes.. that’s one word).

8. What’s been the highlight of your musical career?
Soon to be playing my first gig outside of the EU 😉
(Huge respect for that -Richard).

9. What’s your favourite artist and song at the moment?
IC3PEAK – Смерти Больше Нет:

10. What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting out in chiptune?
Just two words: have fun.

11. Favourite game soundtrack?
Very old: Turrican c64
Old: Final Fantasy IX
New-ish: Hotline Miami

 You’ll be able to catch Shortee at Chip Bit Day 19:
6.20pm, June 15th, Atma, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB.

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