Conceived and compiled by long-time electronic artist and 8-bit composer Jeremy Kolosine (Receptors, Futurisk), the 8-BIT OPERATORS collective features some of the top 8-bit artists from North America, South America, Asia, and Europe, a selection of the best musical innovators, and several of the inventors themselves.
8-BIT OPERATORS "Wanna Hld Yr Handheld, Vols. 1 & 2 BEATLES Tribute" focuses re-tooled, classic gaming system hardware on the experimental/electronic side of the Fab 4. The 2 volumes, created over a 4 year period were released on 09/09/09 & 11/11/11. It features 26 of the biggest international names in 8-bit chip music, all utilizing the hardware of re-tooled, classic Game Boys, Ataris, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, circuit-bent toys, Commodore 64s and Apple II computers.
“Wanna Hld Yr Handheld” is the follow up to the 2007 debut "8-Bit Operators - The Music of Kraftwerk" available on Astralwerks.