LOWTOY

Lowtoy is an independent Net Label located in Barcelona (Spain), working since early 2010. We release audiovisual content related to 8 Bit, Circuit Bending and Electronic DIY culture, all under a Creative Commons license, as free downloads.

8 Bit Music (Or Chipmusic) and music produced with circuit bending techniques are not musical genres, but genre containers. This makes Lowtoy publish works in a wide range of musical styles, having the same outdated technology value in common.
 Lowtoy family grows every day! We’ve got involved in festivals and gatherings in several cities in Europe, Buenos Aires, Medellín, New York and Australia. And we are currently hosting a cycle of audiovisual shows in Barcelona named Lowcycle, getting involved lots of artists from all around, always with a sharing and wide spirit.

Currently Lowtoy is: Ralp, Lautaro, Manu Retamero and LxTxCx.

You can get in touch with us at lowtoy@lowtoy.com.

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SEND US YOUR DEMO

Here at Lowtoy we are open and willing to receive and publish you material. You can send us your demo at lowtoy@lowtoy.com.

In order to do a quick preview listening, you should send us a private link to your stuff (Website, Soundcloud, Vimeo, etc) or a download link.

Your material must be unpublished and always related to the world of the 8bit sound and / or circuit bending. (We’ll reject fakebit, DJ Sessions, covers, stolen material, etc). Songs can have unlimited instrumentation, devices, voices or post-processing, but the music must keep a high 8bit technology sounding.

Once we get the demo, we’ll spend some time analyzing it and we’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible. If everything is cool, we’ll ask you the following information so we can release it through our website under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND 3.0) License.

– Separate tracks in MP3 format (320 Kbps) and WAV format (16 Bit 44.1 Khz).
– Album art cover: 600 x 600 pixels at 72dpi (PNG format is highly adviced).
– Album art cover: 600 x 600 pixels at 72dpi (PNG format is highly adviced).
– Artist Bio, in English and Spanish.
– Release info, in English and Spanish.
– Release info, in English and Spanish.
– Links.


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COLLABORATE IN THE LAB SECTION

In the LAB section we post miscellaneous data such as news, videos, shows, tutorials, etc. with the intention of sharing, in a disinterested way, information and knowledge. This section is open to collaboration, so don’t hesitate on getting involved and send us something!

You can send us all sort of material related to the world of the 8bit, Circuit Bending and DIY electronic culture at lowtoy@lowtoy.com

– Article Title.
– Text in English and Spanish.
– A main image banner: 870 x 450 pixels at 72dpi (PNG format is highly adviced).
– All other images don’t need to have a specific size, but can’t be wider than 870 pixels. Those should also be at 72dpi (PNG format is highly adviced).
– All other images don’t need to have a specific size, but can’t be wider than 870 pixels. Those should also be at 72dpi (PNG format is highly adviced).
– If you want to include audio, send the direct link (we prefer Soundcloud).
– Links.