Musical output/ Bio:
Jeremy Kolosine is an electronic artist noted as the founder of electro synthpunks, Futurisk (1979-1984), and 8-bit/ chipmusic collective, 8-Bit Operators (2004-2014). Kolosine was born and raised in London, and is currently residing in the Miami area. In the '90s Kolosine co-founded electronic/ guitar band Shakespace, and the experimental project Ksine, based out of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the 2000s he recorded and performed as RECEPTORS, equipped with everything from vintage analog synths and treated guitars to lo-bit digital handheld synths(mostly Game Boy & Nintendo DS), circuit-bent devices, and vocoded 12-bit stylophonic walkstations. The debut Receptors 7" EP, "Controller Array" was released in 2005. Receptors performed at NYC's legendary Blip Fest, CMJ and Bent Festivals, showcased at Austin, Texas' SXSW Festival and Iceland's Airwaves Fest, and in 2007 Kolosine performed the first ever circuit-bent performance with a full symphony orchestra (The Roanoke Symphony). That same year the critically acclaimed ReceptorsMusic compilation "8-Bit Operators - The Music of Kraftwerk" was released on Astralwerks/EMI, with the edorsement and track selection of Kraftwerk themselves, and The DFA's James Murphy commissioned Receptors to produce a set of unique Real ringtones for LCD Soundsystem's "Sound Of Silver" album release. The ringtunes, which are re-interpretations of all 9 tracks on the hit album, were arranged and created with 8-bit hardware on the gameboy synth. In 2008 Receptors released 2 albums of tracks produced on the Nintendo DS, including the first full-length release by an artist on the Korg DS-10 titled "groKwork". In 2009, Jeremy completed construction on "21st Century Retro-Futurists", an audio/video installation for The Taubman Museum, and joined the Blip Fest Europe/ 8bitpeoples tour of Denmark and Poland (Era New Horizon Film Festival.) On 09/09/09 the Kolosine-curated 8-Bit Operators' "WANNA HLD YR HANDHELD" Beatles Tribute was released, and Receptors closed out 2009 with the release of the "USER Deluxe EP" on the world-renowned chip-music label 8bitpeoples. In 2010, Futurisk, widely considered to be the first synth band in the American South, celebrated their 30th Anniversary with the expanded re-issue vinyl 12inch of Futurisk's "PLAYER PIANO" released on Minimal Wave Records. That same year, Receptors' full-length SLEEPER CD was released on the Handheld Heroes label. In 2011, Futurisk's " Lonely Streets Remixes" with remixed tracks by Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle,Chris & Cosey), Tom Furse (The Horrors), Prince Language (DFA, Editions Disco) and Complexxion from the UK. On 12/12/2012 Receptors Music Inc released the 8-BIT OPERATORS' DEVO Tribute: Crack That Chip! conceived/ compiled by Kolosine and promoted/ approved by Devo. In 2013, Jeremy Kolosine was added to Marty Thau's legendary Red Star Records roster of artists (which includes work by Suicide, Blondie, John Cale, The Ramones, Richard Hell, Lola Dutronic and Dub Gabriel among many others.) Exclusive remixes of Futurisk and 8-Bit Operators were included on the "Variations" 2013 Red Star release. 2014 brought the release of 8-Bit Operators' critically acclaimed Depeche Mode Tribute, "Enjoy The Science", which also met with the approval and endorsement of Depeche Mode themselves. Jeremy is currently working on a full-length album as KOLOSINE, and other projects.