Johnny Jitters
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Johnny Jitters

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2001

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Established on Jan, 2001
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"Mediumship is simply an intergalactic vehicle for the duo as it steers through melodic spaces of precision electronics with a flare for retrograded 8-bit electro-techno."

After a year in process, the collaboration between Johnny Jitters and J Wayne Clinton (Mind Tiger / Dream Weapon) comes to fruition on Mediumship, an extended player that bends and contorts from start to eventual end. Both established artists in their own right, Mediumship is an interesting listen as it dives into 8-bit electro extractions and experimental fractures of soundtrack delights.

“A New World” freezes and thaws its electrical conduits to reveal ambient debris as it merges a wide spectrum of frequency bending. Elsewhere you’ll digest soundtracks to imaginary video games reminiscent of early-era Kracfive inhabitants such as Colongib and Pacman. Essential digital-funk that takes on various transformations is featured on the out-of-nowhere dub-techno of “Amphibious Shapeshift.” The most mechanical of the lot comes in the form of the Phoenecia-inspired minimal 8-bit electro of “Astral Ghosts.”

In summary, Seesound is a well-crafted collaboration that focuses on the sound of pixels raining on marching robots. Their mechanical strands of experimental data is carefully thought-out and engaging. Mediumship is simply an intergalactic vehicle for the duo as it steers through melodic spaces of precision electronics with a flare for retrograded 8-bit electro-techno. - igloo magazine


"News: Thruoutin’s U.S. Release, and more!"

For a long time I thought that I should be wary of a white guy play­ing a pipa. But after a few stel­lar exam­ples, includ­ing thruoutin/???/Brad, I’m no longer as wary. And peo­ple around the world are get­ting into this too, includ­ing Pittsburgh-based elec­tronic artist Johnny Jit­ters. He’s released an instru­men­tal sin­gle called “Clo­sure” and invited a bunch of artists to remix it, one of those artists being Beijing’s very own thru­outin. You can find the track at Band­camp, along with the oth­ers, and it’s well worth a lis­ten to. The pipa and Brad’s sub­tle vocals add some­thing that just isn’t there in the other remixes.

Brad’s going over­seas in March, to do a lit­tle tour of the U.S., but he’ll be back Beijing-side soon, work­ing up to a release all of his own, as well as get­ting the jing­weir zine up and run­ning, and of course some Super Secret Awe­some stuff that I just can’t tell you about yet. But don’t worry, it’ll be awesome. - beijinggigguide


"Johnny Jitters :: Closure EP (Aud-Art)"

Glitch has taken on its own lifeform—displaying slivers of exp-electronics, classical, bass, ambience and digital-to-analog manipulation just as time and creativity shifts the genre into new and interesting paths. Johnny Jitters and fellow cohorts take Closure into these skewed directions—offering downtempo frequencies bridged across atmospheric rapids that are warm, sincere and heartfelt.

The title tracks breaks the ice with subdued layers of dust settling on pops and crackles as they swirl around delicate beat patches and classical instrumentation. Coppice Halifax produces a stripped-back facade on his “Dissipation” remix; a lava flow of thumping beats veers in the background as sheets of smoldering fluctuations take center stage in a thick fog. Phylum Sinter’s “Quicksand” remix administers darker and more direct electronic trickery; laying out a post-industrial haze of video-game contours as it injects distorted basslines and an overall fuzziness that stays its course. Thruoutin’s edit opens with a swarm of analog synths and breaks apart midway to deliver an Eastern-influenced pulse of melodic strings and subtle vocal treatments. Christmas Lights delves into shoegaze terrain—the production resembling the strengths of Yo La Tengo and/or Solvent at moments. Nonimx’s closure sees this remix single dipping further into an abyss of Hermann & Kleine inspired percussive beauty. Perhaps the finest of the lot, Nonimx’s extrapolation rips the entire package to shreds in a chaotically serene way. So as these glitch-laden manifests continue to grow tentacles that are challenging to describe, Closure presents a solid collection of leftfield ventures that form a hearty soup of instrumental ambient-shoegaze. - igloomag.com


"The Rundown"

"The trance like nature of his music seems almost like an opiate in its nature as heard in “Tunneling from the Arctic.”

"..songs such as “Duck Walk” lull the listener into a gentle, waking dream."

"Many locals had the chance to get lost in his beats at one of his Blind Mule shows. Eventually he left Mobile and made Pittsburgh his home, where he continues to practice his craft, which has resulted in very impressive, tasty cuts. "

"Jitters has made a name for himself in Pittsburgh with his repertoire of electronic-driven beats and samples. Now, he will be bringing his circus of sound back to the Port City." - Lagniappe Mobile


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Johnny is currently based in Pittsburgh, PA and has roots here but was born near the coastal region of Alabama and spent much of his adolescent life around Mobile bay consumed by a world of music and visual arts. After a lengthy love affair with brass and electric guitar eventually fading, years of experimentation with computer software/synthesis have seemed to pay off.. The past several years Jitters has actively participated in the promotion of electronic music and produced several medium to small sized events in the Northern & Southern United States.. His live sets tend to cater specifically for the event, sounds range from ambient textures to dance-able rhythms and head nodding abstractions..

opened for:

Shigeto
Eliot Lipp's Dark Party
Mux Mool
Kilowatts
Aligning Minds

booking contact: noairbag@gmail.com

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