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B(if)tek & Artificial: 1996-2003 (19.03.19) w/ River Yarra

B(if)tek & Artificial: 1996-2003 (19.03.19) w/ River Yarra

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This show was 59th in the global electro chart.

"The turn of the millennium sparked fears globally of a technological fallout: computers would crash at the changing of a ’99 to a ’00, security systems would fail, the world’s nuclear stockpile would be triggered. The impending panic of inaccurate ordering of automated dating in digital systems spread its fear far and wide and came to be known as the Y2K bug.
On the under side of the world, in Australia, where most things arrive late, distorted or totally different to their original form, there were two women embracing analog and digital technologies in all their glory. Nicole Skeltys and Kate Crawford were better known as B(if)tek, a pioneering electro-femme outfit. Feminism with a wink and a bleep. Ladytron before Ladytron. Nicole’s eccentric solo project was Artificial - Hillbilly House - as she likes to call it.
River Yarra speaks to Nicole & Kate about their time as B(if)tek and Artificial paired with a 1hr mélange of the two women’s music."

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