The data-loading sounds of 1980s microcomputers have hit the download charts. Now, folk are going crazy over the 'squeal' and 'snore' of popular games for the BBC Micro, CBM64, Spectrum 48.
Megamix maestros 'The Binary Bods' first hit upon the idea while scanning through some old cassettes they found in their uncle's attic. 'We thought we might have discovered a bit of that hippy folk he used to record,' said DJ Rainman, 'but instead we stumbled across these phat hexadecimal sounds'.
DJ Kayak agrees. 'These old TDK C20's are solid mercury, man. There's enough material here for two albums plus several remix CDs'.
The Binary Bods have recently signed a recording contract with Broken Records and are now in the process of compiling and re-mastering the data. The first of the CDs should be available by Easter 2011, but sadly, they have declined to declare any live performance dates.