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Mixel Pixel








Hometown: Brooklyn, NY (USA)

About:

Mixel Pixel is a multimedia music and video project created by artist Rob Corradetti. Along with his pals: Matty (Maurice The Doctor) Kaukeinen, Kaia ??Lips By? Wong, and the elusive producer, SNEE, Mixel Pixel has been pumping out jams since the year 2001. Their influences include psych–folk music such as The Byrds, Pink Floyd, and Love, Lo–fi music such as Daniel Johnston, and Beck, and experimental electronic artists Bruce Haack and Laurie Anderson

Mixel Pixel was initially conceived as a home recording project back in 1997 when Rob Corradetti began making tapes with SNEE on a 4 track they purchased while working on a farm in rural Minnesota.

In 1999, Corradetti moved from his home state of Delaware to Brooklyn and began playing with long time collaborator, Matty Kaukeinen. In 2001 they released their first album, Mappyland on their self–initiated record label, Mental Monkey. A combination of casio pop, video game samples, tape loops, and folk music, Mappyland was a stark contrast to the electroclash and post–punk revival scenes happening in New York City.

Mixel Pixel played their first official show in New York City on June 24th, 2001 at Brownies. In 2003 Kaia Wong joined the band and they recorded the critically heralded 8 bit–psych–pop album, Rainbow Panda. The band was signed shortly there after to the roster of up–and–coming label Kanine Records, home of Grizzly Bear, Professor Murder, and Chairlift.


Reviews

Mixel Pixel Let's Be Friends

Mixel Pixel

Let's Be Friends (2008)

Mental Monkey

Mixel Pixel Contact Kid

Mixel Pixel

Contact Kid (2005)

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