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A deep love of video games and all things geek-related inspired Dru Streicher to begin experimenting with his own take on the 8-bit music coming out of Europe and major US cities and _node was officially born. He teamed up with Matt Bowen and Amanda Bowen providing vocal for the first two EPs. Amanda went on to persue her film making leaving _node as a duo. Armed with two originial Gameboys running the homebrew Swedish software LSDJ, _node produces its unique sound. A custom modifed nintendo provides are vivid visual backdrop to their live performances. Drawing from influences as diverse as Detroit techno artists Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Ritchie Hawtin to the IDM sounds of Aphex Twin and Autechre. Thrown in the mix are the pioneers of the new 8-bit sound Lo-Bat, Nullsleep, Pulselooper. _node is producing forward thinking dance music on out of date hardware. Hardware re-purposed from gaming to create a sound-scape that reflects the city of Cleveland. From complex beats and simple melodies to the four to the floor sound to make you dance the cold winter nights away.