|16 Bit Lolitas
Peter Kriek and Ariaan Olieroock had been making music on their own for some time before joining forces and becoming 16 Bit Lolitas in 2003. This collaboration quickly produced a wave of releases. Tracks such as The Puppet Show, Destiny, My Lexicon, Stereo Control and the epic Sednaa quickly followed on labels as diverse as Yoshitoshi, Alternative Route , Release, Sadie, Plastic Fantastic, Nu Republic, Armada, Minimal, DK and LMR. They then decided to keep control of most of their material starting their own successful imprint “Bits & Pieces” shooting off club hit after hit. A hectic few years has propelled the boys into the spotlight where their crisp creations have carved out a sound that is both cool and sophisticated. It embraces all that is good about House music.
Peter and Ariaan consistently turn in tight productions that stand out in a crowded market place. Each piece of electronic music is patiently crafted and produced with emotion and care. It’s music that creates atmospheres as well as delivering a killer blow without the need of resorting to overused and obvious gimmicks.
In February 2006, 16 Bit Lolitas released their first album under Lost Orchestra called Bodywarmer. Disc 1 featured 16 Bit Lolitas originals and remixes displaying their ability to take over any dance floor in the world at that time, whilst on the second disc they are able to show their musical talent into true Electronica.
At the end of 2008 the 16 Bit Lolitas released their first ultimate collection of music when they launched the “Live At Warung” mix album series, from Brazil’s ultimate Beach Club on Hope Recordings/Bits and Pieces. It featured upfront underground sounds, handpicked from across the globe to add a shimmer but also featured a large proportion (in fact one whole disc) of their own unreleased material. 16 Bit lolitas have grown costumed to producing a lot of tracks customized especially for their performances. ‘‘We like to play a lot of music that the people who come and see us don’t know. It keeps it exciting not only for the fans but also for us’’.
In 2010, 16 Bit Lolitas took on a number of pop projects and took a little break from the EDM scene. The result was the beautiful album of ‘Silver Lining’ by Lucy Iris that was released in February of 2011. ‘To constantly redevelop ourselves and keep learning this was the best step for us. We learned so much from working from a Pop/Rock angle that will absolutely be beneficial for our productions as 16 Bit Lolitas. Hopefully our fans will also notice that’.
Their Bits & Pieces imprint celebrated its 20th release in February of 2012. The label is a home to all 16 Bit Lolitas productions and features a few talented new producers. On June 22nd 2012, 16 Bit Lolitas will make their return into the EDM scene by releasing their third album ‘SÜPERMÅRKT’.