Sami Liuski, the man behind the neo-electro act 8 Bit Rockers, grew up in Finland (near the Russian border) during the '80s. Like many youths around the globe during this time, Liuski became fascinated with the bizarre electronic music that accompanied the video games he played on his Texas Instruments and Commodore 64 systems. After acquiring an Amiga 500, he immersed himself in the Protracker program, learning to compose his own material. While in high school, his interest in other forms of music increased and he learned guitar and played in a succession of short-lived metal bands. However, his ties to electronic music were never cut. The recordings Liuski makes as 8 Bit Rockers are actually conceived on more modern equipment, but his neo-electro sound keeps one foot planted firmly in the '80s. In 2000, he released an album's worth of MP3 files in the form of Arcade Hits. It was released through Milk, an MP3 website that Liuski helps run to provide exposure for a number of other electronic artists.
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