Halloween 2011, Santa Cruz local multi-media digital artist, musician, techno DJ/producer, experimental game developer, Chris Osborn was the guest for the Gamers on Game radio show.
Chris came into the KZSC station to talk about his recent presentation on the History of Games in Santa Cruz that he produced for the monthly E-Games Gathering at NextSpace and his new company and adventure, TRΛCER Vision and TRΛCER Games, that he created this past February 2011.
TRΛCER is the alias of Chris Osborn. His work is equally suited for the dancefloor, headphones, or interactive experiences. TRΛCER echoes lo-fi cyberpunk fantasies and jacking paranoid surrealism. He is available to be booked for DJ gigs as well as contracted for programming on creative art, music, and game projects.
Exploring the intersections of psychedelic dubstep, dark techno, and experimental video games, TRΛCER draws inspiration from Richie Hawtin, Trentemøller, Deadbeat, Scuba/SCB, Kryptic Minds, Burial, and Mark Essen. This project is the evolution of Chris’ previous work as the programmer for Gaijin Games’ critically-acclaimed synesthetic music game series BIT.TRIP (Wii, PC/Mac, iOS).
Chris has over 10 years experience DJing around the SF Bay Area and Philadelphia plus countless years spent coding games for various companies. Currently, he is working on a mixtape series called echo.x as well as several unannounced art/game projects.
You can hear his music at Soundcloud/Tracergames.
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