(aka the486kid) is an American born, west-coast based producer, DJ, and graduate audio engineer. 486 has been at it for well over a decade now. He has been booked in a wide array of events over the years, sharing stages with such names as DJ Assassin, Filastine, Venetian Snares, Dan Deacon, RATATAT, Beats Antique, Dunklebunt, and more. He has toured nationally with several notorious sound-systems of the ‘Free Tekno’ movement, and labels himself a Tek-nomad.
His sound has been recently described by Generation Bass as “wobbly, high quality, lo-bit bump”. A pioneer of the ‘Chipstep’ movement, 486 drops fluid yet articulate tracks powered by his 4bit microchip arsenal. Despite his preference for lo-tech microchip Atari retro, his productions are polished with cutting edge futuristic style. 486 has released four independent albums, as well as a Digital EP on Bleepstreet Records. In 2011, he launched teknomadiX/ – a label dedicated to pressing new cutting edge ‘microchip’ music to vinyl in limited release packages. Additionally, 486 has freely released dozens of tracks online via various web outlets, clocking over one million downloads since starting to count in 2001.