Megaglitch is an electronic synthwave music producer from the UK. His love for composing music emerged while learning to play the guitar from the age of 17. In his early twenties, he began experimenting with both rock and electronic music, producing several low-profile EPs and playing his songs at local venues in and around the South West of England, often jamming with other local musicians.
In 2005, the ambitious artist gave up writing, recording, and playing music to focus on building his personal brand business as a visual artist, content creator, and digital marketer. Married life and having a family also put producing and playing music on hold for a long while.
It wasn't until around 2015 that he would pick up the guitar again. "As the old saying goes - it's like riding a bike, you just never forget," he says.
Finally, during a time when the world was heading into an unprecedented lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, Megaglitch was born.
Megaglitch started as a simple lockdown project.
"I had already built up my online businesses over the years, and most of them were running on autopilot, thankfully. When lockdown happened, I needed something to do other than work. I needed something else to get me through, and thought this was the perfect opportunity to reignite my passion for creating music. So, most of 2020 was spent learning how to produce music again".
"I had to rediscover everything and refresh my knowledge on how to use a DAW, VSTs, synth emulators, plugin-effects, drum machines, mixers, MPCs, and much more. And that's not to mention all the terminologies used in electronic music production. But, I've had a ton of fun learning and I'm still learning".
"Things were a tad bit different back in 2005. I remember recording my first songs using a battered old Tascam 488 MkII cassette recorder, and then a Roland VS880EX workstation". - Fabz (Megaglitch).
His first single in over 15 years is titled 'The Breach' was released on Bandcamp in December 2020. "It was a great feeling", he says.
On September the 22nd, Fabz dropped his first LP under his stage name, Megagltich, titled 'Endless Echoes' which is currently available on Bandcamp. It will also be available for streaming on all major platforms shortly after this date.
Megaglitch is currently promoting his debut album 'Endless Echoes', as well as writing new material for a second LP or EP to be released in the Spring of 2022.
Megaglitch's sound can be defined as energetic, dreamy, ambient, and sometimes dark. Taking endless inspiration from the likes of Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and David Arkenstone to name a few.
Megaglitch's music is a melodic blend of classic and new synth sounds, hard-hitting kick drums, huge snares, simple one-note, walloping basslines, arpeggio melodies, dreamy guitar leads, and vocoder-laden vocals.
Whilst most synthwave music is all about the synths, it's the drums and basslines that are most prominent in Megaglitch's present sound.