Blue Tonic World was born one July, during the summer of 1992. It consist of one member that goes by the name of Bit Burn. The first song ever recorded was called “Native Spirit”. It was created using a single synthesizer, the Roland U 20, and a 4 track Fostex cassette recorder. Bit Burn had many active music projects at the time. One of them was an industrial music project called Vargas. Vargas released an album in June of 1993 called “Tree” with Montreal’s Cargo records. The album was a major flop, selling approximately 1000 copies. In the meantime, the first demo for BTW called “Shades of night descending” was produced. Nothing happened with that release. A second demo entitled “Fate” came out in the summer of 1993 earning favorable reviews in the local electronic music scene.
In early 1994, Bit Burn collaborated with keyboardist C. Morgan on a dance music project called Capital Sound featuring singers Katt and Nathalie. Capital Sound released the album “Sussex Drive” (Polytel /Polygram group) in the spring of ‘94, which was a major hit across the country. If you’re Canadian, and hanging out in clubs during the summer of ‘94, you probably remember the DJ playing Capital Sound’s hits such as “Higher love”, “In the night” and “Desire”. Capital Sound won the 1995 Juno Award in the category of Best Dance Recordings.
In the spring of 1996, Bit Burn began working on BTW again. The self titled demo of BlueTonicWorld was sent to record companies in the summer of ‘96. It featured seven songs including “Deeper down the deepest dream”, “River forever” and “Visions of mother Asia”. The demo attracted director Jean Emmanuel Allard of Pentafolio Multimedia and a few independent record labels. Pentafolio Multimedia used many of BTW’s musical scores on several international multimedia products. BTW’s music is also used in Allard’s french documentary entitled “Sur le bord d’la track” intended for a national television audience.
In the winter of 1999 BTW joined the ranks of Mp3.com, the popular and controversial online music site. It was the beginning of a new era for BTW and all the unsigned artists community as well. BTW ended the year 1999 in the “Top 20 most successful artists” of Mp3.com and earned considerable attention on the electronic music scene worldwide. The music of BTW appears on several compilations such as the European’s Café Abstrait series (vol. 1 and 2) and others. Two years later, more than 1.2 million downloads certified from Mp3.com.
BlueTonicWorld signed a record deal with Pulse 8 Music in May of 2000. The first commercially available, “record store” album, called “The Rainbow Machine” was finally released in June 2001 across Canada. However, the album was discontinued and the contract with Pulse 8 was terminated in August 2004.
In 2005 the album “Homecoming” was released through a small indie label called TAO Recordings. The album is available digitally from Napster, Real Rhapsody, iTunes and others.
The new album “Can’t Fight What Will Be” is now available (November 2009)
Keep your ears and your heart opened!