The 16 Bit Lolita’s are Ariaan Olieroock & Peter Kriek. Both with a
firm background in religious choir music and country they decided in
2003 to try and do something new. For their latest album entitled:
‘Lord we miss the groove!’, they decided to reset their careers and
started making dance music.
After moving from New York to Amsterdam , they instantly started working on a new ‘dance’ sound. In the beginning it was hard to remove all the country elements and that occasional ‘Sanctus’ that Peter always seemed to want to slip in. It was inevitable that a new way of thinking about music and about music production had to be developed.
But soon they got the hang of it and the quality of their dance music increased dramatically. The first few releases on Deep records and Extrema records featured such well known tracks like: (Lord) Take my life, (put your faith) Put it in (the Lord), Trading places (in the confession booth). It was clear that they had left their religious/country/choir careers and had fully entered the world of dance music !
A string of releases followed on such labels as: Yoshitoshi, Alternative Route (to heaven), Release (yourself to the Lord) records, Sadie records, Plastic Fantastic, Nu Republic (of the Lord), Armada, Minimal records, DK records, LMR, showcasing an increasingly mature dance sound for the young and old!
In the meanwhile, in 2004, Aad & Peter also started bringing their music to clubs, doing a collaboration with Dutch DJ / Producer Stef Vrolijk. Throughout the year 2004 they performed as a live act in conjunction with the DJ-sets of Stef, playing at most of the big festivals and big gigs in Holland throughout the year.
As they enter 2006, the guys continue to tour extensively as DJ’s and are currently working on a new live show. The promise of a new double CD original artist album displays the many sides to the 16 Bit Sound. One CD will boast many of their club anthems, while the second will show the guys experimental side. The album is due for release in the opening months of the new year followed by some high profile remixes and studio collaborations.
Seemingly, the world of dance music (just like the world of religious choir music / country before) is at their feet. Watch out for the 16 Bit Lolita’s in a club near you! It will be a spiritual experience!