Daniel Jefferis is a Chiptune artist who goes by the name The Quighty. He is based in Falmouth and regularly branches out to London. Growing up with an interest in retro video gaming and a passion for music technology, when discovering Chiptune it presented a ingenious combination of the two which inspired him to explore the genre. Before long he got his hands on a Gameboy and a copy of LSDJ and began to experiment.
During his first year of studying at Falmouth University in 2013 he used a pair of Gameboys running LSDJ to write his first EP titled “These .bats Don’t Run” which he debuted at a University showcase and would go on to play at his first Chiptune gig in London among Assad B, Mikee Teevee, CJ boucher and Mykah.
His next major gigs were in late 2014 when he played on the Winter Chips tour in Cornwall with artists such as J3wel, 2xAA and Cfgk24. After witnessing the skill and talent of the other musicians on the tour and discovering artists like Trey Frey and Dannimal Cannon he set out to majorly improve his set and spent the first half of 2015 experimenting with a modified Commodore 64, a Guitar Hero controller and a Nintendo Entertainment System.
He has just finished an EP written on one Gameboy titled “Celebrating Last Place” and is currently working with an array of devices and software to create a full length album. As well as having written a dissertation for his final year of University titled “Programming The Zeitgeist: The Ongoing Evolution of Chiptune.”
He is always looking to play shows and is constantly trying to evolve his sound to make the most of the equipment whether old or new.
These .bats Don’t Run (2013)