Dot.AY is a no holds barred assault of tropical Game Boy bass from Melbourne, Australia. Delivering an oxymoronic live show of music that is simultaneously dark, brooding, humorous and uplifting in an all round interactive electronic party.
Alex Yabsley (Dot.AY) is a performing electronic musician who specialises in new and experimental forms of electronic music performance and composition. In 2007 he completed a Bachelor of Music Technology with Honours at the Queensland Conservatorium. The dissertation completed for his Honours year was entitled “The Sound of Playing: A study into the Music and Culture of Chiptunes”, Chipmusic is an electronic music form focussing on pushing archaic computer hardware to create music, namely videogame consoles. Since this time Alex has dedicated his creative career to the performance, promotion and development of Chip Music. In regards to performance Alex has played extensively around Brisbane as well as in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and recently performed at the inaugural Blip Festival Australia after previously playing afterparties at Blip Festival Tokyo and New York. He has also collaborated with cult superstar Amanda Palmer on a cover of the Lana Del Rey song videogames.
He has supported international artists Crystal Castles, Girl Talk, Glomag and Dan Deacon and was featured on the ABC TV program Good Game. He is regularly played on 4zzzFM radio and has been featured on Triple J show Sound Lab. On top of this he has conducted workshops, performed at showcases and artist presentations at ACMI, Sound Summit and Electrofringe. Beyond the world of chipmusic Alex has worked as a DJ, Sound Designer, Sonic Artist and Installation artists, examples of which can be seen in the “projects” section of this website. In Summary Alex is an Event Promoter, DJ, Performing Artist, Sound Designer, Sonic Artist, Installation Designer, Workshop presenter and all round nice guy.