Some great 8bit chipmusic from Covox here. Sounds like he’s using a fair amount of outboard so this is BitPop through and through! Enjoy!
Highlights for me are 6:15 on and 12:10 onwards.
I must admit, I didn’t realise that Jeroen Tel from Maniacs of Noise was still composing 8bit music and DJing it to a live audience.
This is a great 40 minute bitpop set!
Wow, two posts in one day! But I had to share this. This is what BitPop is all about! A nice live coming together of acoustic intruments and 8bit consoles care of the awesome “I Fight Dragons”.
Good work guys
Hey there BitPopPickers!! Long time no post!
You know how it is, busy, busy, busy! Not much to show you all yet, but here’s a new vid from 8BitWeapon and ComputeHer. Enjoy!
Drum and bass, electronica, blip-master 8GB has just released a digital album of his 2010 chipmusic performance at the Blip Festival Toyko. A clever blend of 8bit gear and modern quipment, 8GB gets the Bitpop thumbs up every time!
8GB Live in Toyko 2010 is available for immediate FREE digital download here
Why are you still reading? Download now!!!
OK, you want more? You can download his previous (pure chiptune and total GENIUS) album Pravda from 8bitpeoples
This is so hot off the press I’m only listening to it myself right now. I’m sure I’m hearing some tributes to MinusBaby here – I APPROVE!
UPDATE: OK, so I finished listening – wish I was there so bad! Good work Akira!
When Billy Polard decided to make a video to his song “When Our Bedrooms Were Once Haunted”, did he use After Effects? No. Premier? No. Maybe some Flash? No. He picked up his Nintendo DSi and using Flipnote Studio made this fantastic video. Very emotional and fits the song perfectly. Intense.
Just how far can you go with a 20 year old Gameboy? This far! This is why IAYD is a legend and this is why I love 8bit chiptunes!
VIA Balgosa on YouTube
This is a live jam of one of the tunes appearing on Reborn‘s upcoming Bitpop album. Features a SammichSID for some authentic chiptune sounds. Note the Gameboy DMG01 on the top shelf. It’s not used in this clip, but it’s making quite a few appearances in new tracks.
It’s all happening in Indonesia! He’s one of the vid clips by Dyztrk playing at eX Plaza Thamrin. There’s a blend of new and old here for a great bitpop sound.
This is the same venue (or chain) where we saw Toys of Vega. It’s great to see such great local support for the chip scene! If only all communities were so supportive.
Late notice, but here goes :
Henry Homsweet (http://www.myspace.com/henryhomesweet)
UK House/Trance hero who this year alone has been on a massive USA tour with Sabrepulse/Anamanaguchi/Starscream, performed at the Slam Dunk festivals in Leeds/London and performed in France!
Cambridge nutter who makes music with dirty basslines and wonky melodies – for fans of noisy stuff!
Blackpool-resident and Hard House creator, who has performed with the likes of KillaFlaw, RunRiot and has been featured in hallowed publications such as Computer Music and even featured on Teletext!
The creator of legendary Atari ST program maxYMiser, gwEm describes himself as an “Atari ST Old Skool Rave DJ and Heavy Metal dude” which succinctly describes his mad scientist formula of 8bit, hardcore rave and driving hard rock guitar which has seen success on Berlin’s Shitkatapult and Muller records, his own London based label preromanbritain, and net community Micromusic.
AdamGetsAwesome (or Adam to his mates) is ex-New York, now an 8-bit nomad spreading his infectious dance music throughout the whole of Europe – this marks his first UK performance, and is definitely worth a listen!
**New!** LastKnight on Visuals/DJ set!
OPEN MIC! (YOU!)
We’re offering a limited “open mic” space for performers – we’re providing one 3.5mm stereo cable, and a microphone – you provide the music! Game Boys and mp3 players only please – there’s only 30 minutes of available time, and it’s a one-song (or 5 minutes) timeslot only – be sure to arrive early to put your name on the list!
(next door-but one from Bumper)
Friday 13 August 2010, 10pm-3:30am
18+ only £4 entry
Chipmusician and performer KoolSkull has organized a free chiptune concert for all ages in Los Angeles, CA.
“This event is one part performances, and one part workshop, teaching people how to make chip music.” says KoolSkull. “We will be offering CD’s with free software pre-loaded, and we will raffle off some prizes! I will be personally showing you how to use ‘Little GP Tracker’.”
The event kicks off Saturday at the Echo Park Library and includes performances from the following LA Based chiptune performers listed below, as well as a talk with the artists and a workshop for the tracking program LGPT (little gp tracker). It should be a great event for both long time chiptune fans and for those newcomers that are interested in learning more about the music and culture of chiptunes.
Full show details:
August 14th, 2010
2PM – 5PM
Echo Park Library
1410 w. Temple st.
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
The Silph Scope – Myspace.com/thesilphscope
Rock Kandy – Myspace.com/8bitter
Mike Bleeds – Myspace.com/bleedsss
WizWars – Myspace.com/wizwars
Wet Mango – Myspace.com/thisiswetmango
For me, possibly the best Chipmusic of 2009 was from minusbaby. “Left” as well as being technically acomplished, was a musical journey leaving me with the feeling of having been somewhere, a place I choose to revisit every once in a while.
It’s hard to believe it was over a year ago, but thankfully minusbaby has returned to save us all with his latest release from 8bitpeoples : Derecha
This is a pretty banging live chiptune from Toys of Vega, clearly a very talented chipmusician! Great quality video to boot. This is a very full sounding chiptune considering there’s only one DMG in use (that I can see anyway). Enjoy!
The SammichSID is a DIY synth : You get a box of empty circuitboards and little bags of components and you have to build the sucker yourself. Behind the scenes, the tones are generated by two SID chips which are lifted from the Commodore 64 (C64) and arranged in a stereo pair. You have MIDI inputs as well as stereo inputs and outputs which is all the connectivity you need….OK well maybe a MIDI Thru would be nice but this will do for now.
I decided to made a time-lapse video of the contruction process, so enjoy! (music by Reborn)
This is a dirty techno chipmusic mix I did to demonstrate my SammichSID synth. This was performed live with additional filth provided by an Access Virus an Yamaha RM1x. I think you’ll agree the SammichSID is a filthy, dirty synth well suited to hard techno. Not bad for a soundchip from a 30 year old 8bit computer eh?
You should also check out the timelapse video of the SammichSID contruction
Most of us chipmusic fans would love to attend Blip Festival, but travelling to New York isn’t always a viable option. For those like me who missed it, Bit Shifter has posted up a recording of his set : Bit Shifter Live at Blip Festival 2009
01. Untitled (Live) (03:22)
02. Reformat The Planet (Live) (04:30)
03. Cock Block Disco (Live) (04:19)
04. Maneuverer (Live) (03:01)
05. Rough Weather (Live) (04:11)
06. Easy Prey (Live) (03:44)
07. Winning The War On Pseudoscience (Extended Version) (Live) (02:26)
This is a great chiptune set and although I’m happier for having heard it, I’m slightly saddened that I couldn’t be there. Maybe next time?
The Receptors latest EP “USER Deluxe” makes extensive use of the DS-10. It works well and just goes to show the musical and technical genius underneeth chiptune music. Don’t fret, there are still plenty of 8bit inspired sounds to be found and this latest release has been accepted into the warm and loving arms of 8BitPeoples and can be downloaded for free from their site here: Receptors – User Deluxe