Archive for August, 2010
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