Don’t be put off by all the self-proclaimed wackiness, this is noisy dance chaos that shows off what the Game Boy is capable of (with a bit of tweaking).
this one is for all you cute artists with kooky capitalisation
0f – first nanoloop mono test
CYMBA – One Life For The Many
Goto80 – Torpartechno
Jellica – Banal Hobo Relive
Cheapshot – Strut
hizmi – THE FM!! 2 @ heavysick ZERO
droid-on – Omoshiroid
sonido calzeta – g-l-i-t-c-h-n-u-d-e-z
an0va – MOD SQUA
KeFF – 113
Corset Lore – Odonata
Mr. Spastic – U
Bud Melvin – Lovesong (BLEO Remix)
Plain Flavored – WHITE GIRLS
Saskrotch – In Da Club
Rico Z – Horror Vacui
Randall – Code Me a Song
At first I thought it might be a bit of a mean idea, mocking both the original writer and the artist but then I tried it and it just came out as a bunch of nonsense. It read like I was maybe a bit confused about everything.
If you like squelchy C64s, listen to Goto80. If you like the chiptunes, head over to The ChipWIN Blog.
This is excellent. Improvised Nanoloops sessions. Sinister techno is so trendy right now.
Akira’s bandcamp review made me laugh:
CYMBA’s debut release is the dark, gloomy, grimey techno stuff you’ve been waiting your shitty Game Boy to pull off all your life.
Most stuff should now be fixed. Thanks for everyone who contacted me.
I’ve corrected a bunch of dead links for some of the older releases that were hosted on Lazerbeat‘s old webspace. I guess I missed updating some of the links when we moved from the test website he had hosted and when I fucked up the old website he built. There are however still a bunch of dead links to other websites that hosted some of the older releases. Lots of the old preview links are dead too because they were from the days before you fucks had streaming everything on your dickhead portable multimedia devices. :P
Wow, there are even links to artist MySpace pages. I’m trying to contact artists and update where I can. If anyone has any of the following releases stored somewhere you might make me happy: My Two Robodads – How Thoughtful – from 2008
Grand Theft Andrew – Robot love Songs – from 2006
The first Nanoloop Mono experiments have started transmitting. This is the first one I’ve seen put forward as a finished work, and damn can this thing do warm. Looking forward to hearing more from this thing.
I’ve been meaning to do a round up of cheapbeats releases for while now. I’m pretty much skipping all the MASSIVE dance floor with MASSIVE drops stuff and the cute melody stuff because I like to imagine that they probably would have managed to garner more than 10 likes on a Facebook post.
Anyway, not only is cheapbeats a great internet search to find a great deal on fashion headphones, it is also a label of chipmusics that is quite good, so none of you should take my sarky comments seriously in any way.
gwEm – Glowsticks & Special Brew
gwEm is probably the Atari 90s rave master. I once had a conversation with him in the back of a car and, before that moment, I never knew that anyone could take Scooter seriously. But it seems gwEm does, and the world is probably a better place for it.
Hizmi – New Power
This is probably one of the most interesting releases on Cheapbeats. Smooth lover grooves coupled with clunks and bleeps. I cannot think of anything else that could be classified as chipmusic that sounds anything like this. Check out his other releases, some really great techno and stuff.
Matt Nida – Particle Theory
Really warm acidy beep music. Plenty of early 90s Warp feelings. I once bumped in to him at Cambridge train station after he had been trying on wedding suits. Yeah.
Little-Scale – Manila Mafia
I guess this release sounds like what footwork might be if it was warmer and less street.
Jellica – Untitled
I made this. I don’t really like to self release. Just me making more squelchy spaced out electro stuff.
Mr. Spastic – Granta Digital
It’s “Scope” now, but Mr Scope doesn’t feel right does it?
gwEm – Dreamsfake
gwEm goes straight up 90s UK rave pop cheese and just doesn’t give a fuck with that David Guetta accapella. Have you seen how long the wikipedia entry about “when love takes over” is? Fucking hell.
Poke-1,170 – Cryptochrome
Reminds me a lot of early Autechre and Drexciya. Really great weird/dark 90s electro made with FM and MSX. His brother once managed to convince my girlfriend that they didn’t have David Bowie in the Netherlands. Perfect.
Cheapshot – Obsidian
Nice bleep techno from Cheapbeats boss, Cheapshot. I tried to say hello to him at a gig in London once. These awkward chipmusic celebrity stories sure are cool huh? I’ve slept in the same room as Nullsleep. It was a pretty big room though.
Saitone – Dazzle
I’m just going to copy/past Bryface’s Bandcamp review because I cannot think of anything to write about this release.
“Put this EP in front of a critic who wrongly says chip music is incapable of utterly mind-expanding complexity and watch that person explode from the sheer force of the album’s kaleidoscopic intelligence rays. Music to build entire universes to.”
HarleyLikesMusic – 1.5
Yeah, this is MASSIVE music with MASSIVE drops and shit, but it never dwells on the cheesier moments for too long and it fucks with you at a such a crazy pace, I just had to include it.
Zan-Zan seems to be one of the few NES musicians that doesn’t seem to be trapped in some sort of Mega Man purgatory. Progressive and despondent space feelings.
8bitpeoples have put out their first new release since the 1980s, with a video from the excellent Raquel Meyers. It’s always good to hear some Game Boy music that isn’t nintendo nostalgia driven eugh. Hopefully there will be more new 8bp to follow. The chip scene could do with more curated releases.