The Unicorn Princess Royally Reviews ‘Divergence’ by DjjD

- Posted April 22nd, 2016 by

This time of year is special; everyone affected by winter’s chill thaws out with the earth once warmer weather hits. Every year at this time, I always try to listen to a new playlist to compliment being able to spend more time outside and enjoying nature. This month’s review is a special new release by DjjD (who was previously part of the ChipWIN staff!) called ‘Divergence’.

This album makes you think, it fills the silence in car rides spent driving through repetitive scenes, and it expands roots by using chip elements complimented with more atmospheric textures. DjjD not only demonstrates his compositional technique, but also showcases solid production chops, the gorgeous voice of Parvarthi Gopinath and live violin played by Jeff Ball. Taking these elements and creating it into one solid project, this album flows cohesively and reminds me of the perfect score for an advertisement.

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Artwork by Alex Kelly


 

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Stokin’ the Forge: The Eel Deal Split EP

- Posted April 20th, 2016 by

Sheer happenstance and timing are responsible for this month’s column folks! After a long day at the office, I hopped on Facebook to catch up with the world and caught our own President Hoodie making a comment on a thread sharing ‘The Eel Deal Split EP’ with the world. Being unfamiliar with the work of either Typical Kurt or Get Over It, I wanted to give the album a fair shot, and I encourage our readers to do the same. Hop on past the fold to dig into the tunes and get a few words out of these chiptuning buddies from Purchase, New York.

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Hoodie Highlights… Jameson Sutton!

- Posted April 18th, 2016 by

Sup y’all? =) It’s the middle of the month so it’s time for another Hoodie Highlights interview! Today, I’m sharing a chat with another overly talented good friend that I’ve known since before any of this craziness started. And the dude is leveling up his achievements from gig to gig! Definitely a dude to watch out for in the coming years. Welcome to the blog Jameson Sutton aka Jogurt! Enjoy!

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Aydan Interviews: Crunk Witch

- Posted April 16th, 2016 by

Hey there, ChipWINners! Chances are you’ve probably heard Crunk Witch from one of their previous releases, most notably 2014’s ‘Heartbeats in Hyperspace’, their most recent album. When they’re not busy working on new material, Hannah and Brandon are known to tour around for a large portion of the year, playing shows all across the country at almost any given time. I had the chance to meet up with them at a show they played in Ithaca, NY, during their recently wrapped nation-wide tour, and asked them if they’d be willing to do an interview for your reading pleasure. They happily obliged! Without further ado, here’s our Chiptunes = WIN EXCLUSIVE interview with Crunk Witch!

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WSIU?: Little Sound Dj (LSDj)

- Posted April 15th, 2016 by

INCOMING TRANSMISSION


Hey ChipWINners!

As a chiptune musician, I sometimes like to dabble in different programs and try new things. That said, I’ve noticed over the past months that there are people out there who don’t know what software or system is best for them to start making chiptunes.

Now a simple answer to this would be, “Whatever soundchip you like best, man.”

…but of course there’s more that goes into these kinds of decisions, and I’d like to be the one that helps out fellow chip-musicians in finding their preferred method of writing chiptunes. This is why I’m creating this blog series; ‘What Should I Use?’ or ‘WSIU?’ for short.

To kick it off, we’re going to be taking a look at Johan Kotlinski’s juggernaut tracker, Little Sound Dj, more commonly known as LSDj.


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