Archive for July, 2015

Hoodie Highlights… Chris De Pew!

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie back once again with another edition of my monthly CWB interview column, Hoodie Highlights! While today’s chat does technically continue my ongoing visualist-centric series, it also features a notable chipartist. How is this possible? Because they’re one and the same. Everyone, welcome Chris De Pew aka Storm Blooper aka Enerjawn to the blog! Enjoy!

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Enerjawn doing his jawn, as Dr Glassa watches with his usual bemusement.

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8bitLA and 8bitSF Presents: Freq.Fest.NorCal!

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Greetings, readers! It feels like it’s been quite sometime since I posted a pre-show hype article, and what better time to do it than this summer season? Whether it’s keeping busy by reviewing rad albums that come across my radar (here’s my latest!), doing visuals for shows that have transcontinental coverage by Chiptunes = WIN’s very own Adam Seats, or attending MAGFest’s first West Coast expansion event, MAGQuest, there’s certainly never a dull moment in the life of the Prof.

As 8bitLA’s two year anniversary has passed, the cohesive team composed of Kevin “Wizwars” Martinez, Jesse Avila, Rob Duffy, Terence Calacsan, Tim Abad, Jamie Cristal, Calvin (redacted) and myself, have smashed noggins together in the height of the Freq.Fest era and will be invading San Jose, CA with 8bitSF to present the inaugural edition of Freq.Fest.NorCal, taking place September 11–12 at SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery!

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Illustration courtesy of Jesse Avila

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The Unicorn Princess Royally Reviews ‘Girls Make Games’!

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This month’s review is a little different than the past reviews that I’ve done – instead of it being about an album, it’s about a really unique experience I had where I shared the art of game audio, including the history of chiptune, with a fairly new camp called Girls Make Games. The camp was created by Laila Shabir, a graduate of MIT and CEO of LearnDistrict, an educational game company. The objective of the camp is to put an end to the gender gap in the gaming industry by recruiting young females with prior interest in gaming to show them how to create their own video games and the process required to do so.

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Aydan Appreciates: ‘Kittens in Space’ by Twistboy

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Hey there, ChipWINners! The name Twistboy might ring a bell if you recall his track from Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 2, ‘Springs‘. You may also know that his last official release was the album ‘Applesauce‘ in late 2013. Coming back with a more polished sound than ever, Twistboy’s put out his latest EP, ‘Kittens in Space’, as the premier release for a brand new chipmusic netlabel, ‘Tracked‘. Let’s see just what Twistboy’s been up to since 2013!

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‘VOLUME 4’ – FULL DETAILS

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EDIT: Volume 4 = RELEASED!!!! Get it here: https://chiptuneswin.bandcamp.com/album/chiptunes-win-volume-4

Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with one final ‘Volume 4’ info blast to loose on you before this crazy comp releases the following Monday night! Gaze, listen and read on as you eagerly await that goodness that is to be ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4’!


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As always, amazing album artwork by Nate Horsfall of www.lightningarts.com.

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