Aydan Appreciates & Interviews: nanobii/Linus from the Stars

- Posted May 19th, 2020 by

I ‘ve been keeping my eye on nanobii for quite some time ever since I was introduced to the artist on his ‘Love Songs EP‘, which ended up being one of my favorite works from 2017. At times playful and at times heartfelt, the EP was a showcase of a diverse musical style that nanobii continued to develop and refine over the past few years on releases such as ‘Sunshine Express‘ and ‘Children of the Sky‘. His musical aptitude was even further showcased on the announcement of his newer synthpop project, Linus from the Stars, through three phenomenal releases. Most recently, nanobii played a thirty-minute live set for electronic music legend Porter Robinson’s ‘secret sky’ online music festival to much applause from his audience. I received the opportunity to sit down and speak with Linus about his experience playing ‘secret sky’, his music, himself, and even his preferred literature in the most comprehensive interview I’ve ever had the pleasure of conducting. Read on, and enjoy these insights into Linus’ world!

nanobii meets Hiroshima!

A Square Meal: ‘B (Albert comes over to me)’ by tobokegao

- Posted May 14th, 2020 by

During my short time listening to chiptune, I’ve found a handful of iconic artists. However, today I’d like to call attention to an artist who is of particular importance to my personal chiptune journey. Responsible for one of the most iconic albums of the past decade, an avid enthusiast of chipmusic and accessories, tireless supporter of chipmusicians from all around the globe, advocate for chipmusic education, and notable Meme Master tobokegao has released a new album! Without any further ado, let’s take a look at ‘B (Albert comes over to me)’!

Art by tobokegao.

ChipWIN Volume 9: Judge Interest Form

- Posted May 6th, 2020 by

Only a handful or so of months in and 2020 has already been one helluva year. And that’s putting it very mildly if we’re being truly honest (much love to you and yours throughout this continued global crisis ♥). In light of this, it should come as no surprise that the annual ChipWIN Volume compilation competition is running behind. The most important bit to notice there, however, is that it is still running! Up first to mention is an important alteration to the Volume Judge Panel selection. Namely, this year we’re publishing an Interest Form to help guide the overall judge curation process. Learn more about it, and apply if you’re so inclined, below:

Judge Interest Form –> https://tinyurl.com/v9judgeinterestform <– Judge Interest Form


Intense tech con Defense Mech – ¡Que no se te pase la mezcla!

- Posted April 30th, 2020 by

Artículo original de DEFENSE MECHANISM. Traducción al español por Pixel Guy.

Hola de nuevo, ¡y bienvenido a otra edición de Intense tech! Este mes daremos un vistazo a algunos de los diferentes métodos que se pueden tomar en consideración para mezclar tus canciones en LSDj. Una vez que hayas leído este artículo tendrás, espero, nuevas maneras de proceder al trabajar con los volúmenes, la separación estéreo y los rangos de frecuencia de tus instrumentos para hacerlos brillar en tus canciones. ¡Vamos a ello!

Imagen hecha por @dethrood.