Hey folks! Today I’m happy to share with you our annual Volume related column featuring thoughts and advice from this year’s judging panel. Whether you’ve yet to begin composing or you’re making final tweaks to your Volume 7 entry, there’s something in here for you to benefit from. Dive into it all below the break!
Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with, uh… no interview this month.
That’s right. I’m taking the month off from my Hoodie Highlights interview column post-MAGFest for my ownmental health. haha
That said, there’s probably some of of you that have been reading my interviews over the last few months wondering why in the world I’m doing a mental health focused series in the first place. Figure here at the start of 2017 is as good a time as any to share a brief version of my story. Read on if you’re curious.
Today, I finally got the chance to sit down with the man, the myth, the legend; Mr. Brandon L Hood aka “President Hoodie”, the founder of Chiptunes = WIN! Brandon has been helping us not only bring great chiptunes to the chipmusic community, but also moderating our community to be the best that it possibly can be.
Uh… Brandon L Hood, everyone.
I’ll skip the pleasantries and get right to the nitty gritty, and ask the hard hitting chiptune questions!
And just like that, another ChipWIN Volume submission period has come and gone.
Now on to the really tough part: THE JUDGING &ROSTER SELECTION.
Rest assured that, for the next week or two, the ChipWIN V.4 Judges Team will be working really gorram hard to get everything squared away as swiftly as we possibly can without sacrificing the integrity of the project (appx 2-3 weeks).
And, of course, as soon as the roster is 100%, we’ll announce it here on the blog & fire out it through all ChipWIN social media salvos!
Sup y’all? Prez Hoodie here. For a good while now you’ve heard me chattering on about eventual ChipWIN live shows at some unspecified point in time. While we’ve directly sponsored a good handful already (BRKFest 2013, 8static Fest, & Frequency 3.0 to name a few) and had our hands in a number of other events & happenings (PAX East ChipStage & MAGFest Chipspace among others), we’ve yet to technically “put on our own show”.
Weeeelp… TIME TO CHANGE THAT JIBBER JABBER. 8-)
Teaming up with Jonathan Pendergrass (aka 8 Bit Jin) of 8bitLA and an array of local chip-talent & friends, we’re bringing a two stop, 6 chipact strongmini-tour smack dab in the middle of nowhere to the MidSouth!! To be specific, these cats:
Want more info? BOOM. Check out the sexy flyers below!!
Sexcellent flyer by Nate Horsfall of http://www.lightningarts.com.
Chiptunes in Missouri and Arkansas. What’s next? A worldwide chiptour sponsored by Sam Adams Cherry Wheat? One step at a time friends…. ;)
For now, if you’re anywhere in the area (or not! CHIPTUNE ROAD TRIP, BBY!!), come out and have a blast with us at these kickass shows! Bring friends, bring family, bring your Grandpappy & Memaw for all we care! It’s definitely gonna be a helluva time! ^_^
Original Vol.2 artwork by Nate Horsfall; Pxl-Win revision by Alex Kelly.
Introducing the joint efforts of Pxl-Bot & Chiptunes = WIN, Volume 2’s companion compilation: PXL-WIN!!!
Featuring 15 of the 146 Volume 2 submissions + 2 special guests (17 tracks total), revised album artwork, & mastering from Cincinnati’s S.P.R.Y, this release’ll be another one guaranteed to please your chiploving earholes!
PXL-WIN releases next Saturday, August 17th on the Pxl-Bot Bandcamp after the 7pm EST Nerd Rock Radio listening party on 8bitx.com!