Welcome back, ChipWINners! Are you enjoying your guided tour of our fourth mainline compilation? I hope so, because now that my dude Wayne is done with his part of the trip, it’s time for me to play captain on the SS Chiptune! So sit back, relax, grab yourself a drink, and put those headphones on, ’cause these next five tracks are some of the most lush, dynamic, and eclectic tracks on the entire album!
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!
You might’ve heard of The Laohu through the grapevine, or via his track from ChipWIN: Volume 3, Bash of the Kaiju, or maybe you’ve just been a long-time fan of his since he started releasing music back in 2012. Regardless, it’s been almost three years since he last released an album through Bandcamp. In mid-March, he put out his latest musical endeavor through the Pxl-Bot label entitled ‘FROgs’, and the result is an eclectic mix of genres spanning progressive rock to electro. Without further ado, let’s take a look at The Laohu’s latest piece of work! (more…)
Howdy, Carbon-based lifeforms! It’s been quite some time since I’ve been around these parts. Life has been one extremely wild ride—with work, other adult responsibilities, and slinging visuals at shows, I’ve had to take some time off from writing but it feels great to be back in full swing! Without further adieu, I’m sure you’re all DYING to hear ONE GIGANTIC ANNOUNCEMENT THAT I’VE BEEN HELPING PLAN:
8bitLA’s 4th annual chipmusic festival, freq.fest.v.4.0 (previously known as Frequency), will showcase three nights of music made with obsolete video game and computer hardware. Taking place January 30th–February 1st, 2015, we will be returning to LA’s legendary punk rock DIY venue The Smell for three days of bleeps, bloops, and blips featuring one of its most ambitious lineups to date.
Told you it was punk rock! However, don’t let the facade gross you out—this is one of the cleanest bathrooms I’ve been in!
For the first time since 8bitLA’s conception, nearly half of this year’s bill features artists from out of state:
We assure you this will be a fantastic time—as attested to by the above fantastic GIF teaser poster! If you’re planning to attend, ticket presales will be announced closer to the event date, but you can always purchase one directly at the event.
Finally, in order to completely cover the costs of making this event gobsmackingly awesome, we are running a GoFundMe campaign.There are some fantastic reward tiers set up as an incentive, such as exclusive 8bitLA freq.fest.v.4.0 t-shirts, a signed poster featuring this year’s artwork, and a three-day pass into this year’s festival. Any funds raised beyond our goal of $500 will be allocated to the performers! WIN/WIN.
Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with yet another special feature of Hoodie Highlights on The ChipWIN Blog! I’ve been on a roll with these lately, it’s true, but it can’t be helped! Too many awesome things worthy of highlighting happening at once.
What a life, what a life…. ;)
At any rate, this time around I’ll be chatting with not one, but two awesome individuals who are producing what looks to be an amazing documentary powerfully relevant to our combined scenes (yes, I’m interviewing the interviewers #DealWithIt 8-). The film is called ‘The Players’ Score: A Videogame Music Documentary‘ and the two folk heading it up are Kory Caldwell and Keaton Slánský!Enjoy!