This week I’ll be looking back on an album that was released early this year. 2xAA has been a huge impact on the chiptune community supplying it with interesting music, intuitive coding, amazing VJ software, Micro collective and finally the almighty Chiptune Bot!
Hey guys, it’s been a while but I’m back and I’m reviewing Henry Homesweet’s latest inclination, ‘TRUTHR‘ and his self titled EP. I’ve been a huge fan of Henry Homesweet and his music, ever since he released his album, ‘Luke’s Atari’, and have since been following any music released under both his primary pseudonym and the various other names he’s released material under (e.g: 2a0x, CYMBA, Essential Chip, Yeon).
Last month I was given exclusive tickets to go and see ‘Mega Ran live’ in Manchester at the ‘Castle Hotel’, courtesy of my chiptune buddy, ‘Auracle’. Auracle would also be opening for the Arizona-based rapper. I’d seen’ Mega Ran’ a few times already; twice at Superbyte andthen again when he opened for ‘MC Lars’. However, I couldn’t pass this up asthe ‘Castle Hotel’ is one of the smallest venues in town, which gives its concerts a real, personal vibe. Getting up close andpersonal with Ran andhis impeccable openers was definitely a sell straight away for me.
For those who don’t know Mega Ran, he is one of the big rappers of Chiptune andNerdcore, starting off by spewing videogame inspired lyrics over a wide range of retro VGM songs. The majority of his tracks were inspired by Capcom games like ‘Mega Man’ (shock) however ‘Final Fantasy’ is also heavily referenced too.
Hey friends! Chip Bit Sid here back for another chiptune review. The last two articles I wrote were huge so today, I’m goingback in timeto review a small, yet potent EP thatI’ve kept coming back to all this year. Get ready to enjoy L-tron’s ‘Voyage’, featuring the artist known as Rockman.
In my previous article I gave you an overview ofhow, in my opinion, to do a chiptune event. I talked about where to begin, setting the grounds of the event, where should you look, who you should get and finally what not to do. Continuing from Part one, I’ll be talking about crowd funding, mastering marketing, and finally the event itself. Let’s go for round two!
I decided to take a break from writing reviews and instead do a guide on how to do a chiptune event, based on my previous experiences. This is an opinionated piece and obviously everyone will have their own way of setting up their own events. If you have a different way of doing things please voice your opinion below, or on the twitters. Let’s discuss!
In light of this guide, I am also beginning yet another Chip Bit Day event! Details can be found at the bottom of this article.