Many people have different inspirations and perspectives on chipmusic, and the emergence of chip elements in modern production was an inevitable expectation in its rise of popularity. We’ve seen and heard many acts expand and continue making music both in and out of the chip community, and today we’re coming across what I’ve always felt was a gem humbly hanging out. Enter RobKTA with ‘Selfie USA’; released with Hyperwave Records. This album is an album that brings you through a wild laser montage as if you’re walking on and around Dotonbori bridge. If you’re not familiar with RobKTA’s delightfully funky aesthetic, get ready for the middle of your week to get that much livelier.
I know we here at ChipWIN generally tend to stay away from Buzzfeed-y listicle-type articles, but with all the different music coming out these days it can be super hard to actually keep up with everything. If you don’t know where to look, you’ll miss something great – and if you DO know where to look, all your friends will love you for giving them dank music recommendations!* (*Note: ChipWIN does not guarantee love of any kind regardless of the circumstance.)
While this is by no means an exhaustive list, here’s some of my favorite places to find chiptune and chiptune-adjacent music.
Welcome to 2017, ChipWINNERS! What better way to break into the new year than with some quirky chip-swing tunes delivered from their hearts to your ears by none other than the legendary YMCK!
‘FAMILY SWING’ by YMCK is a deliciously unique chip-swing album packed with heart, quirk, and unabashed adorableness. This bright album takes swing and runs with it, folding the classic genre into the chip-sphere with a level of polish that will make you wonder how you’ve never heard music quite like this before.
Check out ‘Glory in my hands…’ and fall in love with a little chip-swing with YMCK!
Greetings to you all, fans of chiptune! The last few weeks have been an exciting time in the chiprealm, as we’ve seen the triumphant return of some beloved artists within the scene whose next releases have been hotly anticipated: Tri Angles, Electric Children, and Meganeko, just to name a few. I first discovered the supremely talented Swede, Meganeko’s, music through the Chiptune + Charity Bundle #4 back in early 2014. The included album was his debut, ‘Robot Language’, which remains one of my favorite and most impressive debut albums to this day.
Meganeko’s music hooks you with the perfect hybrid blend of hard-hitting drum & bass and beautifully carefree melodies that you didn’t know you needed until the moment they hit your eardrums. I can remember Meganeko posting at the time that bundle was live how thrilled and honored he was to be featured in a bundle alongside artists such as Shirobon, and here we are a few years later and he’s just released ‘Technokinesis’, his most killer EP yet, on Shirobon’s netlabel Hyperwave Records! Continuing in the ChipWIN tradition of always moving onward and upward; seeing and hearing these artists collaborate, grow and inspire one another is what makes me love this music scene so much. Hit the jump for a few examples of why ‘Technokinesis’ is a cyberpunk thrillride that deserves your attention.
Cover art by Ilya Kuvshinov. Click the image above for more of his gorgeous artwork!
Hey ChipWINners! 2016 has been a breathtakingly impressive year for chipmusic. It’s not even the end of February yet and we’ve already seen amazing work from the likes of LITTLE PAW, Awesome Force, Conquer Monster, and many others. While there have been some rising stars and a lot of new talent hitting the scene, chiptune veterans are strutting their stuff as well, pushing our community into the brink of mainstream music culture. One such example would be the legendary Shirobon, whose most recent releases, ‘The Arcade Dream’ and ‘Infinity’, blew a lot of his impressive earlier work out of the water. Just last week, he released his latest work through Hyperwave Records, ‘Dimensions’, and it’s already been received with astounding applause and praise from the community. Let’s take a look at what Shirobon’s EP has in store for us!