Posts Tagged ‘live shows’

How to WIN at Chiptune #1: Your First Steps

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For the first installment of this series, I want to get right to the point: how to progress from a bedroom recording artist to getting live gigs. When I started out, I thought that chiptune musicians were limited to performing at specifically chiptune shows. Many people, chiptuners included, don’t realise how the novel way we make our music can influence securing all kinds of gigs! Chiptune music production from old video game consoles is a great tool for setting yourself apart from the crowd and grabbing attention.

Disclaimer: The following comes from my personal perspective as a solo artist making EDM with LSDj, arguably the most accessible way to produce and present chipmusic. I’ll try to make my points as broad as possible, but your mileage may vary. If you have any questions about developing yourself in your specific situation, please comment! I’ll try to help, and your question might help other people in the same place. So let’s begin!

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Hoodie Highlights… Danimal Cannon!

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Sup y’all? =) Pres Hoodie here, somehow still alive post-MAGFest 2016 (damn, that was a crazy, wonderful adventure!). In the aftermath of such, I’m bringing you an interview with a cool cat that I’ve been acquainted with since my very first MAGFest (MAG 9). It also happens to be the event where he got his start performing live chipmusic. There’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard of him and his imminent sophomore album, ‘Lunaria’. Yup, of course I’m talking about Dan Behrens aka Danimal Cannon! Enjoy!

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Photo by Chiptography.

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Hoodie Highlights… ohhinaifu!

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with another edition of Hoodie Highlights! Continuing with my visualist-centric series of late, this publication features a chat with the multi-talented visual sorceress Drip aka ohhinaifu! And yes, poop is discussed (duh). Enjoy!

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ohhinaifu working her visual magic!

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Hoodie Highlights… Glenntai!

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with another installment of my ‘Hoodie Highlights’ chat interview series! This month I’m talking to a fellow doer of ALL THE THINGS, someone who’s been a friend of mine for about as long as I’ve been involved in this collective of collectives. Even happens to be a regular contributor here on The ChipWIN Blog!

Presenting the multi-talented mofo of many masks, Glenn Dubois aka Glenntai! Enjoy! (more…)

MAGFest Presents: PAX East Jamspace 2015

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For you PAX East 2015 attendees wondering where to find the awesome chiptune, VGM & nerdcore shows this year, hot diggity dawg do I have some news for you!

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MAGFest Presents the PAX East Jamspace 2015! As always, this year will be a mix of open jam time aka your typical Jamspace awesomeness (starting around 10am all three days!) + some fantastic scheduled shows featuring 25+ artists from all around the VGM, chiptune, and nerdcore communities! (more…)