Hey y’all. President Hoodie here. Sup? =)
For one thing, it’s my 33rd birthday! Yaaaaay! I made it another year! Woohoo!! ^_^
And to celebrate this happy occasion…
HAVE A SUPER SPECIAL CHIPWIN EP ANNOUNCEMENT AS A PRESENT!!!!!!!!
Chiptunes = WTFLOL Album artwork by the unceasingly amazing Nate Horsfall.
Releasing Monday, May 6th (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FOXY ;D ) after the usual 8 Bit Power Hour party of wonderful insanity on the always awesome 8bitx.com
(Fb event link HERE), THIS happens:
6 tracks from the 3 previously released ChipWIN compilations (Volume 1, Expansion Pack, & ChipWINter) covered by 6+ amazing artists
(+ = special guests! OH YEAH 8) from the VGM scene. To be more specific:
Stemage <— also mastering this one! OH SNAP~ VikingGuitar Cory Johnson The World Is Square Jameson Sutton Tim Yarbrough
They’ll be taking all the chiptunes out of your favorite chiptracks & replacing them with TROLLOLOLOLOLOL~ :3 (that and, yanno, LOTS OF ZOMBOFURKIN AWESOME).
Yup. Totes throwing a curve ball at y’all this time. Good to mix it up, right? RIGHT. 8)
P.S. Curious to learn which chipartists’ tracks are being covered & by who? Then tune into both the various ChipWIN & VGM artists’ social media outlets during the interim for hints & tips! (What? You didn’t really think I was just gonna tell you right now, did you? ;)
P.P.S. FINE. HERE’S A “TEASER” HINT ON THE CHIPWIN SOUNDCLOUD:
Straight from the mouth of MAGFest’s very own Nick the Newbie:
“What in the ever loving shit is “Jamspace”? Jamspace is music all day every day during pax. We’ve got chiptunes, live video game cover bands, DJs, and even open jam time with provided instruments. We’ve got guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard for playing, or you can even bring your own instruments! Follow @MAGFest on twitter for updates of what’s going on all weekend.”
Boston8Bit is once again bringing a KILLER chiptune lineup to the PAX East Jamspace. In case you can’t read the SUPER SEKSAY flyer just to the left there, here’s the full Friday 3/22 & Saturday 3/23 11:30am – 2:30pm EST lineup!
Seriously y’all, if you don’t get enough VGM/chip jammage in & around PAX East this year (including the AWESOME PAX East main stage lineup HERE) IT’S NOBODY’S FAULT BUT YOUR OWN.
And if you can’t come, don’t be a sad panda about it! Just tune into geekbeatradio to catch the livestream of the FULL SCHEDULED JAMSPACE LINEUP (chip & VGM shows)& as much of the CHIPstage as they can grab! There’ll be *SOMETHING* PAX East broadcasting on the UR Fest channel throughout the whole party. GOOD TIMES.
I mean, srsly gaiz, THIS IS AN EPIC F*CKTON OF STUFF. We’re all probably going to survive PAXE 2013 this year, but JUST BARELY. 8) In other words…
Kicking off this Saturday, March 16th AWESOME-A-PALOOZA will be Will Strouse & JT as they debut the station-wide, two-week 8bitX Superhero Tournament! From 4-6pm EST they’ll be running down the rules and revealing the full bracket live on the air, and all hosted from the venue where Game Over Baltimore is happening later that day!
It’s gonna be DAMN GOOD TIMES.
This’ll also be the very first listening party hosted LIVE IRL AT CHIPWIN HQ (aka mine & ChipMom’s house in Arkansas) with Phonetic Hero and friends! This’ll be one for the record books in both the categories of AWESOME CHIPMUSIC & INSANE RIDICULOUSNESS.
If you’re in the area, GO TO THIS GORRAM SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!! If not, stay tuned on 8bitx and catch the livestream!! =D
And that sums up the special events for THIS particular crazy weekend. Be sure to tune into the 8bitx stream & chatroom and have some fun with our crazy asses! =D
Also, stay tuned for another post in the upcoming days regarding all the CRAZINESS happening in & around PAX East 2013!
And lo, did the gods of music decree that upon the eleventh month, of the twelfth year, of the twenty first century, that there would be a reckoning – a festival of music the likes of which were heard but rarely, and certainly had never been visited upon the small town of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
And so it came to be: A mighty reckoning, a festival of revelry, an orgy of sounds rising up from the vintage gaming consoles held dear by these musicians and into the cool evening, music that was so intense that a passerby might have no idea what might be happening within the bowels of the concert hall, save for some unholy but totally funky ritual involving a computer and some nerds.
Not even gonna waste time describing MAG at this point (YOU SHOULD KNOW BY NOW!!!). What I AM going to mention are THESETHINGS:
1) – I will be livesharing my location regularly via the ChipWIN Twitter Account, Fb Page, and Fb Group. Wanna find me? THEN DO IT. We will hang. We will party. We will ROCK OUT. I will bear hug you. IT WILL BE GLORIOUS. Especially if you catch my set with Lords of Thunder on Friday at noon. THAT WILL BE ESPECIALLY GLORIOUS.
THERE WILL BE AN OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL CHIPMUSIC/DJ JAMSPACE AT MAGFEST!!!!! AWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAH~ 8)
Thanks to Nikola Whallon, we have the PA needed to make this happen, so HAPPEN IT SHALL!!! =DDD It’ll be happening in the hall outside the Potomac Ballroom (Hallspace?? LOOOL), & similar to the original Jamspace, will have 10 minute sign-up slots (unless no one is playing/waiting in line; in that case KEEP ROCKIN~). Not 100% when it’ll start going on Thursday, and there will be some shut-down during some of the shows, BUT IT’S HAPPENING IN SOME FORM OR FASHION. So bring your music AND DO IT TO IT!!!
That’s it. Nothing else to say. Except BRING DAT ASS. Oh and…