Posts Tagged ‘Masikus’

Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 6 [Tracks 21-30]

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Howdy-ho Chipperinos! No need to waste any time here – you and I both know you’re here to get the hottest takes on these V6 tracks, so let’s not keep you waiting!

Bonus ‘Volume 6’ album art by Guerin, twitter.com/guerinmusic

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Aydan Appreciates: ‘CHIP ZONE • #003’ by Ayoshutduff

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ChipWINners might remember Ayoshutduff from his tracks on volumes 2, 3, 5, and Celt-tunes, which were all quite memorable in their own rights. While he may have released a limited number of actual albums, his library of singles is quite expansive, both in quantity and in a stylistic sense. From bass-heavy hits to video game remixes and symphonic, atmospheric RPG-inspired sounds, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot that he CAN’T pull off. His latest album, ‘CHIP ZONE • #003’, is an aural journey with underlying tinges of nostalgia and an insatiable curiosity for space. Make sure to secure yourself in your seat, and ensure that your listening pods – be they external or semi-internal – are functioning properly. This is your captain Aydan speaking, and we’ll be reaching your tonal destination in 3…2…1!

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5 [Tracks 31 – 40]

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Hello, friends!  I’m back from an amazing trip from St. Louis, and after having plenty of time to obsess over ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5’, I have come up with my reviews for the next ten tracks.  Please enjoy, and if you haven’t taken the time to listen to this album yet, fix that problem by listening to the tracks alongside my review of each of them!

Nate Horsfall's Sweet Sweet Volume 5 Art

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4 [Tracks 16 – 20]

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Describing the next five tracks from our 4th compilation album is a lot like plucking five roses from a stunning bouquet, or stacking five bacon pancakes onto your plate from a pile fresh off the griddle: you can’t go wrong, and they taste even better with syrup. (Chiptunes = WIN does not endorse the practice of eating syrup-coated roses. Chiptunes = WIN does, however, heavily endorse bacon pancakes.)

Volume 4 is a gathering of the best from all corners of the community. There are only beacons of chiptune mastery here, and though your personal tastes may steer you toward some songs over others, each track is a curated experience, and all come highly recommended.

Without further ado, I am honoured to bring you Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4’s tracks 16 through 20. Come listen! 

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 3 [Tracks 37 – 41]

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Hello, ChipWINners! We’re nearing the home stretch of our track-by-track look at the awesomeness that is Chiptunes = WIN Vol. 3. We’ve heard some incredibly talented and diverse artists so far, and that trend definitely continues here. We have some seriously impressive tracks to cover in today’s batch, and would you believe that 4 out of 5 of them are newcomers to a ChipWIN comp? Without further ado, let’s jump right in!
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ChipWIN & Play It Loud Present: ORLANDO NERD FEST CHIPTUNE SHOWCASE!!

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Sup y’all? President Hoodie here with another badass announcement. I swear, those are becoming my thing lately, amirite? IAMRITE. #SwagSwagSwag 8-)

Stupid preamble aside, to see that the debut of Orlando Nerd Fest gets its proper dose of chiptune awesomeness, Play It Loud & Chiptunes = WIN are joining ridiculous forces to bring 9 KICKASS CHIPACTS to perform at not one, not two, but THREE late night shows of badassery for your pajama wearing asses to party and/or dance at.

LOOKIT DAT ZOMBOFURKIN SEKSAY POSTER BELOW:

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Swankass event poster by Justin Franco of Play It Loud.

To top things off, we’ll also be helping man a separate side room full of retro games to play on classic TVs (provided via the Orlando Science Center, because SCIENCE!),
chipmerch to purchase, and some other chipjams to jive to! WACHOW!!

Add all of this chip goodness to the already absolutely MONSTROUS collection of other spectacular artists performing at this crazy party and you’ve got yourself a bonafide
GOOD GORRAM TIME!

So, what are you waiting for, Orlando? Grab yo ONF tickets#ComeGetYourChipOn!!!

Much \m||m/,
President Hoodie
Founder & Project Manager of Chiptunes = WIN

P.S. Don’t forget to check out ONF’s Kickstarter HERE to help boost the fest even further!

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Orlando Nerd Fest:
orlandonerdfest.com | Tickets | Facebook | Twitter 
Fb Event – ONFAfter Party | Kickstarter

Play It Loud:
PlayItLoudChiptune.comFacebook

Artist Bios & Links:

Boy Without Batteries:
Boy Without Batteries is the musical alias of Cole Jaques, a chiptune musician from Lakeland, Florida, who uses two Nintendo Gameboys to create melodic and energetic dance tracks reminiscent of retro videogames and old school computers.
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Astroskeleton:
~*high energy emotional punk rock, dance jams, and shibuya-kei/idol inspired powerpop from corvallis oregon*~
Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Tumblr

Melt Channel:
Melt Channel is a high energy, power packed fusion of electric guitar jams and lo-fi Nintendo console vibes.
Meltchannel.com | Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Storm Blooper:
Hailing from Philadelphia, Storm Blooper uses original Nintendo Gameboys running LSDJ to make music you can twerk to.
Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Solarbear:
Solarbear is a progressive rock composer from Lexington, KY who creates his works from Nintendo Gameboys. With a strong grounding in both metal and electronic dance, his music combines with an aggressive live performance to get both your feet and your fists moving.
Solarbearsucks.com | Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Auxcide:
Auxcide (PHL) is a chiptune artist who uses multiple gameboys along with other hardware to create vast soundscapes with driving passages through starfields.
Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Tumblr

Masikus:
Masikus began his musical career as a drummer. He now combines his love for chiptune, hip-hop, ambient music, downtempo and video games into darker, original compositions and video game music remixes.
Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Tumblr

Ap0c:
Ap0c is a project by Philadelphia-based musician Steve Lakawicz. He uses vintage game system audio combined with tuba to explore social encounters, interpret haunting memories, and expose visceral emotions.
Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Zantilla:
Zantilla is the progressive chip-metal outlet of self-taught composer, producer, and keyboardist Adrian Shegstad. Combining elements of chiptune, modern prog metal, and electronica, Zantilla manages to ground itself into multiple scenes. Adrian first made a name for himself as remix artist “Sleeper Express” and brings his production techniques and synth heavy style to Zantilla’s energetic aesthetic. His debut album, “Encounters” displays this energy at it’s highest as it takes listeners through a sci-fi inspired adventure. Currently, he is writing collaborating with titans of the chiptune, and djent metal scene, as well as porducing his next release, “Color-Motion”.
Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud