There is something that can be said about those who incorporate chip elements into making a larger-scale composition. Many of these people, such as Marshall Art, Danimal Cannon, Professor Shyguy, and Dunderpatrullen (to name a few) have blown audiences away with their own unique visions of how they want to musically express themselves.
One name comes to mind; and it genuinely surprises me that I had not heard of him before early October of 2014 at a wonderful show put together in the outskirts of Orlando, Florida. That name is Zantilla. And, much like how I felt when I heard him perform on stage for the first time, get ready to be engulfed through a groove-filled, funky soundscape. One where tentacles have tea parties that (surprisingly, yet refreshingly) won’t give you the feel of a certain alternative Solarbear album cover.
Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here again to intro another lovely multi-writer full review of our latest compilation, ‘Celt-tunes = WIN‘! Got four different writers on the glorious task this time, bouncing around from track to track to share their thoughts on this delightful collection of tunes. What are you waiting for? Get to readin’! #Cheers
Sup y’all? =) Hoodie here with a special BONUS interview for this month! A Kickstarter for an EXTRAORDINARILY AWESOME project has recently gone live, something that you needto be informed about and given the chance to support. So I took the initiative
and interviewed/enjoyably chatted with/endlessly pestered the creator to learn more about it, and him in general. The project in question is Band Saga, and its creator is the one and only Roger ‘Rekcahdam’ Hicks! Enjoy!
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:
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!!!
President Hoodie Founder & Project Manager of Chiptunes = WIN
P.S. Don’t forget to check out ONF’s Kickstarter HEREto help boost the fest even further!
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. Bandcamp | 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