Posts Tagged ‘VGM bands’

Rhyphte Reviews: Home World

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I wanted to take a break from the showcasing of big chiptune talent to put the spotlight on a lesser-known duo of soundtrack artists from Dallas, Texas. Home World is a proof-of-concept demo album demonstrating the eponymous band’s burgeoning aptitude and enthusiasm for crafting musical accompaniment to video games.

Album Art by Cameron Tanner
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MAGFest 13: Chipspace & More!!

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here, ready and willing to give y’all the full skinny on…

MAGFest 13 Chiptune Shenanigans!

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ARE YOU READY FOR IT?!?!?!?

Probably not, but here goes anyway!
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MAGFest 13 Chiptune Showcase 1 of 2:
FACEMELTING EDITION

When: Saturday, Jan 24th, 3 – 6pm

Where: MAGFest Main Stage

Who:

Visualists

Soundcloud Teaser #1:

Why: BECAUSE PROGILICIOUS CHIPTUNE, THAT’S WHY. 8-)

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BADASS flyer by Adam Shub aka Squarepainter. www.facebook.com/squarepainter.

Full info via the official MAGFest 13 announcement HERE & full performers page HERE.
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MAGFest 13 Chiptune Showcase 2 of 2:
RAVE RAVE PARTY PARTY EDITION

When: Sunday, Jan 25th, 11pm – 2am

Where: MAGFest Main Stage

Who:

Visualists

Soundcloud Teaser #2:

Why: BECAUSE DANCETASTIC CHIPTUNE, THAT’S WHY. 8-)

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AMAZEBALLS flyer by Drip Viola aka ohhinaifu. www.facebook.com/ohhinaifu

Full info via the official MAGFest 13 announcement HERE & full performers page HERE.
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Also, CHIPSPACE IS BACK, JACK!!!

Finished M13 Chipspace flyer (both - half rez)

AWESOMESAUCE posters by pixie druid (formerly Pixel Pixie Apparel & Promotions). www.facebook.com/pixiedruid

What’s Chipspace you ask? Simple!

Chipspace is MAGFest’s chiptune open mic stage, which is available to any and all MAGFest attendees interested in & capable of performing chipmusic at MAG.
(tl;dr – It’s a Jamspace for chiptunes yo!).

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Marshall Art being the epitome of amazeballs at MAG 12 Chipspace.

In other words, if you’re coming to MAGFest 13 and want to perform some chiptunes,
Chipspace is the place for you. This year we’ll even be setup for visualists to hook up and jam along as wellIT’S A CHIP PARTY FOR EVERYONE.

Also, HOT DAMN! LOOK AT THESE CURATED CHIPSPACE SHOWCASES:

M13 Chipspace Showcases Flyer

HELLA AWESOME flyer by Jason Rosa and Justin Franco of Play It Loud/Kawaii 8 Bit.

Also, WORKSHOPS:

  • LSDJ Masterclass w/Storm Blooper: Turning Your Old Game Boy Into a Musical InstrumentSat, 1/24 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Others TBA (or not; we may just drink beer instead lulz)

CHIPSPACE IS GOOD. CHIPSPACE IS FUN. CHIPSPACE IS MASTER OF ALL.
& stuff.

More info on Chipspace HERE. Chipspace guidelines HERE.
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Welp, I reckon that covers pretty much everything M13 chiptune this time around.

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HYPE TRAIN IS GO.

Also: HAVE A RANDOM HILARIOUS M13 PROMO VID BY “VP” SWACKHAMER:

As always, only one thing left to say….

SEE Y’ALL AT MOTHERFUCKING MAGFEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

MAGFest:
MAGFest.org | Twitter | Facebook | M13 Fb Event | M13 Schedule

MAGFest 13 Chiptune Showcases:
Announcement #1 | Announcement #2

Chipspace:
General Information | Guidelines

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Hoodie Highlights… Kory Caldwell & Keaton Slánský of The Players’ Score!

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with yet another special feature of Hoodie Highlights on The ChipWIN Blog! I’ve been on a roll with these lately, it’s true, but it can’t be helped! Too many awesome things worthy of highlighting happening at once.
What a life, what a life…. ;)

At any rate, this time around I’ll be chatting with not one, but two awesome individuals who are producing what looks to be an amazing documentary powerfully relevant to our combined scenes (yes, I’m interviewing the interviewers #DealWithIt 8-). The film is called ‘The Players’ Score: A Videogame Music Documentary‘ and the two folk heading it up are Kory Caldwell and Keaton Slánský! Enjoy!

KEATON AND KORY

Keaton Slánský and Kory Caldwell.

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1 Year(ish) Map-a-versary

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For those of you who were unaware, over at the Chiptunes = WIN Facebook group there are self curated, group sustained, ever-growing lists of both chiptune and VGM artists – both active and past. These lists were initially created by Brandon L. Hood and expanded upon by the community as a way for enthusiasts and artists to expose others to their music, and as a place for the curious to find something new.

About a year ago, those lists were the seeds that sprouted into this:

The map is meant to be a tool for everyone to use to find, explore, and spread knowledge of chipartists, visualists, and video game musicians. Fan of chiptunes & visualizations, and/or VGM? Explore the map to find new artists from around the world. We literally have at least one artist from every (habitable) continent! Planning a tour? Find out what artists are out there to contact for show booking! Looking for collaboration? Click on the corresponding gdoc spreadsheet to find links to the music makers that inspire you.

This map is for the community, by the community! But I, curator Ryn McQ, am a lonely chiptune newb with only social media to guide me.  So if in your exploration you come across any information on the map, spreadsheet, or list that is outdated or incorrect, shoot an email to me at vgmchipmap@gmail.com and I’ll get it fixed. If you want to be on the map and aren’t, send an email to the same address with your artist name, type of creation (chip/VGM/visual), and social media link(s) to your works. And I’ll get it done!

You are what’s needed to keep the map growing and alive!

Map Links
Direct Link | dft.ba/-vgmchipmap (short link) | The ChipWIN Blog (persistent page)

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ChipWIN Surprise Announcement ACTIVATE!!! 8)

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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…

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HAVE A SUPER SPECIAL CHIPWIN EP ANNOUNCEMENT AS A PRESENT!!!!!!!!

LOLWUT?!?

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)

In the meantime, see you on the intertrons!

Much \m||m/,
President Hoodie

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:

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Relevant links:
Chiptunes = WIN:
Bandcamp | Fb Group | Fb Page | Twitter
Soundcloud | Youtube | Tumblr | Myspace

Stemage:
Stemage.com | Bandcamp | Twitter | Metroid Metal

VikingGuitar:
Bandcamp | Fb page | Twitter | Youtube | Viking Guitar University

Cory Johnson:
Bandcamp | Cory.fm | Twitter

The World Is Square:
Bandcamp | Fb Page | Twitter | Youtube | Tumblr

Jameson Sutton:
Fb Page | SoundcloudBandcamp

Tim Yarbrough:
The OneUps | SpaceCamp | The Altered Beasts

Nate Horsfall:
Lightningarts.com | Fb page | Twitter

8 Bit Power Hour on 8bitx.com
Listening Party Fb Event