Heya folks! My wife, Erin, recently made the first big honkin’ update to her Music Map in a good ol’ while. Long enough, in fact, that I’m gonna give this fantastic community resource an additional promo push here on our blog. Learn more about it below! ٩(•̤̀ᵕ•̤́๑)ᵒᵏᵎᵎᵎᵎ
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.
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!).
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 visualiststo hook up and jam along as well. IT’S A CHIP PARTY FOR EVERYONE.
Also, HOT DAMN! LOOK AT THESE CURATED CHIPSPACE SHOWCASES:
HELLA AWESOME flyer by Jason Rosa and Justin Franco of Play It Loud/Kawaii 8 Bit.
LSDJ Masterclass w/Storm Blooper: Turning Your Old Game Boy Into a Musical Instrument – Sat, 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.
Welp, I reckon that covers pretty much everything M13 chiptune this time around.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
President Hoodie Founder & Project Manager of Chiptunes = WIN
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!