I can’t swear to be the biggest fan of chiptune music. I haven’t really listened to enough of it but I do know what I like. I have been a big fan of Chipzel even since she played the stage at ArcadeCon. So for a different tune to walk to work, today’s track of the day […]
Wake up to a new working week and the grim reminder that the office beckons. For the students among you, school/classes are just around the corner! Fret not, as I Fight Dragons has the perfect track to keep you in a great mood all day. Throw in the fact that the song also promises the planet is […]
Today we’re dipping into the work of one of my favourite chiptune artists, the one-man project of a million different styles, She! I’m a big fan of bitpop music, mixing chiptune sounds with the vocals typical of pop music to create some incredibly good tunes. Great examples of this style are Capsule, Perfume, Anamanaguchi with […]
Things were a bit sad yesterday so let’s go to the opposite end of the spectrum and listen to something crazy today. Anamanaguchi should fit the bill! I still don’t even know what to make of this video. It was the first video the band had ever released, and it’s…well…it’s about arcade-themed gangs which invite […]
I haven’t featured a chiptune track yet? Huh, that’s odd indeed. Okay, let’s change that with Belfast-based bit-pop outfit TeamRKT’s track ‘Rare Candy’, shall we? ‘Rare Candy’ is an upbeat blip of retro pop goodness, with a great hook performed, of course, by a classic Game Boy DMG-01, the favoured weapon of chiptune artists all […]
Up until I started college I was never really one for “chillout” music, honestly. As a kid my mum owned a million albums with names like “Tranquil Destiny” or “Soothing Moonlight Songs” by “Some Bint with a Pan Pipe”, so my impression of chillout music was that it was boring as all hell and really […]
Chiptune as a genre is growing in popularity, with artists like I Fight Dragons having songs featured on WWE, Anamanaguchi crowdfunding nearly $280,000 on Kickstarter, and many modern electronic artists incorporating the signature bleeps and bloops of Gameboy Classics and Commodore 64s into their tracks. Hell, even ArcadeCon itself had the fantastic Chipzel as a […]
For years it was the backing track to our gaming life and it woe took little notice of it until it was gone! Now though all of that has changed with thanks to independent developers and a rise in the culture of Retro Gaming, the 8-Bit music tracks are alive, funky and kicking today but it hasn't just stopped with the gaming industry. We chat to one Irish artist making her own 8-Bit sound that's heard all over the world!