I had the pleasure of running the stream for 8Static, an international chiptune festival that takes place in Philadelphia every year! I also had the opportunity to post a couple sets from the fest on the TWiC youtube channel, check out Flow Mein and Roboctopus, two incredible gameboy chiptune musicians.
If you wanted to access the whole fest, you can pledge as little as $1/month on the new 8static patreon, help support an awesome music event, and get access to the private database of show recordings that I am personally editing and uploading this week!
One of the largest Chiptune shows of all time was held at this year’s MAGFest in Washington, DC. MAGFest is The Music and Gaming Festival, a non-profit company that hosts video game music events across the United States.
This year, Chiptune netlabel Chiptunes = WIN teamed up with the crew from Philadelphia’s Chiptune event 8Static to host a Chiptune concert on MAGFest’s main stage. The show featured some of the hottest chiptune performers, including Danimal Cannon, Trey Frey, and Jake “Virt” Kaufman.
July 17th 2014 – Tonight we’ll hear new music from a compilation released by Little Sound Assembly, promoting their upcoming chiptune festival. We’ll also hear albums by Manami Matsumae (Mega Man, Mighty No 9), Chip Songbook Vol. 5 by Yoann Turpin, the split EP by Chud001 & Rolemusic from Spain, and tracks by Maxo and Jonathan (George & Jonathan).
trying out Livestream for video proved a little overwhelming.
– – TRACKLIST – –
Electric Children – Shanana
Roboctopus – Disco Text
Storm Blooper – Ginger Quest 64
Electric Children – When I’m With You (Instrumental)
Electric Children – Greatest Mistake (Instrumental)
Electric Children – Glasseater (Instrumental)
Electric Children – Doves
Electric Children – Pills and Needles
Roboctopus – Twisty Little Passages
Roboctopus – Pegasus Four
Roboctopus – Famous Last Birds
Roboctopus – Racer Hex
Arcade High – Up Down Left Right
Arcade High – Night of Genesis
Parallelis – Feline Aesthetics
Roboctopus – Dans Le Beurre
She – Come See Me