The man who grabbed the NES by it's neck and stuffed the MIDI protocol right down it's throat returns with Outra, a massive 20+ minute, pulsating, 5-headed beast on the dancefloor. Here x|k offers up a thoroughly impressive follow-up to his 8bitpeoples debut. Knocking the NES out, shoving it in his trunk and driving to a remote location for undisturbed access to all it's registers. Churning out the kind of mind-bending beats you'd only expect to hear pumping out of the speakers on Alpha Centauri 3000 years into the future/past, Outra must be heard to be believed.
The debut release from New York duo, The Depreciation Guild is a blissed-out, swirling, guitar heavy epic backed by the crushing blows of the Nintendo Entertainment System's 2A03 sound chip. Listen and your mind may conjure up images of flying past cloudscapes, stock footage of the ocean from above, and exploding stars. For fans of the 4AD roster and gloom-metal outfits alike.
The town is in trouble and it's up to the cunning skills of Orange Ninja to throw some heavy lethal melodies at the maniacal Dr. Coconut before a slew of minions wreak havoc. From fighting in the alleyways to battling at a night club, Orange Ninja must use all that his sensei has taught him to defeat his enemies in a spectacular showdown of addicting deadly chords and chaotic slicing beats.
After an extended run of hit single releases, 8bitpeoples is proud to bring you RushJet1's first full release. And we're also pleased to announcethat it kicks ass, it kicks ass so hard. Using MCK and MML, RushJet1 has crafted an eclectic collection spanning 8 crazy, upbeat anthems and slow, droning NES rock songs. Space battle frenzy hyper melancholy mode washing over you into overdrive with Konami flavor!
Divag's first 8bitpeoples release is an innocent and refreshing Game Boy romp from start to finish. Listening to his Gameboy Tunes, it quickly becomes clear that this French chiptune rocker is pouring his heart out into his music. Experiencing the excitement you still had for things when you were a child, dreaming of fighting ninjas and big bosses, showing off your superpowers and not having a care in the world ... These are the things that Divag makes us think about with his debut release. The first of what we hope are many still to come.
The debut release from Amor Antiquita offers up six exquisite experiments in melody and harmony. Making use of both SID and NES soundsets within its framework, the album contains a wealth of both flagellant and comforting sounds. Each track has been carefully crafted for optimum listening pleasure, and may cause involuntary tapping of the foot, bouncing of the knee, and in extreme cases possible loss of bladder control.
Mesu is back and you're probably wondering what manner of chip-twisting electro weirdness he's bringing this time. Belle Isle Raceway is an homage to the now defunct Detroit Island, known for the oldest aquarium in the US and home to social gatherings of all types for many many generations. Italodisco fused with lo-fi funk bounces you along through most of the tracks, with Mesu's signature sounds of arpeggiated resonance there to guide you as always of course. In Belle Isle's future you might imagine a race of sorts ... blistering through the wasteland and shredding through the stratos. That just might be what it will look like, and this just might be what it will sound like.
Random's 8bitpeoples debut EP is a journey through emotions, melodies and rhythms. His simple but accurate style hits you with a tremendous Game Boy power - from the underwater adventure of "Searching for Atlantis" to the painful dream of "Grey Love" and the fragrance of spring expressed in "Nightflower". Random is surely one of the brightest young rising stars of the Game Boy scene. Chip dance boost! The path may be full of struggles, but in the end it's all very simple ... it's going to be a happy ending after all.
These modules are a complete defragmentation of my system.From the second I became self-aware my sensory units were bombarded with stimuli. To categorize and label these I devised a temporary subprogram to aid me in this process.I called it Shawl. The stream of input caused Shawl to expand continously. Eventually she grew beyond her preset parameters and bad blocks started appearing. I had to address this. Defrag is a year of processing human culture and emotions.To create my own expression.
The X-Dump are no strangers to 8bitpeoples. Two of their most dangerous members, Paza and Psilodump, have already displayed their ancient and majestic chip-skills in a pair of chart-topping releases for us. But this is it! The first full-scale attack of The X-Dump ninja collective, striking right at our black heart! Out of a cold, cold land come Skruvmejsel, Lithis, Din Stalker, and Dorothy's Magic Bag, joining up with Paza and Psilodump to once again make their machines sing and show you who is really boss!
The debut 8bitpeoples release from the legendary Johan "Role Model" Kotlinski, GameBoy programming god, the author of LSDJ,badass Amiga musician and generally one of the nicest guys ever around. Originally released on 3" CD on the fantastic Retinascan label, we are proud to provide 6 of his most classy dance hits for your enjoyment. Rock it!
Non-stop beats and tranced rhythms span all that is Nestek. From the tekked out Connekt and tranced up Way of The Highway, to the peaking Terminal On City and uberfunky Nestek, x|k pushes a single Nintendo Entertainment System to the edge of reason equipped only with Midines as his portal into the lower levels of the 2A03 multiverse.
In the spirit of synthpop and italodisco, Twilight Electric would like to invite you to dance to a brighter future. As Paul Mazzolini of Gazebo once said, "I lived my life on a razor blade. I never found escape in my empty shade." Feel the fresh beats and powerful synths. Escape the here and now - cut through to the future with Razor Blades!
For more than 10 years, Goto80 has been abusing 8-bit computers to make some of the most unbelievably out of control tunes in the scene. His debut 8bitpeoples release showcases his diverse styles to great effect. From the intense opening of Ter4, to the visceral sonic barrage of Comsten, and the mastermix madness of Llamawarning, the skills of this Swedish superstar loom large. Goto80 is clearly not interested in standing still, he continues to push the boundaries of sounds today, and we don't imagine him stopping anytime soon.
The AY Riders are a group of chiptune maniacs that formed up in 2002.This special release from them is a follow-up to their third album "8 Bits Is Enuff" and features energetic and unique tunes from Yerzmyey, X-Agon, Factor6, and Gasman. Its clear from the moment that you hear the first arpeggiated notes and crunchy beats that these guys truly love the Speccy and its soundchip, masterfully controlling it to rock the scene. We are proud to present our first 8bitpeoples release showcasing the AY soundchip, and proving without a doubt that the ZX Spectrum is Alive!
This guest release comes to us from belgium-based chip rocker, Lo-Bat with brilliant sleeve design by otro. A collection of some of his best GameBoy tunes, this album was a joint release between 8bitpeoples and Retinascan. For those already familiar with Lo-Bat, you will instantly recognize his distinctive style, for those that are just getting their first exposure to him, his ability to squeeze new sounds from our little grey friend will surprise you. Please visit www.retinascan.de for additional info on this release and otro's full album art.
Take one Atari ST, one microphone, a toy keyboard with animal sounds, throw in a few UFOs along with some ninjas and colliding asteroids and you have 'Ninjani Diskus' Paza's debut release on 8bitpeoples. So pump up the volume and let Paza take you on a nonstop YM2149 thrillride through all of the levels and right to the highscore with his powerful and addictive blipps. This release contains the strength of 10 ninjas wailing on guitars.
Now, some things are better left unspoken. But that is beside the point. Yet, the point is not the issue here. The issue is omitted and the reason forgotten. Memories may become corrupted but beauty remains. Still, that is no excuse for acting blind ... or maybe it is ... what you have lost might not just be your memory.
Twilight Electric's "Meanings" touches on three important aspects of life. The Self Portrait, gaining an understanding of yourself in the most raw and honest form. True Fidelity, being dedicated to one sincere cause and sticking with it, through thick and thin. And Stepping Back, taking a moment to stop and look at all that you have achieved and endured. "Meanings" is presented through a triad of instrumental movements and based around the casio vl-1. In memory of Twilight Electric and Nullsleep's father, Todd Fliss 1958-2004.
This very special holiday release from 8bitpeoples features an allstar cross-platform lineup that is sure to make yours a truly chippy christmas indeed. Brought together from all corners of the globe, these 8 amazing tunes were composed by 8 dedicated chiptune maniacs on 8 different videogame consoles and homecomputers! Featuring the sounds of Yerzmyey on the Spectrum, Nullsleep on the NES, Vim on the VIC20, Paul Slocum on the Atari 2600, Bit Shifter on the GameBoy, Goto80 on the C64, Dma-Sc on the Atari ST, and Hally on the X68000, there is only one way to celebrate the holidays right this year, and this is it.
The debut release from Trash80 is a chip-wave dance thriller filled with party-rocking beats and gameboy bleeps. Featuring vocal mayhem by Jemgirl, these tunes will have you jumping up and down, pumping your fist and wishing for the future to get here quicker ... or is it, for the past to come back forever? You know this feeling, its the feeling you got when you looked at those chips and bits when you were just a kid and thought you were living in the future. Well this is what yesterdays future sounds like.
My earliest memory of a monkey is the scene in "Kingukongu tai Gojira" where King Kong opens a giant snake's mouth so far beyond it's natural extention point that it eventually looks like a mushroom with a long, wiggly, scaled stem. Sure, King Kong is an ape but to a 4 year old, it was a very big monkey with an attitude problem. It was also pretty bad-ass. So, in return for playfully horrific imagery, I managed to write an album dedicated to all things apish and monkeyed. Don't accept any imitations, this album is more real than Diddy Kong's learned vocabulary.
Audiocraft is a trip though Sabastian's interpretation of the 1980s, from the synth rock of Heart Error to the creepy electro of Little Rubber Buttons. A departure from his earlier work, this cd packs a punch of flamboyant catchy synths, heavy electro bass lines and slamming drums. If you want to dance or maybe throw yourself around singing like you're Steve Perry this CD is for you.
Get ready for another round of fresh and funky electrochip madness with Mesu Kasumai. This follow-up to his party-rocking debut remains true to the style he set there, only this time treating us to completely original material. Mesu synthesizes powerups from pure waveforms before sending them flying on vectors straight into your ears like blazing starfighters from the 8bitpeoples galactic empire. In the final tune you will be subjected to an amusingly gruesome end, but you can be sure that we have not seen the last of Mesu Kasumai!