Make no mistake — the machines only appear lovable until they have you in their pincers. From quirky playful beats to refined vocal performances, Psilodump hits hard in this most sonically lush of 8bitpeoples releases. With a diverse mixture of thick textures and lo-fi samples, 'Mutiny of the Robots' is a diversion from naked chip music, but if it doesn't make you want to get naked anyway, you're probably a robot yourself.
The Internet-inspired album 'Confessions in a Chatroom' is Coleco Music's first 8bitpeoples release. These boys from Argentina combine catchy and danceable lo-fi synths with robotic voices and sing about the things that matter most in cyberspace. Their minimalist synthpop stylings are uniquely personal and hypnotizing. This is one confession that everyone should be happy to hear.
Vim AKA Keith Baylis has been writing some of the most uniquely imaginative chiptunes since 1991. Now, 15 years later we present you with his debut 8bp release, Extended Loo Break — seven Game Boy tracks written by Vim during a stint at an utterly boring job during 2002 and 2003. With little to do during the workday, tunes were written while hanging out around reception, at the bus stop, or (as the title suggests) while in the toilets. The result is an all-out lo-fi assault that flies in the face of workplace boredom — and scores a stunning victory.
New York's Anamanaguchi finally makes their debut with the driving and dynamic Power Supply. The fully-packed release shows a range of feelings from "putting the final blast into a robot boss" to some more heartfelt tunes — all with hyper-melodic, electric powerpop flavor. It is recommended that you sing along with the squarewaves. Please enjoy!
Handheld is the lower-fi alias of 8bitpeoples alum, Matt Kuebrich aka Yuppster. While the tracks found on Muggle Trick have been floating around on the currents of the Internet for a while now, we are happy to finally give them a proper release and a permanent home here on 8bp. Blending vgm with indie rock and many other influences, Handheld uses Game Boys to create what VORC calls a "sweet but broken unexpectable sound" — and somehow that just seems to describe it perfectly.
You may already know Swedish composer Jens Stääf from his work with the X-Dump, Candymind and others — now he brings his signature fusion of chiptunes, melodic pop and frantic beats to 8bitpeoples for the first time. Viva La Revolution is a killer chiptune odyssey from start to finish, full of unexpected twists and turns, and finishing in some parallel universe where Mozart kicked off the chiptune revolution. The very same revolution that Dorothy's Magic Bag is keeping alive today.
PICOPICODISCO is the debut 8bitpeoples release from the inhumanly talented and totally insane chiptune producing factory known as USK! This is the first full release on 8bitpeoples by a Japanese composer, and it is an unrelenting Game Boy techno trance assault aimed squarely at your heart. If his guerilla actions with the mobile street techno art unit 'Tsuji Techno' have not already convinced you of USK's passion for the form, this hard hitting collection of tunes will. PICOPICODISCO ... TAKE OFF!!!
Alex Mauer's Blast brings a 15-year FM synthesis odyssey to a wonderful conclusion. In his debut 8bitpeoples release he has crafted a true land of fake believe in the form of a soundtrack to a videogame which never existed. Blast is filled with urgent melodies and driving, busy rhythms in the tradition of early 16-bit game soundtracks. The release is reinforced by outtakes of young Alex's earliest conceptions of what he envisioned the game to be, under the supervision of his father — the result is a distinctly unique release 15 years in the making.
David Sugar kicks the doors right in on the 8bitpeoples HQ and storms in all gangbusters to present his first 8bp release Fresh Off The Chip. Spanning his early Logic Bomb 180bpm chip and bass onslaughts, his more recent crossover material, and everything in between, it is a testament to his journey through the world of Game Boy infused chipmusic. And it might just cement Mr. Sugar as the first underground popstar of the 21st century.
Back from amusing himself galaxy-smashing in distant sectors, Bit Shifter returns with a six-pack of high-energy victory anthems, fully charged and ready to detonate on contact. With six hard-hitting tracks of fist-pumping power-up power-pop, Information Chase is the sound of Game Boys set to "Kill" and/or "Party," with no quarter asked and none given.