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3:15 PM on 11.01.2013

Zantilla's Encounters is a chiptune journey through space

Need some good, inexpensive chiptune rock? You may want to check out Adrian "Zantilla" Shegstad's recently released debut album, Encounters. Its hard, fast sound is inspired by UFOs, videogame music composer Jake "virt" Kaufm...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 PM on 10.31.2013

Boss Battles for the Soul emulates SNES boss themes

Retro game inspired music speaks to me (as I'm sure it does for many of you), and while I do enjoy a good remix/remake/remaster here and there, a lot of my favorite pieces are original compositions. Electronic music creator ...

Darren Nakamura

2:00 AM on 09.23.2013

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt fo...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 09.15.2013

World 1-2: Encore offers more world-class game arranges

World 1-2 was pretty amazing. If you didn't snatch it up when it was first released, do realize that you have been missing out on a masterful collaboration of professional game composers and enthusiast arrangers, with contrib...

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 09.07.2013

Link's Awakening's jams get chopped for MeowMeow & BowWow

While some of us were attending PAX and getting all the ladies, others were back home, hard at work in the studio. My buddy Dj CUTMAN produced a brand new Zelda EP through his net label GameChops, and it's ready for mass cons...

Tony Ponce



The magic returns! Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 2 in yo' FACE! photo
The magic returns! Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 2 in yo' FACE!
by Tony Ponce

Last year, chiptune aficionado Brandon Hood organized "Chiptunes = WIN" to promote the best of super happy rainbow sunshine chip music, starting with a mind-blowing 51-track album. Over the next few months, a number of ChipWIN expansion packs kept the fun train rolling.

And now, here comes Volume 2, 51 more tracks of aural magic available for whatever you are willing to shell out. You know you want it!

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You still here? GO! Get to downloadin'! Fill that hole in your life!

Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 2 [Bandcamp]

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6:00 AM on 06.21.2013

Savor the international flavor of the Mega Man 6 OST

["Rockman Rockman 6" by Kinniku] After being denied a release on Wii's Virtual Console, the final NES Mega Man has at long last made it to the American 3DS eShop. Before we graduate to the synth goodness of the SNES, let's en...

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 06.10.2013

Mega Ran and JP chip artists to remix Mega Man once more

Mega Man rapper Mega Ran may have recently dropped a stellar Castlevania hip hopera album, but he'll never forget the little blue dude who propelled his music career, resulting in his decision to leave his teaching gig and fo...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 05.25.2013

Latest Anamanaguchi music video sends pizza into space

You may have heard that chip rockers Anamanaguchi have a new album, Endless Fantasy, in the works. The musical neon riders previously uploaded a video for the song "Meow" off the album, and now they follow up with one for th...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 05.18.2013

Buy the Mega Man 5 OST and fend off the 'Blues'

After nearly a month since the last soundtrack release, Capcom has made available the Mega Man 5 OST to celebrate the classic platformer's arrival on the 3DS eShop. As with the MM4 OST, the album costs $8.95 and contains both...

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 05.12.2013

Pray at the altar of NES chiptune metal with Diad

Chiptunes are cool and all, but you know me -- I gotta have that little extra edge. When chip music emulates face-melting metal, it's one of the nine most beautiful things in the world (maybe some day I'll tell you what the o...

Tony Ponce



Chiptunes = WTFLOL!? Non-chip covers of chip jams photo
Chiptunes = WTFLOL!? Non-chip covers of chip jams
by Tony Ponce

[Update: The album is live! Hit up the Bandcamp page to get your free jams!]

If you are a big chiptune nut, you've probably heard me make mention of "Chiptunes = WIN," a chip appreciation group that has released three free collections of original chiptune music over the past year: the original Chiptunes = WIN, ChipWIN Expansion Pack, and chipWINter. Many artists were assembled to make these projects a reality, and fearless ChipWIN leader Brandon Hood couldn't be more pleased with the reception. I mean, it's literally hours of awesome bleeps and bloops. Who wouldn't be excited by this stuff?

The next little treat in the pipeline is Chiptunes = WTFLOL, a six-track EP set to be released after the listening party on 8bitX's "8 Bit Power Hour," starting right now at 8:00 PM EST which is now over. In a wild twist, this album does not feature any chiptunes. Rather, six popular videogame music arrangers have selected six tracks from the past three ChipWIN releases to cover in their own signature styles.

The arrangers include Final Fantasy cover band The World Is Square, The OneUps' Tim Yarbrough, Jameson Sutton, VikingGuitar, Metroid Metal's Stemage, and post-rock Zelda album performer Cory Johnson. Nice spread there, no? Go cop it at the link below!

Chiptunes = WTFLOL [Bandcamp]

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9:00 AM on 05.04.2013

Help Anamanguchi make Endless Fantasy even bigger

Anamanaguchi just finished Endless Fantasy, their new 22-track record that's been in the works for the last three years. This is not the end of the story though, as Anamanguchi wants to go BIG. The chiptune band has put up a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:30 PM on 05.01.2013

Super game composer collab World 1-2 is out

A couple weeks ago, Jayson Napolitano buzzed a gusher about World 1-2, a landmark music project organized by Mohammed Taher's Koopa Soundworks and Dj CUTMAN's GameChops net labels. They gathered some of the best music talents...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 04.25.2013

Download Mega Man 4 OST now for Mother Russia

Greetings, comrades! Defend motherland from blue capitalist robot by purchasing Mega Man 4 soundtrack and showing what Soviet power can do! Ahhh... Cold War stereotypes. I miss 'em! I only informed you of the Mega Man 3 OST r...

Tony Ponce

7:30 AM on 04.25.2013

Snag brentalfloss' unreleased YouTube jams for $0.59 each

[Video uploaded by bedsidecargo] Internet songman brentalfloss has uploaded many funny and creative music videos to his YouTube page over the years. Among those, he cherry-picked a few choice tunes, re-rerecorded them with im...

Tony Ponce