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Link's Awakening

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


A fresh Zelda remix EP straight out of GameChops
Sep 07
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... read
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Buttload of chiptunes

The magic returns! Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 2 in yo' FACE!


51 excellent free chip tracks to life your spirits!
Jul 16
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 ChipWI... read
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Mega Man 6 OST

Savor the international flavor of the Mega Man 6 OST


Fighting robots 'round the world
Jun 21
["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... read
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Mega Man remixed

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


Contributers include composers of Street Fighter IV, Streets of Rage 3, and Ape Escape
Jun 10
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... read
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Anamanaguchi

Latest Anamanaguchi music video sends pizza into space


Endless fantasy or endless pizza?
May 25
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... read
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Mega Man 5 OST

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


It's been a while, brother!
May 18
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... read
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Chiptune metal

Pray at the altar of NES chiptune metal with Diad


Rock hard tasty abs
May 12
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... read
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WTFLOL

Chiptunes = WTFLOL!? Non-chip covers of chip jams


Six videogame music arrangers make rockin' covers of original chiptunes
May 06
[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 co... read
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Anamanguchi

Help Anamanguchi make Endless Fantasy even bigger


And here's where you come in
May 04
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... read
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World 1-2

Super game composer collab World 1-2 is out


A crossover jam of gaming's best musical talents
May 01
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... read
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Mega Man 4 OST

Download Mega Man 4 OST now for Mother Russia


Stereotypes are fun!
Apr 25
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... read
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brentalfloss

Snag brentalfloss' unreleased YouTube jams for $0.59 each


Or the whole album for $7.99
Apr 25
[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... read
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Mega Man 3 OST

The Mega Man 3 OST is ready for your money


It's a kind of magic
Apr 23
["The Mega Man 3 Posse" by CyberMoonStudios] If you've got $8.95 to spare, you can swing on down to Capcom's online store and download the Mega Man 3 soundtrack. It contains tunes from both the NES original and the PlayStatio... read
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Animation Domination

Remember when space was the coolest?


A little tribute to the '80s and '90s
Apr 23
The ridiculous Animation Domination YouTube channel puts out a lot of awesome short cartoons. Their latest one is a love letter to the '80s and '90s full of pop culture references, including plenty towards gaming. The chiptune portion of the song was also done by Pete Berkman of Anamanaguchi fame.  read
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Chiptunes

Chiptunes plus '80s electronic music is quite delicious


Quite Operational from Ubiktune
Apr 21
Ubiktune is at it again, this time with a new artist named Monomer who's debut album, Quite Operational, combines '80s-tinged electronic music with 8-bit accents. While I'd normally pass on something that so heavily emphasize... read
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MUSIC GET

World 1-2 is insane, and I must have it in my earholes


Top NES-era composers join modern greats
Apr 17
Okay, I have no idea how this album is even possible. How do you get the composers of the original Ninja Gaiden and Mega Man, Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Austin Wintory (Journey), Stemage of Metroid Metal, Module (Shatter), ... read
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Mega Man 2 OST

Mega Man 2 OST now on sale, but beware of audio hiccups


Most popular Mega Man game soundtrack was not given the proper treatment
Apr 15
Any debate over the best Classic series Mega Man soundtrack typically boils down to MM2 and MM3. Both games sport some of the best music on the NES, but when push comes to shove, MM2 will edge out ever so slightly in a popula... read
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Note Worthy 014: Soundtracks you should be listening to!
Welcome back to Note Worthy, our monthly soundtrack round-up. This issue marks one year of Note Worthy, and I'm changing up things a bit with formatting. In the past, I've featured our ten monthly reviews in alphabetical orde... read feature

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Chiptunes for charity

Out now: Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes


Top chiptune artists join forces for charity
Apr 14
We mentioned last week that a secret roster of chiptune artists were teaming up for charity in an upcoming release on Ubiktune. Now that the album is released, you can get in on some fantastic tracks from Jake "virt" Kaufman,... read
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Dj CUTMAN

NeverEnding Story and GoldenEye chip mixes plus more


MOONCHILD!
Apr 10
Atreyu! Falcor! Atreyu? Falcor? Game music remixer Dj CUTMAN has organized a bunch of tunes that he's produced for the video group Underbelly into a nifty pay-what-you want pack. Underbelly Beats & Remixes contain a few s... read
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Chiptunes

eJay Pure lets you easily build your own chiptunes


Dev needs your help on Kickstarter
Apr 10
Not everyone can make chiptunes. Look, I'm a classically trained musician and I have trouble making them. My last creation sounded like a TurboGrafx-16 farted and then poured acid on itself.  iOS and Android app eJay Pu... read
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Chiptunes for charity

Top chiptune talent teams up with Ubiktune for charity


Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes
Apr 09
We love Ubiktune. And now there's an even bigger reason to check out their upcoming release titled Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes. An array of secret chiptune artists are joining forces with Noise Channel's c... read
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Ridge Racer remixes

It's Ridge Racer, the arrange album! Riiiiiiidge Racer!


A short but sweet remix tribute to Namco's long-standing racing series
Apr 08
No, it will never get old. NEVER. OverClocked ReMixer Joshua Morse has organized a jazz-electronica fusion celebration of Namco's Ridge Racer series. He was assisted by a pair of fine young gentlemen with wonderful first name... read
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Chip Ship

Yarg! Chip Ship is a chip-piano mashup for pirates


And by pirates, I mean of the literal variety
Apr 08
Last year, French composer Yoann Turpin released his very first album, Rhythm'n'Bits. It straddled a few lines by incorporating both chip sounds and live instruments for a funk-fusion style inspired by 16-bit RPGs. For his fo... read
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Mega Man OST

Original Mega Man OST now available to download


Legitimately, I mean
Apr 05
Capcom announced during their PAX East panel that they're working on making every mainline Mega Man soundtrack available for download. Today they've made good on that promise by getting the first Mega Man OST on their officia... read
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All hail the NES

Fountainhead, a loving chiptune tribute to NES audio


Artist Xenon Odysser used almost every NES sound expansion chip
Apr 02
Dedicated PC gamers have often trumpeted the superiority of their chosen platform in part because of the ability to expand a PC's capabilities with add-on upgrades. Their claim was that home consoles had a static hardware con... read
Chiptunes photo
Chiptunes

halc delivers sweet Game Boy chiptune perfection


Pixel Perfect Micro is halc's gift to his fans
Mar 16
Game musician Drew "halc" Wheeler has a treat for you. The OverClocked ReMix champion promised a new musical gift if his fans showered love on his Facebook page. The incentive worked, and the man held true to his word. Pixel ... read
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Kirby Super Star

Get milky with OC ReMix's Kirby Super Star album


KIRBY, KIRBY, KIRBY, HE'S THE STAR OF THE SHOW!
Mar 11
How can I help you, King DeDeDe?I NEED A MONSTAH TO CLOBBER DAT DERE KIR-BEH! Game music arrangement repository OverClocked ReMix has released Milky Way Wishes: A Kirby Super Star Tribute, a project that has spent a dizzying... read
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Chiptune rock

Check out this sick 11-minute NES chiptune rock medley


Psycho Crusher takes you on a musical tour of the best of the NES
Mar 09
Guitarist Psycho Crusher, whose amazing rock arrangements I've shared numerous times in the past, originally composed this latest jam with the intent to play it live as a full band. Instead, he decided to turn it into a chip... read
Big Lebowski chiptunes photo
Big Lebowski chiptunes

The Dude abides! The Big Lebowski has a chiptune album


8-bit Lebowski by Chipocrite celebrates 15 years of White Russian cocktails
Mar 07
You ought to know by now if you dig the Coen brothers' classic The Big Lebowski. If you haven't seen it, you probably should. If you have and didn't enjoy it, that's just, like, your opinion, man. The Big Lebowski celebrated ... read
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Sega Genesis synth

Savor this album of Sega Genesis-styled jams


Vurgon by Ario is FM synth music for the discerning aficionado
Mar 05
Tuesday morning music madness gives props to the Sega Genesis! I will not rest until I convert all you SNES-loving heathens (I don't really think you are heathens) into soldiers of the Genesis nation. The war rages on (no it ... read
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Game Boy never sounded better than with this Spanish gold


Dive into the treasure chest of Alberto Gonzalez
Mar 04
Euros did crazy sh*t with videogame music; this is a well established point by now with legendary folks such as Chris Hülsbeck, Rob Hubbard, Reyn Ouwehand and Tim Follin walking this fine earth and crunching out the... read






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