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A Night of 8-bit Chiptunes

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the February 5th, 2010

For those of you out there who have the theme song from Double Dragon, Excite Bike, Mario Bros, Mega Man, or Final fantasy burned into your brain from back in the day (even if that means yesterday), you’re not alone. 8-bit music, which takes tons of these nostalgic tunes from your favorite NES and GameBoy games and converts them into fast, fun, dance-tastic ensembles, has been revolutionizing the music industry across the world. Also known as chip tune, this wave of timeless new music is bringing back all of our inner geeks one show at a time.

We joined the folks on the forefront of this musical frontier at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, where artists like Crash Faster, A Rival, and Anamanaguchi dive into the logistics of what it takes to become an 8-bit master and why this genre has become so popular! We know the secret and now you can too; watch and find out!!!

Episode links: Chiptune, Anamanaguchi, crashfaster, A_Rival

Format: iPod/iPhone (.m4v)

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  • paulthe

    an interesting use of old technology. I would be interested in knowing about the software they use to get the sounds out of the NES and gameboy systems.

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  • Jude Chukwuemeka

    In what way is this type of music different from what 808’s produce?

  • John Graham

    good job

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