COMPILATIONS

V/A: Rhythmus Records Presents…

I have a little soft reggae song (!?) on this compilation from Rhythmus Records, along with artists like Monodeer, dkstr, Firedrill and KeFF. Get it on Bandcamp.

I guess the idea for this song was to make 1990’s mainstream reggae, in some sort of chipstyle. Good idea, right?

V/A: DataDoor Sampler

DataDoor’s sampler is out now, with 20 songs from people like Tim Koch, Sense, Ed, Jellica and Boulderdash. You’ll recognize a lot of names (and styles) from late 90’s tracker cultures, netlabels, IDM/electronica and the demoscene.

I get the honour to open the compilation with a super cute acid pop tune made mostly with C64, TR-808 and the 303. Oh yeah, and PETSCII graphics by iLKke who also appears with a drum n’ bass track on the sampler!

> Get it on Bandcamp

Chipspeech Says it Like it is

I’ve been beta testing a new VSTi from the meticulous lo-fi emulator dominators in Plogue. Chipspeech finally makes it possible to sing with old speech synthesis chips! So I’m working on some songs, and I put Crossword Puzzle in the Automate compilation of Chipspeech songs, that just came out.

Earwormy FM-pop with crossword propaganda for the whole world!

Chippendales Complete Discography

In 1999 I released a song for Chippendales, a group of Amiga composers releasing – you guessed it – chipmusic. Now all the songs have been recorded and put on Soundcloud: part 1 and part 2 (above).

This is basically what chiptune used to mean in the 1990’s: sample-based bleepy pop music made on Amiga or PC. This era is often forgotten in histories of chipmusic, because it doesn’t fit with the current definition of chipmusic based on PSG soundchips (more about that in my thesis).

Chippendales may or may not have had legal troubles with Chippendales.

Happy Pop for Weekly Treats

Japanjul_prv is a cover of a Japanese christmas song that I made for a compilation many years ago. It might be around in some hard drives, as it was released in a Pingipung christmas thing once. But here it is again, more easily available.

It’s released at Weekly Treats, as Superbyte (a festival I’m playing in Manchester in September) is putting stuff out there this week. It’s bound to be a good festival with people like Zabutom, Jellica, Steve, Kodek and many others are playing there. Don’t miss out!

V/A: Chiptune Charity 5 (Groupees MP3)

Chiptune Charity 5 is a bundle of music, games & other stuff that you can get by paying minimum $1. Files in Space is one of the albums on there. Also, whoever donates the most gets to control me making music for 1 hour. I will be your Dataslav!

Will run for two weeks only. Choose for part of your contribution to be donated to the International Society for Children with Cancer. Featuring Chipocrite, Goto80, Zabutom, Popcornkid!, Mizkai, Carf and more. 2 weeks only.