Gameboyaustralia.com is a music blog dedicated to the growth and review of the Australian chiptune scene. More info about us can be found here, in our very first post. If you (the Australasian chiptuner) have any upcoming shows or releases, contact us about them through this blog or on IRC and we will post them here for the world to see. If you are interested in finding more about the Australian chipmusic scene, follow us on twitter and facebook, check this artist list & release directory and check in with our gig partners Sound Bytes.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Chipstyle Reggae Dub from Tapes in Melbourne

One of the reasons this blog was started was to keep track of and inform the entire Australian Chip community when an event or release is happening...

UK Chip dub artist Tapes from legendary label Jahtari .. Has been in Australia for the last month and actually played a show in Brisbane that I didn't know about until it had already happened

SO I am letting the whole Melbourne crew get a good amount of time to know to check this guy out

15th Jan full details here

Thursday, December 24, 2009

M-.-n in Brisbane with AndyExpandy and Dot.AY

2010 is shaping up to be an amazing year for us.

The first gig is M-.-n all the way from Belgium in Brisbane with Dot.AY and AndyExpandy. Sure to be a night of Lo-Bit dance mayhem, currently organising decorations to pixelate and diststort the whole of Clubhouse (empire corner bar) on Thursday 14th of January

amazing!!


Facebook Event

Last.FM Event

Myspace Event

8bc Event

Friday, December 18, 2009

10k, cTrix and Maddest Kings Alive Blip Festival 2009 Open Mic Videos!

On all accounts the Australian scene completely dominated the open mic session. It is so great that the international Chip community got to see what we do. Such diverse styles all containing so much passion and soul. I am so full of Aussie pride I may just start wearing a flag as a cape - Dot.AY

The following is an excerpt of the Open Mic report from the Blip Blog
High points were Paris/Nocarrier’s dancehall groove, 10,000 Free Men’s frenzied performance of “Bitchwhipped”, Note!’s synced DMG’s and Fenris’s wierd glitchy PSP tune. A special mention should go out to Ctrix’s absolutely epic house track which was probably by far the most well received tune of the evening. Pray this dude releases it and plays live more as soon as possible.






BabyCastles / CDM Handmade Music Wrap Up

Last night I played / hung out at the inaugural launch of the indie arcade BabyCastles at a Create Digital Music 'Handmade Music' event. I just wanted to thank Peter Kirn for the opportunity.












Tuesday, November 17, 2009

ROAR @ Billboard the Venue CHIP SIDEROOM!

Sunday, November 29 2009! Doors Open: 1pm and close at Doors Close: 11pm.
There are some great bands in the main room, although obviously you should come for the chip show!

Main Room:
2:00pm - 2:40pm - Dive Into Ruin
3:00pm - 3:40pm - Toehider
4:00pm - 4:40pm - Tim McMillan Band
5:00pm - 5:40pm - super FLORENCE jam
6:00pm - 6:40pm - Gun Street Girls
7:00pm - 7:40pm - Twelve Foot Ninja
8:00pm - 8:40pm - BEHIND CRIMSON EYES
9:00pm - 10:00pm - Rook
10:20pm - 11:00pm - Pirate

Chip Room:
2:40pm - 3:10pm - Ten Thousand Free Men (Sydney)
3:40pm - 4:10pm -
Maddest Kings Alive
4:40pm - 5:10pm -
Derris-Kharlan
5:40pm - 6:10pm -
Emergency! Emergency! (Sydney)
6:40pm - 7:10pm -
cTrix
7:40pm - 8:40pm -
Celsius [DJ set]

Thanks to Mike and Alex from Birdsrobe for letting me book the side room.

Email me for tickets, get my contact details by clicking here and then contact.
Here is the last.fm event and the official page.

cTrix and Maddest Kings Alive *LIVE* RRR Fm + interviews with Celsius




"On Sunday the 15th of November I went down to the RRR studios in Melbourne to play some chip music on the radio.

Here is the set :
GET IT HERE!
Thanks Lazerbeat for the hosting."


-Celsius on 8bc
Photo by ninjaspew

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Little Scale Announced for Blip Festival


The first Australian to play Blip Fest is of course the ever astounding talent machine of the Australian Chip scene Little-Scale!!

He joins Leeni, Disasterpeace, i Cactus, Bit Shifter and many more


And Remember you can see the Aussie Chip Superstar before he takes on the Big Apple at Sound Bytes 5

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Soundlab Mix For Download!!

Download it HERE

Listen to it and the interview in context of the show if you missed it.. starts at about the 2hour mark.. HERE

and remember if you can try and make it to Soundbytes 5 in Melbourne you won't regret it.. Australia's biggest Chip show ... or just support Australian Chip Music by donating and getting awesome Merch ... HERE

Thanks all for the support

Friday, September 18, 2009

Australian Chipmusic Mix on Triple J

This Sunday on Triple J Radio show SoundLab between 11pm-2am a Chipmusic mix compiled by myself is going to be played alongside an interview and hopefully some other chip songs

You can stream the show after sunday from the above website and I will put the set up for download after that


the playlist for the set is as follows

Track Listing:

0:00-2:14 Little-Scale - The Merchant (adelaide) NES and Sega Master System
download track
artist website

2:14-4:05 Maddest Kings Alive - Enfield Tennis Academy (melbourne) VST's
download track
artist website

4:05-5:47 Ten Thousand Free Men - Creating Space (sydney) Game Boy
download track
artist website

5:47-7:18 Minikomi - Skip for Fun (japan via adelaide) Game Boy
download track
artist website

7:18-8:42 Celsius and Cid - Vector Fire (melbourne) Game Boy
download track
artist website

8:42-10:02 AndyExpandy - Pancakes (brisbane) Game Boy
download track
artist website

10:02-10:43 cTrix - Power Crunch (melbourne) NES
download track
artist website

10:43-12:34 Dot.AY - Poqo (brisbane) Game Boy
download track:
artist website

12:34-13:43 Derris-Kharlan - Theme for a Jump Goat (melbourne) VST's
download track
artist website

13:43-15:00 CAG - Convicted Child Sex Offender (sydney) Game Boy
download track
artist website

Friday, September 11, 2009

Kickstart Sound Bytes 5

Sound Bytes 5 is set for 20th of November to celebrate their first birthday with another killer line up

Little-Scale
Dot.AY
cTrix

as well as Dr Dollar Dollar (10k) and Celsius DJing
This time is different set to be one of the best yet with your help... The idea is kind of like pre-sale tickets with bonuses... click the below kickstarter link for a full explanation



Also Facebook Event

Spread the word and thanks for the Support!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Astro featured on Jump Button

"Turning up to the recent SoundBytes 4 chiptune gig in a red-and-black-checked flanny, 14-year-old Darcy–who hails from a little country town called Deniliquin, in rural New South Wales–seems as far removed as one could get from the blips and bleeps of the urban gamestars. But stepping up to the desk, this kid rocked his GameBoy hard, producing some really solid loops, beats and tracks."

Read the rest here.

TINA 2009 feat. Dot.AY and 10k

Fri Oct 2: Friday Night TINA Gig

Ducktails (US), Pumice (NZ), Rosy Parlane (NZ), Qua (Vic), Free Choice Duo (Vic), Jim Cuomo [Played Sound Bytes and featured in Good Game with the crew], Aoi [Alex and I played with him on the GBA tour] (Vic), Jon Hunter and Monika Brooks, Phil Stearns,
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
$15


Sat Oct 3: Dpad Australia

Facilitator: Andrew Tuttle (Peer Pressure/ Anonymeye)
Artists: Alex Yabsley (Dot.AY), Tom Gilmore (10k Free Men)

A showcase of the Australian Chipmusic scene featuring performances by Dot.AY and 10k Free Men using Game Boys, Nintendo DS, Guitar Hero Controller and DDR Dance Mat.

4pm – 6pm: Panel


Sat Oct 3: Saturday Night TINA Gig

Vivian Girls (US), DJ Ripley (US), ILIOS (Greece), Wog, Bum Creek (Vic), Crab Smasher, 10k Freemen, The Abyss, Toecutter [is just amazing]
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
$15


Sun Oct 4th: Fitness Worst

Featuring: Brutal Hate Mosh, Dot.AY, Gabberobix, Gooey On The Inside, Spatula City

Fitness Worst promises to be the hair of the dog of physical exertion. A little bit wrong, but you’ll feel better for it. Encompassing everything from DDR Dance Mats to Gabberobix, you’d better be ready!

12 Midday – 2pm: Panel


Sun Oct 4th: Know Your Gadgets

Facilitator: Andrew Tuttle (Peer Pressure, Anonymeye)
Panelists: Alex Yabsley (Dot.AY), Cornel Wilczek (Qua), Tim Shiel (Faux Pas)

Know Your Gadgets explores the endless possibilities of all that blips and bobs, with interactive demonstrations of innovative approaches to producing, composing and performing electronic music. Getting your nerd on has never looked and sounded so damn cool.

3.30pm – 4.30pm: Presentation



Taken from the Sound Summit website with interjections by TomK.

For full program:
http://soundsummit09.musicnsw.com/program/

Then also:
http://www.thisisnotart.org/
http://www.electrofringe.net/

Discuss this event here:
http://8bitcollective.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=14231

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Dot.AY and new Godinpants releases!

Today is a great day for Australian chipmusic, because both Dot.AY and godinpants have released some scorching new material!!

Godinpants: Are You With Us Or What?

Dot.AY: Dot.AY

Dot-AY.com!


Alex Yabsley aka Dot.AY now has a website! Check it out here: http://dot-ay.com/. While you're there, go and get one of his new CDs that are out, containing plenty of awesome chippy goodness, well worth the $$.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

4ZzZ Chipmusic Podcast with Dot.AY and K808

On 14th of June 2009, I was lucky enough to be asked to guest program a slot at Brisbane Community radio station 4ZzZ. It turned out basically being myself programming an hour and a half of my favourite Chip music and talking in between with the host K808. There is also a featured pre-record interview with Little-Scale that was recorded in Adelaide earlier this year.

Finally this show is available in its entirety for your listening pleasure (please note some of the information is old and very possibly incorrect)
Remember a lot of the artists played will be playing at Sound Bytes tomorrow night so come to Melbourne already...

direct mp3 links (right click "save link as")

Part 1 49min 36sec

Part 2 58min 21sec

>>>>>>>>>>>Playlist<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
PART 1:
Quarta330 - Ahirskew
Derris-Kharlan - Exigence
Little-Scale - Come Back to Me
*Little-Scale Interview
IAYD - Between Multiverses
HelloStereo - Hokkaido Noon '09
Bubblyfish - Half Moon Lake

Part 2:
Nordloef - I Know
Maddest Kings Alive - Cagey Negotiators
cTrix - Wednesday Chip
minikomi - Skip for Love
godinpants - liphe
Starscream - Gravity in terms of Spacetime
Goto80 - Love Crime (qwertypack remix)
Saitone - Overlapping Spiral
Trash Can Man - One Wave Tsunami
Bit the Medusa - Dimbo Dimbo Lets Go!
Cag - Set Nathan on Fire
*Qwerty Pack - Pimp My Grime --- (K808 Fail wrong track) -----
Ten Thousand Free Men - Duty (now available for download from 8bc)
Meneo - Papi

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Sounds of SB4! (As posted on DPAD)

Hello!

It's 10k here, with the fabulous task of gathering some samples of the music you can expect to hear at Sound Bytes 4. I have heard and seen all but one of these artists before, and I am very, very excited to say the least. This is in the order on the poster (exceptions: I cannot find an 8bit Talkshow Boy recording and Able Archer is playing but not on the poster). Just click the links, which are the song names, if it wasn't obvious.

little-scale
Music sample: Come Back To Me
Seb is amazing. Pick a console and he has made music with it.
More: Blog / 8bc / Releases

dot.AY
Music sample: Default To Paranoia
(ph)Alex writes Game Boy glitch/grime which is interactive and brutal. He has been known to tear up the mic too.

Maddest Kings Alive
Music sample: Sleepy Kisses
Fenris is half of Perth's Chrism & Fenris, go figure. He weaves beautifully rich and dynamic songs on anything from a GBA to a C64. Glitchy and brutal in a way that you would not expect.

Derris-Kharlan
Music sample: Luna
Nathan is a real badass. Period. He writes game soundtracks - if the game was "Mars Volta: Rush to the Court of the Crimson King". He plays live with a guitar, check the link for SB3 to check that out!

Astro Zombies
Music sample: All New Heights
Darcy is win. Really young dude, with bright, happy and awesomely danceable tunes. He went down like a smooth criminal at the last Sound Bytes.
More: 8bc / Myspace

Able Archer
Music sample: My Heart Will Goon (Titanic Go On!)
A wild fan-boy appears! Aaron has been at every Sound Bytes (right?). He is looking like he will be rocking out with his cock out, oh, and a guitar and the LOLs.
More: 8bc

Talkshow Boy
Adrian has done a Sound Bytes set before - but not like this. He has been a fan of Chipmusic for a long time and now he is performing some of his own! Some of you may know Talkshow for his role in Melbourne's "Keith! Party", or even better his own breakcore/rap/mashup tunes.
More: Myspace (rap)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation [2009]

I thought I would mention this here because it features three Australian artists and was orgnised by yours truly.




The Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation – a release of five original tracks with a strong influence from the beautiful music of Indonesian gamelan! Thanks to all who submitted tracks - I'm very happy with this compilation.


Track Listing
01. Derris-Kharlan: Sarin
02. little-scale: Monsoon
03. Baron Knoxbury: Pilo Hau Gamelan
04. Red Robin: Pemanasair
05. The Listrix: Rock the Gamelan


Download this compilation here!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

whit3nois3 vs Soundbytes

Melbourne institution whit3nois3 is back and ready for battle. Enemy lines have been drawn for a one night Battle Royal, facing off against the insurgents, Soundbytes.

For the creatures of the night who love dark, grinding noisy noise you wont be disappointed.

So bring your lo-tech arsenal and choose your allies wisely, for there can be only one.

Retrotech soldiers such as DOT.Ay, 10k Freemen & Their Families and Celsius will be fronting the assault. $10 will get you unlimited plays.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Twitter

Game Boy Australia accounts and associated acts:
@SoundBytesOz - DPAD's gig arm!
@ninjaspew - Maddest Kings Alive.
@littlescale - The one, the only.
@Dot_AY - GBA Co-founder.
@10kfreemen - Me.

Others well worth following:
@8bitdaily - New track for your ears every day.
@calmdownkidder - James, founder of CDK.
@nieldlr - aka Sparkyboy, the honorary Australian.
@Disasterpeace - The amazing.
@blipfestival - Worth following for the festival season.

Happy tweeting.

Sega Master System Music @ ACMC2009

I've got some Sega Master System music in this year's Australasian Computer Music Conference in Brisbane. Not sure about the dates and times of the concerts yet, will be within the period 2 - 4 July. Details are still forthcoming.

4ZzZ Chip Music Radio



From 8-10pm AEST tonight I will be playing a whole bunch of my favourite Chip Music tracks on 4ZzZFM. If your in the Brisbane area you can as always tune into 102.1FM everyone else can listen to the live stream here

As always I will promise it will be podcasted and then it won't be and you'll miss out so just listen to it live or whatever...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Progfest CD Online

Hey all,

If you want to be part of the biggest prank chiptunes have ever played on progressive rock, buy this CD.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Minikomi Creates Metrodub

Elusive jungle, breaks, beat maker Minikomi who comes from Adelaide but currently resides in Tokyo, has recently acquired LSDJ and made some incredible Dub style tracks as part of the launch of Metrodub.

Apparently the next artist up is Japanese guy Shex... definitely something to look out for

Also while your there have some fun on the Metrodub site rearranging the letters like I have :D

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Australian Chipmusic Directory - CONTRIBUTE!


The Australian Chipmusic Directory (http://aussiechip.milkcrate.com.au/) has received an update. The major part of the update is that there are now options for contributing information - such as artists, releases and compilation tracks - making it easier than ever to add something.

So do your part, and contribute!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Game Boy Australia was on TV

OK so I finally got my arse into gear to write this and it has already aired......

I am of course referring to the following
The popular ABC2 video game TV show Good Game will have a segment exploring the Australian Chipmusic scene, first screening at 8:30pm (AEST), Monday April 6 on ABC2 and 11:50pm, Friday April 10 on ABC1. It is also available as an online stream and as a direct download (WMV and MP4).
This includes music and interviews from 10k Free Men, Little-Scale and Dot.AY. As well as footage from the most recent Sound Bytes event in Melbourne with a special interview section with Jim Cuomo.

I feel it was a great segment the only criticism I have heard is that for newcomers and people who have never heard of it before it is never actually explained what we do or how we do it. This I believe is a minor flaw compared to the regular Chip media cock-ups, because it was left up to the musicians to discuss it with no outside interviewer comments it refrained from using language that regularly annoys us (mariorave, donkeykongdisco, hacked gameboy, soldering iron on stage). The fact that a lot is left unexplained just means that people that become interested are going to go looking for answers. I have already received a number of emails, comments and questions. Leave you with some other discussions on the show....

GM4ALL
Good Game Forums (lolcomment by sci_fi_chicky: "Ciptune: WTF?? are you serious? what a GEEKFEST!! where did you find these people?! i'd need a chastity belt if i went to one of those parties lol")
8Bit Collective

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

10k - Shows to report!



Facebook events: bang and bang.
Note: I was a very late edition to the first bill, though, I will say I was invited to play by members of the last two bands, I didn't MAKE them put me on the bill. Believe me please.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Beach Party 2009 Results!

"First up, a huge thank you to all who turned up to the party, and particularly to all those who participated in the competitions.

Allowing remote contributions to the competitions will continue to be a feature at future Beach Party events, so if you're interstate or overseas with few local parties or you just have an experiment you wish to unleash on a bunch of willing sceners, keep us in mind!

For those of you unfamiliar with the rules of Beach Party, we had a bonus system in place. The bonus system was so that the barrier to entering a compo is quite low (ie. videos or flash demos in the demo compo), but also so that traditional demoscene and oldschool productions are encouraged and rewarded."
 - Quoted from the results page.

Results can be found here! (I can second in the Chiptune comp mofrockers!)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Game Boy Australia Turns One!!!!

OK so this kind of slid by all our attentions, I believe because so much has been going on. Game Boy Australia has been online for a Year since the 18th of March. A whole lot has happened in a year and this year already is shaping up to be huge.

To celebrate head over to this page to download sets from 10k, Derris-Kharlan, Maddest Kings Alive and Jim Cuomo from the most recent Sound Bytes party. Astro was there too (proof).

I also played a gig on Saturday and made some awesome contacts, so have more shows and a VJ lined up in the near future. So lets hear it for the one year old Game Boy Australia and hopefully this second year I will finally release something worth listening too.

Monday, March 23, 2009

LSDJ Microtuning

(Taken from a thread on 8bitcollective. Abrasive is one of the DPAD boys in Melbourne.)


James developed a script that takes an LSDJ ROM, and rewrites the tuning table (and optionally the note names) into a new copy of the ROM. Frequencies can be manually specified (all 108 notes), or generated in equal temperament, cent steps, cent series or ratio series.

The latest version of the script (works with LSDJ 3.9.9) can be found at
http://bur.st/~abrasive/lsdj_tune/


Some examples:
  • 24-tone equal temperament
  • 12-tone ET, manually
  • Wendy Carlos' alpha scale
  • Pythagorean 13-tone

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jim Cuomono @ 303 Northcote

JimCuomo.com 8-bit and electric sax - one night only
Concert : 303 Northcote 25 March Wed 9 p.m. $10



Jim Cuomo started using computers when the operators had white coats and the 
computer took up several floors.  After composing a variety of different music - jazz, classical, musical, military ... he was asked to write music for video games in the 1980's . The result was a long list of popular games :

Defender of the Crown, Sim City, SlamDunk, Ole, Jigsaw, International Cage Match, S.W.A.T., Zombie, S.D.I., Serenade, Astarte, Expressing etc

Then he began getting messages in 2004 "Are you the Jim Cuomo who wrote ...?"
and "Are you still alive?" and then "Would you be interested in performing with your
classic game music?" Yes to all three.

He uses the Amiga (1985) the Oric (1983), the Canon X-07 (1982) and the IBM 7090 (1967!?!).
This concert at the 303 in Northcote is his first in Australia - after thousands elsewhere.
He will perform music from several of his ten albums-on sax, digihorn, zaphoon, and clarinet. 
The music is from his games but also from groups he has created over the years - 
Spoils of War , Mormos , Duoglide , Ejazz, and SignificantBits. 

His saxophone has been featured with Marianne Faithfull, Yves Montand, (new Australian) Leo Sayerand many many more. 

Monday, March 16, 2009

little-scale: always by your side (1)



"A minimalist approach to Sega Master System music.
For Lauren." - little-scale

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Raptorface Release - Aeon!

"This is just a short 5 track release that i've been working on recently - i hope you guys like it! let me know what you think." - Raptorface

Get it into you now
!

SoundBytes Round 3! Melbourne 27th March

Friday the 27th of March will see the return of the successful SoundBytes chip shows!

This is set to be something quite special as we have confirmed Jim Cuomo from U, S and A. Along
side Jim will be SoundBytes veteran 10k as well as Maddest Kings Alive, Derris-Kharlan, Astro
Zombies as well as the Slurry Beats Collective throwing down DJ sets between live acts.

There will also be an ABC film crew who will be reviewing artists and taking footage for a chiptune
segment on ABC2's popular all things gaming show "Good Game".

Peep the flyer below and see you all there!

SoundBytes 3


Thursday, March 12, 2009

10k playing Abercrombie Hotel - Sydney 12 March 09

10k will be playing tonight at the Abercrombie Hotel!

In other news he'll also be playing SoundBytes Round 3 in Melbourne on the 27th of March...
We'll keep you posted with more details and a flyer once it's done.

In the mean time make sure you get down to the Abercrombie Hotel tonight to peep the man himself.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Beach Party 2009 - Demo Party in Melbourne

A very cool party going on in Melbourne town BEACH PARTY 2009 even if you can't make it to the party everyone is invited to submit as per the Rules Page

Beachparty 2009 is a demoscene get together on the beach featuring demos and competitions for music, graphics and coding.

Everyone is invited to enter the competitions, however it should probably mentioned that the rules push the focus towards older/classic home computers and the sounds and sights that can be produced on them.

Anyone with an interest in computers/consoles new or old is welcome. We are not elite and this is open to all!

Beachparty 2009 will be held over 2 days this year.

* Sat 28th MAR, Day 1: A hang out day with bbq. Bring an entry and receive a sausage and a beer!
* Sun 29th MAR, Day 2: Competitions will be held, voting, winners and prizes.
Remote entries are allowed, send them to beachparty@disasterarea.net.

All remote entries MUST be received the day before beachparty 2009 (27/3/09). Otherwise, you'll have to be there in person on the first day - this is the best way because you'll get a snag and a beer!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Godinpants on 8bc Open Mic Podcast!

Godinpants is featured in the latest 8BC Open Mic Podcat episode, put together by Silreq.

"This time "Godinpants" brings us an improvised nanoloop breakcoresque poodle swooning set, not to mention it was controlled and triggered using a bent toy guitar. We begin by debating the pluses and minuses of an ass-beard. Robot is a bit on the angry side because of a close encounter with a goat. . .err sheep actually, and we end the episode with some fake gabba, so have a listen and respect yer goat. . ."

Get it here: http://milkcrate.com.au/silreq/8bcopenmic/8bc_open_mic_Episode_2.mp3

More info: http://8bitcollective.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=10012

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Australian Chip Compo released!

Chipsters
The Australian Chipmusic compilation Vol II


The second volume of the Australian chip music compo has been released.





This time around there were a total of 16 tracks that made it onto the list.

It can be downloaded here

Big Thanks to Astro Zombies and little-scale who were both instrumental in the organisation and execution of this release.

So get on it and enjoy!

Original back cover image by the Flickr user tico24 available here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tico24/16066110/in/photostream
Original back cover image available under a creative commons
attribution 2.0 generic license:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en


The artists reserve all rights in regards to any audio content published in this release.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dot.AY live on 4ZZZ radio

This Sunday 8/03/09, I will be performing a live set as well as playing a bunch of my favourite Chip Music on Brisbane's finest independent Radio Station 4ZZZ, 102.1 FM.

It will be from 8-10pm (AEST) on the Forcefed Fistfuls show. Previous guests have included

Buraka Som Sistema (Enchufada)
The Bug, and Warrior Queen (Ninja Tune)
Joker (Hyperdub)
Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw Records CEO)
and more....

so I am really pumped to play on a show mostly dedicated to Dubstep, Grime and BASS...but for this week the whole show is going Chip and Game inspired, I will take requests to play any of my songs or any Chip song you think should be played via the comments.

You will be able to Download the show after it has happened from the above link

Little-Scale Large update

OK so I assume most of you keep up with the wonderful little-scale blog but in recent times there has been a whole lot (as always) going on so here is a quick recap
do yourself a favour and just subscribe to his blog :D

Thursday, February 5, 2009

10K @ The Jade Monkey this Friday

Tom Gilmore aka 10k aka Ten Thousand Free Men and Their Families is playing at the Jade Monkey on Twin Street, Adelaide this Friday night at around 10PM.

South Australia, it's time to take your dose of excellent interstate Game Boy music!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Dot.AY review on Virgin Music

I am not sure if Alex even knew this went up and if he did, he sure didn't mention i to me! So I'll just leave this here.

Dot.AY is a Brisbane Electro act who plays Gameboys. Leopard Lady loves Tetris on the Gameboy and is mighty good at it too, but Dot.AY, aka Alex Yabsley, is playing more than just the Nintendo games on his Gameboys. He creates tracks, live, using the music on the Gameboys.

This is a whole movement called Chiptune, that has been going strong and growing worldwide. Not massive in Australia (yet) but there is a 4 Day Festival dedicated to this retro electro music and art genre, called Blip Festival which takes place at The Bell House in New York, December 4 - 7. It is predicted that this artform is about to become a known known on a global scale and Leopard Lady is excited that she brings a little awareness through this here V Blog by sharing her experience of seeing Dot.AY live at The Press Club in Brisbane...

Read the rest here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Little-Scale - You Can't Change The World




"You Can't Change The World"


Sixteen minutes of music. Noisy yet tasty. Download here.


GOGOGOGOGOGO!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Maddest Kings Alive live Melbourne! Tues 13 Jan 09'
















Maddest Kings Alive are playing in Melbourne on Tuesday the 13th of Jan '09

TV Announcer 1: One night only!
TV Announcer 2: One night only!
TV Announcer 3: One night only at the Birmingham Hotel
TV Announcer 1: If you miss this, you better be dead or in jail.
TV Announcer 2: And if you're in jail, break out!
TV Announcer 3: Be there!

"The rather long in the making Dead-Before-Death Gang tape is to be launched! With the excellent Pets with Pets and sublime Maddest Kings Alive. Shit will be torn up.

at the Birmingham Hotel
cnr smith and johnston st, fitzroy

set times:
8:30-9:10 - mka
9:40-10:20 - pets
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Aussie Chiptuners! Strut your stuff!

Head over to this thread on the 8bc forums and sign up for an Australian Compilation!

To hear the first comp, click here!

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