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.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Press: Brief History of Chipmusic on TMN

This great feature article was put up on The Music Network today. Written by our very own Tom Gilmore it is one of only a few examples of Chipmusic being well researched and properly represented in the media. Give it a read HERE.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

GIG: Kidd Kaos ft. cTrix, Melbourne

So here is a pretty crazy dance event going down in Melbourne that happens to have cTrix playing on the, wait for it, "Psy-Trance & Chip" level. Here is some info from the fabo page:

"HARD KANDY & 3D NIGHTCLUB is proud to present:

(K405 Records)

Fri 24th Feb 2012

10pm - 6am
CBD Nightclub
14 McKillop St. City

Welcome to 2012,
And what better way to kick of the year in style, is bringing together 2 Friday Night Rave Titans. Hard Kandy & 3D Nightclub. Back at it, once again. 3 Levels of madness, 3 levels of complete top to bottom d├ęcor installations, 3 levels of fun, rockin tunes, and bouncing dance floors. From Hard Dance to Hard Trance, House Electro to Dub-Step, and Psy-trance to Chip music. There is definitely something for all.

Heading back to our shores, is a member of the hard kandy extended family. KIDD KAOS is back. We can’t wait to see what the Kidd has in store, this time around. And with our special guest on the third level, C-Trix. A live performer and performance, that needs to be seen, to be believed. Did someone say gAtari 2600?"

Here's the fabo event for the full lineup... and here is where you buy tickets.

Finally, below is that amazing gAtari video one more time!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video: Trash80 - Vicious Extended Live Version at #BlipAU

Video: Derris-Kharlan using DrunkeNES at the #BlipAU afterparty

DrunkeNES by Batsly Adams.

Listen to more chipbros on Australian radio!

Blip was the perfect time for Australian chip to assalt Australian radio. It was so hard to keep up with it all that I asked the wonderful Kristy (co-organiser and co-promoter of both SoundBytes and #BlipAU) to tell me who she organised to go where so we could cover it all!

Here is what went down:

• Abortifacient appeared on PBS' Zen Arcade, listen here.
• Dot.AY appeared on RRR, listen here.
• Dot.AY put together a mix for JJJ's soundlab (which we're hunting down and will repost with audio).
• The Art Of Bleep, also on PBS rocked some Blip Artists here and here and also chatted to cTrix, Trash80 and SoundBytes/Blip co-everything Celsius.

And as selfishly posted earlier, Abortifacient and I performed live on FBi radio's New Weird Australia, which has supported Australian chipmusic for a while now.

Video: Blip Festival Australia 2012 - GIF Tour

jubeisaotome produced this sweet vid. Tune is by little-scale.

Podcast: Abortifacient and 10k on New Weird Australia

Sean and I performed live on FBi's New Weird Australia program before Blip. From the NWA (hah!) blogpost:

"In Episode 22 of the NWA Podcast series, we celebrate Australian chiptune with two artists who recently represented the city of Sydney at Australia’s first international chiptune festival, Blipfest which took place mid-February 2012 in Melbourne. 10 Thousand Free Men And Their Families and Abortifacient both came into the NWA studio to have a chat and play a live set ahead of the Festival event, and to give us an insight into how they found their way into chiptune in the first place.

Sean from Abortifacient has taken his work overseas, playing with the likes of Ove-Naxx, and touring to Japan, UK, Spain. He blends breakcore into his chiptune, and his seemingly relentless schedule of releases recently gave us the succinctly titled ‘my name is Abortifacient’. Tom from 10K describes himself as “a guy who yells at Game Boys” and – when you hear the live set he plays at the start of this session, you’ll know why.

This session originally aired on 9th February 2012."

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Video: #BlipAU in 26 seconds

Filmed and cut by eggbro.

Video: Amanda Palmer & Dot.AY at #BlipAU

There is more about this collab (and more of her tits, it seems) on Palmer's blog.


Well, well, well! If #BlipAU wasn't enough for you, now there is another chance to keep the chip levels high. From the fabo event page:

"Some of breakcore's finest going head to head against the cream of the chiptunes scene - not to be missed!

DJ Scuzzbag
+more TBC

and on visuals:

BYO alcohol / snacks.
The location/directions will be sent on the day to all Facebook attendees. For this party we are adding a 800w sub to the already hefty Public Disgrace PA which should keep all the bass fiends happy. Unfortunately the cost is now $10 (but if you're terribly skint it's ok we won't beat you up over it)."

For more info on artists, there are some good descriptions on the event page.

EDIT: I've been told that MADDEST KINGS ALIVE has been added to the bill. Hell yes.

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