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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

GIG: Next SoundBytes date revealed


Announced moments ago on twitter... "Save the date! 26/05/12, SoundBytesXI at The Order of Melbourne. Can't get to @blipfestival? Get your chip fix here! #SBXI"

#hype

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Listen: xandox's "Towards The Unknown"




A new release out from Adelaide-based Game Boy/LSDJ artist, xandox. Listen, download, enjoy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pre-order "Chiptography | Blip Festival | New York City | Five Years" book


"A comprehensive photographic record of chip musicians who’ve played New York City’s Blip Festival, from the first wintry event at The Tank in 2006 through the 2007 show at Eyebeam, the 2008 and 2009 shows at The Bell House, and the spring 2011 return to Eyebeam. Blip Festival | New York City | Five Years represents thousands of hours of work by Chiptography in documenting the New York City chip music scene’s most important yearly event."

This book features photos of Aussie bros including little-scale, cTrix and myself.

Head over here to pre-order a copy if you're interested.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Listen: Chip For Cancer compilation



If the cause alone wasn't reason enough to post about this release, the fact that Aussie chipbro Victory Road is on it should help!


"It's here. This thing is awesome. It is filled to the brim with all kinds of delicious tasty musical goodness. So many awesome tracks on here by so many awesome artists. This marks a big point in chiptune history! We can work together to help the world be a better place with our music. Now I don't want to dramble on and on about how great we are, but I am certainly proud of what we have done. Anyway! compilati

Pay what you want, $5 minimum! All of the profit goes directly to the BCRF. They say 90% of the money they take goes toward research and awareness. Best numbers I found."

GIG: DEATH RAVE - Friday 13th Chiptune Party, Sydney



On Friday the 13th of April (a few days time) at a secret Inner West warehouse location there will be a party. A sinister chiptune party.

Line-up:
10K
Abortifacient
b.i.n.t
DF0:BAD
Gentle Hurst
Peaches the Wale
Victory Road

Attend the event on Facebook for info on the location closer to the date.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

GenMDM available for pre order!







































The new GenMDM is available for pre-oder at www.little-scale.com

"GenMDM is a music interface for your SEGA Genesis or Mega Drive console.

Use GenMDM to write sweet chiptunes using your favourite MIDI / audio sequencing software.

GenMDM will appear as a MIDI output device on your Windows, Mac or Linux-based computer.

GenMDM will respond to MIDI notes and MIDI CC data, and will give you a high degree of real time control over the sound chips inside of the SEGA console.

All voices and sound functions of the SEGA console can be controlled via MIDI."

GIG: Beat The System w/ Abortifacient

Last minute gig notification from Facebook...

"This week, we'll be doing our regular thing - providing members with free drink and sweet tunes to round out a hard day at uni.

Bands and DJ's from 5pm.

Lineup:

ABORTAFACIENT
Beat Odyssey DJ's
ROBOT HOUSE
WASSIM KAZZI"

Hermann's Bar. Starts in one hour and 40 minutes.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

GIG: JoyPad, 14th April, Adelaide




JoyPad is a monthly retro gaming and chiptunes night put on by Retrospekt.

This months it's on Saturday the 14th of April.

Play retro games on the big screen while resident DJ's DK81, Aliyaki, 5K1P crank out some rockin' 8-bit beats!

This month we have xandox performing live and promoting his new EP "Towards the Unknown" and guest DJ Super BC Kid (from Neko Nation) will cook up an audible storm.


Doors open at 9PM
$2 entry.
18+ event
"Two Ships" near 126 Grenfell St, Adelaide, SA 5000


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Video: Saitone live at #BlipAU

Listen: Square 0ne - The Tried And Tested EP


Here is some new chipmusic from a new Australian chipmusic artist from Armidale, NSW. There is plenty of lo-fi grit, gabber kicks and random samples. Give it a gander.

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