Bitman – Epic Elevator Music - This goes live tonight 8 PM CST.
b4by f4c3 drops a preview for his release scheduled for late December/Early 2013
Ubiktune – Now That’s What I Call Kulor - A compilation of tunes, uploaded to 8BC and no, no longer available, released as one giant clump. Some very funky laid back tracks in here. All in all, we hope to see some more of this stuff surface.
Chibi-tech- Moe Moe Kyunstep- The filthiest Nes tunes anyone has ever heard, ever.
Clipstream II: You’re Welcome - 03/11-2012 – A host of amazing musicians for one long fierce webshow.
Blipfest – Tokyo
It goes without saying that getting some feedback from Japan’s Blipfest last weekend. We spoke with JamesYork, AKA Cheapshot who was one of the main organizers. We asked him to give us a run-down.
“I was glad to see this event go off without too much of a problem! Having said that though, we nearly didn’t get chance to do the pre-party cos I messed up booking the venue. We did end up getting a venue bigger than we were originally hoping for and it had an excellent sound system, too. So can’t complain to much. The pre-party was a wee bit stressful though due to a couple of acts not turning up until halfway through and other artists randomly going out for food when their set was coming up! Still, like I said, we nearly didn’t get chance to do it, so was over all pleased with the night!
Saturday, I was supposed to be at the venue (Koenji High) for around 13:00, but I wanted to burn some more CDs for the merch table which ended up taking forever (and a trip to the mother-in-laws, don’t ask!) so I got there quite late. David was on top of things though and everyone sound checked promptly. I wasn’t feeling too well for some reason, but ffffuuuuuuuu cow’p certainly made me feel a lot better! Was definitely the highlight of the first day for me. Bud Melvin also went down a lot better than I was expecting and NNNNNNNNNN was probably the crowds favourite of the day. Covox’s visuals were amazing and Ultrasyd was astonishing, too. VJs wise, they were all great, but Kenji made me laugh with his custom made robot head and Furby in the backstage room getting groped, raped, spun around, and shouted at. It stood up to the abuse though and had a good dance on the balcony.
Was really really glad I made it to chibitech’s sound check on Sunday. Has to be one of the only sound checks that had people coming out of the backstage room, run downstairs and give a standing ovation. Her ridiculous craftsmanship had me excited and giddy like a child for the rest of the day, which I spent planning my stage dive. My Facebook cover photo is a stage dive I did at Blip 2010 shot from behind. I had to do one better than that, so I decided to film myself diving this time. I think I pulled it off
Going through the other acts quickly: Loved Gwems punky, raw style; Toriena is as cute as a button and a good padawan to NNNNNNNNNN; Sulumi’s visuals and thick sound were great. Bit Shifter shifted bits like there was no tomorrow (but was sad not to see him collar with Luke Chaos this year); Abortifacient was a great drunk offending the audience, and probably himself, too; Aliceffekt had visuals to die for; and chibi finished blip with a MASSIVE bang.
Following all that, my announcement about Square Sounds seemed to go down well, and the crowd asked me to do another stage dive, so I did! haha. The audience was awesome though out the whole event, couldn’t ask for a better bunch of people!! I missed Hip Tanaka in the blur that followed, but only he could really follow the precedence chibi had made just before.
It was great meeting a bunch of chip tuners that I knew by name but not face, catching up with some of the people that I spent time with in NYC in March (Batsly, Bit Shifter, note! etc) Working with Lazerbeat (always a pleasure) and pulling the event off!”