Noichan: The end of Summer 2013 – new things

August 15, 2013 in Events, News

As the sun starts to set earlier, we look to less daylight, and more time indoors with introverted pursuits. With BRKfest behind us and an associated NC060 release, you may be wondering: what’s next noichan?

Lots and lots of things.

Firstly, we have a few new modders. You guys may already know that Jazz has been putting up his mods as well as disassemble series and his recent upload is a beautiful Blacklight responsive, Super Gameboy CPU.

Also, two new guys, Alley Beach has put together his own underclocking kit. Eagle-eyed shoppers will see we’ve reduced them from five dollars…to five dollars.

Last but not least, b_tech has some absolutely blinding mods that have flown off into the ether already. But of note, his regulated power adapters are amazing.

We’re really excited about the new additions and I’m personally pretty excited to finally get some hand painted mods up there in the shop.

The LSDJ Showdown 2013 was a real treat this year and with so many awesome products donated, there were plenty of prizes. To everyone involved, well done. It makes my heart swell with pride. The prizes are going out as I can personally bankroll.

Music: Hold onto your britches, we have some brilliant music about to drop in the next couple of days. Get excited. I promise good things.

The NC060 – The Orange Compilation is available in hard format and I will be making this available again soon. It’s free, but limited so I will be hosting a way of giving these out to the keenest people and the artists involved.

Lavender Town , our first noisechannel related live gig is this Saturday, in South London. I will be compering that and performing with my man Assad B.

We have a Power Player article coming up with Boaconstructor shortly.

Finally, we’re looking into a project temporarily titled ‘Flip B’ which we think is gonna blow your minds.



Noichan @ BRKfest 2013 – some words

July 31, 2013 in Events

BRKfest 2012

Some desirables from last years BRKfest. Late night diners, man.

A little last year, I was talking with noichan owner and deviant Freque about going to Blip. For reasons unknown to me at now, it wasn’t something that I could do at the time, so I held off and looked at BRKfest: The gutsier-pipe-dream-invented-pitched-up gig by Curtis ‘Solarbear sux’ Ware enlisting go-getter Andrew ‘AndarewGould’ AndaruGO seemed like a more intimate affair, with half the roster being locals on noichan and featured on our releases or compilations.

so I picked up a ticket for my flight and packed a carry-on bag of essentials in my flat in South London and flew out to what would be an eye-opening experience. Chip musicians all have something in common. They chip. The rest is a loose rag tag of likes and dislikes, personality quirks and backgrounds. The one single defining thing: that we all like to make micromusic bonded us together and for those isolated in their niche musical taste in this genre, to be able to party hard and be excited about it, unabashed is a liberating feeling.

There’s something welcoming and humbling about the South that feels more honest than the North and so it’s a positive place and as good as any to hold a three day festival (expanded up from last years two night run) It’s gonna be hot, hot, hot and everyone is mad pumped. I’m looking forward to seeing both retiring from chip Starpilot, and my absolute favourite roof raisin’ Galaxy Wolf as well as dozens of musicians I’ve not touched base with. Or snorted bass off.

It’s hard to put into words exactly, but the sheer excitement and warmth generated by other chipsters is worth the entrance price alone. It’s not undecided: it is a fact. You will have an amazing unprecedented experience if you can get your shit together to be there in two days. I’m travelling 3000 miles to be there again this year, so I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’re going, we look forward to seeing you there. If you’re not going, you have to ask yourself why you like being absent when the most unmissable party of the year is occurring in Kentucky.

BRKfest Facebook Page



Noichan presents: Lavender Town

July 23, 2013 in Events, Site News

Lavender Town is a monthly event for 6 months in Kingston Upon Thames, UK. The night will feature chipstep, DnB, Electro, VGM music and other genres of lo fi and chip music.

Lavender Town Chiptune Live


The first show features:


assadb - on noichan

CJ Boucher

The Quighty

Hosted by myself, Michael Television

As the night is relatively young there are up and coming slots available for this. Get in touch with either myself or Assad for a spot. If you’re not a musician but you like your tracks bloopy and bassy, come on in for a dance and drinks.

The Cricketers, 20 Fairfield S, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2UL ‎- 5 pound entry

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LSDJ Showdown 2013 – Winners Announced

July 18, 2013 in Events, Site News

We received over 80 submissions, we narrowed it down, and it took forever. I want to thank Mikee for stepping up and running the entire event, this year. I also want to thank our awesome judges, everyone who entered the contest, and lurkers as well.

Let’s just get right down to business…

The winners:

#1 bubu – Show Me Your World

#2 Zef – Glitch (showdown version)

#3 Zelkedo – Haunter

#4 Soleviio – The Mad King (showdown edit)

#5 Buskerdroid – Nowhere Fast (Original LSDJ Mix)


Runners up:

#6 spOOked – Cincylvania Pure LSDJ MIX

#7 The Laohu – Gorilla

#8 bryface – multicolor

#9 PANDAstar – SEEmanJONES

#10 S.P.R.Y. – Monikate

If you see your name on this page, please send your address to Mikee, so he can mail you your prizes.


And lastly, a huge thanks to our sponsors:

Kitsch-Bent logo

Luftek - store

NeX - store

Gameboy mods and other bits

Visit their shops so we can do this again next year!

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NoiChan LSDJ Showdown – 1 Week Remains

May 24, 2013 in Events, Site News

NoiChan LSDJ Showdown 2013 - Judges Announced

Just a friendly reminder that contestants are allowed to submit 2 songs to this year’s LSDJ showdown, and that the deadline for submission is at the end of the month.

NeX MidiBoy - Showdown

Grand Prize - NoiChan LSDJ Showdown 2013

Get it in there, son.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Kitsch-Bent logo

Luftek - store

NeX - store

Visit these shops so we can do this again next year!

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Help Make Ultimate Chiptune Weekend 2013 a Reality!

May 1, 2013 in Events

Now that Blipfest is over, we’re calling on everyone to help keep the scene alive. Please make a donation to the UCW kickstarter, so that this project can move forward!

Ultimate Chiptune weekend is a 3-day festival celebrating various forms of dance-oriented Chiptune music-music made from old video-game hardware or software. The show will feature many of the top names in modern Chiptune world-wide.

LSDJ Showdown 2013

May 1, 2013 in Events, News


The noichan LSDJ Showdown is back again this year. The competition has been a part of some amazing compilations as well as ground breaking submissions and flair in LSDJ. Do you have what it takes to win this year? Get writing. You have the entire month of May to make it happen. Prizes will be announced soon. Previous years have been custom Gameboys and Midiboys as well as assorted parts for your mods.

The rules: All songs must be written in pure LSDJ, using a single gameboy (any model) or emulator, with absolutely no processing or effects. No gameboy modifications which affect the sound (other than prosound or RCA outputs) can be used. Custom kits are allowed. This is an LSDJ song writing competition, nothing else besides LSDJ should be featured on the track.

NoiChan core staff and judges are forbidden from competing. We’re looking for original songs, not covers. This year we’ve changed the rules to allow 2 entries per contestant, any extras will not be counted. Any alteration of the file once it has been posted may result in disqualification. Any attempts to enter more than 2 songs by using a different screen name may also result in disqualification. Please limit songs to 6 minutes or 10mb, in MP3 format only. Your entries do not need to be new songs, so long as they match the rules above.

You must understand that the winners go on to form some part of a compilation or promotion in the future so by submitting your tracks you agree to be part of a larger promotion and grant permission to use your music.

NoiChan staff will select 10 finalists, which will then be scored by our judges. Winners will be selected from the top 3 average scores.

Songs will be scored based on 3 criteria: Talent, Appeal & Creativity.


The deadline for submission is 3AM, Eastern (GMT-5), on Saturday, June 1st. Your song must be available for public download until the judging period is over (roughly June 15th) in order to qualify. The winners will be announced and all scorecards for the 10 finalists will be made public by Monday, Jun 18th (the latest). The prizes can be shipped anywhere in the world, according to the winners.

To enter the contest: Please post your song somewhere online (NoiChan is encouraged) and post the link below.

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NoiChan LSDJ Showdown – Judges Announced

April 28, 2013 in Events, Site News

NoiChan LSDJ Showdown 2013 - Judges Announced

Details soon.