As opposed to a lot of other musicians who seem content managing an MySpace/Soundcloud page/online profile of some sort, Rich Vreeland provides a wide array of art, live performance, and videos with his music. Check out his band playing guitar live to one of his tracks at PAX East below, along with electronic drummer Roger Hicks.
One of the nicer touches is the interactive aspect to so much of Disasterpeace’s music, from the aforementioned live performance (which you can also view below), to the kick-ass 8-bit meets Lord of the Rings-esque cover for “Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar.” Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: Disasterpeace Brings Chiptunes to a New Level” »
Since we usually venture more towards either nerdcore or chiptunes, we thought we’d put another group of musicians in the spotlight, especially just because they’re too often overlooked.
Sure, there are guys like Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage) Martin O”Donnell (Halo 2/3) and Harry Gregson-Williams (Metal Gear Solid games), whom are hailed as industry giants, but for a multi billion-dollar industry you ‘d think video game composers would have earned more respect (how long have The Grammys had a ‘Comedy’ category?). Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: Want to Be a Gaming Music Composer? Video Game Musicians UNITE Online” »
How good is Spamtron‘s song? Apparently good enough to get youtuber I’mAlwaysWatching to upload it to his channel and claim that Spamtron got him into chiptunes. Honestly that wouldn’t mean sh*t to us, but consider us sort of enlightened now — because damn if that guy wasn’t right.
Spamtron’s music is awesome partly because a) it again focuses on the actual chiptunes, instead of getting caught up in all the beats and everything else. Popularity-wise, he may still just getting his start — but after getting a pretty steady following on Soundcloud, he’s making the move on up. b)In addition to obviously being an old school Game Boy/NES fan, Spamtron’s also big into anime, as the awesome self-titled tribute to Neon Genesis Evangelion proves. Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: Spamtron Could Be Chiptunes’ Next Biggest Thing” »
Imagine being part of a struggling band, pretty much unknown and yet somehow making a steady break from the ranks of relative obscurity. People start hearing more of your music, you start getting some love, the gigs come more frequently…
Then imagine you’re on the Internet one day and stumble upon your band’s music, being used by one of the world’s largest conglomerates — without your permission, and thus without acknowledgement of any sort/royalties you might see from the bastards.
This is allegedly what happened to Brooklyn-based Anamanaguchi, who were in the midst of writing music for their next record Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: Did Disney Steal Music From This Chiptunes Band?” »
Exactly what makes Bit Shifter so different from the dozens of other chiptune artists out there, may be hard to tell. We’ have a suspicion that it’s his concentration on the actual chiptunes aspect of it, as opposed to getting distracted and bogged down in dubstep or any other number of genres.
Clearly he must be doing something right, managing to place in many a chiptune connoisseur’s top 10 list over the past few years.
Maybe part of it is that the Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: Bit Shifter, Champion of Chiptune Chaos” »
Decktonic is a sort of electro jack-of-all-trades, much in the same vein of last week’s Ashe 3.0: he’s a guy who likes incorporating the entire wavelength of electronic music — from your basic analog synth beats, to dubstep, to chiptunes — into a sort of sprawling mutant beast of lo-fi synth rage, with as much monotony as there is unpredictability behind it all.
He also programs a lot of it on a Nintendo DS, specifically with a handy KorgDS-10 synthesizer program. Who knew so much cool sh*t could be packed into something so tiny (like I haven’t heard that one before)? Whatever he’s doing, it’s working: Decktonic is fast becoming Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: Decktonic Weaves Electronic Music Magic (Some of it on His Nintendo DS)” »
If you’re into chiptunes at all, Nullsleep aka Jeremiah Johnson is ranked highly on your playlist. One of the original NYC-based Chiptunes artists, the guy’s been at it for years, creating some of the strangest, genre-bending, songs ever.
Mixing together primitive 8-bit (think Atari 2600/Commodore) beats and melodies and rhythms that sound oddly at home with one another, Johnson’s got a penchant for the most random and obscure of the old school games — and most effectively, the most random of old school 8-bit sounds. Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: NullSleep’s Anarchic Chiptune Jams Are The Stuff of Legend” »
A human who advocates exterminating the entire human race, Ashe 3.0‘s hyperkinetic blend of DJing, dubstep, hip-hop and nerdcore (with some chiptunes thrown in for good measure) would be a kick-ass soundtrack for the apocalypse.
The fact that Mr. 3.0 manages to blend all of the above on nearly every track he’s made makes it all the more entertaining, again reiterating the theory that sometimes music is often best when its erratic, jarring, and impossible to categorize.(aka best for those who are suffering from intense ADHD).
Ashe anounces himself as Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: Ashe 3.0 Decimates With His Chaotic Brand of Nerdcore” »
I’m a sucker for a good name, especially if it indirectly or even accidentally references Megatron’s mutation into Galvatron at the hands of Unicron in the Transformers universe. Calvertron‘s especially good at taking often hackneyed/sui generis and perhaps even overplayed genres of music like electronica and dubstep and making them into something new, improved, and generally just kick-ass.
His collaboration with Meleefresh on “8BitDreamz” is exactly what should make half-assed dubstep artists scared — it takes the genre and transforms (see how I did that?) it into something rather kick-ass, incorporating chiptune-flavored melodies with a drone fembot voice and erratic, and chaotic, dubstep. Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: Calvertron Wants You As His Minions” »
Chiptunes can be a tricky thing — not only to create, but to make into something infectious and booty-shakeable. That’s why electronic music gave us UK-based Henry Homesweet, who’s been siphoning his own eclectic brand of 8-bit anarchy to dance crowds for years now.
It’s easy to understand why it’s caught on — his ability to mix trance/prog with GameBoy melodies is awesome, not so much because it’s creative and unpredictable, but because he’s got the rare ability to improvise, and actually do it well. Continue reading “Daily Soundcloud: Meet Henry Homesweet, UK’s Chiptunes Champion” »
If you’re a huge fan of Jenna G and have been wondering what happened to her ever since she left the Shapeshifters and Un-Cut, well, she’s been a very busy girl. Proof of that dropped late last year when her collaboration with Doctor P, ‘Neon Lights’, exploded all over the Internet: downloads and plays skyrocketed, and ‘Neon’ is at nearly a million hits on YouTube right now. Within days it was promoted to renowned BBC DJ MistaJam’s Record of the Week at Radio 1Xtra — and Jenna G barely had time to breathe before she was off at the races again.
Somewhat predictably, several artists have been remixing Jenna and Doctor P’s stuff all along — and the London-based DJ Halo is one of them. There’s a reason for this: Halo knows when a remix gets too repetitive for its own good. Continue reading “DAILY SOUNDCLOUD: DJ Halo’s Remix of This Jenna G/Doctor P Collaboration is Just About Perfect” »
Maybe Canadian dubstep-inspired electronic rock is to U.S. dubstep-inspired electronic rock, what Canadian prog rock is to American prog rock. Maybe just more ‘progressive,’ in general, or pushing the envelope, is the best way to sum up Toronto’s LIONS.
Take ‘ZOMBiAC’, LIONS’ stunning new track, which takes the fast-becoming, played-out genre and pushes it to some new levels.
While there are those who who wonder if dubstep is becoming the new disco, if the truth were told and there were more groups like LIONS, maybe we’d get more than just a bunch of guys who want to sound like Skrillex…this wades in Continue reading “DAILY SOUNDCLOUD: LIONS Merge Electro/Dubstep with Bloody Asian Horror” »
Don’t let the moniker fool you; Bullets for Breakfast employs a relatively tame sound, espousing catchy, eclectic, and often laid-back adaptations of songs of his favorite superheroes.
“Iron Man” ‘s theme, for instance, pretty much gives you the hero’s summary, along with a few plot devices that are commonly used in the comics as well as the movies. Continue reading “DAILY SOUNDCLOUD: ‘Bullets for Breakfast’ Gives The Avengers Some l337 Beats” »
He’s made a name for himself remixing all kinds of different artists’ songs with his own eclectic brand of multinational-flavored grime, in some cases, making them better than the originals.
His latest remix for Shinedown’s hit single “Unity” is pretty much proof – Liquid has managed to capture the song’s main melody as well as its catchiest parts, while at the same time using his own l33t brand of grime to make it (thankfully) heavier. Continue reading “DAILY SOUNDCLOUD: Liquid Stranger Gives Grimy Edge to Shinedown’s Hit Single “Unity”” »
One of the most under-the-radar features of the (relatively) new, uncensored Howard Stern show on Sirius Radio is a guy by the name of Eli Braden, who parodies classic songs/says horrible things about co-host Robin right before she does the news. (See, for instance, “Robin Show Your Tits Now,” a parody of “Everybody Dance Now”, or “Boner Deep in Robin’s Butt”, a parody of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”)
Eli Braden also makes fun of long-suffering producer Baba Booey (“Seven Booey Nation”) or announcer George Takei (the relatively straightforward “Takei”).
If you’re a Howard Stern aficionado, you’re either still longing for the old days of Jackie Martling and Stuttering John Continue reading “DAILY SOUNDCLOUD: Eli Braden’s Music Reminds Us Why Howard Stern Should Probably Be Censored” »
As far as we know, no official sequel to the original Earthbound for Super Nintendo ever dropped, despite years of promises from the original’s creators (for the 64 and even, at one point, the Gamecube) — at least, not in the United States (Mother 1,2,3 were only available in Japan).
The result is a funky-ass spin on the original, with the same knack for crafting particularly catchy beats he did with the OOT piece. Continue reading “DAILY SOUNDCLOUD: DaimyoBeats Brings Back SNES Classic With ‘Earthbound 2′ Remix” »
Beer (as his friends like me now call him) reached out to us via Twitter to drop this little nugget of audio L337-ness, and damn if it doesn’t put a neat little spin on Jace’s original.
Continue reading “DAILY SOUNDCLOUD: Jace Hall Show Fan Pays Tribute To ‘I Play WoW Redux’” »
If there’s any way of describing the latest soundcloud track from Noodles Productions, it’d be exactly that — its dark, smooth style lulls us into that uncertain territory that is goodbye.
Gibbard, a Seattle resident and self-proclaimed baseball enthusiast, posted on his Soundcloud profile:
“I wrote this a few years ago. Today seems like the best day to let you all hear it. Thank you, Ichiro.” Continue reading “DAILY SOUNDCLOUD: Go, Go, “Ichiro’s Theme” Song Takes Over Internet” »
The words ‘mashup’ and ‘Germany’ are ordinarily the last two words merged together that would make me want to listen to music, as it invariably brings to mind the likes of Sprockets/Taco/Autobahn, stuff like that. Mashup Germany, however, is really about merging mostly American songs by bands of varying popularity (Aerosmith and Marcy Playground?), and doing it his own unique way — with a little help from the very talented DJ Schmolli.
The end result is the opposite of what I expected: something both undeniably infectious and catchy as hell.
It helps that MG’s chameleon-like voice aptly captures the croon of Sinatra, makes the aforementioned Marcy’s Playground even better, and Continue reading “DAILY SOUNDCLOUD: Mashup Germany Merges The Best of American Pop” »