According to Wikipedia, a ritual is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence. The sounds in the above video and below SoundCloud player are the result of the Virginia based lyrical collective Fugitive 9 teaming up with fellow Virginian, producer Chad Hugo of the world famous Neptunes production team partaking in a musical collaboration appropriately titled “Rituals”.
They put a pizza in space for this video… you have to see it to believe it.
Music and video direction by Anamanaguchi, DP and edit by Asif Siddiky of 2 Player Productions, produced by Sam Osborn, clothes by RHLS/Degen/Iko Ino, and pizza slice by Williamsburg Pizza.
Dave Carulli got really epic with the 2010 Skate Perception montage. He used music from Anamanaguchi and the font from A Link to the Past which made my nerd pants sort of wet. Watch the entire video for the list of credits.
Listen & Download:
Anamanaguchi – Mess – http://usershare.net/kpj08uj72pyc
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Here’s an oldie, but goodie.
Listen & Download:
Lil’ Jon and the East Side Boyz – Throw It Up (Lankizzle Remix) – http://usershare.net/qxlss9igqibu
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Reformat the Planet, from 2 Player Productions is a documentary film about the chiptune movement, “a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original music using old video game hardware” or what I like to call, music that is nostalgic as shit.
REFORMAT THE PLANET is a feature length documentary which delves into the movement known as chip tunes, a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original music using old video game hardware. Familiar devices such as the Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System are pushed in new directions with startling results.
Using New York as a microcosm for a larger global movement, “Reformat the Planet” maps out the genesis of the first annual Blip Festival, a four day celebration of over 30 international artists exploring the untapped potential of low-bit video game consoles. With floor-stomping rhythms and fist-waving melodies, trailblazers of the chip tune idiom descend upon Manhattan to pen a new chapter in the history of electronic music.
The trailer features music by Nullsleep (“Salvation for a Broken Heart”, “On Target”), Martin Galway (“The Neverending Story”), and Random (“Micawber’s Moan”), all composed on classic video game consoles.
The DVD can be pre-ordered today from Fangamer and will be released on August 24th, 2010. Below are some additional chiptune renditions of mainstream music featuring various urban artists (Jay-Z, Twista, T.I., Jamie Fox, Ludacris, Kanye West, etc.) and Depeche Mode. from Tugboat and Nullsleep.
Listen & Download:
Tugboat – Remix Medley 1 – http://usershare.net/gryjfpitxvmx
Nullsleep – Depeche Mode Gameboy Minimix! – http://usershare.net/o0fqmzu3su3l
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Another hot scene from Dante Lewis‘ upcoming White Soft Porn project, featuring someone and someone else.
Listen & Download:
Dante Lewis – Pop Them Tits (White Soft Porn) – http://usershare.net/nkmi3pkbx848
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Friend of The Cluh, Bei Maejor just released the single Gamez featuring Keri Hilson from his upcoming mixtape, u?op ?p?sdn. The song, with video game sounds and a chiptuney feel, is still accessible to the mainstream. The mixtape will be out soon and is free.
Listen & Download (.MP3):
Bei Maejor – Gamez (Feat. Keri Hilson) – http://www.mediafire.com/?mz4pdkxt5h6pp13
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Chiptune record label/collective Data Airlines released this gem back in January and I stumbled upon it a few days ago. It features Zalza, Excellence in Art, Random, Misfitchris, Dubmood and more covering the music of Swedish electro/rock duo The Knife with a chippy, blip-bloopy flare. Listen and download below or read more/sample the album on the Data Airlines release page, here.
Listen & Download:
Data Airlines – The Knife (album) – http://www.dataairlines.net/music/Data_Airlines_-_The_Knife-(DATA013).rar
Maskinoperatör – The Captain (Feat. Malin Vega) – http://usershare.net/0mrfvihak97u
Misfitchris – Na Na Na – http://usershare.net/dc5bbjxrra1f
Syphus – Heartbeats (Live at GameCity09) – http://usershare.net/wzj4so7g3lbm
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From the Greenleaf debut album, “Greenberry Hill.” on Hemlock Records. They’re in Portland, Oregon but Asif is from Virginia Beach. Download it in 128kbps fo free or pay $5 for higher quality/good feelings.
Listen & Download:
Greenleaf – Broke Into Blinding Glare – http://usershare.net/v1o23rnm49bz
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This came out a few days ago and it’s pretty dope. Team Teamwork took rap/hiphop accapellas and remixed them with the Nobuo Uematsu composed music from the classic PlayStation RPG, Final Fantasy VII. I love this shit. The album is available for free (or a donation of an amount to your choosing) from Team Teamwork’s BandCamp page. —the BandCamp page has been since taken down.
Team Teamwork – Vinyl Fantasy 7 – http://usershare.net/67eamggudzow
Gucci Mane – Stoopid (Costa Del Sol)
MF DOOM – Air (Barrett’s Theme)
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Dante Lewis wanted a Regular Nintendo for his birthday and all he got was a remix Soulja Boy‘s Donk from his alter ego, Mr. Joy Fantastic(k).
Listen & Download
Soulja Boy – Donk (Nintendo Power Remix) – http://usershare.net/6rz10hcp3m43
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Guesswho, Whatzisface, Harry Fraud, and DJ Buffalo are No Question? MC’s/producers from Brooklyn, New York, NY and Got Game? is a Hip-Hop project with 8bit/Chiptune/Nintendo inspired instrumentals they made in 2008, but was shelved for one reason or another. Recently, the guys at NYC venue The Yolk met up with Guesswho and asked if they could help release it to the ears of the world. Guesswho obliged and the unmastered mix was released through the website, http://www.nintendomixtape.com.
No Question? – Got Game? – http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?gmnomm12to3
No Question? – Double Dragons
No Question – OverLord
No Question – T&C Surf design
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You may remember Stage7 from my previous posting of his chiptune/8bit cover of the Daft Punk song Superheroes in the Da Chip! write-up. He intended to release the song with the Barry Manilow sample from the original intact for the compilation but couldn’t due to a reasonable no-sampling clause in the Da Chip! project rules. In a comment, he supplied a link to the original describing it as an “improved version of Superheroes that contains [the Manilow] sample (AND the rimshot in the beginning)” The sample kind of reminds me of the Skate or Die 2 synthesized voice.
Check out Stage7 and his other music on the interwebs at http://stg7.net.
Stage 7 – Superheroes (Daft Punk Cover) – http://tinyurl.com/st7-superheroes
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This tribute, titled Da Chip! is a project spearheaded by a French musician by the name Je deviens dj en 3 jours that consists of video game music (chiptune) inspired remakes of Daft Punk songs from various chiptune composers. It’s awesome; so awesome that I just danced to it in my room by myself for about 15 minutes straight but then again, I also have a soft spot for video games and chiptune music while also being a fan of Daft Punk. Outside of the links to download the tribute and the bonus tracks, I’ve selected a few tracks that can be listened to from this blog entry. The webpage for the project is located at http://jedeviensdjen3jours.com/dachip.
The first song I chose is from UK chiptune musician, Microchip‘s rendition of One More Time from DP’s Discovery album. It makes me feel nostalgic to the times I used to watch the skateboard video, Chomp On This (which happened to have somewhat a video game inspired theme to it, via it’s use of Pac Man imagery) everyday after school before going skateboarding.
The second track, covering Daft Punk’s Superheroes, from Spanish artist, Stage7 translates the Barry Manilow sample driven song into bleep-bloopy goodness. It also makes me think DP sampled the title track from the Super Nintendo game, Top Gear, for the bridge of the song even more. (Seems also the sound has also been used in the band Muse song Bliss.)
Microchip – One More Time
Stage7 – Superheroes
Zombectro – Voyager
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