Soundfly has several music education courses, released on the monthly basis. The most recent of which is a Chiptune Crash Course taught by Philadelphia’s one and only Chipocrite (aka Paul Weinstein) and promises to “uncover how to make chiptune music using a Game Boy or your computer. Popularized by such artists as Anamanaguchi and Beck, chiptune music is a fast growing genre” according to Soundfly‘s Creative Assets Director Jeremy Young.
This weekend was Philadelphia’s second annual 8Static Festival featuring some of the best chiptune musicians on the continent. Acts include Gameboy heavyweights Danimal Cannon and Trey Frey, and chiptune pioneers Trash80 and Cheap Dinosaurs. A personal highlight of mine was Radlib, who closed out day one.
Stream the entire festival below, courtesy of the Chip Music Chronicle.
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Cheap Dinosaurs, the Philadelphia chiptune supergroup, have launched their first album in three years on Sunday via 8static. Triangle Trash is six incredible tracks by the band, incorporating programmed chiptunes alongside live guitar, drums, and synthesizers.