What: Majora’s Masquerade – Zelda Themed Halloween Dance Party + GameChops Battle for the Triforce! When: Friday, October 30th. Doors at 8 PM EDT, Music at 9. Where: The Geek Easy, 114 S Semoran Blvd, Suite 6
Winter Park, Florida (In the back of “A Comic Shop”) Tickets: FREE ENTRY. All ages welcome.
Six DJs, all leaders in their genre, will battle it out on the MAGFest main stage. Each DJ will be granted 25 minutes to showcase the best of what their style has to offer, all while incorporating the best music from video games. The winner will be forever remembered as a Video Game DJ Champion.
Show starts at midnight. Doors open at 11:30PM on Friday Night. All ages, MAGfest badge is required for entry. Register at MAGfest.org
– – – THE DJs – – – Dj CUTMAN – Chiptune
First up is the original video game DJ, and founder of the GameChops game music record label. After a year of touring the continent, Dj CUTMAN returns to MAGFest to bring you the best in chiptunes and video game music.
bLiNd – Trance
A veteran trance and house producer, bLiNd has been contributing to the VGM remix scene since 2002. He is hailed as one of the best video game remixers of all time.
Ben Briggs – Electro
Ben is a powerhouse producer, releasing over 10 albums in only three years. Taking inspiration from chiptune video game music, he wields the funkiest soundfonts and dirtiest basslines.
Grimecraft – Future Bass
From a digital world beyond your monitor, Grimecraft will twist your insides with body moving bass music. Don’t let your guard down, his meticulous made melodies will strike feels into the heart of even the coldest robot.
Flexstyle – Drum n Bass
Mind-bending energy and flexibility is what Flexstyle brings to the table. He’s an OverClocked ReMix producer who’s contributed to epic projects like Balance and Ruin and BadAss: Boss Themes.
DJ Totentanz – Hard Dance
The world-touring hard dance DJ stations herself between Philadelphia and Berlin. Never without a gig, Totentanz is an arsenal of hardsyle, hard dance and hardcore music.
– – – VISUALS – – –
Live 8-bit and circuit bent visuals by Pixel Seed.
Sponsored by GameChops, the video game remix label.
I love Donkey Kong Country as much as the next person who enjoys tediously difficult super nintendo games, and turns out I’m not the only one. Both OverClocked Remix and DK Vine have created their own massive DKR remix albums. And they’re both free!
OverClocked Remix’s “Double The Trouble!” is a ridiculous 77 song compilations featuring remixes from 69 individual artists in a variety of styles. The album is available for free download via dkc3.ocremix.org.
DK Vine’s “Chip Country” is a 30 track 8-bit remix album featuring chipmusicians like Iron Curtain, Heavy W8bit, MyLifeIsPixels, 8-BITchin’tendo, PolarBirds, and Nestrogen. It is also available for free download viaDKVine.com.
April 3rd, 2012 marks a momentous day for me. It’s the launch of my not-for-profit internet record label GameChops. Over the last few years of DJing VGM and making beats I’ve met a lot of great people and learned a tremendous amount about production, performance, and making music a greater part of my life. With GameChops, I hope to give back to this vibrant, supportive scene.
I love hearing bits of original game music in new productions. Chiptune samples are my favorites, I don’t care if it’s a funk tune or a rap track, you throw a Nintendo or a raw sawtooth wave in there and I am hooked. It was this irrational love of game sounds that got me started as Dj CUTMAN; I was working as a hiphop engineer and I made my first video game beats while hanging out in the studio after recording sessions.
The debut release for GameChops is none other than Benjamin Briggs, veteran OCRemixer and budding digital DJ. The release is an EP inspired by Diddy Kong Racing aptly titled Bootleg Circuit. Thsip reductions cleverly utilize in-game samples to create a five track electro-house marathon worthy of any street race or game party. Grab the release on GameChops.