The time is upon us. The annual Music and Gaming festival ( MAGfest ) is significant for both gamers and artists. For one, it’s where the original inspiration for Dj CUTMAN was conceived. Now, just three years later, my friends are I are gearing up for our largest MAGfest yet!
Thursday: NESteryears Album Release
MAGfest’s opening day and the release of bLiNd’s first full-length remix album NESteryears! From MegaMan to Castlevania, bLiNd has put his nose to the grindstone and produced 11 exclusive remixes with GameChops!The album will be available from GameChops.com
and CD versions will be available at MAGfest!
This page will be updated with a link to the album once it has been released!
Friday: bLiNd & Ben Briggs Live!
Get to the main concert hall Friday at 11:30PM (that’s right before midnight!) to catch Benjamin Briggs and bLiNd’s DJ sets!They’ll be spinning their own video game remixes, some tracks from their GameChops
releases and some other treats. The first time these two legendary remixers have performed together, so don’t miss it!
For music by bLiNd and Benjamin Briggs, check out music.GameChops.com
Saturday: Dj CUTMAN Concert (the final boss battle)
Saturday night (and slighting into Sunday morning) at 12:30AM is the final boss battle of MAGfest, none other then a set yours truly!I have the honor of following Yuzo Koshiro
(Streets of Rage, ActRaiser, Shinobi), the Japanese musician and DJ. This is his first show in the US, and he is a guest of honor at MAGfest!
I’ll be debuting new remixes,a handful of original tracks and my favorite game and chiptune inspired songs from the past year. I will be joined by a very special guest for the first portion of the set. Be there!
All Weekend: Dj CUTMAN & GameChops Booth!
For the past two years I’ve been tabling at conventions, DJing some tunes and providing music for the convention. This year, thanks to GameChops, will be the biggest year yet! I’m coming with exclusive CDs from GameChops artists as well as bLiNd’s new album and a brand new compilation that won’t be released for another 3 weeks! Stay ttuned to my Facebook
for give-aways!Get to the booth on Thursday or Friday as supplies are limited! (this post will be updated with directions to the booth as soon as I can manage :)
MAGfest is the event I look forward to every year! If you can’t make it, stay tuned to this blog for updates and new music! Let’s get this new year started right!