Hey folks, it’s with great pride I present to you my new album Fantasy Grooves, a spiritual successor to my 2012 release WiiU Grooves. Fantasy Grooves takes inspiration from the Nintendo 3DS game Fantasy Life. I hope that these tracks will be a joy to listen to for those who have played the game, and those who haven’t.
8Static has been Philadelphia’s premier chipmusic event for the past five years, but things have really been ramping up in the past few months. Piggybacking on the success of their first 8Static Festival, the grassroots group have been quietly building a label of some of the best and most diverse chipmusic the east-coast chiptune scene has to offer.
This week chipmusician and multi-instrumentalist Auxcide released not one but two new chiptune albums with 8static. Pixel and Speck are two electronic, experimental and danceable albums containing both original tunes and awesome cover songs. Check them out at the players below, and support your local chipmusician!
We’ve seen a lot of video game remix and tribute projects on this site, but nothing quite like World 1-2. This project is massive, a twenty track album of exceptionally written and produced music. But what really makes this special is the roster, it contains some of the hottest game remixers, and some of the most respected game composers.
With names like Danimal Cannon, Benjamin Briggs and halc next to Manami Matsumae (MegaMan), Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden), and grammy-nominated Austin Wintory (Journey), this project is nothing short of epic. World 1-2 is produced and directed by Mohammed Taher of Koopa Soundworks, published by GameChops and licensed by Joypad Records.
Today is my birthday, and to celebrate I am releasing an album of brand new songs unlike anything I’ve released before. This is significant, not just because it’s my birthday, but because this is the first album I’m releasing without video game remixes or exclusive chiptunes. It’s a collection of six collaborations with other musicians I’ve encountered on my adventures as Dj CUTMAN, including Ben Briggs, Smiletron and Kevin Villecco.
The Dj CUTMAN project started as a video game beatmaking project with live DJ performances. It quickly grew to incorporate my love for original chiptune music. Since then I’ve had the honor of performing as Dj CUTMAN as prestigious events such as Penny Arcade Expo, MAGfest, and Nerdapalooza.
Lost Beats & Found Friends signifies an evolution of the project, so I am dropping the “Dj” from the name of this album and presenting it simply as “Cutman”. There are no video game remixes on the album, but if you listen close you’re sure to hear my influences. The tracks are varied in style and tempo, spanning hiphop to house, with my trademark crisp production style and vintage drum samples.
Lost Beats & Found Friends is currently being offered on music.DjCUTMAN.com with no minimum price to download. If you can’t afford to pay for a download, enter 0 to download for free. Be sure to share the link with friends who may enjoy it!