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GameChops releases it’s first compilation!

GameChops: Game music record label
GameChops: Game Music Record Label compilation now available from music.gamechops.com

GameChops is an electronic game music record label; It’s first of its kind to release licensed video game remixes. There have been many websites and other sources of great video game remixes, but no organization dedicated to legally clearing game covers and directly supporting those who make them. That is, until now.

I started GameChops back in April of 2012, intending it to be a simple netlabel. But in August of 2012, our album The Triforce of Bass hit #1 on Bandcamp, and I realized that I could do more with this idea. Thanks to the awesome guys at Joypad Records in San Francisco, we were able to start clearing licenses for our remixes with the companies that made the original games. Now, in 2013, we’re making that our mission.

By clearing the rights, it allows us to post our tracks without fear copyright complaints on major music outlets like iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. Furthermore, it allows our remixes to be used in broadcast and syndication, which is impossible prior to clearing the rights. It’s a very exciting idea for me to think about a time when a game company like Capcom or Microsoft might reach out and request a remix for use in their game. In fact, it’s already happening.

This compilation is a collection of our favorite tracks that were produced in our first year, some of them unreleased until now! I hope it can help use raise a little money to help support our operation, but mostly I’d like this comp to exhibit the versatility and scope of video game remix artists. From Ben Briggs’ incredible fun dub take on Sonic the Hedgehog, to my remix of Halo 4 featuring MegaRan, the compilation spans 20 tracks and a myriad of genres.

Titled simply “Game Music Record Label” this album contains new tracks and last year’s favorites! To say Thank You for the support we’ve seen thus far, the album will be set to “Name-Your-Price” for the first week. Please contribute what you can, all proceeds go to cover licensing and supporting GameChops.

Long live #gamemusic!

bLiNd – NESteryears

NESterYears-Black-Cover-GCMAGfest may be over, but GameChops is just heating up! This new release is a huge milestone, Overclocked Remixer bLiNd has created TEN remixes based on games from the Nintendo Entertainment System; Final Fantasy, Mario Bros, Castlevania and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to name a few! It’s called NESteryears and you can download it right now!

I’ve been listening to bLiNd’s music for nearly a decade, it is a great honor to have worked with him to release this album. Some of you may remember my bLiNd Trance mix from back in 2010, which showcased my appreciate for bLiNd’s music.

NESteryears is a licensed remix album thanks to a collborative effort between GameChops and Joypad Records.

MAGfest: Dj CUTMAN & GameChops special events

magfestThe 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
NESteryearsMAGfest’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!
Ben Briggs live at Nerdapalooza 2012Get 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)
Dj CUTMANSaturday 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 and Twitter 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!


bLiNd – Ghosts N’ Pills

Legendary trance producer of OCRemix fame, bLiNd, has recently released Ghosts N’ Pills, a progressive house single with influences of electro and dubstep. This dancy, twerky jam is available from Bandcamp and iTunes. Extended and instrumental versions available for serious listeners and Video Game DJs alike.

I am excited to announce that bLiNd will be joining the GameChops roster in the future with a new VGM release. Stay tuned to this blog and the GameChops Facebook page for details as they develop! To support bLiNd buy a release on Bandcamp. Follow bLiNd on Facebook and Soundcloud.

Download Ghosts N’ Pills from Bandcamp.