Big news for Dj CUT MAN and MC DEATH BEAR, this weekend they headed down to Baltimore, MD to attend OTAKON, the east coast’s largest Anime and Japanese Culture festival (attending approximately 30,000 people.) The convention is named after the Japanese word Otaku which is used to refer to people obsessed with Japanese animation (anime), Japanese comics (manga) and Video Games.
This was a big milestone for Dj CUT MAN, as it was their largest live performance yet. Dj CUT MAN played his new mixtape, DUBTROPOLIS (available soon via SoundCloud), a collection of Dub-Step influenced Chiptune songs, a sub-genre known as ChipStep. A last minute addition of this track by UK chiptune artist Monster! Monster! proved to be a worthwhile addition. MC Death Bear became a true Master of Cerimonies that night, hyping the crowd and providing vocal interludes and shout outs throughout the set.
The music Dj CUT MAN spun was a comprised mostly of chiptune compositions from the 8BitCollective and 8BitPeoples communities, websites devoted to providing their independently created music for free download. Later in the set, Dj CUT MAN featured the music of bLiNd, a top-tier Video Game Remixer and trance/dance producer known from the groundbreaking video game remix website OCREMIX.
MC Death Bear has been creating art for Dj CUT MAN for months, and is responsible for the killer flyers for the series of shows at Ithaca’s own Waffle Frolic. Dj CUT MAN has created three full-length mix albums so far and his fourth is expected soon. Stay tuned for more.
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