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Listen to Chiptune Music Made With an Orchestra of Apple II Computers

'Class Apples' is an album recorded using the 40-year-old Apple II's 1-bit sound system.
Michael Gaynor
7.27.17
thump exclusive stream

Quarta330 Fuses Chiptune and Footwork on His Elegantly Downcast New Track

"Digital Lotus Flower" will be released on his forthcoming 'Pixelated' EP for Hyperdub.
Alexander Iadarola
1.24.17
Scene Reports

LA's Chiptune Scene Is More Than Just Nerds with Game Boys

(Though it definitely has that.)
Aaron Carnes
12.12.16
Gaming

Meet the Genius Who Cracked Sega Saturn's DRM After 20 Years

The psuedonymous retro games hacker Dr. Abrasive posted a video of himself cracking the infamous code.
Madison Margolin
7.11.16
VICE vs Video games

Can Anyone Make Chiptune Music?

We found out during an LSDJ high with Chipzel, the musician behind the scores for 'Spectra' and 'Super Hexagon.'
Julia Hardy
7.9.15
Music

I Heard Joy Division Played on 'Mario Paint' and Lost Control Again

Mario Paint has an enduring legacy among gamers, game developers, and critics, but might be remembered most for the music composer feature.
Chris O'Coin at Motherboard
3.13.15
Words

Ride an 8-Bit Rocket with Lazerdisk's Remix of Anamanaguchi's "Endless Fantasy"

The LA duo bring the chiptunes anthem to a cartoonishly cute new level.
VICE Thump
2.3.15
NYC

12 Days of Mixmas | Anamanaguchi

Day 1: A Cartridge in a Pear Tree
THUMP Staff
12.22.14
VICE vs Video games

Music Made on Game Boys Is a Much Bigger Deal Than You'd Think

Chiptune is a musical genre inspired by bleepy video game music from the 1980s. If that sounds scary and confusing and troublesome, don't worry: We've got a guide to help you understand.
Niamh Houston
11.4.14
Premieres

Listen to Anamanaguchi's Remix of Heartsrevolution's "Kill Your Radio"

Prepare yourself to cannonball into the nearest gamer's DMs.
Noisey Staff
6.19.14
Film

'Donnie Darko' Gets Retold In 8-Bit (And A Little 16-Bit)

Featuring Cherita, Frank, and the rest of the gang, CineFix's condensed cut is the perfect ode to the cult classic.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.28.14
Gaming

On Its 25th Birthday, Game Boy Is Alive And Well In The Art World

We take a look back at some of the best art inspired by the officially-antique handheld console.
Emerson Rosenthal
4.21.14
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