video game influenced tracks

polystyle desu

Memories of green
Or the possibly pioneers / at least early practioners of that genre
Cory Archangel's crew 8 Bit Construction Set who's 12" was sampled by many
 

swears

preppy-kei
polystyle desu said:
Or the possibly pioneers / at least early practioners of that genre
Cory Archangel's crew 8 Bit Construction Set who's 12" was sampled by many

Yes, Cory Archangel is the Warhol of the 8-bit milieu and the hacked NES cartridge is his silkscreen. :D
 
Began Began - Computer Wars on One Way
also PC Crew - Computer Wars is almost the same record.

Packman - I'm the Packman on Enjoy

I-F - Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass on IT

Scientist - Scientist Encounters Pac Man

Dub Syndicate - Don't Care About Space Invader machines - OnU

Harumi Hosono did a whole LP of video game stuff, I think it's called FX or SFX
 

dsp13

GAMEBWOY
swears said:
I can't believe no one's mentioned these two excellent and and highly regarded labels:

Micromusic

8bit Peoples

These imprints tend to centre around original compositions made with obsolete technology like hacked gameboys and NES consoles. Lots of excellent free music as well as CD's and vinyl.

The original post was about music inspired by a particular game or a direct ode to gaming but yes, as far as 8-Bit music goes 8bit peeps & micro music are very important. I actually have an mp3 of the atari side of that 8-bit construction set record you're talking about online if you follow the link I posted earlier... it's the file called "Atari Samples".

Who are your favourite micro music / 8-bit / gameboy artists?

I really like

Collapsicon (you may not have heard of this cat... he's from Brisbane but when his album drops soon alot of people will be very pleasantly surprised.)
Paza
cow p

that's about all I can think of this morning.

Cow p has some great gameboy versions of classic dancehall riddims that he uses in his set sometimes... so dope. I'd love to hear some 8 bit dancehall hit mainstream.
 

dsp13

GAMEBWOY
Edward said:
Began Began - Computer Wars on One Way
also PC Crew - Computer Wars is almost the same record.

Packman - I'm the Packman on Enjoy

I-F - Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass on IT

Scientist - Scientist Encounters Pac Man

Dub Syndicate - Don't Care About Space Invader machines - OnU

Harumi Hosono did a whole LP of video game stuff, I think it's called FX or SFX

Thanks Ed! I haven't heard any of these except the I-F track.

P.S. :eek: I hope you don't mind me posting the "Galaxy Defenders" track. If you do, let me know & I'll kill the link.
 

swears

preppy-kei
Immryr said:
everything by Team Doyobi is pretty computer game sounding.

Yes, they are fucking ace. Apparently they do most of their stuff on an Amiga 500, the comp I had as a kid. "Cryptoburners" is still probably my fave electronica album, such a welcome change from "lush pads" and cut-up amen breaks.
 

Numbers

Well-known member


Click here for samples.
 

dwaggin

stone by day
dsp13 said:
Who are your favourite micro music / 8-bit / gameboy artists?

Paza (eg. "Bad Cartridge" (the beats behind Beck E-PRO remixed on gameboy :p ))
8-bit Peoples (eg. the artist Bit Shifter produces hi nrg popcorn! and the artist Nullsleep produces "greater than three"+ synthpop)
Cow'p (eg. "0077" and dancehall 8-bit riddims which you can go on the 19-t site to hear)
Bodenstandig 2000 (eg. "In Rock" rock anthem in 4-bit and 8-bit formats)
8-bit Construction Set (eg. the Atari side)
Hrvatski (eg "Marbles" based on the Marble Madness game)

+ <3
 

muser

Well-known member
disrupt, dub stylings, theres a really good mix on spannered by him.

Scotch Egg taking it to its extremes hurling abuse whilst playing gabba on two rewired gameboys can be fun.

Emotional Joystick
 
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lissajou

Well-known member

ZOMBY®

Wild Horses
Hey, this is my first post so yoroshku onegai shimasu . For years now I've been kinda collecting old-school game inspired tracks...
these days there's plenty of kids making gameboy tracks and hip-hop, grime and electro are full of all kindsa retro bleepage which is great but I really like tracks that are a nod to a particular game or about gameing generally although alot of them are fairly mediocre beyond novelty value... here's a list of some of the tracks i'm talkin about... if anyone can add to it i'd be interested to hear what u got...

powerpill > pacman
dj rob > mario beat (Video game sounds v1 dj tool)
nextmen > hi - scores
computer rockers > galaxy defender
luke vibert > viddin session
funkaho > my 2600
and a bunch of random bedroom tracks off the web... super galang etc, pacman hip-hop beat,

if anyones interested i got a strange cheesy japanese mario track with vocals in japanese about playing famicom on my brand new (alterior motive) blog here : http://drtyshdws.blogspot.com/

probably be posting some other stuff from this list and all kinds of grime / electronic / jungle / breakcore / hip-hop / pop / dub nonsense in the coming months so... if yr interested...

http://www.myspace.com/crystalcastles
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
"Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and interpretation of video game music."

There's a whole double-album of tunes (some electronic, some rock-y, some distinctly 'other') which are covers of the theme music from the original Doom. Many of which, incidentally, were MIDI versions of songs by Slayer, Pantera etc.

http://www.ocremix.org/album/doom-the-dark-side-of-phobos/

Available for free download. Some tracks are better than others, there's a handful I think are really good.
 

nomos

Administrator
the quarta 12" that recently came out on hyperdub. i think it was done with a gameboy. 'sunset dub' and an 8-bit remix of '9 samurai.' it's surprisingly good. http://www.myspace.com/q330

one or two dj oddz tracks have an NES epic quality about them.
 
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