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"Your New Life Is Calling" by Bit Shifter, performed at Blip Festival 2012 (you can hear him singing the track during his Blip Festival Tokyo 2012 set, too).

God this song is so good — I wish Bit Shifter (and other chip artists, to be honest) did more vocals on his tunes, and put this out as a recorded track.

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Toriena killin’ it and delivering an animated set at Blip Festival Tokyo 2012 — if you mised the stream, you can watch more performances from the show here!

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Listen to the incredible sounds coming out of Koenji High with the official live stream of Blip Festival 2012. If you’d prefer your chiptune stream in .pls format, you can do that here.

The event takes place today and tomorrow in Tokyo time. I’m not even going to try to figure out when that is in my time zone.

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Blip Festival Tokyo 2012 gets fancy with an SNES ROM demo and a great soundtrack. Try it on your own SNES emulator! This was designed by Batsly Adams, with graphics by KeFF and music by Zabutom. 

Blip Festival Tokyo 2012 — which will be the last Blip Festival for a while, as the show is going on hiatus — takes place October 20 and 21 at Koenji High in Tokyo, featuring tons and tons of artists. Just flipping through the lineup, I’m surprised to see composer Nobuyoshi Sano, who directed and produced the Korg DS-10 series. I guess it makes sense that he’d perform at a chiptune show!

If you’re going to the show, have fun, and try not to think too much about the sad, jealous losers you’ve left behind!

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Pocket guide for Blip Festival’s performer schedule created by Ctrix. Oh wow, I had no idea this chiptune show would be kicking off so soon — tomorrow night even!
This handy image, designed to display on your phone, lists when Blip Fest’s musicians and visual artists who will be performing over the next three nights. It doesn’t include the afternoon workshops/presentations.
If you’re in NYC and want to see some of the world’s finest chiptune artists, head over here for more info and tickets. You don’t want to miss Omodaka.
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Pocket guide for Blip Festival’s performer schedule created by Ctrix. Oh wow, I had no idea this chiptune show would be kicking off so soon — tomorrow night even!

This handy image, designed to display on your phone, lists when Blip Fest’s musicians and visual artists who will be performing over the next three nights. It doesn’t include the afternoon workshops/presentations.

If you’re in NYC and want to see some of the world’s finest chiptune artists, head over here for more info and tickets. You don’t want to miss Omodaka.

See also: More Blip Festival posts

The full schedule of performances at this year’s Blip Festival NYC is now up on the website, so you can pick your one-day tickets if you want (or just see who’s playing!) Holy crap, it’s this month!

Two daytime workshops were also announced, with tickets available: Danimal Cannon’s “LSDJ Masterclass” on Saturday, and “Blips and Bleeps: Square Wave Oscillators 101 with Burnkit2600” on Sunday.

Even if you can’t make it, you can enjoy the above mini-documentary about last year’s Blip Festival, by 2 Player Productions.

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Blip Festival returns to New York City on May 25-27, this time taking place at The Gramercy Theatre — chiptune fans, make sure to leave your schedule free for this!

8bitpeoples hasn’t announced the lineup yet, but when has Blip Festival NYC ever disappointed? Still, the show will have a tough time topping Amanda Palmer and Dot.AY at Blip Festival Australia two weeks ago.

RSVP: Blip Festival NYC
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Dot-AY and Amanda Palmer delivering a chiptune cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” at Blip Festival Australia.

It totally blows my mind that this happened. Lots of attention for this song from chiptune dudes lately — you’ve likely seen Leeni’s own cover of the track — but seriously, it’s crazy that Amanda Palmer was at Blip Fest!

Buy: Amanda Palmer albums, Lana Del Rey tracks
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Genesis-style demo flier for Blip Festival Australia, featuring code from Batsly Adams, graphics by Wazpy, and music by Animal Style.

If you’re anywhere near Australia, you can check out the show on February 17 and 18. If not … this is a pretty cool video, right? Download the file for your favorite emulator here.

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

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[Via TCTD]

Preeeeeetty sure I won’t be able to make it out for this one, but if you’re closer to Melbourne than me, you can pick up tickets now for the inaugural Blip Festival Australia, a two-day chiptune event featuring — a fucking great lineup, actually. Bit Shifter, Hally, little-scale, Saitone, Nullsleep, Trash80, and more.

Tickets cost $22 each per day, or $40 for both days. The festival takes place February 17 and 18 at the Evelyn Hotel. I’m hoping for a livestream, and I’m expecting pictures and videos from you guys.

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

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I’m not in Tokyo for Blip Festival Tokyo this year — and you’re probably not either :( But! If you’re around the computer this weekend, you can totally listen to a livestream of the performances.

There are both high-quality audio streams (in dedicated regional links) and a video stream (above! or here). You can find a schedule here.

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

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"Prom Night" by Anamanaguchi, a song about prom night and shit, performed live at Blip Festival 2011.

So I tried to record this song with my phone, but it just came out as an undecipherable drone of noise. I guess the iPhone camera isn’t the best audio recording tool? But this video by Emma Story does a great job, and even captures the accompanying visuals by Party Time! Hexcellent!

Here is Anamanaguchi’s other new song from its Blip Festival performance last month:

Buy: Anamanaguchi albums

Hear also: Anamanaguchi tunes

[Via Party Time! Hexcellent!]