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knife city • precious jewel EP

The title track off of knife city's latest EP is a serious banger, and if you've ever high-fived the sweaty Luke Silas after an Anamanaguchi set, you’ll know he’s no stranger to tearing the dance floor a new one. 

A masterpiece of chiphaus/chipstep, “precious jewel” has been a part of knife city sets for a while now, but it’s really good to see it get a proper release on the world wide web. The rest of the EP includes remixes of knife city tracks by Boaconstructor, IAYD, Iron Curtain and Sabrepulse.

It’s available as a name-your-price/pay-what-you-want Bandcamp download, but I know the bars in Luke’s neighborhood do a $5 beer + shot special.

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Knife City performing an untitled track and "Slam Dunk Life Style" to a hyped, dancing crowd. Dude knows how to rock a party, and by rocking a party, I mean making everyone break out into singing “Whoomp! (There It Is)” for some inexplicable reason. Whatever, shit is live.

Buy: Anamanaguchi albums
Hear also: More Knife City killin' it
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slam dunk lifestyle

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"Slam Dunk Lifestyle," some rad chiptune dubstep from Knife City, or Luke Silas of Anamanaguchi fame. It’s one of five tracks from his newly released self-titled EP.

It’s been difficult for me to discover notable chiptunes lately, what with 8bitcollective being out of commission — ChipMusic.org just never seemed as approachable, IMO. Thankfully, you can always rely on 8bitpeoples to put out banging releases like this for free.

Buy: Anamanaguchi albums
Hear also: Some tight Knife City covers

Knife City (Anamanaguchi’s Luke Silas) killing it at a rooftop barbeque in Brooklyn earlier this week.

He lays down some crispy tracks with his Game Boys throughout the entire vid, no doubt, but then his swag goes over 9000 at around 4:30, when he breaks into a chiptune rendition of Alice Deejay’s “Better Off Alone”.

New headline for game blogs: Luke Silas’ Winning Smile Is The Chiptunes Band That Just Might Break Through.

Buy: Anamanaguchi albums

Hear also: Knife City’s “Running In Dreams”, "Party In The USK" (Miley Cyrus cover OMG)

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"Running in Dreams", a very Japanese and flat-out killer 8-bit dance track from the drummer of Anamanaguchi, the man who calls himself Knife City. He’s also the guy you see dancing around, and simply says: "Sorry there aren’t five of me!" As are the rest of us, Luke, as are the rest of us.

It’s actually the result of a 48 hour challenge to create “a 4/4 eurobeat-trance theme that would one day replace carmel dansen (however it’s spelled). You gotta make this as cute as possible with the thought of anime girls dancing around, you must also teach us how to dance to this song. ALL ON LSDJ MUAHA. Tempo must be 170.” Oh, the crazy thing chiptuners do for fun.

[Via the Anamanaguchi blog, thanks for the heads-up, Peter!]

Guest post by Matt “Fort90” Hawkins