Category Archives: Music

Chip tunes and other nerd music

Interview with Michiru Yamane (Castlevania, Skullgirls)

Michiru Yamane Interview BabysoftmurderhandsWhen you talk about video game composers, Michiru Yamane is a name that is held in high regard along with her contemporaries including Nobuo Uemtasu, Koji Kondo, and Yuzo Koshiro. Although she is most famously known for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, she has enjoyed a diverse career in video game music.

Select Michiru Yamane Discography:
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Contra: Hard Corps (with Akira Souji, Akira Yamaoka, and Hirofumi [ Read More... ]

World 1-2: Collection of chiptunes including work by Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden & Silent Hill composers

World 1-2 chiptune collection

Miss the days of classic 8-bit video game soundtracks? Indie apps not filling chip-tune desires? World 1-2 might just hit the spot with his mix of modern dance music and classic chip tune sounds. This isn’t just any compilation either, it includes new works by luminary VGM composers including Manami Matsumae (1987 Mega Man, Shovel Knight), Keiji Yamagishi (1988 Ninja Gaiden), and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill). … [ Read More... ]

DJ Gamers: Deathface Interview

DJ Gamers is a new section dedicated to producers and DJs who are also avid gamers. Whatever flavor of EDM you like, be it dubstep, house, techno or electro; we’ll be finding the best DJ gamers out there.

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DJ & producer Deathface (aka Johnny Love) has been making noise for many years, spanning many genres including electro house and dubstep. Deathface’s latest release, Six Feet Deep, continues the dark … [ Read More... ]

French electro becomes undead in Kavinsky’s OutRun (Album review)

Kavinskys OutRun Album review 1

It’s no mystery that Paris, FR is a treasure trove of electronic music goodness with artists like Daft Punk & Justice representing. Another great electro mastermind is Kavinsky, an artist who has performed with both of the aforementioned artists. Hopefully, you’re already familiar with him from his 2006 debut EP, Teddy Boy; or more recently his track Nightcall, which was featured on the movie Drive. You … [ Read More... ]