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Chip o Muerte: 56KBPS launches


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News from an interesting new Latin American Chip collective. Homeless Ninja Robots writes on teh 8BC:

Here comes a new challenger: 56KBPS, a latinamerican chiptune netlabel, we are launching our site just today, and it’s packed with releases from mexican and brazilian artists:

-Bon (LSDJ, Guitars, Vox)
-Homeless Ninja Robots (NES)
-pulselooper (LSDJ)
-TheTheThes (Trippy-H)

We focus on real hardware rather than software or emulation, and we dont promote just music, but plastic arts and literature as well.

There are pending releases from:
-Play Ninja Bit

Their ideological commitment to authenticity is bold, considering the difficulties people have obtaining hardware in Latin American countries. The basic democracy of chip music is that if you have a machine that can access the Internet, you have 100% of the tools you need to make a chip music song.

This is an overwhelmingly positive development for introducing young and new voices to the international stage.

But then again, one could make the argument that a limitation like hardware only will filter output to showcase the true heads and those who REALLY want to do it. The Price of democracy is that it becomes as easy to create and promote garbage as it is to promote brilliance.

It will also be interesting to see how the collective promotes arts and literature, as chip music seems to have a tough time interacting with other aspects of the arts community.

Anyways it will take me a few days to absorb all these releases, but this can only be good for the burgening Latin American chip music community.

3 comments to Chip o Muerte: 56KBPS launches

  • Thanks for promoting 56KBPS Peter!

    I didnt want to write an essay (to avoid boring jibby-jabba) with the philosophy of this community project, but i’ll clarify some things:

    -We like software, but we like hardware better! I think i didint expressed myself so well, the point is that we prefer the oldschool tools: trackers, old machines, the real thing instead of the modern DAWs

    -Language Barriers: We want to make information available in other langauges for any non-english speaker so people can get into chiptune.

    -Global Community: We want to interact with other communities and bring latin americans to the global chip scene collaborating with anything we can.

    56KBPS its open to everyone who needs a hand or anyone who wants to give a hand.

    Chema, from HNR

  • Y E S ! Great collective, looking forward to help!

  • Ahh yea dido kurt :D. Nice to see i can hear more homeless ninja robots. I seen your stuff on :D