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REBOOT-MEXICO brings 12 tracks from 6 of Mexico’s finest chiptune musicians, giving us a clear message that Latin America is not only an active participant in the 8bit movement, but also an outstanding & talented force to be reckoned with


1 – PORCORNKID – Saiko Runner
2 – POPCORNKID – Galactica
5 – GECKO – Levan Polka ( Remix )
6 – GECKO – 1998
7 – BON – Legend of Steffi
8 – BON – Midnight Howl
9 – CHEMA64 – Dot Matrix Glory
10 – CHEMA64 – Brownwave
11 – CRAB – Robotman in Love
12 – CRAB – Travesia por la via lactea

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Releases from CulturaChip forums

In the realms of CulturaChip you can find a constantly growing community, based as a central point of meeting of musicians, coders, graphic artist and enthusiasts of the retroarts from countries where spanish and portuguese are spoken.

It’s mainly composed as a conglomeration of forum+mail list+wiki+irc+metanetlabel, where the forum conform the battlefield arena for sharing your last work and that’s where the action comes, as we got a bunch of releases since the forum started. We’re going to see a little bit of those.

  • Analog: Rojo Tierra / Azul petróleoEarth red and Petroleum blue respectively, this concept album from Analog’s factory explores both sides of this artist, but both expresing the same feeling: the urge to change things. Rojo Tierra is made with LGPT and it’s a more introspective and experimental album, more in touch with mother earth, but in the other side, Azul petróleo is a LSDJ hard electro albums with an explicit call to a lost revolutionary spirit.
  • Artrex: Dark DimensionsDark and ominous, Artrex surprises us with his first release, sharing with us an album with a sound based on 90’s metal bands and ambient sounds. It’s not intended to be a party album, get a dark place to hear it and don’t make plans to have nice dreams.
  • Subway Sonicbeat: Corrupting Static Screens / 1987Those two albums are made with the same tool, LGPT (we love you Marc, we love you hexawe ;D). Corrupting Static Screens is a hard electro release with a bonux remix of his friend, Pulselooper (hey, sup blip?), and 1987 is what you may expect, a tribute to all those post-rock bands maed on the pig, with a lot of hooks on the tracks to rape your brain, because you’ll whistle some tracks the whole day (true story).
  • Large Bits Collider: Default viewThe brain of every coder it’s filled with lines of codes about hate to the stablishment, love for music and the inner heart of a Java virtual machine. LSDJ hard noises and badass basslines with bleeps to get a cyberpunk feeling today.
  • Love Through Cannibalism: Enma Ai EPDon’t get confused of this release, under tons of effects and drum breaks there’s a lot of bleep bloops that you’ll love. This young man knows really well that robots are bad, but they’re scaring as hell if they’re japanese red-eyed little girls.

Maybe this will look like a bunch of heterogeneous releases without a strong cohesive factor between them. CulturaChip is not a netlabel nowadays, it wasn’t inteded to be that way, but rather
a cohesive effort to share and learn from all the forces present in their global and local shapes.

A good place for taking the pulse to this community is their SoundCloud group, turned into a webradio, and if you want to stay up to date, you may also like to check the releases subforum here.

Also you MUST check Lowtoy’s catalog, one of the netlabels working closely to CulturaChip, where you may find very reputated musicians like Lautaro, Ralp (blipfest y0, remember?) or Snail (a sure bet for next blip ;) ).

Those guys are well compromised on bringing you good (and mostly free =D) music to your ears, so, who can give out this extense offering?

Editor: Thanks to PaK-Zer0 forputting this round up together. If your label wants a nice overview of release we’ve might of missed just submit it!

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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.