Chip In: Japan! The Push to $7500!


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Reformat – V/A

OK. First of all, I had nothing to do with this.

Last October on my birthday, my roommate Mike Lerman (a.k.a. Fuckjazzforaminute, and the man at the wheel of Austin’s killer Datapop event series) handed me a giftwrapped object of the size and shape typical of what you’d expect from a standard CD jewel case. So far so good. But unwrapping it I realized that there was nothing typical or standard about it, AT ALL. The tracklist on the back of the CD had stuff in there like “Saskrotch: Paper Chase Init_” and “nordloef: Activation Theme” and “IAYD: Reformat The Planet.” OBVIOUS JOKE, right? A well-meant prank. Well Mike put it on to prove to me otherwise, and sure enough he had, in fact, who knows how long ago, hatched a secret plan to be revealed on my birthday, to enlist nearly two dozen people from the chip community, for some unfathomable reason, to cover songs from Information Chase, a saccharine and sophomoric EP I’d put out five years ago. And the tracklisting was like a who’s-who of the chipmusicians I respect and admire the most, like Random, cTrix, Bud Melvin, nordloef, Sievert, Henry Homesweet, little-scale, Saskrotch, and so on and so on. So it took some time for me to wrap my brain around it, but ultimately I came around to accepting that this thing was real. Five months later, I still am no closer to finding the words to express my awed gratitude, or the mixture of emotions I’ve been experiencing ever since. It’s POSSIBLE that when we got to Coova’s track on the comp (“Reformat The Planet”), that I MIGHT have shed a tear. But it was just watery eyes from allergies. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Tracklisting after the jump

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Chipmusic • Show Listings

The Shortsleeves BLACK WHITE Tour

It’s March ! We’re embarking on the BLACK WHITE Tour. Yes, we named it after the newest edition of Pokemon that is coming out this month. We were going to print up shirts (see sweet design by Gideon), but our travel costs are a little more than we could handle. Please come and see us if you can! If you’re unable to attend, please consider donating a couple bucks on our Bandcamp page(


3/8/2011 – New York, NY – Fontana’s with Burnkit 2600, Beta Club Field Trip + InvaderBacca

3/10/2011 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar with Revingineers and Walmart Supercenter

3/12/2011 – Philadelphia, PA – 8static with Bit Shifter, Kris Keyser + The C-Men

3/13/2011 – Boston, MA – PAX East / Boston8Bit Chip Showcase with glomag + Corset Lore, Disasterpeace, facundo, 7th Gear

3/15/11 at The Apohadian (Portland, ME) with Computer at Sea and The Gloaming

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Chipmusic • Labels • Releases

Like A Phoenix – IAYD

In his sophomore 8bitpeoples release, IAYD (I Am Your Destruction) returns from the depths of the cosmos, armed with an arsenal of arresting arias. Burning white hot and furious, his concussive calls-to-arms serve as much to inspire as to enrage. Composed of three parts bête noire, two parts rancor, Like A Phoenix destroys and disrupts. Prepare yourself for the impact of this anthemic anthology, spanning the years 2008-2010.

– Chris Fox

mastering by Chris Burke, artwork by iLKke

via 8bitpeoples.