Natty - The Greased Cartridge

Jets Over Chandigarh by Natty

In 1857 a rumor spread throughout the ranks of Indian soldiers that their British rulers had greased the ammunition for their Enfield Rifles with Pig and Cow fat. The cartridges had to be bitten open before being loaded. Hindu and Muslim soldiers were outraged and thus began a bloody rebellion with cities in flames and British colonials massacred in scores. After the rebellion was put down by the British, the Anglo officers had fun tying Indian soldiers to the front of cannons and lighting the fuse.

Chipmusic • Live Events • radio

8 Solar Bits on the Radio on WFMU

solarWelcome new readers! There is tons of fun stuff to post today, the first being WFMU’s 8 Solar Bits on the River f/ NATTY , GLOMAG , BUBBLYFISH, NULLSLEEP which was broadcasted live from the beautiful sun-powered SOLAR ONE facility.  You can hear the entire archived radio program on the WFMU page for SOUND AND SAFE.

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Presidents Day Release Flood- 8GB, Coova and Bud Melvin, and more

Many wonderful releases flood the webz over the weekend. First is two great releases from 8bitpeoples:


Can you dig it?

TCTD’s own 8GB has released his all new EP  “Pravda“. 4 hard hitting screeds of alien commie chip agitprop enforce the new old tech chip style.  From his release:

“Those who lack discipline will be given some. 8GB’s Pravda (The Truth) continues their globe-trotting persuasion that has only one end: World Audiovisual Domination! 8GB’s open-minded approach to chip music twists the barriers of hardware limitations and attacks various oldschool platforms at the same time, while delivering the goods to shake booties all around and convert many chip non-believers to their regime. The Truth is out there, but the question remains: Smozhezh ti’ vi’derzhat’ pravdu?”

Then 8BP dares to up the ante with a secret collab between Coova and Bud Melvin. How they came to meet, is explained on the release page:


!!!!!! - B. Leo

“After meeting in New York at the first Blip Festival, the scheme was hatched. The most unlikely of collaborations, between two of chip music’s most enigmatic individuals, would be conducted in secrecy over the next year. Delicately woven Game Boy loops conspire with hypnotic banjo patterns. Layers of guitar dance over uncanny vocals. This is the EP you might have once heard, far-off in the static between two AM radio stations.

And finally the weekend saw the release of Two 8bit novices:

Natty – These Days I Expect The Worst

Dauragon – :re Baggage

Easy Listening!