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[CB116] RUN! RUN! JUMP! PUNCH! — Woof Woof

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Releasing Run! Run! Jump! Punch! was perhaps the easiest decision I have made in my life. These guys ooze class, quality and style. I am incredibly grateful to have them on CheapBeats. You may recognise the synth and drums programmer Boris from his solo project “Grizzly Cogs” which we have also had the pleasure of releasing. This full-on, full band experience will leave you gasping and panting for more. Slick chords, soaring melodies and just a pinch of vocal bliss.

The band also have a ton of fantastic merch on offer, so if this is your first experience of RRJP, go all in and support this amazing outfit <3

Enjoy

— Cheapshot

CCSV music video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8gcSoPd1f4

A.C.A.B music video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzESGCwUfn4

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released January 15, 2020

RUN! RUN! JUMP! PUNCH! is

Boris: Synths, Drums programming, Ukulele, Voices
Mouf: Bass, Voices
Robin: Guitar, Ukulele, Voices
Additional voices on Track n°2 “Woof Woof”: Mathilde, Loïse and Thomas

All song written, arranged and performed by RUN! RUN! JUMP! PUNCH! (2018 – 2019)
Mixed and mastered by Boris
A.C.A.B music video : filmed, edited, made by Robin
Artwork by Robin (twitter.com/NoNameNoSocks)

THANKS A LOT TO:
CheapBeats (JP). Chipwrecked Festival, Bornholm (DK):
Anders and all the volunteers. M.V.B, Leipzig (DE). Brat Cave
(R.I.P Bobble Café) Lille (FR). Ch’book True, Acouphènes
Radio Show & Radio Campus Lille: Jeremy, Gael and Thomas. Thomas (Fig.) Baumarkt (DE), Midnight Street of Rage (FR), Why T.Rex Why…
Our families, Loïse, Mathou, Lyly, Claire, Alex, J-E, Science Against Spheric Silence, Maxime et Olivier (The Curves), Thomas Machart, Sarah, Rudy, Clément De Ruyter, Baptiste, Marion, Milou, Shanoa, Bat, Julie, Thomas, Sylvain, Mojo and EclypseMew.
And all the people we met, those who helped us and allowed us to play.
Thank you very much.

Tracks

1. CCSV 01:41
2. Woof Woof 02:54
3. Arvar 02:40
4. 1 2 3 Soleil 01:40
5. Skits aren’t alright 01:32
6. Potes à la compote 02:17
7. Top 02:13
8. José 02:04
9. A.C.A.B. 02:48

Purchase Link

Bandcamp

[CB115] TRIAC — Kermkompetenz

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10 years, 8 releases. It has been a wild ride up to this point. After several experiments of new musical directions, KERNKOMPETENZ represents a somewhat “back to the roots” approach. 7 tracks of what I’m best at – fast, dramatic and supermelodic GameBoy techno! Thanks to everyone, who, even after all this time, still finds something worthwhile in my music!

All tracks were written, recorded and mixed via Nanoloop 1.7 on Nintendo Gameboy Classic.

Thanks to: Yorkie, Mario, Vegard, Marie, Keno, Alex, Nada, Fati, Shortee, Anders and all the other great people associated with Chiptune!

— TRIAC

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released December 23, 2019

Music: TRIAC
soundcloud.com/mistertriac
triac8bit.bandcamp.com

Art: Mario Hamborg
mario.hamborg.eu
soundcloud.com/klirre

Mastering: Toni Leys
soundcloud.com/tonileys
twitter.com/tonileys

Tracks

1. Pattern Blaster 03:07
2. Kernkompetenz 02:39
3. Power of Altruism 03:06
4. Nonsuitability 03:01
5. Employee by day, Chiptuner by night 02:42
6. Resilience 03:20
7. Dreieck 02:39
8. Power of Altruism (Klirre Remix) 02:48
9. Digitalkted Altruism (TRIAC Remix) 03:12

Purchase Link

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[CB114] gwEm — Break & Enter

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gwEm’s third release with us on CheapBeats sees him return some tried and tested Atari hardcore bangers!

— Enjoy!

-=-=-=-= gwEm BIO =-=-=-=-

With a career in chiptune music lasting more than 18 years and over two hundred gigs in at least twenty countries, few musicians in the chiptune scene can claim to be more seasoned than gwEm. His travels have taken him as far east as Japan, as far north as Norway, as far south as India, as far west as the United States and he has no plans of hanging up his trademark Flying V guitar anytime soon.

gwEm, known to his mother as Gareth Morris, creates his chiptune music using the maxYMiser software he wrote for the 1980s Atari ST home-computer and talks excitedly about the artistic freedom the chiptune scene gives him. “chiptune music gives me the carte blanche to explore any genre I want, while still remaining under the umbrella of the friendly chip music scene”. Certainly, his extensive back catalogue of material bears this out, with drum N bass, punk, heavy metal, garage, electro, folk, house, grime, dad rock, happy hardcore and dubstep all present and correct.

gwEm’s releases can be found on a number of net and physical labels including Astralwerks, Cheapbeats Tokyo, 8bitpeoples, micromusic, Shitkatapult and Muller. Collaborations with fellow London based artists, grime MC Appljuic and (famously) jazz drummer/jungle MC Counter Reset have been more than fruitful. 

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released November 22, 2019

Music: gwEm
gwem.bandcamp.com
www.preromanbritain.com/gwem
twitter.com/gw3m

Art: KeFF
konttine.tumblr.com
keff.bandcamp.com

Tracks

1. Psycho Hacking Force 02:28
2. Darkness 02:07
3. Celebrate The Dream 03:07
4. gwEm Goes Camping 02:55
5. Jupiter 8000 02:27
6. Ghosts of Hardcore 01:55
7. Round 3 01:58

Purchase Link

Bandcamp | Spotify

[CB113] Aethernaut – Mibu Balloons

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Aethernaut is back with another wonderfully uplifting Vocaloid single. Check out that riff designed to stick. Tokyo Elvis picks up remix duty with staccato vocal harmonies and sparse, delightfully crispy percussion.

Featuring exquisite artwork from CheapBeats family member: The Chunderfins. Check out the official video now on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNsHBz_iCDQ

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released November 8, 2019

Music by Aethernaut
aethernaut.bandcamp.com
twitter.com/aethernautisded

Remix by Tokyo Elvis
soundcloud.com/tokyo-elvis
tokyoelvisofficial.com

Art and video by The Chunderfins
www.chunderfins.com
twitter.com/chunderfins

Mastering by Toni Leys
soundcloud.com/tonileys
twitter.com/tonileys

Tracks

1. Mibu Balloons 03:19
2. Mibu Balloons (Tokyo Elvis Remix) 03:28

Purchase Link

Bandcamp | Spotify (soon)

[CB112] Wool Pool – Moon

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Wool Pool was introduced to us by CB family member scythe, and we’re so glad he did! Our original mission for CheapBeats was to act as a platform for introducing the world of chiptune to Japan and Japanese chiptuners to the world. With this charming release from Wool Pool we’re right back on track, bringing you some of Japan’s finest talent!

Enjoy

— Cheapshot

Credits

Music: Wool Pool
Art: Wool Pool

Tracks

1. Dash 02:45
2. Shanghai Yum Cha 02:45
3. Open-air Bath 03:08
4. Shrimp Butter 02:35
5. Lemon Grass 02:25
6. ENOSHIMA EXPRESS 02:37
7. Overseas Market 02:10
8. Tetrapod 02:35
9. Marine Rouge 02:56
10. Moon 03:33

Purchase Link

Bandcamp | Spotify

[CB111] GameGate – Angry Kids

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GameGate from Russia is a multi-instrumentalist (in terms of chip hardware at least). His debut on CheapBeats is, as the title suggests, full of angry, thick, hard-hitting tracks on LSDJ, Nanoloop Mono and Nanoloop 2.

We worked for a long time on getting this release just right. Hard tracks, glitchy tracks, melodic tracks. The most important aspect of this album for me is the experimental nature of GameGate’s approach to LSDJ.

Enjoy!

— Cheapshot

Credits

Music: GameGate
Art: GameGate

Tracks

1. Witch over my bed 01:41
2. Music for a fight with brother 05:42
3. Night snakes (ft. Office Passenger) 03:29
4. GHOSTEGATE 04:21
5. Data storm (ft. Office Passenger) 03:38
6. My Quadcopter 03:38
7. Drinking dad 03:23
8. Gangsta Kid Crew 05:03
9. yaya yaya 02:52
10. Sick (ft. Office Passenger) 03:17
11. The teenager crying in the rain 05:43

Purchase Link

Bandcamp | Spotify

[CB110] scythe – Mirage Diary

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scythe’s third album is packed full of melody-driven gems. Harking back to the era of mini-disc players, scythe’s latest album mixes nostalgia with heartbreak, memories, and love-filled summer holidays. Please enjoy scythe’s incredible technical and compositional skills in this latest release!

>> BONUS <<

Get all sav data and GB files for this release so you can play it on your own hardware or see how the magic was made!

Credits

Music: scythe
Art: narume

Tracks

  1. メモリーデイズ 01:39
  2. あさかぜ 04:17
  3. 二度とは来ない夏 03:17
  4. Everyday moments 01:56
  5. 忘れないように 05:15
  6. ビルと海岸線 02:48
  7. Night Train 03:42
  8. Love me 04:08
  9. 見えなくなるまで 03:27
  10. 変わらないもの 03:08

Purchase Link

Bandcamp | Spotify

[CB109] Gesceap – Prime 16

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“Prime 16” is an album created entirely using Nanoloop Mobile on iOS.
Only slight mixing was performed at after exporting the music from the app.

The album is a play on the use of “prime”, numerically and audibly.

The concept art was the joint brainchild of Gesceap and 2xAA.
All cover art is based around the ubiquitous interface of nanoloop, the four by four grid of sixteen squares.
Afterwhich, each square represents an increasing fully connected graph, sometimes called a mystic rose.
These basic circular shapes were the basis for the video for “Cicl” showcasing 2xAA’s modV audio visualisation application

Credits

Music: Gesceap
Art: Gesceap and 2xAA

Big thanks to 2xAA for the wonderful collaboration, it was truly an experience. In addition, a big thanks to The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, who allowed us to use the CRTs to create the video.
Of course, thanks to all the support from CheapBeats, cheapshot, 2xAA, cymba, and many others.

Tracks

1. 734 04:52
2. Brindisi (Get Down) 03:29
3. Catenamis 03:05
4. Cicl 02:56 video
5. Costiear 03:52
6. Deadsnare1654 03:18
7. Edt17 04:22
8. Fastfood 04:01
9. Groovr 03:29
10. Inspo 05:14
11. Lecwd 03:47
12. Letter 03:04
13. Mohtfly 04:04
14. Newsance 03:52
15. Prime 16 02:46
16. Stuck on a train to London 03:44

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[CB108] Kulor – Nebs ‘n Debs

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Nebs ‘n Debs is a 2D platformer for the NES released in late 2018.

www.nebsndebs.com

The NES soundtrack was created with the FamiTone driver, and all songs/sound effects/jingles had to fit in under 7 KB of ROM.
Also included are SNES versions of the songs, which were made in snesmod and are all single-load SPC compatible. 5 KB of SPC RAM was left free for theoretical sound effects.

Hope you enjoy!

Shoutouts to Chris Cacciatore and the awesome Dullahan Software crew for making this game possible!

Credits

Music: Kulor
Art: BurdNurd

Tracks
1. Title 00:26
2. Jungle 02:14
3. Mines 01:54
4. Boss 02:32
5. Boss Defeated 01:04
6. Credits 01:57
7. Title (Enhanced version) 00:22
8. Jungle (Enhanced version) 02:14
9. Mines (Enhanced version) 01:54
10. Boss (Enhanced version) 02:23
11. Boss Defeated (Enhanced version) 01:02
12. Credits (Enhanced version) 02:38

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Bandcamp | Spotify (soon)

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[CB107] Dogs++ – Pepper Jacked

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It’s been a long time since we heard an LSDJ release like this. Such a fresh, nonconformist sound that just oozes style. Dogs++ is forging out a new path for LSDJ users with his chill, dubby, delicate and thoughtful sounds.

— Cheapshot

A small collection (perhaps you could call it a plate) of six spicy songs from the past year and a half. Mostly inspired by random phrases I heard which then got turned into song names which finally got turned into songs. Grab a tall glass of milk and enjoy.

Thanks to:
– Everyone who listens to my music, especially those who listen to it unfinished.
– Anyone who releases a .sav file with their music or creates learning resources, without them I would have had nothing to learn from.

— dogs++

Credits

Music and Art: Dogs++
Mastered by Toni Leys
soundcloud.com/tonileys

If you want to find more of my work (not limited to music), check out dogspluspl.us.

Tracks
1. Bean Bag Business 02:55
2. Joothing Smelly 02:53
3. Hot Poppers 03:11
4. Cardboard Computer 02:31
5. Soup Snakes 03:08
6. Pillow Ridge 04:01

Purchase link

Bandcamp | Spotify

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