Tag Archives: 8-bit

Day 138: [BELATED] Leeni!

7 Oct

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Guys, I failed you already… After Friday’s “I’m gonna update it everyday no matter what the cause!” speech, I already forgot to update you.

Anyways, today I will (once again) do two blogposts.

One quick thing, before I get into my blogpost, if you went to my other blog looking for a blog post on “The Exploding Girl,” it is non-existent still. I will get to that as soon as I physically can!

Anyways, today I want to talk a bit about Leeni! If you remember correctly, I mentioned her in my blog post about Fighter X, where I discussed the awesome art of 8-bit techno!

One of the cool things about Leeni’s music is the vocal track. She remixes her own music using various programs, and she compliments it with her sweet sing-songy voice. It’s quite nice!

Leeni is actually pretty well known in the 8-bit community, making her mark with CDs, concerts, and even contests! She’s one of the best Seattle musicians you probably never heard of, but now you will!

Enjoy “Animatronic Boy” and “Underworld” by Leeni! (and check her out on myspace!)

One of these days I need to get 8-bit heart! Haha! Remember, check out 8bc.org if you want to listen to more 8-bit!

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Day 120: Fighter X!

17 Sep

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So, back for a bit more!

With the recent popularity of “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” (or, more specifically, it’s soundtrack), 8-bit music is making a comeback!

Now, what is 8-bit exactly? Well, first let me give you a taste

8-bit is basically music made from programs based off of video game systems (mostly from Nintendo’s Gameboy!). The beats are remixed and programed to get a totally sound that is just fantastic!

Now this stuff is everywhere! There’s bands all over the country, and even some in other countries like Japan. But in my hometown of Seattle, 8-bit is running rampant in the underground music scene.

I have actually gotten to know a few of the artists through other things (Leeni, who is pretty freaking sweet in person and on audio, and her side-project BiForce are two that I adore), but one in specific always sticks out on my playlist: Fighter X.

His real name is Nickolas Walthew (and for a while Jack Waterman of “Circles” fame was appearing in the band too), and he is one of the most prominent 8-bit bands out there right now. I’ve actually had a chance to see him perform live (which was AWESOME) and even briefly moshed with him for like 5 minutes (Nick, if your reading this, I don’t expect you to remember this, haha! This was like 2 years ago). I’ve been a fan since then and even own a couple CDs.

What makes his music so great is the complexity of the tunes! Anyone can take an old gameboy song and remix it (the most popular remixed track of game-fame is Legend of Zelda…. I find more that song more than anything!). But Fighter X actually takes this whole LSDJ (which is a program used to remix these songs) thing and turns it into something completely original and even intense!!

Come check his work out at his Myspace, or at 8bc!

The Real Fighter X

Day 65: Skywire

24 Jul

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Today has been a pretty innocent day for me. Chilling in North Bend with my mother, gazing at the beautiful (and looming) Mount Si, and eating cherry pie from the awesome Twede’s Cafe, it has been quite a good day.

So, in honor of this, I present you with one of my all time favorite games: Skywire (by the game company Nitrome, who make some of the cutest games ever). Basically, you are in control of a little zipline monorail full of three people. You have to navigate them from the beginning of the level to the end without losing all three of the little people. It’s colorful, full of cute little animals, and has great 8-bit music.

Click the picture below to play the game! Also, if you want more, there’s a Skywire 2 and other fun games on Nitrome.com!

Click here for Skywire!

Day 28: TOO MANY NINJAAAAS!!!

17 Jun

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How’s everyone day? Today was the second day of my workout training, and even though I barely accomplished anything else, it was a nice day to just hang out!

So when I logged onto my Facebook and saw my cousin’s post about a game called “Too Many Ninjas!”, I hopped on that like a jackrabbit in a sugar cane field on a summers day and – well, you get the point!

This game is AWESOME. It’s ADDICTIVE. And it’s 8-BIT! I want people to enjoy this game as much as I do, so hooray for today!

Click the picture to play the game!!

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