Montag, 28. Oktober 2019

4ntler - drop the funk!

(c) Chiptography (Marjorie Becker)
Coming from the Netherlands and armed with two archaic gameboy’s, 4ntler squeezes every last drop of funk and groove out of his live sets. Be prepared to dance your feet off to some highly-danceable chiptunes!

Samstag, 19. Oktober 2019

CHIP HITS THE FAN 2019 - Teaser

Artwork: Nada
Music: Pain Perdu

Who did that fantastic festival artwork?

That question we heard a lot of times this year!
Therefor we like to introduce you our very talented artwork designer Nada.
She already did several previous designs for our festival, but this year she beat them all with a Chiptune "Wimmelbild" that just perfectly reflects our little festival. If you are lucky you can grab a poster of it at our festival!

If you zoom in you might find the Easter-egg ;-)
Since Nada also contributes to other Chiptune-events and supports the scene in many other ways, the German label chiplove made a compilation just dedicated to her:

Another great artwork by Nada
Now we like to say THANK YOU NADA! <3

Sonntag, 13. Oktober 2019

Gameboy Music Workshop feat. Vault Kid

Der alte Gameboy ist schnell aus Keller oder Dachboden hervorgekramt und mit geeigneter Software im Nu in eine Partymaschine umgewandelt. Wie das genau geht, wird interessierten TeilnehmerInnen von Vault Kid, einem erfahrenen Musiker aus der Chiptune-Szene, in einem Workshop nähergebracht.

Inzwischen hat sich Chiptune, ein vom Sound alter Spielekonsolen, Homecomputer und vor allem Gameboys geprägter Musikstil, einen Namen gemacht. Dazu haben nicht nur Festivals wie Chip Hits The Fan, Online-Communities und namhafte Künstler/innen beigetragen, sondern auch die gute Verfügbarkeit der benötigten Instrumente.

Alle benötigten Utensilien gibt es vor Ort, aber natürlich kann auch der eigene Gameboy mitgebracht werden. Wir empfehlen auch gute Kopfhörer mitzunehmen.

Los geht es ab 16 Uhr im Glasbau des Künstlerhauses, 2. OG, die Teilnahme ist frei. Im Anschluss findet die Party Chip Hits The Fan 2019 mit namhaften Liveacts in der Kantine statt.

Anmeldung über:
(maximal 16 TeilnehmerInnen)

Bit Shifter

Bit Shifter -live in San Francisco (Photo: Aja Pilapil)
Shifting bits on the Gameboy since 2002, New York City’s Bit Shifter has been among those leading the charge in the global underground movement known as chipmusic, exploring high-impact, low-res music, produced using primitive synthesis as a deliberate aesthetic choice. In a bracing distillation of the less-is-more philosophy, Bit Shifter explores the aesthetics of economy, pushing minimal hardware to its maximum.

Co-administrator of the 8bitpeoples collective & label, and co-founder & co-curator of the international Blip Festival event series, Bit Shifter has also released music on Astralwerks, Hymen, Mirex, 555 Recordings, Data Airlines, and Ketacore, and has been fortunate enough to perform extensively around the world. His latest album Closed System Blues – his first since 2006's underground favorite Information Chase — is out now, available for streaming, for download, and on compact disc and cassette.

Sonntag, 6. Oktober 2019

Pain Perdu

Pain Perdu at Bitgrid IV (Photo: Chiptography)

No - we are not talking about a French Toast but a Chiptune - duo coming from Paris!

Pain Perdu are using Nintendo Gameboys with the music-software LSDj to cook up tasty tunes, crunchy beats and scrumptious melodies, with a varied palette of influences ranging from hard-hitting drum'n'bass to the cheesiest euro-dance hooks. Get ready for a ten-course tasting menu, and bon appétit !

Sonntag, 22. September 2019


...aka. Gleeetch aka. Olya is a girl or cat or both(?) coming from Estonia now resident of Berlin conquering Europe for many years with a bunch of Gameboys and other lo-fi gear finally arrived at the Chip Hits The Fan festival in 2019!
The style of Oliotronix is fusing different music genres and hardware such as Gameboys, circuit bent toys, drum machines, movie, cartoon samples and dj-equipment into one mega banging DIY-rave (con)FUSION!

2.11.2019 CHIP HITS THE FAN Festival

Chip Hits The Fan 2019
-= a festival for Chiptune and DIY culture =-

2.11.2019 Künstlerhaus im KunstKulturQuartier / Königstormauer, Nürnberg

🔊 Bit Shifter (US) 
🔊 Pain Perdu (FR) 
🔊 Tokyo Apartments (IT)
🔊 Oliotronix (EE) 
🔊 DJ CypiX (DE) 

✜ VJ back to Newc45tle
✜ Gameboymusik Workshop feat. Vault Kid
✜ Retro Gaming Corner
✜ Du auf der Chip Hits The Fan Open-Stage 🔊
(Du willst einen Track spielen? Sende eine E-Mail an:
✜ more more more...

...and more info soon!

Tickets here!