Escape: a Game Boy chiptunes EP by Joe Bleeps
Sep03

Escape: a Game Boy chiptunes EP by Joe Bleeps

Joe Bleeps (AKA Joe Heaton) is no stranger to Retro Games Collector and we have featured his Game Boy modding skills before. It is these modding skills, including the addition of backlights and stereo line-out sockets that led multi-talented Joe finding his way into the chiptunes scene and eventually producing tracks and performing himself. He uses only original Game Boy hardware and LSDJ (Littlesound DJ) to produce his music and three years on from being introduced to the chiptunes scene, he is playing live shows and has now recorded an EP of some of the best music he has created to date entitled Escape. The title track can be heard below: Escape by Joe Bleeps Escape is a mixture of his own take on existing songs and original songs done in Joe’s own unique style. We love it and we are sure you will too. Download Escape from Bandcamp and be sure to follow Joe on Twitter, Instagram and on his Facebook page....

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Synths of Rage by 30th Floor Records
Jan22

Synths of Rage by 30th Floor Records

If you owned a Sega Megadrive in the 90s, you have no doubt played Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2, the often copied but never equaled beat-em-ups that enthralled kids and adults alike. Not only were the games smash hits, the soundtracks were too. Composed and produced by Yuzo Koshiro, Kyoji Kato, and Motohiro Kawashima these tracks are timeless and still sound as fresh today as they did whilst wrapping a pipe around a punks head back in 1992. Cardiff based 30th Floor Records have assembled Synths of Rage – a homage to these sublime soundtracks featuring synth artists from all over the world and the resulting album is quite frankly amazing. I was instantly taken back to my youth by this collection of awesome tracks and as if some unseen force was driving me, I felt I just had to fire up my MegaDrive and play a level or two of these seminal beat-em-ups. Check out the Synths of Rage page over at Bandcamp and buy the...

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