REVIEW : Jellyatrix – E Numbers

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Anyone in the UK chiptune scene will probably know the author of this album, if not by the name Jellyatrix then by his music blog moniker ‘Chip! Bit! Sid!’ Based in Manchester, he runs the Chip Bit Day festival as well as  featuring in a couple of GameFace’s ChipBattles shows. ‘E Numbers’ marks Jellyatrix’s first […]

How to Win at Chiptune #1: Your First Steps

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For the first installment of this series, I want to get right to the point: how to progress from a bedroom recording artist to getting live gigs. When I started out, I thought that chiptune musicians were limited to performing at specifically chiptune shows. Many people, chiptune producers included, don’t realise how the novel way we […]

Grumpy Guide To Fair Use

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This week Graeme is super grumpy so he’s joined by both Sunday Stephen and Auracle. They unleash a joyous playlist onto him whilst you, our faithful listeners, assault our Twitter with good vibes and smiles. By the conclusion Graeme comes round and joins in with the love. Our main topics of focus this week are […]

Capsule Silence XXIV – New Anamanaguchi! But there’s more!?

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Capsule Silence XXIV is something else… Last night, one of Chiptune’s oldest (and recently, most controversial) bands Anamanaguchi released.. A game!? Capsule Silence XXIV was originally advertised as an FPS/RPG hybrid where the player rescues the band’s members, but that all seems to have been an elaborate PR stunt. Whatever it is, it’s working incredibly […]

2xAA: Sam Wray Is A Legend, Here’s Why #gayforthewray

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We’re very happy to introduce the first of our three part series starring 2xAA : Pocket Operator Tutorial. Over the next few videos he’s going to get deep and very specific with this wonderful piece of kit available from Teenage Engineering. It doesn’t end there though, Sam Wray also joined us on GameFace for Valentine’s Day, bringing live performances and […]

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ChipBattles: A brand new GameFace event!

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Last Friday saw the highly-anticipated first ever ChipBattles event go live at Fab Café in Manchester. The contenders? Game Boy modder Joe Bleeps and GameFace’s own Auracle. I had the pleasure of enjoying the company of the two competitors beforehand; a nervous excitement was prominent with both, ramping up the hype for the evening. Live visuals […]

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ChronoWolf – Genesis: A Genre-Defying Adventure!

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Genesis is an experimental concept in a genre that’s built for experimentation. The debut album from ChronoWolf strives to blur the lines between chiptune and orchestral music using electronic synths, classical instrumentation and compositions that combine the two. Mat Van Rhoon, AKA ChronoWolf, has an extraordinarily diverse musical history. His background includes composing for TV and […]