Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blip Australia lineup announced!

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Very pleased to announce (most) of the lineup for Blip Australia

7bitHero (BNE)
10k (SYD)
Abortifacient (SYD)
Batsly Adams (US)
Bit Shifter (US)
Derris-Kharlan (MEL)
Dot.AY (MEL)
_ensnare_ (UK)
Hally (JP)
iLKke (SYD)
Lazerbeat (UK)
little-scale (ADE)
Nullsleep (US)
Patric C (DE)
Saitone (JP)
Trash80 (US)

More info at
Tickets on sale 09/01
Tweet about it @blipfestival #blipau

See you at the show!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

SoundBytes is tomorrow night!

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Hey all,
Just a reminder that SoundBytes is tomorrow night at Wah Wah Lounge!
Set times are as per below. $10 presales are available until 6pm tonight, or $12 on the door tomorrow night.
Hope to see you there!
Doors Open 8pm
8:30 – LOOM launch – collab between dot.AY and little-scale
9:00 – Rubijaq
9:45 – dot.AY
10:30 – little-scale
11:15 –Maddest Kings Alive
12:00 – cTrix
12:45 - Abortifacient

Friday, November 4, 2011

SoundBytes 10 - Last one before Blip!

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We are now in countdown mode to the biggest ever chipmusic event to hit Australian shores, and in our last SoundBytes for 2011 we want to remind you just how good the Australian talent is before we bring you international artists to compare with!

In association with Melbourne Music week, we’ve pulled together a combination of regulars, old favourites and a new discovery to bring you Melbourne’s most high energy, low tech audio experience.

With 4 different states being represented at the show, you’ll get an tasty mouthful of Aussie flavoured chip (and no, not the Vegemite kind, something even better!)

Adelaide’s Doctor Chipmusic himself, little-scale returns to Melbourne for the first time in over a year to show case exactly what he’s been up to in the last twelve months and has some amazing material to share.
From Sydney, Abortifacient gets back to Melbourne after playing amazing shows in Europe and Japan earlier this year to show off a bunch of brand spanking new material for its Melbourne debut.

The core of Brisbane’s chip scene dot.AY finds himself back in Melbourne, along with one of his Brisbane partners in crime Rubijaq, they will be fresh from supporting Daedelus on the Brisbane stop of his Aussie tour.

Of course we haven't forgotten the locals. After two blip festival performances in a year (which, for the uninitiated, is a pretty huge deal!) cTrix is back on the line up for show #10, as is Maddest Kings Alive playing material guaranteed to get you bouncing.

This will be the very last SoundBytes til our MASSIVE Two day Blip Festival shows in conjunction with 8bitpeoples in February, so start the festive season off right by getting your chip on.

PS - Between the recent zombie march, the new season of the Walking Dead and Halloween, Melbourne’s gone a bit zombie mad. We’re cashing in on this craze but it means you get an awesome poster. Enjoy smile iLKke is a genius.

Tickets on sale at

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Blip Tokyo After Party

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Super exciting lineup for our Tokyo show at Sabako, Waseda Tokyo on 24/10 (the day after Blip Festival Tokyo)

While most of you won't make it to Tokyo for the show, it's worth knowing who is playing this amazing show!
Abortifacient (AU)
Bankai (AU)
bryface (CA)
Knife City (US)
Maddest Kings Alive (AU)
minikomi (AU)
Master Kohta (JP)
10k (AU)

Our Melbourne Music Week lineup will be announced soon and of course stay tuned for more blip Australia details!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blip Australia!

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We've been sitting on some exciting information for a while now and are absolutely pleased as punch and proud as peacocks and whatever other cliche you want to throw in to announce that Blip Festival Australia is coming!

Two days of cutting edge music out of some not so cutting edge equipment with satellite events before and after. This event will bring a plethora of some of the planets greatest chipmusic talent to Melbourne, many of them first the first time!

There is a facebook event page here and you should definitley go and confirm your attendance now!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Two more shows this year

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Great news! In addition to our upcoming SoundBytes in Tokyo (featuring a mix of Australian artists and international guests) We will be running Soundbytes 10 in late November! Keep an eye out for more information as the date gets closer

Thursday, August 4, 2011

SoundBytes does Japan!

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We are super excited to announce that Soundbytes is goin international! We will be presenting a post- Blip Festival Tokyo showcase on October 24 featuring both Australian and international artists!

More information as it comes to hand. Get yourself along to Blip Tokyo if at all possible. It is one of the highlights of the chip calendar and well worthwhile if you can snag some discount fares!


We are involved with Freeplay this year by helping set them up with some local chip artists to play their Friday night pre-party.

Freeplay is Australia’s longest running independent games festival exploring the intersection of indie development, culture, arts and education and we actually did a show case for them a couple of years back.

The artists in question - Derris-Kharlan, cTrix, Maddest Kings Alive and Pselodux will be joining Technodrome to provide entertainment for what should be a super fun night!

More info

Monday, July 11, 2011

SoundBytes 9 wrap up

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This motley crew of Misfits are the ones that brought you the latest installment of SoundBytes with 4 acts from Sydney and 3 from Melbourne, there was a wealth of new material from each of the artists, and we had so many people wander over to say what a great night it was, what an amazing crowd were there and how much fun they were having!

If you're one of those people who came along for the first time, don't forget to tell your friends how much fun you had, and sign up to our mailing list, or follow us on twitter or facebook to make sure you keep on top of our upcoming shows.

We are aiming for an October or November show and should have a date sorted out shortly. More news, as always, when it comes to hand!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Competition winner week one

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So the first week of our competition is closed with the winner being Clinton Gale – one of our facebook fans.
Week two and three you have two ways to win.
On facebook – Like our page at Go to the promo tab and tell us who your favourite chiptune artist is to go into our draw.

On twitter - Mention @Soundbytes oz and tell us who your favourite chiptune artist is to go in the draw.
We’ll be giving away another two sets of tickets and a grand prize goody bag that includes a tee, sticker and other gear! Comp closes 07/07 at 6:00pm Melbourne time

Monday, June 20, 2011

SoundBytes 9 - Sydney Showcase

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Aah winter. The days are cold, it's wet and windy and Summer seems like a million years away.
Well, we're bringing a bunch of guys from slightly warmer climates to Melbourne , launching a couple of highly anticipated EP's and warming you up with some of Australia 's hottest and grimiest chip sounds.

SoundBytes 9, on July 8 showcases the best of Sydney 's chipmusic with some of your favourite chip artists.
Fresh from his triumphant US tour - including playing the biggest chipmusic festival in the world, Blip Festival NY, 10K returns to Melbourne with his own particular brand of chip insanity.

Accompanying him to Melbourne we have godinpants - whose killer performance at SB8 rocked our socks off - Vicious Cyclist - who will be heading to Melbourne, with his brand new EP and amigas in tow for his very first show south of the border and Abortifacient who will be collaborating with electro nerdcore master and local legend Bankai with tracks from their brand spanking new release Bankai Vs Abortifacient. (the teaser of which got people talking across the world wide web - you can see it )

Of course we haven't forgotten our local talent with pselodux and maddest kings alive - both of whom have a plethora of brand spanking new material ready to get your booty shaking

As always, $10 presales at

Want to come to SB9 for FREE?

Wanna come to SoundBytes for FREE?! Over the next 3 weeks between now and SB9 we're running a little competition!

Week 1 (til 26/06) post on your facebook status "I'm a fan of chipmusic and SoundBytes brings the best of it to Melbourne" with a link to our page or do the same thing on your twitter status mentioning @SoundbytesOz to go in the draw to win a double pass to SoundBytes 9 on 8/7.

We'll be giving away 1 double pass to a randomly chosen winner each week. Plus, at the end of the three weeks all those entries will go in a draw to win a prize pack that includes a Soundbytes tee, stickers and other goodies!

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


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Okay its taken us ages to get on here and do a recap of the last show. We were overseas and then with Easter got  rather slack!

The show was fantastic with characteristically amazing performances from all the artists,
and it was great to see some new faces on the lineup.

There's photos up on facebook and you should go check them out now.

Thanks as always to all the artists involved
 and to everyone who came along. Next show will
be around July so watch this space!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


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Friday, February 25, 2011

SoundBytes 8 Featuring Cheapshot (JPN)

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The headliner for SoundBytes 8 is an absolute highlight of the live chipmusic scene in Tokyo.

His music is dark and gritty, just about guaranteed to get you moving and full of bass so heavy, the airlines are going to have issues with luggage restrictions when he makes the trip here from Tokyo.

We are extremely proud and excited to present Cheapshot from Japan (and the UK) and more bass than you can poke a stick at for the latest... instalment of SoundBytes. Cheapshot’s recent 8bitpeoples release, “ZOMG!!” is one of the standout ‘chipstep’ releases of recent times, and you know that if he’s a crowd pleaser in Japan, one of the major chipmusic centres of the universe – he must be good! (Go check out an interview between him and Videogame Addtiktz )

The lineup, of course doesn’t end there, and we have some of our most crowd pleasing artists filling out the lineup. Interstate favourites, 10K (SYD), godinpants (SYD) and dot.AY (BNE) will be making their way to town, and both godinpants and dot.AY have new EPs, so plenty of new tunes for your listening pleasure. We also have local talent from cTrix, and a newcomer to SoundBytes Pselodux, who you may have seen at one of his many shows around the local traps.

This one is going to be loud, and with a line-up like this, the bass is going to be especially heavy! Get yourself along to ladida on 18/03 for what is going to be a hugely entertaining chip experience.

$12 on the door, $10 presales at

PS - (Awesome "real" poster) will probably be available in the next few days :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Mailing list

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We have implemented a new mailing list so that you can keep across all the SoundBytes happenings!

Thank You!

Many, many thanks to each of you that showed up on Friday night!

 It seemed that everyone had a fantastic night, and really got into the music!

We had a bunch of requests for a Maddest Kings Alive release (and will be forcing one out of him for the next SoundBytes he plays) and people already asking about the second EP in the Sounds Legit series!
There are more pics on facebook,
We look forward to seeing you all again in March for Cheapshot!

In the meantime, head here to sign up for our mailing list to keep across all the Soundbytes news!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Set Times

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Very excited to announce an exclusive Listening Session to kick off the night with Adelaide artist Freezedream's "Today" album. Created for, and released on Sega Megadrive (that's right it's actually released on a cartridge!) this will be a one off opportunity to hear this amazing album on a fantastic soundsystem so make sure you get in early to listen.

With that in mind, tomorrow night's set times are as below.
8:30 - Freezedream listening session

9:15 - Maddest Kings Alive

10:00 - Derris-Kharlan

10:45 - Sievert

11:30 - Abortifacient

12:15 - cTrix
Remember today is your last change to get discount presale tickets at
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