The internet’s favourite duo and most adorable cartoons 2ToneDisco partnered up with Dreamcasts to create “Glimmer,” a chiptune / EDM track for the ages.
By: Ezra Shanto
Chiptune is a genre of music rooted in video games. Essentially, chiptune (sometimes called 8bit music, or chip music) is the use of 8 or 16 bit sounds, different digital instruments like trumpets or simple drums and other midis used together to create a song. Think the original Mario theme or Castlevania – they sound like instruments, only kind of compressed. To its very core the genre screams the NES – SNES era of gaming, and has seen a recent revival of sorts with modern games like the wonderful Shovel Knight featuring an “old-school” inspired chiptune soundtrack.
A little tune I whipped up to serve as an intro/ outro to our monthly podcast. Had a lot of fun making this mini track with the Korg M01d software on my 3DS.
Would be happy to create more chiptune-esque music if people were interested!
American underground rapper and chiptune artist Mega Ran will be performing a free show alongside Wordburglar and More or Les this Sunday, January 11th at Silver Snail Comics.