Toronto Chiptunes

This weekend, I drove nine hours to Toronto for a gathering of 8-bit musicians. Coinciding with the TIFF center was 12 hours of live chiptunes, with half a dozen NESs projected in the background.

This was just a prelude for the all night rave held outside of the old city hall. A big crowd raged to gameboy luminaries blasting uptempo beats, and impromptu breakdance battles broke out throughout the night.

Yours truly was on hand running a line out to record the madness. Right below are two standout sets: DEADBEATBLAST and Awesome Force.

Seriously, shit was fucking raging. Check it out.

8 Responses so far.

  1. Rob says:

    Reminds me very much of Sabrepulse. Good shit to my ear drums.

  2. Ralfana says:

    Nice man! 8 bit rulez, i regret not living in Toronto anymore... btw which city are u from?

  3. Will says:

    If you enjoyed this, make sure to check out bitmasters, the online label run by deadbeatblast.

  4. kurt says:

    Always feel about 8 bit that nobody does it better than CCastles. I just don't bother with health or justice or anything else. CC, toronto, maybe that is the city where 8 bit is at. On verra.

  5. toofless says:

    how can i upload albums?

  6. Lana says:

    These are tight, thanks! Where at nuit was this going on?

  7. Will says:

    @Lana: The first half (DEADBEATBLAST's stuff) I recorded with a line out of the board in front of Old City Hall (I think...I'm not from Toronto, and had drank quite a bit of vodka, so take that with a grain of salt...).
    Awesomeforce's set was taken from TIFF's all night concert.

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