Betamod Netlabel rises from the ashes

As you may or may not recall from the early days of GM4A, I used to speak a lot about the amazing chiptune albums coming from the camp over at Betamod. Unfortunately, after a hacker broke the website, the Betamod netlabel slowly faded into the internet of yesterday.

Just recently though, Player Two, head of Betamod, has announced that he has redesigned, and relaunched Betamod for the new decade! There are a ton of what I consider classic chiptune albums available once again on this site, and I highly recommend you head over and peruse their old releases (Particularly the Next Level compilation, and the Twilight Division EPs) at betamod.com. All music on Betamod is free to download as well. I for one am very glad that Betamod is back and hope to hear much more out of them throughout the year.

Control+Fuzz releases w00t from Player Two


Long time chiptune artist Player Two has returned after a bit of radio silence. This time coming our way via the Control+Fuzz netlabel. w00t is a four track EP of catchy chiptunes and robotic vocals. Stand out favorite for me is the second track Little Robots. A hypnotic robot diatribe against those lowly humans. The album is available free through the Control+Fuzz myspace (left side, under "Band Members" section) or on the w00t page at playertwo.info. No matter what path you take to the album, rest assured it is one catchy robotic rockout that ends just too quickly.

Announcing the Game Music 4 All 3rd Anniversary Compilation: Third Form


After a long delay I am happy to announce that the long awaited Game Music 4 All third anniversary album is currently wrapping up! The album is a collection of brand new and exclusive tracks from some of the finest in video game inspired music. From VG Rock to remixes, from nerdcore hip hop to chiptunes and more, we cover all the bases of video game inspired music.

Third Form will feature over an hour of music from the many talented musicians who have supported GM4A over the past three years. Just a small sample of those are Player Two, Super Barrio Bros, Temp Sound Solutions, I Fight Dragons, 8 Bit Weapon and Elfonso! That is simply a handful of tons of talented musicians. More will be revealed soon, but for now, get ready for the upcoming launch, and enjoy some of that preliminary teaser art above from the great Doctor Octoroc. We hope to reveal more soon as the album gets closer to release!

William Sides Atari Party hits the road

This August 14th through the 25th William Sides Atari Party is hitting the road from his home state of Illinois all the way down to Texas and back again! WSAP will be performing with many awesome acts at stops along the way as well including Player Two, The OneUps, MC Router, Machrider and many more, not to mention his cohort Protman along for the ride.

Check out all the tour dates over at William Sides Atari Party's myspace page or the GM4A event calendar.

Mega Twerp relaunch!

Mega Twerp, the awesome video game music netlabel is now back online! The site has undergone a redesign and, as well as being home to artists such as lutin, Electro Static Discharge, Disastertron, Phlogiston and Spheres of Chaos, the new release from Player Two is now available from MT.

Here's a blurb from the site which explains the Mega Twerp ethos:

"Sometime in the year 200x our history was lost. We are still searching for it. All we can tell you is that we bring you a great selection of Video Game Music. Every "Sub-Genre" is welcome to this site wether you like chiptunes, theme remixes and covers, video game metal, progressive, IDM-style, chip and bass, chip hop, pop, and even bebop. You get the picture. We think there are too many of these "Sub-Genres" and thought it'd be great to have all these styles under on totally awesome netlabel!"

Go, go, go!

Music EXP Compilation Update 2

This is not the official cover (maybe?), but some fantastic art done by none other then Steffo of My Parent's Favorite Music.

Have we got news for you! We just got a total of FOUR new bands on board for Music EXP. Most of these new bands announced are from outside of the US, which makes this quite the international compilation. From Norwich, UK we've got The Lost Levels, who's self-titled EP has been called "Dark side of the moon for the Nintendo generation." Next up, from Ontario, Canada is fantastic chiptune artist Lutin. The third band for this announcement is our pal, hailing all the way from Australia, Dot.AY. And finally, from within our US borders comes the chip stylings of Player Two. We are glad to have all of these folks on board. Be sure to check them out on their official sites.

So now, let's see the chart of bands now officially on the album!

Band count so far:
8 Bit Bandit
Alex Mauer
Dot.AY
Elfonso
The Lost Levels
Lutin
Player Two
Select Start
Spheres of Chaos
Super Nintechno
Temp Sound Solutions

Keep checking back, we have a ton more to announce on the compilation soon!