vrijdag 10 mei 2013

DJ'ing with a Nintendo Gameboy

8-bit music

DJ Rocko working his magic
 A couple of weeks a go I visited an event called 'What's Up', a monthly gathering that's all about creative and innovative concepts and movements in and around Amsterdam. A part of this edition was guest 'Eindbaas' the driving force behind 8-bit chiptunes in Holland. They organize parties and other events where chiptune DJ's perform.

A chiptune (chip music, 8-bit music) is synthesized electronic music often produced with the sound chips of vintage computers, video game consoles and arcade machines.
Which basically means DJ'ing with not much more than a game computer, such as the Nintendo Gameboy. This makes for some pretty interesting (danceable!) music in different genres. During the What's Up event one of the resident DJ's of Eindbaas Rocko showed his DJ'ing skills. Meaning he was hitting the small buttons on his Nintendo Gameboy at a rapid speed, pretty impressive!
Love it or hate it? Check out these beats below.

For more info about chiptunes: http://www.chiptune.com/
For more info about chiptunes in The Netherlands: http://eindbaas.org/