SUPERSTARS

SUPERSTARS is a unit comprised of

  • Rapper – smallest
  • Lyricist – Kobayashi
  • Beatmaker – Kunio

90% of their output comes from sitting around drinking coffee and chatting… Always write their name in full caps without space. k? cool.

Links

~ Bandcamp ~ Soundcloud ~

Kplecraft

Kplecraft (pronounced playcraft). Using 8-bit gaming consoles, saxophone and perverted percussion, Kplecraft bring a wild and spacy vibe to any event. Look out for their brand new album, coming June 24th on CheapBeats!

Links

~ Kuon Records ~ Homepage ~ Soundcloud ~ Twitter ~ YouTube

 

Diddley Nishioka

BLIP, TWANG, FUZZ!

Chiptunes meets Blues, Rockabilly, Surf, and Garage Punk!!!

Guitarist of The Poseidons, DIDBURNS, Nih Khmers, and CHILDISH TONES.

Links

~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Soundcloud ~

Cheapshot

本イベントの主催者で、イギリス出身のCheapshotです。チップチューンのレーベル、CheapBeats Recordsやチップチューンフェスティバル「Square Sounds Tokyo」を主催しています。

大学時代(2001年)に曲作りを始め、テクノを中心に作ってきました。2009年に8-bitの音に惚れ、曲を作るたびに、8-bitの要素を徐々に多く入れるようになりました。
2014年までは、主に初代ゲームボーイとLSDJで、ピュアな8-bit世界で実験したり、遊んだり、曲を作ったりをしていました。他にはLittle Piggy TrackerやNanoloopでアルバムを出しています。最近はNanoloopとTeenage EngineeringのPO12ドラムマシンでライブをしています。お楽しみに!

リリースはmetrodub、と8bitpeoples、OSCBoxとCheapbeatsでEPやアルバムを出しています。

Links

CheapBeats ~ TwitterFacebookSoundCloud ~

🦃Breezesquad

Breezesquad is a project by Manoske, a graphic designer from Fukuoka. He started producing music with a folk and ethnic vibe back in 2011 which also inspired his direction in terms of graphic design also. In 2017 he went on a tour in South America, specifically Chile and Argentina. Based on this experience, he released his 3rd album Fantasma in November, 2018.

He has appeared at Pixel Art Park and recently supplied artwork to YMCK’s album Family Swing. A truly multi-talented artist!

Links

~ Bandcamp ~ Soundcloud ~ Twitter ~

2Pcolor

2Pcolor is one of the most unique chip artists… or artists in general actually!! He started creating tracks back in 2016 as the TV android 2Pcolor and released his first album in 2017. In 2018 he started his own chiptune event called Pico Pico Panic. Finally, he played the 2018 Square Sounds Tokyo post party.

Links

~ Twitter ~ Soundcloud ~ Tumblr ~ YouTube ~

Starving GOGO

Starving GOGO is a chiptune/micromusic project born in early 2014 by Flavio Aster Bissolati. He’s part of the new wave of Italian Micromusic and he mainly composes on LSDj for Game Boy (DMG01) and FamiTracker, but more recently also with nanoloop mono and Pocket Operators (by Teenage Engineering). In September 2014 his first EP “L(a)UNCHBOX” was released, followed by the first album “KILL YOUR DARLINGS” in September 2015 and the second album “discredit denial destroy” in May 2017. His third album “Ozymandias” has been released in October 2018 by CheapBeats. His songs appeared in three Chiptunes=WIN compilations (vol.5, vol.6 and HalloWIN) and in the promotional compilation for Chip Bit Day (2018 and 2019) in Manchester. He’s also music producer, composer and sound designer for videogames, theatre, marketing/promotional videos and short movies.

Links

~ Bandcamp ~ Soundcloud ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~

Chibi-tech

Chibi-tech is an American music composer and sound designer living in Japan & working in gamedev. A prominent specialist within the Japanese game industry especially for her chiptune craft, she’s contributed various works for companies such as Capcom, Cave, Marvelous, Sega, SNK, 5pb., amongst others.

But with great power comes great responsibility… with the potential of that power to be greatly abused. On stage, she loves to cause havoc with her chiptune arsenal of NES consoles… each packed with megatons of audible heat to ignite the dancefloor.

Links

~ Homepage ~ Bandcamp ~ Twitter ~

DEFENSE MECHANISM

DEFENSE MECHANISM is a chiptune musician who combines intricate compositional prowess with a love of catchy melodies to create kickass dance tunes using LSDj on a Nintendo Gameboy. He has been performing Gameboy music live since 2016 and has enjoyed sharing his knowledge with the chiptune community at large, educating other LSDj users on the techniques he’s picked up in his monthly blog “Intense Tech with Defense Mech”. After playing shows in Indianapolis, Chicago, Paris, Lille, Antwerp, Copenhagen, and Bornholm, he is looking forward to his first-ever performance in Japan! You can find his music, including the 2018 CLOVER AWARD-winning release “Sunburst”, and more at https://defensemech.com.

Links

~ Homepage ~ Soundcloud ~ Bandcamp ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

SQUARE SOUNDS TOKYO 2019

Square Sounds is a boutique micro-festival that celebrates the world’s foremost chipmusic talent.

Join us on September 21st and 22nd!

With Game boys, Commodores and other consoles scavenged from op shops and forgotten toyboxes in hand, artists come together from all over the world to stretch the boundaries of what video game consoles can do; coaxing mind-bending sights and sounds from these unlikely tools. Building a community is what the last four years have been all about and in year number five, we have managed to line up some of our most requested artists from talented newcomers to legends of the scene, bringing them together across four days of music and visuals.

This is the 5th year of SST, and we have racked up almost 100 artists from around the world. This year, as always, we have an exceptional line-up of artists and visualists taking centre stage at KOENJI HIGH. Definitely, a massive weekend not to be missed!! Whether you’re coming along to catch some of your favourites on the main stage, or taking the stage at the open mic to show off what you can do; Square Sounds caters for fans, artists and future legends of the scene.

Check the LINE UP!!