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MegaRan Interview & Kickstarter airs tonight 6PM Eastern

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The Regiment & Random team up for this epic EP!

MegaRan Interview Airs Tonight 6PM Eastern

First off if you haven’t heard any of the album, STOP, or as the kids say STHAP, and check out the FULL ALBUM for free:

Megaran comes out with a VENGEANCE, with a more aggressive style than we’re used to, and it is AMAZING. I cannot wait to hear more of this side of MegaRan.

I interviewed MegaRan at BitGen Gamerfest 9 and introduced him to the live audience as, “The hardest working man in VGM”.  The man lives up to the hype. Right now MegaRan aka Random is supposed to be on a break from his frantic worldwide tour schedule. I receive a text from the best MC in the game right now about a new album being released AND a kickstarter. My question is WHEN DOES HE SLEEP!?

If you missed our interview last month with Mega Ran & filmmaker Michael Cardoza, you can check that our right here.

The Mega-Lo-Mania Documentary follows MegaRan across his tour of the Southwest US. Right now the film is only available on DVD, and MegaRan explained, “In today’s downloadable content world, we wanted to give everyone something they can hold in their hand”.  Due to popular demand, fans are clamoring for this product on the more modern distribution channels like Netflix, Itunes, and Amazon. In response MegaRan has put together a Kickstarter campaign for the Director’s Cut to cover the over $5,000 which is the base costs of getting onto these distribution platforms.

Once again we will be talking to MegaRan today and the interview will be airing at 6PM Eastern on 8bitX Radio Network



Essential information about CheapBeats = Win & Square Sounds Tokyo

 Essential information about CheapBeats = Win & Square Sounds Tokyo

What you need to know:

Chiptunes=Win has teamed up with netlabel CheapBeats to bring you 16 tracks from the Volume 3 submissions PLUS 5 bonus jams from CheapBeats’ discography. Tracks are mastered by Narayan Choudury of Smoking Mirrors.

Listening Party!

Online release party happening, as usual, on Nerd Rock Radio via on Saturday, Sept 27th at 9:30 PM EDT with irc in #ChipWINChat (on

Square Sounds Tokyo

The annual chiptune festival is going on this year from JAPAN!   Huge News – ChiptunesWin is the official Chatroom for Square Sounds Tokyo!

Chatroom Link here:

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Chiptunes = WIN Volume 3 Listening Party

We are honored to be the home of Sam Mulligan’s Nerd Rock Radio, every Monday night holding down the chiptune scene here on 8bitx.

On Monday September 1st Nerd Rock Radio is having a special event. Chiptunes = Win Compilation Volume 3 is being released, and Nerd Rock Radio has the listening party starting at 7PM Eastern! 

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Soundcloud Preview of the first 25 tracks!!


Behind the Scenes – Game Music Lullabies

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Project Director Jayson Napolitano joined us for a one of a kind behind the scenes look into the creation of this music SERIES. Jayson reveals most of the lineup in what we found out would be the next installment possibly dedicated to Secret of Mana…..

We journey through Jayson’s personal vision of putting this project together, over decade in the works, and how he ended up signing Norihiko Hibino and AYAKI to perform.  We also discuss how they actually created each song, what went into the track order, and how Mustin had a say in the process.

The future of physical media was discussed as Jayson & Will explained to the audience what cassette tape is!

Do A Barrel Roll World Debut Track & Interview Download!

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Members of the 8 piece Video Game Music Band “Do A Barrel Roll” joined us last night for a great fun time. This band was great fun to talk to as we covered all topics such as music production, favorite experiences from the road, gaming lineage, and so much more! We discovered that 7 string Violinist Ayalisse dropped her Sega Genesis controllers behind a wall and that was the end of her gaming days for a number of years!!

World Debut Track – Can’t Let You Groove That, Star Funk

Do A Barrel Roll pulled no punches when it comes to their musical talent, stating that the way they do their albums is exactly the experience you will hear live.  They talked the talk, shots were fired, but this band backed up every word they said when we played their new song, “Can’t Let You Groove That, Star Funk” from the upcoming album, BOSS RUSH.

This seven minute song is a jaw dropping medley seamlessly transitioning between scores with note perfect instrumentation and one of the highest quality production values I’ve heard in a VGM album.

Long story short, Do A Barrel Roll is my pick for the band to watch in 2014.


8bitX is proud to be the host of the BOSS RUSH Release Party! Hear the entire album right before the album goes on sale, and then buy it at midnight!!


Background Music:

  • StarFox – Original SNES
  • Mario Kart – Original SNES

Song Breaks:

Do A Barrel Roll – Thunderous Crash Entire album:

  • Rumble Beneath NYC
  • Four Crystals, Four Hearts
  • Maxim Tomatoes and Falcon Punch
  • Heroes of Lylat
  • Intergalactic Victory Lap

World Premiere – Can’t Let You Groove That, Star Funk – BOSS RUSH – Coming Soon!!


Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Available Now

Soothing arrangements of gaming’s greatest melodies performed live by GENTLE LOVE, featuring Norihiko Hibino of the Metal Gear Solid series
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Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Launch Trailer  

San Diego, California – May 20, 2014 – Scarlet Moon Records is thrilled to announce the availability of its highly-anticipated Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies arrangement album, presenting many of gaming’s greatest melodies arranged to sooth and relax, performed live by saxophonist Norihiko Hibino (known for his contributions to the Metal Gear Solid series, including the iconic “Snake Eater” theme) and pianist AYAKI. The album is fully licensed and is now available via LOUDR and other digital retailers:

Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies on LOUDR

The themes featured on Prescription for SleepGame Music Lullabies were carefully selected to include titles with renowned soundtracks that both gamers and game music enthusiasts will appreciate. Fan favorites such as Donkey Kong Country and Secret of Mana  are featured alongside critically acclaimed scores like NieR and Demon’s Souls. The full track list is as follows: Continue reading