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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

 

 

Key Staff resigns, Awesome Interviews, Happy Birthday Foley, Wireless Adapter Tip

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Click here for an exclusive track from Grant – “Saloon”

Key Staff Resigns

So for last few years we’ve kept this site to strictly VGM updates, and in particular, updates on guests and interviews upcoming on our radio stream. I’ve made the decision to put more updates up on how 8bitX works, and this is the first effort of that movement.

Recently we’ve had a key member of our staff focus on what is most important, real life. JT Murphy has dedicated a ton of time from his show many years ago, “The Blue Shell Manifesto”, to most recently his efforts under the name “Explosivo Show”.  JT not only kept his show running throughout the year, he also ran our radio streaming content, supplying updates each week for our listeners.  As JT departs focusing on making actual money, we have always made it known that JT has a home here with the 8bitX family as we call it.

JT will still be around the 8bitX stomping grounds on Steam, so stay tuned for that!

Interviews

You Bred Raptors

Pre-Order Grant from You Bred Raptors?

You Bred Raptors? Bassist Epileptic Peat – sat down with Peat to discuss a range of topics, his childhood, juggling, appearance of YBR at MAGFest 8.5, the new album “Grant”, their various residencies, and of course, some classic moments in Jurassic Park. The interview concludes with an exclusive track off the new album “Grant” which releases in November.

Listen to the interview with Peat & the exclusive new track “Saloon” here.

Gamer’s Rhapsody

Thomas Spargo, the creator of Gamer’s Rhapsody sat down with us to promote the first ever Convention in the Twin Cities focusing on video games & music. Thomas has a surprising path to the video game music community, it involves Crash Bandicoot and his PS1. Find out the first Zelda game Thomas ever played, and I promise you will be SHOCKED.

Check out the complete Gamer’s Rhapsody Interview with Thomas Spargo here

Happy Birthday

My son turned four years old over the weekend, and we had a great time the day of. The week before has been a hectic blur of crazy cleaning and 55 gallons of Fantastik cleaner on every surface of my life. We ended up going to the 8th Wonder of the World Model Train Exhibit, and then back to house for hot dogs, wings, cupcakes, presents, and for the adults, Yuengling. Continue reading

Gamer’s Rhapsody Interview with Thomas Spargo

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The first ever video game media expo descends upon the Twin Cities with a great lineup for VGM fans across the world.  We sat down with Thomas Spargo to find out what went into this event, and why he felt Minneapolis was prime for such an event.

Spargo also offered his unique experience with video games, and how the PS1 was instrumental in his falling in love with Video Game Music. Much to our surprise, Spargo never played a Zelda title until a DS title! An interesting journey through his gaming lineage to say the least!

Guests appearing at Gamer’s Rhapsody include, but are not limited to: Emily Reese, Disasterpeace, Dale North, OverClocked Remix, Tim Turi, Jake Kaufman, Nerd Enhanced Sound, and many more!

Get your tickets now! http://www.gamersrhapsody.com/

Gamer’s Rhapsody creator Thomas Spargo LIVE 10PM Eastern!

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About Gamer’s Rhapsody

Gamer’s Rhapsody is a festival celebrating videogames through the appreciation of music, art, and creative writing.
Founded in 2014, the inaugural event hopes to provide fans of videogame music, art, fan fiction, and more with two days of programming that will include live music performances, panels hosted by videogame industry professionals and Internet personalities, art workshops, a vendor space, an indie game showcase featuring local developers, and more.
The inaugural event will take place in St. Paul, Minnesota from November 15, 2014 to November 16, 2014.
Learn more about Gamer’s Rhapsody: http://www.gamersrhapsody.com

Essential information about CheapBeats = Win & Square Sounds Tokyo

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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 8bitx.com on Saturday, Sept 27th at 9:30 PM EDT with irc in #ChipWINChat (on esper.net).

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: http://chiptuneswin.com/chat

Square Sounds Tokyo 2014 more information

Radio Host?

If you are interested in having your radio show on 8bitX Radio Network, contact us: will@8bitx.com

 

Documentary Spotlight – Mega-Lo-Mania Interview featuring MegaRan and Michael Cardoza

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Mega-Lo-Mania is a documentary following MegaRan’s Tour of the Southwest with a backing band (The Lo Classics) for the first time ever.

I really enjoyed this interview, as we started off with getting to know Michael Cardoza, the Director of Mega-Lo-Mania.  Michael’s history in the music industry, and how his career as a cameraman for the news channel led him into this new venture with his own film production company. About halfway through we are joined by the one, the only MegaRan! He was currently traveling through the Arizona desert, and we get his take on everything from the recent UK tour, tricks for dealing with customs, crayola crayons, and the burning question of why is Burnt Sienna the best color from the big box of 64?!

So much more and  we really had a blast!

CyberChimps