Various Artists – [2011] BACKUP11

Exceptional chiptune compilation for Platine Festival in Cologne. Great contributions from well-known artists.

If you want to saviour a varied selection of different classic 8-bit as well as modern interpretations of the genre, look no further. From classic pure console sounds to blends of chip and studio music you can feel served. I can fully recommend each of the 10 tracks, yet will only showcase you the habitual two here:

4. rugar – A Scent Of Europe

Upbeat, joyful simple chiptune with happy ostinatos and clicky beats. A fun track through and through!

8. Kupa – Bloody Tears

By allowing a conventional drumkit and a rich synth backdrop, the classic sawtooth sound is elevated above its usual edginess. “Robot orchestra” comes to mind to describe the full instrumentation. Rich arrangement, ye clearly technical.

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