Cheapshot is the curator of CheapBeats records and organiser of the Square Sounds Tokyo festival.
Born in the UK, raised as a chiptuner in Japan. Cheap started making chip around 2009 after being introduced by a friend, and hasn’t look back since. Drawing on works by Quarta330, minikomi, ???, his works include LSDJ releases on 8bitpeoples and metrodub, piggy tracker on OSCBox, and more recently nanoloop (EP forthcoming on CheapBeats). Expect techno, bass, and good times.
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Sige (pronounced “shige”) comes from the Indonesian group “Funkot” where she was known for her DJ sets with a particular focus on game music. Her full time job is as a house wife. She often displays her ability as a pro cook by doing catering work for events. Sige is no stranger to Square Sounds, having played the after party at last years SST.
Get ready for an “enak” (the Indonesian word for “a good feeling”) atmosphere and prepare to shake your booty!
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Trash80 is a pioneer of independent Game Boy music. He has published several songs online under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-ND) under the Trash80 and Tresk banners. Whereas many Trash80 songs are ambient soundscapes featuring the use of Game Boy sounds, Tresk songs feature simple piano lines. Most prominently, Lamb’s music has been featured on the soundtrack of the Real-time strategy game Darwinia.
The name “Trash80″ is a reference to a slang term for the Tandy / Radio Shack computer model (now defunct) TRS-80 (model 1/2/3/4/4p).
In 2003 the EP Hologram was released and in May 2008 the EP Icarus was released.
In the Fall of 2008, Trash80 unveiled the ArduinoBoy, a relatively cheap and easy-to-assemble device that allows MIDI synchronization with a Game Boy running the proper software. As the name implies, it is based on the Arduino open-source microcontroller.
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Toriena is a chiptune girl from Kyoto. She is curator of MADMILKY RECORDS. Using LSDJ she makes some of the fiercest pop music you’re likely to hear from a Gameboy. Her live performances are one of her key characteristics, as she causes mayhem on dance floors. As well as being an incredible icon in the chip scene with her music, she also designs logos and CD covers. She’s a diddy 145cm tall, has AO blood type, and likes apples.
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Hizmi is a human. Probably. He is an absolute master of the X68000 machine, making beats that range from the minimal and chilled to banging techno ear-destroyers (in a good way of course).
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