Don’t miss the part at 2:24. Just don’t miss it.
Closing off what was possibly my favorite night of this year’s Blip Festival, Radlib comes and WOWs EACH AND EVERYONE ONE OF US. Complete with cardboard Beavis and Butthead cutout and an Apogee t-shirt, Radlib rocks the Soundblaster 1s and 2s. It’s almost a 40 minute video, but you can listen or watch one of my all-time favorite sets thanks to cTrix.
Here’s one of the tracks you missed if you weren’t at Pulsewave’s open mic last night. Anthom/gvaddiktz from Switzerland played this 4mat classic to the raucous approval of the crowd last night.
Atenção! Pulselooper vai te afogar em números!
This year, minusbaby won’t be the only Portuguese-speaking performer to take the stage at Blip Festival. All the way from São Paulo, Brazil, Pulselooper will be on the 10 pm slot hashing out the techno by the earful. Hexadecimal is his most recent album and it’s available FOR FREE, you can also get a live Pulselooper set that was played in Berlin last year (also FREE).
You may know them for taking one of the best band photos of this year, or maybe because I’ve mentioned them before, the fellas of Burnkit2600 are a mainstay of the New York area chipmusic scene. With performances as diverse as the dub reggae stylings of the alien known only as Duke Dubious, that strange-but-catchy IDM album I keep on my iPod (I dare you to not move your body to “When Demons Attack”), and the one-man-down-but-never-defeated house-shaking dance party extraordinaire; Burnkit is bound to be bring so much energy to start Sunday night, you better not miss it.
Sonic Sanctuary is an extension of their already incredibly diverse electronic music sonic palette. It’s hard really to nail one genre down for the album: “Last Stand” launches into sections that remind me of garage band practices gone crazy, “Inner Space Battle Hymn” is ripped straight out of an 80s anime with giant robots and closing it off with the title track, “Sonic Sanctuary” evokes island breezes, calypso drums and synthesizers while feeling the sand through your toes.
I’ve got a few non-chipmusic albums I’ve been sitting on, but this week is Blip Festival, so I was going to do some previews.
A preview of what’s to come. Radlib is from Meriden, CT, a town that has curiously spawned several other incredibly talented and completely unrelated musical acts like Doomcloud, sadnes, OxygenStar and Steady C.
I’m looking forward to more incredibly danceable beats from Radlib’s set closing out the second night of Blip Festival.
Are you coming to Blip Festival? There are still tickets left! I’ll be there! Come say hi!
A music video using public domain footage from “The Last Man on Earth” (1964), “Mystery of Time” (1957) and “A Tale of Two Cities” (1947) and music from Burnkit2600’s upcoming album “Sonic Sanctuary”. II just want to wildly mosh in a pit full of my friends to this.
Speaking of, Burnkit2600, along with loads of other incredibly talented artists, will be playing this year’s Blip Festival at the Gramercy Theatre. You can still get tickets here, I will be attending all weekend long and probably at several of the pre- and post- parties that week.