Influenced by the sounds of Sheffield's underground, UK-based producer HarleyLikesMusic has managed to craft & assemble this perfect amalgamation of sweetly simplistic, nostalgia-laden tones & the sound design, style, & authenticity you'd come to expect from a proper, not-necessarily-legal warehouse party.

Relentlessly pushing the limits of a Nintendo Gameboy's sound chip (as per usual) Harley's new "Steel City Zone" EP graciously provides us with four all new, LSDJ-produced tracks that are simultaneously as fun-loving & catchy as they are rudely hard & heavy.

Each digital EP purchase includes download link to .lsdsng save files for all four Steel City Zone tunes + two bonus tracks. … -city-zone



(9 replies, posted in Releases)

Not only is this one of the most authentic Sonic tributes I've ever heard, but the melodies in here are really above and beyond

just seeing this now - great mix and thanks for dropping me on it!!

Thirding Greenleaf and also adding this little-scale release which was a HUGE inspiration for me: … -2010.html

So excited to have this release on Thebasebit Recordings (boaconstructor; trey frey; IAYD; Tri Angles (fka Smiletron))
I've been experimenting with making footwork/ghettotech/bass music on an Amiga 500 and TBBR were just super supportive of this from day one!

The release includes two fantastic remixes by little-scale and DJ FLP, not to mention MOD files for a couple tracks too smile

Hope you enjoy!

so is anybody going to answer his question or

please close this thread too esc lol

JaffaCakeMexica wrote:

when the chip act came on it was just a one gameboy setup with no effects and the guy was jumping around hyping his stuff way too much for what it was. He basically cleared the floor instantly.

Not meaning to troll here, but did you and your friend consider that maybe their music just...wasn't good? Or maybe their stage presence was just off?

It seems kind of aloof to categorize a whole collective just because of one person's stage presence. There are a ton of people who go crazy on stage but it works for them. Good presence is a complicated formula that, in my honest opinion, is composed of: quality of the music, right audience, demeanor, and appearance.

I really think that if a person molds these qualities to be cohesive then it can help avoid awkward first impressions. Or maybe being ironic is their thing and they aim to make a vibe that doesn't quite match up. But I think the important thing is that they have to own it and not just dabble around. The point I'm trying to make here is that maybe the performer wasn't being conceited at all, but just presented themselves poorly either with poor content or maybe you weren't the right audience for it? So many things to consider here.

another personal limitation that i have is that i will never be anywhere near as fucking good as 4mat

i feel like many people are going to bring up the obvious specifics like note polyphony or dynamic range so if I may, I'd like to bring up something a little off kilter here wink

one caveat i've *personally* found is that it's very difficult to avoid being typecasted; for better or worse

the larger music world may often aim to brand you as a video game/nerd culture obsessive and also seem to often think you are incapable of doing anything that isn't chiptune - which can be a little frustrating. the larger world also spawns many unnecessary debates about "what chiptune is" - and i've noticed that more often than not, if it doesn't sound like gameboy dance music, many press outlets get confused quick! i think it all stems from chiptune being such a specific sound that it's easy to become a marketing tool

on the other hand tho, you also may often be seen as a gear fetishist - discussions of how tracks were made are very common and when performing live many people expect to see the hardware being used live. that is to say, there is often a predated expectation of what your chiptune shows are supposed to be (i.e. - "you've made your tracks on an Atari ST, so the audience will expect the Atari to be onstage with you"). i've contributed to this belief in the past, but over the years i've become way more open minded. i got upset with the idea that many people are coming to see the gear itself rather than the actual music being played - this "hardware versus software" debate comes up in all genres of electronic music, but I feel that it comes up especially often in chiptune because the entire concept of this came about by pushing old hardware devices. but my personal beliefs are this: it's 2016, you can do it however the eff you want -  I've seen people play straight up amazing live sets with laptops, CDJs, whatever smile

none of these may be a big "limitation" to you but I think it's something worth acknowledging at least a little bit when talking about this kind of music today

sweet i'll mess around with it - thank you! smile

just want to confirm that yes, what zemzelett is saying is true, but KiGB is very finnicky on the order in which you delete things. one question though: i'm trying to find and alter kigb.cfg (i want to make kigb not use my Documents folder as the default search location) but cannot find that file either? i checked in the hidden library folder on Mac OSX too

Hey all, wondering if there is any interest in making a megahread consisting of all releases that include source data.
LSDJ SAVs/LSDSNGs, MODs, XMs, IT, FTM, whatever!

nice i was considering looking for a 1200 but they're much harder to find in the states - i've got volca keys, drums, and sample !


(38 replies, posted in General Discussion)

because i like to make my life frustrating