DJ Cutman Makes Some Gigannouncements (Plus MAGFest Interview Video)

Robert Hill-Williams
Senior Editor
 
January 18th, 2012

Prolific chiptune artist and performer DJ Cutman released information about a number of projects that have been in progress. Two of those projects, the album GameChops Volume 2 and remix track I Can Has This Dance, have been released as free (that’s right, free!) downloads via their appropriate Bandcamp and SoundCloud pages. GameChops Vol. 2 is a beat-tape that Cutman released as a “thank you to all the game composers from the past three decades who made the music we grew up (and continue to grow) with.” I Can Has This Dance is a remix of a Benjamin Briggs track of the same name.

Outside of the new releases, DJ Cutman also announced a couple of release dates for upcoming albums. His chiptune, electro, and dubstep performance at MAGFest, titled Live@MAGX, will be released on January 24th, 2012. This album will also be released as a free download. For those in the New York City area, Cutman will also be doing an encore presentation of the set live on the 21st at Green Hill Zone prior to the album’s release.

A few weeks later, on February 12th, comes the release of Chiptopia, the newest album in the ChipTuneMusic mix series that is best explained by Cutman himself:

A contrast from the dark and brutal tracks of DubtropolisChiptopia tells a tale of an 8-bit utopia, where there is music every night, every act gets a free meal, and there is not a hater in the sight. Is this place real, or just a myth? You decide on 2/12/12.

Listen to a preview on Soundcloud.

And last but not least, we actually got a chance to talk to DJ Cutman as MAGFest X was winding down. He explains to us how he got into chiptune, his intent with Chiptopia, and more. Check out the interview below:

 

[image source: DJ Cutman Facebook page]

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