Tonight, the leading lights of the worldwide chip music movement are convening at Brooklyn's Bell House for the fourth-annual Blip Festival. And as you may have heard, WFMU will be webcasting all 3 days' worth of pixelated madness LIVE on a separate super-special blip stream, beginning at 8pm ET tonight!
The webcast is hosted by Trent of WFMU's Sound and Safe, who'll be DJ-ing between sets and talking with Blip Festival organizers, performers, & attendees throughout. Trent hosted a Blip Fest Warm-Up radio show on Monday night -- check out the playlist & archive here for live performances from Je Deviens DJ En Trois Jour and Patric Catani, plus special guests C-Men and Peter Swimm.
Peter Swimm runs the True Chip Till Death blog, and curates weekly highlights from the chip music world on the Free Music Archive. Earlier this week, he posted a mix featuring some of the artists who'll be performing at this year's festival. Check it out after the jump!
Entering its fourth year of celebrating the best and brightest from the realm of chipmusic and its related disciplines, the festival showcases the use of the former heavyweights of computing such as the Commodore 64 and Amiga, the Atari ST and 2600, and the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy to create arresting music and visual art.
Each mp3 in this mix is licensed under a Creative Commons license, please click the "i" next to each track for the specific license.