A fundraising effort that caught my eye today was Chip In: Japan! - a massive chiptune compilation that's been put together by a bunch of artists who want to do something to help the victims of the recent disasters that hit Japan.
Amid all the chaos I thought the only thing I could do to help was to put together a complation of chip music help raise donations and awareness for the people of Japan in their difficult time. If it wasn’t for the hard working people of Japan there would be none of this great chip tune music in the first place.
Donate your money (or "do something positive for Japan"), and you'll soon be able to download this amazing album. Already, more than 90 tracks have been added, from a pretty impressive artist lineup.
Pixelh8 |Facundo Castro | Bit_Rat | little-scale and Poppi Doser | bit face | Baken |Bear & Walrus | Seventh Gear | Receptors | Bud Melvin | Crashfaster | Grieghtbit | _node | Andrew Kilpatrick | 8 Bit Weapon | PANDAstar | poisoncut | Diamonds & Dynamite | Comptroller | Palace Cat | Lucy Lefty the k9d | Space Town Savior | Starbuck | Nathan Meunier | Da Pantz | Jonny Nero Action Hero | 8bit bandit and Zane | Droid-On and Mika Y | MOUTHLESS | Br1ght Pr1mate | Numbers in Love | jefftheworld | Samwave | My Brother Daniel | BFunk20xx | TEMPHUiBIS | Glomag | Danimal Cannon | The Glowing Stars | Neurobit | Easyname | Zebra | Holy Konni | Euan Lynn | Obsolète Broadcast Système | Byzanite | Jonas The Plugexpert | The Attic Bits | Kommisar | The MM Project | DYLANBROCHILL | Feryl | MattyBoJangles | Matecha | Louis G. | Leeni | ComputeHer | Nick Maynard | Prizmatic Spray | Stevens | Forbidden Colour | Neil Voss | Rainbow Jump Orchestra! | Ovenrake | Kris Keyser and AdamGetsAwesome | Of Japan | Exilefaker | Psifork | Jellyfish Lunchbox | Peter Swimm | Shrimps | Jellica | Untested Methods | µB | Creutzfeldt Jacky | Supercommuter | Supersole | tempsoundsolutions | Pulselooper | Subway Sonicbeat | Zonic | Battle Lava | Inverse Phase | Adelina Turcu – Sorin Tudor | The Munitionettes | Wizwars | Active Knowledge | Jellyfish Lunchbox
Head over to the Chip In: Japan website, make your donation, and get ready for some awesome tunes. Then, if you feel like it, go and support the artist who have generously donated their time, effort and musical talents to this project.
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