Explore The Birth Of Video Game Music In Part 1 Of RBMA’s ‘Diggin’ In The Carts’

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Explore The Birth Of Video Game Music In Part 1 Of RBMA's 'Diggin In The Carts'

Just a few weeks back, we were given a peek at RBMA‘s exposition of the birth and legacy of video game music AKA the Diggin’ In The Carts mini-doc series. Today we get to take a look at the endlessly influential movement’s baby photos in part 1 of the series, meeting and greeting some of the foremost pioneers of 8-bit composition, the maestros of scores to our endless childhood. Musical minds that were expressed through numbers, data and programs, as opposed to strings, sticks and picks like the rest of us.

Ladyhawke, J Rocc, Flying Lotus, Oh No and more chime in to give their personal accounts of when the lo-fi frequencies started resonating in their own living rooms and basements. It’s a thorough examination of how pervasive the 8-bit pallets have become over the years and how we owe much of EDM’s success (for better or worse) in recalling those lush, yet glitchy sonic-scapes to Japan’s unsung export. Watch the very first installment of RBMA’s Diggin’ In The Carts below to geek out with the greats and stay tuned for the next episode this Thursday. Game on, fellow bleep-bloopers, game on.

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