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Robotprins is a half-robot, half-prince hero, who likes adventuring and fighting the evil Ondman. Whatever he does he is always accompanied by sweet chiptunes that make him stronger and more handsome. During the last year, Robotprins has been playing the guitar to his sweet chiptunes during his performances. On his newest EP “Robotprins Plays Guitar”… Read more »


The project began in 2008, Brazil, playing electronic music with unusual tools as: Famitracker, a Nintendo sound emulator, and later, LSDJ for the Game Boy, Littlepiggytracker for the Dingoo/PSP and Nanoloop for the Game Boy Advanced. As described, the weapons of choice are portable, obsolete or demi-obsolete video game devices. In 2009, the project joined… Read more »


Roger ‘Rekcahdam’ Hicks – Roger Hicks, known by his stage name “Rekcahdam,” is a music producer, video game & app developer. Roger decided to fuse his interest in programming with that of his artistic passions and went on to become a freelance game developer, sound engineer and session musician. His most notable works include his… Read more »


Cheapshot is the curator of CheapBeats records and organiser of the Square Sounds Tokyo festival. Born in the UK, raised as a chiptuner in Japan. Cheap started making chip around 2009 after being introduced by a friend and hasn’t looked back since. Drawing on works by Quarta330, minikomi, boaconstructor, cymba, and 0f.digital, his works include LSDJ releases on 8bitpeoples… Read more »

Yokemura (YMCK)

Yokemura is better known for his role in YMCK as a lyricist, songwriter and sound producer. He is also the creator of the MacOS-AudioUnit “Magic8bitPlug” as well as the iPhone app: YMCK Player! We are very excited to have him perform solo for us at SST2018..! Links Homepage | Twitter | Facebook

Chip Tanaka

1980 – 1999: Involved with the development of Nintendo’s game sound chip and development for various games including the Mother (Earthbound) series, Dr. Mario, and Metroid. 2000 – Present: Creator of many of the Pokemon TV anime songs and BGM as “Hirokazu Tanaka From 2007: Active as the musician “Chip Tanaka” at various events. Links Homepage | Twitter | Soundcloud


Toriena is the queen of chiptune in Japan. She started producing music in 2012 in Kyoto, and began the Japanese chiptune label “MADMILKY RECORDS” in 2013. Since then she has been involved in lyric writing, song writing and arrangement, artwork and vocals. Her unique approach to chiptune sees her using both authentic hardware such as… Read more »


  Xinon: Japanese Gameboy musician! He started making chiptune around 2004 focusing mainly on trance and house music. In 2011 he played the biggest chiptune event in Japan – Blip Tokyo. He has released on albums far and wide such as on New York’s 8-bit peoples, and also the Chinese label Shanshui Records. For projects… Read more »


  Scythe started making music in 2008 focusing on pop, house and futurebass sounds. In 2016 he was inspired by the artists at Square Sounds Tokyo to start making chipmusic so started playing with LSDJ. He released his first chiptune album on CheapBeats in 2017 and played the Square Sounds Tokyo post-party. His style focuses… Read more »


NES BAND are literally a NES band. Each member is in charge of one particular sound as they recreate classic NES soundtracks live..! They started touring in 2011 and have performed all over Japan. In 2015 they performed a solo live event and in 2016 they appeared at the huge Nico-nico meeting event. Link ホームページ… Read more »