Last weekend was Blip Festival Tokyo, and it was, by all accounts, incredible. Nullsleep even went as far as calling it “the best Blip since 2007.” However, I’m willing to estimate that the number of Tokyo citizens reading this falls very very close to the number zero, so unfortunately, there were quite a few of us who didn’t get to experience the festival live. However, that won’t stop us from enjoying it vicariously through the power of INTERNET, thanks to a YouTube user named monkeyturn.
Let’s start the show with a showstopper: peep this video of everyone’s favorite guy Bit Shifter, but with his music sung / rapped / shouted over by Japan’s resident UK-born noise musician guy Luke Chaos. So awesome.
Speaking of Brits, here’s Sabrepulse, the UK breakcore artist who we totally saw live during the 8-Bit Alliance tour, tearing it up on the Blip Tokyo stage:
Also, you pretty much have to watch this video of Japanese chiptune musician K-＞ covering a Castlevania song which, after getting the title translated and watching like 50 YouTube videos, I have determined is a cover of Stage 3 from Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. Yes.
If these didn’t satisfy you, there are a ton of other just as amazing videos from the festival on that dude’s YouTube channel. Check ‘em out!