9 October 2010 | One Cafe | Kuala Lumpur

>Colourama 2010 Artists

THE CHIPTUNERS

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MIKROCHIP NO32 > www.myspace.com/mikrochipno32

Mikrochip No32 from Klang, Selangor. He is one of the pioneer chiptuner in Malaysia and a founder of Chip Chip Hurray (chiptune community Malaysia). He started his journey in early 2008 after watching JW86 performed at Youth 2008, PWTC KL.

Some of event that Mikrochip No32 performed are Colourama 2008 at Galaxy  Ampang, Youth’09 at PWTC and Rock The World 2009 at Stadium Bukit Jalil.

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Local Drug Store (Indonesia)

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LOCAL DRUG STORE > www.myspace.com/localdrugstore

Local Drug Store (LDS) from Jakarta, Indonesia has started his journey since 14 February 2006. LDS or ‘Toko Jamu’ in Indonesian language is one of the pioneer chiptuners in Indonesia. He started playing chiptune after he missed his good old days with gameboy.

In 2009, LDS become a chiptune-band with Yumna N Kemal (vocal) Dimas Theodora (machine), Babam Bramaditya(guitar) and Chacha Widyawan(drum).

LDS performed more than 90 gigs/event around south east Asia. Some of the event are Pesta Mikro 1 & 2 at Jakarta (Indonesia), Colourama I at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Sound of Bit (Singapore) and Tour Asia (Thailand).

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MyEmpty Battery> www.myspace.com/myemptybattery

MyEmpty Battery or Azham is a chiptuner from Klang. Been playing chiptune since 2008, MyEmpty Battery influnced his songs by Jochen Miller, JW86, USK, Sulumi and Shirobon. Some of MyEmpty Battery previous event are Colourama 2008, Wondermilik Event, and Rock The World 2009.

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Sebiron (Indonesia)
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SEBIRON > http://www.myspace.com/sebironox

Sebiron is chiptune alias of Amil Juniwalu originating from West Java, Indonesia. SEBIRON started his chiptune adventure since 2008. He had been concentrating on making dance house music combined with an airplane theme. One man behind desk, try to present a strong chiptune/solid chiptune/airplane premix which makes the audience caught up in excitement.

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MIKROBOTMEN > www.myspace.com/mikrobotmen

Mikrobotmen from Kuala Lumpur is a solo project that he made up to make music in the likes of classic console And in his case a gameboy using lsdj cartridge and some help from musician. Most of Mikrobotmen songs are influence by happy tunes that are presented on the classic consoles.

Some of event that Mikrobotmen performed are Colourama 2008 are at Galaxy  Ampang, Youth’09 at PWTC and Rock The World 2009 at Stadium Bukit Jalil.

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SIDABITBALL> www.sidabitball.com

Electro Musician,  genius  circuit  bender,  tetris  grand master,  Sidabitball  (Pierre  Boquet from Paris, France)  takes  discarded  electronic hardware, tears them apart, reinvents them inside and out, and unleashed them onto the electronic music scene.

Since 2006, Sidabitball performed hundreds of show including Blip Fest New York 2008, Japan Expo 2008, La fleche d’or – Paris 2008, Istanbul Party 2008 and Pesta Mikro Indonesia 2009.

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JW86> www.myspace.com/jw86music

JW86 has started his journey in Chip-music since 2006. With other colleagues, he started the chip-music movement in Indonesia, where chip-music music is very taboo to them that operates music in conventional and conservative ways. Now the limitation of processing music in chip-music world doesn’t affect him to make more and more songs.

Some of JW86 performances are Pesta Mikro 1 & 2 at Jakarta, Indonesia, Colourama vol1 at Kuala Lumpur , KL Design Week 2010 and Youth 2008 at PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.

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SUNDAY CAROUSEL>
www.myspace.com/sundaycarousel

Sunday Carousel (previous name, Bit the Medusa) is chiptune (8 bit) music from Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia. They decided to make chip tune music not to be ‘minor’ but universal. Their influence and concept are adventure game and happy tune. Their happy song and bubbly pop chiptune music has made Sunday Carousel one of the great chiptune artist in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore! They combine the visual and audio in live performance. The concept of the music is about journey adventure rpg game and heroes.

Some of event that Sunday Carousel performed are Efek Rumah Kaca live in KL 2010 (as opening act) and Netral live in Malaysia 2010 (as opening act).

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MODULA SCREEN> www.myspace.com/modulascreen

Modula screen is a project consist of 3 friends that connects through chiptunes. AQIL ACAP and HIKER. We hear about chiptune music by searching bands in MYSPACE and and accidently found some 8bit projects such as FIGHTER X , HELLOSTEREO , SEBIRON(bitforbit), BIT THE MEDUSA and HAUHUAHUA and it was like love at first sight. we started making chiptune music since december 2008. We make our songs by using LSDJ 3.9.9, gameboys and some softwares such as famitracker and FLstudio.
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THE BAND

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ROBOT ASMARA> www.myspace.com/robotasmara

Robot Asmara is not like your usual porn fix. This highly energetic band was formed in January 2008, and Art-Ku-Statik, DBP,KL was their first gig. The band members are Lin (vocal), Ijam (guitar), Tom (lead guitar), Kudut (drummer) and Danial (synth). They are influenced by various kinds of musicians from Led Zeppelin to Michael Jackson to NOFX to The Police and to Sarah Yakob which explain why their music is a mixture of pop, pop disco, punk and jazz. ‘Hati Besi’ was the first single properly recorded at Pertama Music Studio, Cheras and been aired in XFresh FM.

Robot Asmara is moving slowly but steadily in the independent music’s scene as they believed there’s nothing to rush but to enjoy every bit of entertaining moment on each and every gigs/shows that they participate.

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THE DRAMATIC> www.myspace.com/thedramaticc

The Dramatic are, in their own words, a KL-based “electro/powerpop/electronic” outfit with an absessive affinity for peppering their songs with chiptune is essentially synthesised sound associated with anachronistic video games like Gameboy or Atari.

The Theatrics of the band’s conception are on full display on propulsive. danceable gems like ‘Cinta Frekuansi”-an urgently squelching, blipping, epileptic piece of pop smithery that bodes well for the niche they are looking to hack in the immediate indie scene. ‘Satu Kata” sees them segueing into New Order-like balladry-replete with stephem Morrisesque one-two drum tap fills and a chorus that begs for sing-along. Paramount on their priority list now is the recording of thier debut EP.

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THIS IS MY HURRICANE> www.myspace.com/thisismyhurricane

This Is My Hurricane (TIMH) is a 5-piece pop punk band with hardcore attitude and mix up with early 90s Nintendo Gameboy reminiscing tune, accidentally created another hybrid genre called Nintendocore. Hailing from the many suburbs of Selangor paving their way transverse the hearts of not only hardcore kids out there but all music enthusiast with their heavy and happy breakdowns, cool and wicked chip tunes and incomprehensible acts on-stage presence.Coming from diverse bands previously had given the band members a new perspective on hardcore music and what they have to offer in order to produce another hardcore band in the scene with distinctiveness.Consist of five hardcore-base fanatics, Pijol (former vocalist for Avalon’s Whisper) as the main vocalist, Malee (Or the Golden Handshake) plays the guitar, Ask (The Arsonists) on bass, CWND (Hijau) tweak the Gameboy, and Adib (A New Fall, former drummer for Oh Chentaku) plays the drums.

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DJ/ELECTRO DUO

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BOTTLESMOKER> www.myspace.com/bottlesmoker

Bottlesmoker from Bandung, Indonesia take a concept of bedroom music. Since 2006, they produce music in their own room, using custom toy equipment and keyboard to create a simple electronic sounds.

Mum, Manitoba, Tunng, The Album Leaf and Isan mostly has influence their music. Through myspace a method named SASE (self address stamped envelopes) was used by bottlesmoker to spread song materials for they listener for free, public may send their CD-Blank to bottlesmoker address and those CD will be resend virtually by bottlesmoker containing bottlesmoker songs complete with their sleeve cover. On January 2008, Bottlesmoker sign with net label from USA “probablyworse” records to release their “slow mo smile” album.

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HENTAI KOOKIES> www.myspace.com/hentaikookies

Hentai Kookies is an Electro-industrial live project/act conceived and formed in 2008 by Pitt.Their music takes an influence from a variety of sources.

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VISUAL ARTIST

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MOTIOFIXO> www.motiofixo.com

Motiofixo (mo-sho-fixo) is an IDEAS agency based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Specializing in Visual Communication, Motiofixo is a team of young, passionate and energetic designers with various clienteles. Motiofixo also the person in charge for our live visual motion from previous Colourama vol 1.0.

Motiofixo values brands and visuals. From concept to campaign and from music to artistic installation, Motiofixo is set to be the next generation of advertising artists for the new media.

Some of Motiofixo’s client are; MonkeyBone, Warner Music, Honda, Astro, TV3, Proton, MDEC, Bittersweet and TNB.

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DANCING BEARS PROJECT

Dancing Bears Project is a collective of thinkers and ambitious young creative individuals. The members of DBP have been actively involved in shaping up the music scene by providing the visual element to their sound. Most notable gigs include mixing live visuals for SevenCollar T-Shirt’s Battle Protocol and Yuna’s Decorate, both events held at KLPac this year.

Other than that, they are working on several music video projects. Recently, they shot a music video for one of the finest, respectable underground hip-hop group, The Rebel Scum. The collective is planning an epic video art installation and expect more wicked collaborations in the near future.