“Malaysia may be following in Indonesia’s footsteps because there’s now a community for chiptune musicians and its fans called Chip Chip Hurray, and it is as colourful as the music that inspired its creation”
-JUNK MAGAZINE, MAY 2010
Founded in the early day of 2008 by Mikrochip No32, the main purpose is to be introduce 8bit and chiptune music to Malaysia. Mikrochip No32 has since recruited Malaysian and Indonesian chiptuners wheres most of them are studying in Malaysia, to help spread the word of this crazy form of music. There’s more than 15 chiptuners are now recruited in Chip Chip Hurray and the numbers increases from time to time.
Since 2008 and since Colourama 2008, Chip Chip Hurray artistes such as Mikrobotmen, MyEmpty Battery, Mikrochip No32, Sunday Caraousel, amongst others performed in many big event in Malaysia; Rock The World 2009, Youth’09 at PWTC, Wondermilik opening 2009, and Kuala Lumpur Design Week 2009/2010.
In late March 2010, Chip Chip Hurray released the first Malaysian chiptune compilation, titled ‘Hey! It’s Malaysia Chiptunes Compilation’. This compilation features work of 12 artistes and its free for online download.