August 8, 2013

Click here to download Various Artists - Micro Music For Micro People (.zip format)

Download Micro Music For Micro People from Bandcamp!

It’s here, it’s finally here! In 2008, a younger James CalmDownKidder went to a little-known festival called Blip Festival, and this laid the seeds for CDKr’s most ambitious project yet - a chipmusic tribute to Fat Wreck Chord’s Small Music For Small People. 101 tracks, 101 different artists, all approximately 30 seconds or less. All-new original songs from some of Chipmusic’s biggest names, including Bit Shifter, gwEm, 4mat, Nordloef, and many (97, to be precise) more!

On the Anniversary of CalmDownKidder’s first ChipFest event, Micro Music for Micro People is as much a Time Capsule of 2008-2009 chipmusic as it is an exciting and new release!

Thanks to Thomas ‘0010100’ Mahon for Mastering
Thanks to Ville Kontinnen for Artwork
Thanks to all the artists who have contributed, and thanks to all the artists who have contributed to CalmDownKidder Records over the years - and most importantly, thank you, the listener, for keeping CalmDownKidder Records alive throughout the years!

February 8, 2013

Whitely - Mori album artwork

Click here to download Whitely - Mori (.zip format)

Whitely is a man that can genuinely claim to be Telford’s #1 Seapunk artiste - but when he’s not scuba diving with his musical equipment, he often creates top Game Boy jams for your earholes - and CDKr is happy to host ‘Mori’, an album containing five absolute bangers - the album is short, but it certainly packs some punch!

January 1, 2013
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/386890078/superbyte-2013-chiptune-and-8-bit-arts-weekenderSUPERBYTE: 13-14 September 2013, Manchester UKMe and the Megabyte (Manchester) crew are putting on a two day chiptune (+ retro gaming/art) festival in Manchester, and we’d like your help in making it happen - it’s not just a charity mugging though, there are some sweet incentives for you to pay, including t-shirts, art prints and even a LSDJ cart with Superbyte musicians’ tunes on, so you can steal their tunes and become famous! (but don’t do that plz)People announced to perform already include:SabrepulsegwEmMark ‘TDK’ KnightWhitelySkip CloudMizkaiand visuals from LastKnight and hellocatfood!Depending on how much you donate, some of the rewards include tickets to Superbyte, so if you’re coming or wish to come, think of it as a pre-order that will massively help us out! So please, if you have any Christmas money, just won the lottery, ever enjoyed a ChipFest or CDKr Release, and want to help out, then please throw us some of your quids!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zU2Z8taw7U <— Some footage of last year’s Superbyte!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/386890078/superbyte-2013-chiptune-and-8-bit-arts-weekender

SUPERBYTE: 13-14 September 2013, Manchester UK

Me and the Megabyte (Manchester) crew are putting on a two day chiptune (+ retro gaming/art) festival in Manchester, and we’d like your help in making it happen - it’s not just a charity mugging though, there are some sweet incentives for you to pay, including t-shirts, art prints and even a LSDJ cart with Superbyte musicians’ tunes on, so you can steal their tunes and become famous! (but don’t do that plz)

People announced to perform already include:
Sabrepulse
gwEm
Mark ‘TDK’ Knight
Whitely
Skip Cloud
Mizkai

and visuals from LastKnight and hellocatfood!

Depending on how much you donate, some of the rewards include tickets to Superbyte, so if you’re coming or wish to come, think of it as a pre-order that will massively help us out! So please, if you have any Christmas money, just won the lottery, ever enjoyed a ChipFest or CDKr Release, and want to help out, then please throw us some of your quids!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zU2Z8taw7U <— Some footage of last year’s Superbyte!

December 20, 2012

Cerebral Scars - Northern Dancing Town album artwork

Click here to download Cerebral Scars - Northern Dancing Town (.zip format)

End of the world? Quite possibly, as the brutal fury of Cerebral Scars’ headspace is revealed to the world once again, with four intense tracks that will blow minds and speaker systems simultaneously. Inspired by London and Newcastle (CS’s hometown), Northern Dancing Town is sure to ignite dancefloors all over the nation.

November 4, 2012

http://calmdownkidder.com/records/releases/cdk058

Click here to download L-tron - Dsknekt (.zip format)

When not travelling around the world, breaking hearts and bank balances, L-tron is busy making tasty dance beats on his Game Boy. Dsknekt is the result of many years of creating music, which ranges from “full on party classic”, to “even more full on party classic”. Don’t sit back, don’t relax, put this on and enjoy yourself silly.

All created on one Game Boy, using LSDJ.

October 22, 2012
fuckyeahchiptune:

MegaByte and CalmDownKidder present…SUPERBYTE 2013September 13 - 14, 2013Manchester, UKKeep an eye out on http://superbytefestival.co.uk/ and follow https://twitter.com/SuperByteFest and http://www.facebook.com/superbytefestival to stay in the know!

fuckyeahchiptune:

MegaByte and CalmDownKidder present…
SUPERBYTE 2013
September 13 - 14, 2013
Manchester, UK
Keep an eye out on http://superbytefestival.co.uk/ and follow https://twitter.com/SuperByteFest and http://www.facebook.com/superbytefestival to stay in the know!

February 24, 2012

environmental sound collapse - Chains Of Gold album artwork

Click here to download environmental sound collapse - Chains Of Gold (.zip format)

environmental sound collapse's latest release is four tracks of piggy tracker, midiNES and a circuit-bent Yamaha RX-17 smushed together, to create a stodgy meal of crunchy basslines, jittery drum beats and sprinkled with noisy leads, in order to feed your earholes. Recommended side-dishes include bacon, vodka, vodka-infused bacon and bacon-infused vodka. Eat up!

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.

January 7, 2012

Steady C - He Started It album artwork

Click here to download Steady C - He Started It (.zip format)

CDKr is no stranger to hip hop, with the Chip Hop and Urban Bits compilations being notable examples - but here is the debut effort from rap icon Steady C! Straight outta Meriden, Conneticut, Steady C has been creating rhymes and breaking hearts since he was but a small child. This collection of tracks contains some oldies, and some new crackers for yer earholes as well. Recommended Usage: stick it on a cassette tape, pop it in your car and cruise your local neighbourhood.

January 6, 2012

Bokusatsu Shoujo Koubou - Uma Kill Fancy Resistance album artwork

Click here to download Bokusatsu Shoujo Koubou - Uma Kill Fancy Resistance (.zip format)

BSK! BSK! BSK! Whilst he and pal Maru are over in the UK, Bokusatsu Shoujo Koubou has unleashed his Uma Kill Fancy Resistance towards CDKr, and I can only but accept! Six tracks of astonishing Game Boy prowess are yours to behold if you download this album, but be warned - exposure to music this good can only be amazing for your health! If you like your music like your like your coffee, dark yet occasionally sugary at the same time, this might just be your new favourite album.

June 29, 2011

Posted to wrong tumblr account, whoops!

tinfoilhatbrigade:

Jellica - Remanques et Compocompil album artwork

Click here to download Jellica - Remanques et Compocompil (.zip format)

Jellica follows up his ‘Flappiest Bits’ with some of his less flappy bits, I suppose? A collection of various tracks that are scattered all over the internet in miscellaneous compilations like an easter egg hunt that takes up space on your hard drive - now all in one convenient place! Don’t worry though, this isn’t some rubbish “yeah I’ve heard this before” selection, there are some brand spanking new tracks, including some top remixes by Jellica (remixing Video Game Orchestra, Victoria and Jacob, and previous CDKr Releasees VideoValvontaa - Jellica only listens to artists who begin with V, apparently) and from others of Jellica (Flashbob, Analog, Steve and esc)!

TLDR? If you like Jellica, you’ll love this!

Lubbly Jubbly artwork from KeFF, the man who can - click it for a HQ version!

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