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Free 8-bit Chiptune & Video Game Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

Tina Sieber 03-03-2014

When is your next video game party? Invite your friends, get some snacks, set up the consoles, and you’re all set. Sound Sunday contributes free chiptune music downloads Discover Chiptune: The Best Resources & Tools For Video Game Music Chiptune is a fairly broad term used to describe music that has been programmed to play on old, often 8bit sound chips from days of yore. The term can also refer to modern examples of... Read More for your pre-gaming playlist!


Chiptune Singles

Genre: electronic, chiptune, dubstep

Genre: electronic, experimental, 8-bit, dubstep, neoclassical

Video Game Soundtracks Remixed

Genre: electronic, edm, video game music, chiptune, house, drum & bass, dubstep

Ben Briggs brings you 11 remixes of famous video game tracks, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Donkey Kong Country 2, or Zelda Majora’s Mask.

Genre: electronic, breakbeat, trance, video game music, soundtrack, remix

This Baltimore sound designer, known in the real world as Andrew Aversa, describes his style as organic-electronic “featuring futuristic sounds, cutting-edge production, and huge rhythms, combined with emotional melodies, deep harmonies, and enveloping atmospheres.”
Source: Bandcamp

Game Boy Music

Genre: electronic, 8-bit, chiptune, drun & base, chiptune, lsdj


London-based musician Ashley Charles created this album using Little Sound Dj. The cartridge turns a Game Boy into a music workstation for making 8-bit music Making 8bit Music: Using Hardware & Native Trackers For Chiptune Creation A little later than advertised, it’s time to take a second look at chiptune creation, this week focusing on using hardware in the form of native music trackers that run on original systems. If it’s... Read More .

Genre: electronic, 8-bit, chiptune, lsdj

My first full album. With influences of the cosmos and the meaning of life, this is a journey that began over a year ago. We did it comrades. We’ve made it. I hope you enjoy. ~Shane
Source: Bandcamp

Genre: electronic, 8-bit, chiptune, lsdj

Shirobon made it into this edition twice. The London-based musician makes music using video game consoles and synthesizers Making 8bit Music: An Introduction to Free Chiptune Music Trackers Here are all the tools you need to create your own chiptune music. Read More . This record was made using a Game Boy and LSDj.

8-bit House & Techno

Genre: electronic, 8-bit, chiptune, house, techno

‘Out-House’ is the unfolding continuation of my creative portal established as ‘Lo-Bit Bassment’. This release follows the same concept & utilizes the same equipment consisting of a cheap DJ mixer, 2 Nintendo Gameboys and a broken video camera.
Source: Bandcamp

Hardcore Chiptune

Genre: electronic, 8-bit, drum & bass, chipmusic


Petriform goes full force with an innovative style of chiptune fused with bigger production instruments, playing some catchy melodies and full, uplifting harmonies. ~Kaleb Grace
Source: Bandcamp

8-bit Pop

Genre: electronic, 8-bit, bitpop, chiptune

The 8-bit vibe is convincingly nailed regardless, and I for one have very little time for purisms of any sort. This music’s agenda is to celebrate its digitalism, which it manages to present in a way that is surprisingly organic.
Source: Oliver Arditi

Genre: electronic, chiptune, pop

Pop music covered in chiptune, made by a solo project by a single quartet of 3 persons; from Toronto of course.

Genre: electronic, 8-bit, chiptune, pop, rock

I’m officially addicted! Indie rock with a chiptune flair, what’s not to love? ~dinnerpartydan
Source: Bandcamp

Ambient Chiptune

Genre: electronic, ambient, video game


Agent Whiskers is an electronic musician from Saudi Arabia.

Genre: 8-bit, electronic, ambient, chiptune

When Late Becomes Early is a contemplative, electro-acoustic journey into the darkest (and lightest) hours of the night, peppered with chiptune sounds, introspective chillouts, thumping grooves, and eighties-influenced pop synths and percussion. Download the complete album for free (or name a price!) and sink into the night, until late becomes early.
Source: Bandcamp

The End

Can’t get enough of chiptune music? Sound Sunday previously featured video game soundtrack albums 10 Free Chiptune & Video Game Soundtrack Albums [Sound Sunday] Sound Sunday is often inspired by readers like yourself. The material for this edition was collected over several months, following the request of Luca in January this year. All of the albums demonstrate skill and... Read More . Think you can do better than those guys? I’ve sprinkled resources for making 8-bit music Making 8bit Music: Free Chiptune VST Plugins For Budding Composers Today we’re going to be exploring the final facet of chiptune creation - using VST plugins (Virtual Studio Technology) in the form of instruments and effects to achieve that 8bit sound. We’ve already had two... Read More throughout the article.

Would you like to see your music or your favorite genre featured on Sound Sunday? Do you need a playlist for a special event? Post your thoughts and requests in the comments or get in touch with me @TinaSieber on Twitter or email to tina at this domain.

Related topics: Download Management, Indie Music, Music Album, Sound Sunday.

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  1. Julianoe (@Julianoe_ )
    March 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations, wanna listen all that today :3

    For those who love electr/chip/8-bit music i highly recommend those artists :

    Lukhash -
    and also Chipzel :

    Enjoy ;)

  2. David C.
    March 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Dj CUTMAN hosts an awesome weekly chiptune podcast called "This Week In Chiptune" where he hi lights new chiptune music from around the world! It is streaming on itunes, soundcloud and sticher

    Definitely worth a listen!

  3. Robert K.
    March 3, 2014 at 11:30 am

    As always, thanks for the music recommendations, Tina!

    For anybody who's searching for similar music, I'll go out on a limb and say the absolute BEST artist in the chiptune genre is Mark "TDK" Knight...

    Here's his official website and his Bandcamp page:

    P.S. - He also does some truly unique music under the moniker of "The Mad Fiddler", which is basically the best electric violin/fiddle music that you'll EVER hear!


    • Tina S
      March 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you for the recommendation, Robert!

      Can't listen to the Bandcamp right now, but saw that it's pay what you like, so I'm adding it to my bookmarks for the next round.