Mode 8

Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Genres: Video Game, Chiptune, Instrumental
Host: Tyler Rhine

Mode 8 (formerly Mode 7) plays the best of video game music. Original soundtracks, classic chiptunes, and awesome fan-made remixes, we play them all!

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Mode 8 #10: Favorites From The Semester

As a wrap-up to the first semester of Mode 8’s revival, this week’s episode is a collection of my personal favorites and tracks I’ve found while running the show so far! 

Youtube Playlist!

The Jetzons – Hard Times, mashed with Ice Cap Zone // Sonic 3
Meta Knight’s Revenge – The 8-bit Big Band
Blue Birds 2 // Rhythm Heaven (DS)
Fillbots 2 // Rhythm Heaven (DS)
Uroboros // Downwell
Cosmic Temperance // Loop Hero
Attack of the Killer Queen  (Snowgrave Version) – remix by Filament Vol.
Studiopolis Zone Act 2 // Sonic Mania
Steam Gardens // Super Mario Odyssey
Indigo Quarry // Slime Rancher
The Champion Mipha // Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Hyrule Castle theme – remixed by Nikori
Battle Tower Boss theme // Pokemon Sword and Shield
Whirling Cafeteria (Day) // Disco Elysium
Big Shot (1997 remix) – CRISTATA (soundcloud)


Mode 8 #9: Hirokazu (Chip) Tanaka

Pictured: Hirokazu Tanaka, video game composer and chiptune artist.

This week’s episode takes a look through the long and influential discography of Hirokazu Tanaka, one of the earliest video game composers and current chiptune creator!

Youtube Half of Playlist
Game A // Gyromite
World 2 // Kid Icarus 
Brinstar Theme // Metroid (NES)
Type B // Tetris (Gameboy)
Fever // Dr. Mario (NES)
World 1-1 Stage // Super Mario Land (Gameboy)
Staff Roll // Super Mario Land
Pollyanna (I Believe In You) // MOTHER/Earthbound Beginnings (NES)
Magicant // MOTHER
Eight Melodies // Earthbound (SNES)
Sanctuary Guardians // Earthbound

Spotify Half of Playlist
Django – Django
Obirigado Dub – Django
Calm Sea – Domingo
Night Flight – Domingo
Flee Dub – Works Gaiden 1
Going Home – Works Gaiden 4
Pacific – Domani
Voyage – Domani

Mode 8 #8: Women & Nonbinary artists in VGM

This week is the second of Mode 8’s two-parter for 24 on the 31st, this time focusing on video game soundtracks composed by or video games developed by women and nonbinary developers!

Youtube Playlist!
Solar Eclipse // Cloudbuilt (designed by Poi Poi Chen)
Set District // Popslinger (developed by Funky Can Creative)
Knock Out // River City Girls (composed by Megan McDuffee and Chipzel from last episode)
First Steps // Celeste (developed by Maddy Thorson, composed by Lena Raine)
5PM (Rainy) // Animal Crossing: New Leaf (directed by Aya Kyogoku, composed by Manaka Kataoka)

Daytime in Backyard (Horde) // Plants vs. Zombies (composed by Laura Shigihara)
Pac-Man Park // Pac-Mania (composed by Yuriko Keino)
Oki-Doki!! // Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Dance to the Death // Kingdom Hearts 2.5 (both composed by Yoko Shimomura)
Bomb Rush Blush // Splatoon 2 (composed by Shiho Fujii, voiced by keity.pop)

Baba Yaga // Quest For Glory 1 (developed by Lori Ann Cole)
The Rings of Pandora // God of War (co-composed by Winifred Phillips)
The Tragic Prince // Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (composed by Michiru Yamane)
Drake’s Fortune // Uncharted (directed by Amy Hennig)
A Survivor is Born // Tomb Raider (2013) (lead written by Rhianna Pratchett)
Still Alive // Portal (designed by Kim Swift, voiced by Ellen McLain)

Mode 8 #7: 24 On The 31st: Women & Nonbinary Artists in Chiptune

This week’s episode of Mode 8 is participating in WREK’s 24 on the 31st all-day broadcasting of women and nonbinary artists! Part 1 of this show’s 2-part program focuses on chiptune, while next week’s will focus on video games developed and soundtracks composed by women!

Spotify Playlist
Evolution – Chipzel 
Automatic – she 
Futurism – Computeher
And I Know That You’re Happy (Ballad of the Lonesome Spaceboy) – 8bit bEtty 
Protos – odaxelagnia
Raw Footage – Leeni
The One – meesh
Love Is Insecurable – chibi-tech
Neo Identity – YMCK
Eternal Mode – Ikonika 
Dox The Fash – Cyanide Dansen (bonus track, on soundcloud)

Mode 8 #6 – A Dive Into Anamaguchi

The “Armani-Prada-Gucci Boys”, as they were known.

In honor of the band touring in Atlanta in about 2 weeks (from this post), Mode 8 is diving into Anamanaguchi’s chiptune-mixed-with-rock discography! 

Spotify Playlist!

Helix Nebula – Power Supply
Power Supply – Power Supply
Blackout City – Dawn Metropolis
Dawn Metropolis – Dawn Metropolis
Scott Pilgrim Anthem // Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
Just Like in the Movies // SPvTW:TG
Rock Club // SPvTW:TG
Viridian Genesis – Endless Fantasy
Echobo – Endless Fantasy
U n Me – Endless Fantasy
Miku ft. Hatsune Miku
Capsule Silence – Capsule Silence XXIV Vol. 1
Rush – Capsule Silence XXIV Vol. 2
The C R T Woods – [USA]
Air On Line – [USA]
Water Resistant ft. 8485