velvet 4-20-22

from Gemini and Leo

crashing down  /  judi jackson
blue  /  v.c.r
møøn  /  joe hertz, nonô
baskets  /  the o’my’s

green  /  kaina
goosebumps  /  sen morimoto
gemini and leo  /  helado negro

kometostai.aintreallynootherwaytoputitro  /  knxwledge
mary jane  /  rick james

mango (freestyle / process)  /  orion sun, mulch
kind of love  /  tasha
i can’t tell  /  moorea masa & the mood

spotify playlist here~

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

velvet 4-13-22

from Trouble

trouble  /  joy crookes
lost a little  /  her songs
goodbye so long  /  spring gang, mia pfirrman
simple things  /  malia

simple thangs  /  iman europe, zyah belle
in heaven  /  joey dosik
a million pieces  /  clay
since i had you  /  bubbs, stan taylor

how can you lose something you never had  /  roszetta johnson
bittersweet  /  elijah waters
idwl  /  cube
little lies  /  mighloe

on your side  /  meaghan maples
take time  /  samm henshaw, tobe nwigwe
rollercoasters  /  tank and the bangas

spotify playlist here~

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)

velvet 4-6-22

from Hold Me

glide (favorite girl)  /  flamingosis, ehiorobo
stay  /  yb., s v w
disco  /  benny sings
crush  /  zhané

make a change  /  durand jones & the indications
moon  /  amaria
cook 4 u  /  camilla covington
if  /  jess josie lee

hold me  /  shiv
purple  /  unusual demont
afterglow  /  flores
tsunami  /  suzuki saint

bestmistake  /  ley vara
eve  /  aniya teno, jake harrison
think about us  /  danyka

spotify playlist here~