We had the chance to chat with London-based electronic artist Shirobon. His music combines the sounds of game consoles with synthesizers. His latest album ‘The Arcade Dream’ will captivate and transport you back to the days of Arcades and retro game playing. Take a look at the interview below.
Hi, thanks for taking the time to talk to me today. Could you tell us a little bit about you and how long you have been in the Chiptune scene?
I’m a London based electronic artist who focuses a lot of his sounds around video game sound chips! I’ve been involved in the Chiptune scene since 2006 making music on a Nintendo Game Boy and i have recently started exploring the sounds of Commodores and Sega consoles.
It seems like most Chiptune artists start with a Game Boy. You mentioned you are an electronic artist that likes to blend video game sound chips, I can definitely notice that in your music. This I thought was especially true in your latest record The Arcade Dream, I felt this sort of 80’s 90’s vibe. I thought the video game chips really brought that retro vibe to life. Was that your intentions?
Yep! I like to mix in the old with the new.. for The Arcade Dream i wanted to mix the sounds of Commodores and Gameboys with the types of songs you would hear in arcade type racer games.. but of course put my own influence into the mix.
You have a few albums out now, which one is your favorite and why?
It will have to be my latest album ‘The Arcade Dream’ because i feel it’s the most personal and after years of trying out different styles i consider this to be closest to where i want to be.
That must be a great feeling. How can people find your music and connect with you?
From these links! https://shirobon.bandcamp.com/album/the-arcade-dream Twitter:@Shirobon