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While my memories of Sonic the Hedgehog 2's soundtrack are fond, and I delighted at the Genesis-ization of the Lion King's music, it didn't occur to me that this style could be great outside games. After all, old games sound as they do because of hardware limitations. That was until a friend took me to a gig where DJ Scotch Egg rocked out with his Game Boy out until the venue literally pulled the plug on him.
Then I found 8bitpeoples. 8bitpeoples is a collective of chiptune musicians -- nerds who use Ataris, Game Boys, NESes and so on to make banging bytes of bleepy-bloopy music. They share a love of games and music, and use that love to share music made from game systems.