MIKE BLEEDS is a 25-year-old chiptune artist based in San Diego, California. He pumps out electro-heavy dance music through the raw sounds of Nintendo Gameboy consoles running the program LSDJ (Little Sound Dj).
He first started creating “chip” music in early 2007, when he used Gameboy emulators on a laptop to run LSDJ, then moved on to using the actual Nintendo Gameboy hardware and LSDJ flashed onto cartridges in a way that produces a much more authentic sound.
Chiptune (or chip music) is written in sound formats where many of the sound textures are synthesized or sequenced in real time by a computer or video-game console sound chip.
Mike performed in Los Angeles in December 2010 during Koreatown’s annual holiday charity festival. To listen to his music online, visit http://myspace.com/bleedsofficial .