Bands/Musicians The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists  

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Chiptune artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good chiptune bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top chiptune bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. A chiptune--also known as chip music of 8-bit music, is synth electronic music produced by sound chips of vintage computers, video game consoles or arcade machines. Chiptune groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all chiptune bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest chiptune bands of all time, since the most famous chiptune artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best chiptune music.

You can click on the chiptune band names to see more information about that particular notable chiptune group. If they're near the top of the best chiptune artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top chiptune bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the chiptune band names themselves.

Joel Thomas Zimmerman and Flying Lotus are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list Upvote your favorites to see them rise to the top of the list. Which is better for this list, Crystal Castles or Horse the Band?

All important, significant and iconic names in chiptune music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new chiptune bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of chiptune, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into chiptune music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good chiptune bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent chiptune bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best chiptune bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest chiptune musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular chiptune bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Anamanaguchi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Pop music, Electronic music, Chiptune

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Chipzel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
facepwn64 added

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I Fight Dragons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Dubmood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Electro house, House music

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Nullsleep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Indie, Electronic music

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she is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Chiptune, Electronica, Ambient music

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YMCK is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Chiptune

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Unicorn Kid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Dubstep, Rave music, Electronic music

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Nobuo Uematsu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
New Age music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave

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Jake Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
btarddd added

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Yellow Magic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Machinae Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Industrial metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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LukHash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists

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pornophonique is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Chiptune

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8 Bit Weapon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Electronic music, Bitpop

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Lackluster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Downtempo, Chill-out music, Chiptune

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Pixelh8 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Chiptune, Alternative rock, Video game music

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Ozzed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Oskar Hanberg added chiptune, 8-bit, bitpop

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Rainbowdragoneyes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Eurobeat, Electronic dance music, Heavy metal

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Slagsmålsklubben is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Electronic music, Gamewave

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Graz (Core) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Anthony Graziano added

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Bossfight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
DefaultColor added

Bitpop, Chiptune, D&B

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DJ Scotch Egg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Chiptune, Noise music

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Firebrand Boy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Pop music, Electronic music, Chiptune

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The Depreciation Guild is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Shoegazing, Chiptune, Dream pop

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OrpheasZoupanos added Chipcore, Rock, Metal - Chipcore, Hardcore, Rock, Metal - The best fusions of 8 bit with drums and guitar around.

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Alone in the Universe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
ZaxAvila added Alone in the Universe is a chiptune/pop punk trio from San Francisco CA. formed by two brothers and a friend who come from some different musical backgrounds to create up-beat and energy charged songs with 8bit melody hooks to take you on an adventure of astronomical proportions.
 

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Instant Remedy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
House music, Dance music, Chiptune

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chafos added chiptune, alternative

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Team Doyobi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Electro, Electronic music

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Superpowerless is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists

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nmlstyl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
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Yuzo Koshiro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Disassembler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Minimal techno, Indie, Electronic music

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DBiggiogero added Chiptune - Chiptune, micromusic, gameboy sounds, chip

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Ryu Umemoto is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Chiptune, Video game music

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Blitz Lunar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
solbadguy05 added A really Great artist that shouldnt be last on this list if your a true chiptune junkie you MUST listen to this guy its worth it especially Hidden Heaven you can find his new album triptunes on bandcamp. check him out now
 

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Microchip is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists

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Yasunori Mitsuda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Orchestra, World music

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Surkin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Electro house, House music, Chiptune

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Ten Thousand Free Men & Their ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Chiptune, Punk rock

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8 Bit MayheM is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists

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Disasteradio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Chiptune, Electronica

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Twistboy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
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Solemn Camel Crew is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Electro, Electronic music, Bitpop

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Plus-Tech Squeeze Box is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Rock music, Picopop, Shibuya-kei

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Masato Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Pop music, Electronic music, J-pop

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jukka-turunen added

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Haruomi Hosono is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Worldbeat, Rock music