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

Bitpop, Chiptune, D&B

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Chipzel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
facepwn64 added
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DJ Scotch Egg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Chiptune, Noise music
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I Fight Dragons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music
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Dubmood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Electronic music, Electro house, House music
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Yuzo Koshiro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Rock music, Electronic music
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Graz (Core) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Anthony Graziano added
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chafos added chiptune, alternative
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Team Doyobi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Electro, Electronic music
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Nullsleep is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Indie, Electronic music
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Unicorn Kid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Dubstep, Rave music, Electronic music
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YMCK is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Chiptune
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x Critical Strike x is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
GraemeCooper added
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Aliceffekt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Post-industrial music, Electronic music, Chiptune
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Disassembler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Minimal techno, Indie, Electronic music
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Jake Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
btarddd added
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Superpowerless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
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Instant Remedy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
House music, Dance music, Chiptune
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she is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Chiptune, Electronica, Ambient music
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LukHash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
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8 Bit Weapon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Electronic music, Bitpop
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Nobuo Uematsu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
New Age music, Rock music, Electronic music
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Yellow Magic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
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Pixelh8 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Chiptune, Alternative rock, Video game music