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CREATING A SCENE
Ghana native incorporates his colorful culture into Twin Cities hip-hop
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ONE FACE AT A TIME
Jason Polan takes on New York City...with a pencil
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BOLLYWOOD MEETS BEATS
After hitting small American clubs, Bhangra has finally found its way into the mainstream
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Nintendo Crescendo
Old gaming systems take center stage and rock out
The blip-bleep aesthetic of the music that accompanied old video games still has a place today, even if the consoles themselves are now found at garage sales with a dollar price tag.

Those machines are a lot more valuable than that to a scene of musicians who use them to create their own music, using the sounds that accompanied the original Nintendo as inspiration—but not a confining road map.

Elevator spoke with New York City-based chiptune musicians Nullsleep and Bit Shifter about the scene.

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