The coolest thing you can do with a Gameboy is not "play a game on it"

Raymond Chen

From Public Radio International, The Next Big Thing covers The Gameboy Music Match.

These days, a lot of electronic music is performed directly off of a laptop, which most people complain looks a lot like someone up there on stage checking their email. But Gameboy music isn’t just for listening. It’s also a performance. Nullsleep plays with both thumbs tapping, both feet moving, and head swaying. Okay, yeah, it looks like he’s playing a video game. But a really great video game.

Read the episode rundown or listen directly to the fourth story, Hot GameBoy Music Club. (The story was re-run a year later under the much catchier title New Old Sounds.)


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