If you have a place in your heart for the simple 8-bit video game tracks of yesteryear you’ll definitely want to check out 8bitcollective. There you’ll find thousands of 8-bit tunes from current artists who never lost their love of old-school tunes.
8bitcollective is dedicated to cataloguing the efforts of chiptune enthusiasts — musicians interested in working within the constraints of 8-bit music production, the same music you recall from video game systems of the 1980s.
The music is surprisingly good; if you visit the site with the mindset that you're in for a barrage of crappy blips and boops you'll be surprised. I well recall some of the lacklustre tunes of 20th century video games and wish some of these 8-bit remixers had been on staff creating the soundtracks of Nintendo and Sega games. Visit the link below to browse through the archives of the site, download tracks to your computer in MP3 format, and even contribute your own music if the 8-bit bug bites you. Have a favourite place to go partake in some non-traditional tunes? Let's hear about in the comments.