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Behind those 8-bit melodies

Tuesday 7th October 2014
Nick Dwyer tracked down the composers of some of the world's best-known video games for his latest documentary series.

Photo: Diggin' In The Carts

Broadcaster, producer and DJ, Nick Dwyer aka Nick D joins Nick Atkinson to talk up his latest endeavour, a documentary called Diggin' In The Carts.

It's a web series that hunts down the personalities behind early computer game music, a genre that's proved remarkably influential for a generation of artists around the world who grew up with those infectious 8-bit melodies.

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LISTEN to more from Radio New Zealand's Music team on the Music 101 Pocket Edition. In this episode: Jay Knight, Perfume Genius, Diggin' in the Carts with Nick D and music from Lorde, Awa and Louis Baker.

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