On the first day of Mixmas, THUMP gave to me…A Cartridge in a Pear Tree.
Anamanaguchi, the New York-based chiptune quartet, had a breakout hit in 2014 with “Pop It” (No. 48 on our list of 101 Most Vital Tracks of the year). The group uses instruments that include synthesizers and Nintendo consoles to craft a sound that is glitchy, trippy and more fun than a barrel of Donkey Kongs.
For Day 1 of 12 Days of Mixmas, we asked the game-loving producers to put together a mix that celebrates the first day of the holiday by swapping out that partridge for a cartridge. This pear tree’s got more swag than a Sega Genesis.