A collection of people who put together a collection of sounds we call MUSIC!

Vector Hold

Vector Hold is a new retro 80's Synthwave project by Peter Brian Rice and accompanied live on guitar by David Stoltenberg from the San Francisco Bay Area. specializing in sound design and production for 80's/90's retro gaming soundtracks, film scoring.

Curious Quail

Started in 2008 as an excuse to mix orchestral music with guitar rock and old video game hardware, Curious Quail has evolved into a musician collective who create music with fuzzy guitars, soaring violin, rhythmic bass, powerful drums mixed with orchestral percussion, and the nostalgic sounds of Nin...

Space Town

Space Town (FKA Space Town Savior) is a music and video game project with roots in trance, future bass, chiptune, and ambient music. He has been creating both music and video games since 2009 and has performed in numerous shows across California. This has culminated in a self-created video game call...


San Francisco's crashfaster has evolved from a Gameboy-wielding solo act into a snarling, four-bodied electro-rock monster. Isolation, assimilation, accomplishment and emptiness fill the the band's songs, which genre-hop from industrial to pop to electronica to rock, all wrapped in a space punk aest...


Since 2012, Seattle-based producer boaconstructor has been making music on Nintendo Gameboys. Primarily fixated with pushing the handheld hardware to new limits, boa has crafted a sound that escapes the basic constraints of chip music that can appeal to crowds of modern, underground club music. From...

Darren Korb

Darren Korb is the award-winning composer for Supergiant Games's Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. He will be joined by longtime collaborator, vocalist Ashley Barrett.

Super Soul Bros

The Super Soul Bros. are what would happen if you jammed a 70’s Herbie Hancock record into a Super Nintendo.

Based in San Jose, CA, the Super Soul Bros (not “Brothers”) combine explosive funk-fusion and jazz with familiar melodies from classic video game, anime, TV and movie soundtracks. Since their formation in 2012 by keyboardist Robbie Benson, they’ve become renowned for their dynamic musicianship, improvisation, and high energy shows.

Extent of the Jam

Extent of the Jam is a chiptune group from San Francisco. Focusing on FM and SIDdish synthfunk, Extent of the Jam has been creating hyperactive videogamic grooves since the early 90s in various forms.


Soft Shredder. Composer for Drift Stage.

James L Landino

James Landino is a leading force in video game music. When he's not composing for video game titles, James entertains audiences across North America remixing your favorite game and anime series.

Most recently, James wrote original music for DROPMIX, a DJ mashup card game developed and partnered wi...

Hyper Potions

Hyper Potions is an EDM duo raised by anime and video games. Their music has been in the Sonic Mania trailers, League of Legends Warsongs album, Razer commercials, and released on Monstercat.


Crafting a contemporary musical experience drawn from his love of video games, San Francisco based DJ/Producer/Artist GRIMECRAFT brings a bright glossy mix of candied electronic voices and samples set to a tune of nerd nostalgia.

Right hand man for video game remix imprint GameChops and creator of...

Nerdcore from the Northwest

Shubzilla and Death*Star (Bill Beats and C0splay) come down from the wooded Northwest to celebrate the very first MagWest. These natives of the Microsoft Mecca, these children of the realm of Wizards of the Coast, will bring their brand of narrative driven and perspective poised nerdcore hip hop to...

Richie Branson

Richie Branson is a hip-hop artist, music composer, and producer who has worked with a variety of notable brands including Rooster Teeth, Adult Swim, Marvel and Def Jam Recordings.

After his nostalgia-filled videogame influenced raps went viral on various major gaming blogs (including Kotaku, IGN...

The Koopas

The Koopas hail from world 8-8 and are ready to unleash their brand of music they have picked up from not only the Mushroom Kingdom, but all over videoland!!! (The real story, The Koopas are Frankie, Diego, Jim, Dave and Travis who have a love for videos games and music)

Viking Guitar

Erik Peabody is a composer and audio engineer from Santa Cruz, California. As "Viking Guitar', he takes old-school video game music and reforges them as blistering, molten metal! Grab your axe, grow a beard, and join Viking Guitar for high-energy nostalgia! KEEP THE WORLD METAL!

Team Hideo

Treat yourself to an on-demand video game and anime music pick-me-up between #MAGWest events at the Team Hideo table in the atrium connecting the hotel and the convention center! They’ll be playing old standbys and taking requests all weekend long! Team Hideo brings musicians, actors, and artist...