PAX East 2014 Plans

PAX East 2014 Plans

Hey, you gonna be at PAX East or in Boston? You’re in luck, so will I this weekend.. well sorta.
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Truth is i’m only gonna be there Sunday April 13 and Monday April 14 for a Post PAX jam.

Details:

4/13 – PANEL: HIP HOP AND GAMING: THE NEXT FRONTIER (w/MC Frontalot and Hip Hop Gamer) 2:30-3:30, Badger Theatre

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4/14 – POST PAX PARTY with performances by MC FRONTALOT, MEGA RAN and THE WORLD IS SQUARE

get tickets!
See you in Boston.




The Call Turns 8…bit.

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WOW. 8 years… 8 years since my first album’s release. To celebrate, we’re going big, with a REMIXED CHIPTUNE version of the album that started it all.

All the beats are re-done by Klopfenpop and DN3, and mastered by Matt “Storyville Weiss.

YOU DON’T wanna miss out on this one. vinyl and digital will be available by the end of the month.

Stay tuned for details!

#TheCall8Bit




Domo Arigatou.

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4 dates in 7 days, all over Japan.
WE DID IT. Thank you guys so much!!

a short recap:
-we walked a lot
-we caught a bullet train
-we ate a lot of great food
-we rocked 4 shows
-we did Karaoke
-we visited sooooo many cool places.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

The Yetee
Bitmap’d
La Vie En Photos
Pixel Junk
My So Called 8 Bit Life
Geekly Podcast

All show organizers and promoters:
DJ Volta Masters, KZ and everyone at River City/Revolution Recordings
Jeriaska of Nobuoooo
M.I.Z. and Hard Cream Promotions

and YOU for coming out or dealing with my barrage of photos.

WHAT’s Next? who knows. well. immediate next is rest.

Thank you so much.

-Ran and Phill Harmonix
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My Mega SXSW 2014

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It’s gonna be a MASSIVE week at SXSW. What’s your flavor? Chiptune, VGM, Nerdcore? Hip-Hop? I’ll be doing em all. Catch me at any of these locations:

3.8.14 @ Hole in the Wall (w/Decendants of Erdrick, Danimal Cannon)- 2538 Guadalupe St (all black materia set) 9pm***
3.9.14 TX Chip presents Square x SquareWave (w/Danimal Cannon, Hexcrusher, Knife Party and more) (private party–follow @TXChip for info) 1 to 10pm**
3.10.14 @ Badlands (w/MC Frontalot and Doc Awk) – 1203 Chicon St. 8pm***
3.11.14 Official showcase @ Flamingo Cantina (w/MC Lars, MC Frontalot, Adam Warrock, Schaffer The Darklord and more) – 515 E 6th St, 8p-2am*
3.12.14 Music Panel @ Austin Convention Center Room 18D (w/MC Frontalot, MC Lars, Adam Warrock and Jesse Dangerously) 3:30pm*
3.13.14 Scratched Vinyl Showcase (w/Open Mike Eagle, Louis Logic and more) @ Dive Bar 1703 Guadalupe St 5pm**
3.14.14 Bootleg Kev Showcase (w/Dizzy Wright, MURS, Rittz and more) @ SBTX, 406 e 7th st 12:15p**
3.14.14 @ Pawn Takes King Showcase (w/Kurious, Open Mike Eagle and more) @ Metropolis Apts 2200 S Pleasant Valley Rd, 5pm**
3.15.14 Uglyfest @ Chain Drive, 504 Willow St 8pm **

*badge needed for entry
** free for all, no badge needed
***cover charge at door

I’ll have CDs, beanies and special shirts for ya. see you out there!
hashtag it! #MegaRanSXSW and I’ll find you!

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THE TOTAL DESTRUCTION TOUR

Tour Time! I’ll be on the east coast, midwest and southwest (well, Texas) for most of the next month. Get a ticket now and email me at bookmegaran@gmail.com and I’ll send you a new unreleased track! :)

get tickets and more info at http://totaldestruction2014.com

2.19.14 @ Silk City, Philadelphia, PA (w/e-dubble) (Ran only)
2.20.14 @ The Grand Victory, Brooklyn, NY
2.21.14 @ Flashback Lounge, Watertown, NY
2.22.14 @ Singers, Syracuse, NY
2.23.14 @ Broadway Joe’s, Buffalo, NY
2.25.14 @ Super Fly Comics, Yellow Springs, OH
2.26.14 @ The Comet, Cincinnati, OH
2.27.14 @ Sabbatical, Indianapolis, IN
2.28.14 @ Subterranean, Chicago, IL
3.1.14 @ 42 Lounge, Milwaukee, WI
3.3.14 @ 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN (w/e-dubble)
3.4.14 @ Pixels, Ames, IA
3.5.14 @ Star Clipper Comics, St. Louis, MO
3.7.14 @ The Boiler Room, Dallas, TX
3.8.14 @ Hole In The Wall, Austin, TX (performing an all-“Black Materia” set)
3.11.14 @ SXSW (Official Showcase) Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX
3.12.14 @ SXSW, Room 18D, (The Nerdy Music Panel) Austin Convention Center
Start Time: 3:30 PM

more stuff TBA

GET TICKETS AT http://megaran.com/shows

Where will we see you?




“Losses” a Win

This week I dropped a BIG collaboration with MURS and Joell Ortiz called “Losses.”

It’s been a track I’ve held onto for so long and just wanted it to hit with the right splash. The splash has been felt. So far it’s popped up on:

NahRight

2DopeBoyz

Phoenix New Times

Hip Hop Since 1987

Xclusives Zone

And then we top of the week with a mention in The Source. Woot!

If you haven’t seen it, I tell the story of this collaboration here, and it’s truly a lesson to anyone to always do your best, no matter who’s watching.

http://randombeats.tumblr.com/post/75507057036/how-it-happened-losses-feat-joell-ortiz-and-murs




The Song With Joell Ortiz and MURS.

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After being named a “Rapper Likely To Be Big in 2014” by LA Weekly, Mega Ran steps to the plate in a lead-off role and blasts a thunderous home run. His new track “Losses” is a heartfelt lifeline to anyone who’s lost anything or anyone to the high-stakes game of the streets.

Ran recruits Brooklyn’s Joell Ortiz of Slaughterhouse and LA’s indie rap hero MURS, and tops it off with a soulful chorus by Arizona songstress Tina Estes to drive it home, making “Losses” a vast departure from the video-game tinged tracks that he’s been known for as of late. “Losses” is the leadoff for Mega Ran’s newest EP, “Wouldn’t Miss It For The World,” coming this spring as a free download.

Purchase on iTunes and support tour costs!

Single art: http://i39.tinypic.com/2egd63r.png
download link: http://www.hulkshare.com/w3z31n7dca9s
stream link: http://youtu.be/OSkkfX08RBU

The perennial road warrior Mega Ran is starting tour soon with Video Game and chiptune standouts brentalfloss and Danimal Cannon, heading to SXSW and beyond. Tour dates:

2.19.14 @ Silk City, Philadelphia, PA (w/e-dubble)
2.20.14 @ The Grand Victory, Brooklyn, NY
2.21.14 @ Flashback Lounge, Watertown, NY
2.22.14 @ Singers, Syracuse, NY
2.25.14 @ Super Fly Comics, Yellow Springs, OH
2.26.14 @ The Comet, Cincinnati, OH
2.27.14 @ Sabbatical, Indianapolis, IN
2.28.14 @ Subterranean, Chicago, IL
3.1.14 @ 42 Lounge, Milwaukee, WI
3.3.14 @ 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN (w/e-dubble)
3.4.14 @ Pixels, Ames, IA
3.5.14 @ Star Clipper Comics, St. Louis, MO
3.6.14 @ The Phoenix, Fayetteville, AR
3.7.14 @ The Boiler Room, Dallas, TX
3.8.14 @ Hole In The Wall, Austin, TX (performing “Black Materia” tracks only)
3.9.14 @ Hole In The Wall, Austin, TX (performing new material only)
3.11.14 @ SXSW (The Nerdy Music Panel), Austin, TX
3.12.14 @ SXSW (Official Showcase) Venue TBA, Austin, TX




Be an NPC.

In gaming culture, an NPC (non-player character) is often a bit player in the overall story– he or she is there for no reason except to get the main character to their goal. Their backstory is never told. Until now.

I had an idea a while back to create a collective of like minded, intelligent creatives who have been through a lot of the same things I had as a person of color who enjoyed nerdy things as a child an as an adult.

This kind of creativity is often teased and stifled by bullies, and even friends and family. I want to have a group of people that those kids can look at and say “hey, if THEY can do it, I can do it.” Be proud of who and what you are, and remember you’re not alone.

And so.. the NPC (Nerdy People of Color) Collective was born. Rappers, educators, students, and even a WWE Superstar are amongst the ranks.

So what’s it about more specifically? Here, I’ll let the crew’s members tell you about it firsthand.

Learn more about the NPC and our mission at http://www.npccollective.com




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