Chiptune record label 8bitpeoples and film crew 2 Player Productions announced a double-CD compilation album featuring 32 live performances from each of the artists that took the stage at last year's epic three-day Blip Festival concert in New York City.

Marking the 100th release from 8bitpeoples since the label's inception 10 years ago, the release includes "professionally recorded, mixed, and mastered" performances from many of the artists we've featured here before -- Starscream, Nullsleep, Minusbaby, Bit Shifter, Anamanaguchi, and more than two dozen others.

Nathaniel Adams summarized the album with this blurb in the liner notes:

"For a scene and a subculture not known to put a great emphasis on the physicality of an album or an EP, a scene which thrives and prides itself on the free exchange of digital music, this is the right record to make tangible. Milestones should be marked by monuments, and this is the second time 8bitpeoples have done so: with the 2xCD 8BP50 CD after the first Blip Festival, and now with this; 8BP100 — so you can see just how far it's all come.

Now take this artifact in your hands, press play on your system, inspect the pretty parcel it came in until you've unlocked its every secret, then turn up the volume, close your eyes, and picture yourself there."

You can purchase the Blip Festival 2008 album for $15 and see the full tracklist on 8bitpeoples's online shop. If you want an idea of just how wicked and high-quality these performances were, check out 2 Player Productions's videos from Blip Festival 2007.

[Via TCTD]