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16 bit music on the radio

The 16-bit music genre emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was a style of electronic music composed using the sound chips of video game consoles with 16-bit processors, such as the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. The sound of these consoles was distinct and unique, and artists used it to create catchy and memorable melodies.

One of the most popular artists of this genre was Yuzo Koshiro, who composed the soundtracks for games such as Streets of Rage and The Revenge of Shinobi. His music blended elements of techno, dance, and funk, and it remains popular to this day.

Another influential artist was Hirokazu Tanaka, who composed the music for games like Metroid and EarthBound. His music was known for its catchy melodies and use of unconventional instruments, such as the kazoo.

The 16-bit genre also had a strong presence on radio stations dedicated to video game music. One of the most popular was Radio Nintendo, which played a mix of music from classic Nintendo games as well as newer releases. Another popular station was Radio Sega, which focused on music from Sega consoles.