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New Featured Artists: antiPLUR & Nakanojojo

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We're proud to announce the addition of two new Featured Artists to the roster, antiPLUR and Nakanojojo! Check them out!

A departure from the norm, this time we've got two brand new artists to share with you. Each one currently has four tracks available on their listing, for a total of eight new tracks altogether.

Let's dive right in!

antiPLUR

A memorable name for some of our older players, antiPLUR came to the attention of the osu! community in 2015 with his track Speed of Link, which proceeded to blow everybody's minds.

Taking a distinctly unique twist on classic 8-bit console sounds, antiPLUR's work tends to be blisteringly quick and incredibly catchy, posing itself as excellent fuel for the endless fires of higher-level play.

Check out a brief preview of the four tracks we have available from him below, and if you like what you hear, check out his Featured Artist listing for pre-timed beatmap files!

Speed of Link

Clockwork Spooks

One Life Left to Live

Runengon

Nakanojojo

Bursting into the osu! scene earlier this year with a joint artist-mapper collaboration, Nakanojojo's work highlights perhaps one of a very small number of times in osu!'s decade-long history where the creators of a track and beatmap have worked closely together to create something entirely new and wonderful.

A slightly slower-paced take on the the traditional anime-inspired sound, Nakanojojo's pieces are often airy and vocal, featuring his signature breath-y lyrics set to a sound harnessed and honed by some of the eminent names in Japanese music production.

Don't take my word for it, check out a sample from each of the four tracks we now have available on his Featured Artist listing:

Bittersweet (feat. Kuishinboakachan a.k.a Kiato) (Game Mix)

Kagami (鏡)

Nouryoku Shadakedo Mirai Nante Yomenai (能力者だけど未来なんて読めない)

Pararara


As with all Featured Artist releases, these new tracks are 100% free for use in creating osu! beatmaps, so worry less, and map more!

We're excited to keep expanding the Featured Artist roster with a variety of sounds and styles, and the astute among you may have already noticed a few hints as to where the future leads in that regard.

We'll say only this much - the next release is bound to be very delightful.

—Ephemeral