System Arcadia grew up immersed in two scenes: music and games. For us, the interests bled together. Some of our favorite games were based entirely around creating music. Some of our favorite artists would create songs based off themes in the games we love. No matter what it was we were up to, there was always a rave around the corner to look forward to bringing the community together.
Back in 2006, we were stunned to meet and see Kors K perform live at local arcade, Tokyo Game Action. For us, it was one of the first times an underground Japanese artist came out and spent quality time with the American music game community. We even got a boss song out of it!
Over a decade later, we’re still stuck on grooves and games. We wanted to keep that exposure and community involvement going, so in 2015, we set out to put on a show with Japanese and other international artists in our home region of New England. After putting on a fantastic show with Technorch in Boston, we knew we had to keep this event a staple in the music and gaming communities.
From this we formed System Arcadia: a place for anyone to celebrate the music, or a place for people to focus on the games, but always a place to belong and be accepted.