2 Mello's latest collection of laid back hip hop beats, midnight broadcasts vol. 2

2 Mello's latest collection of laid back hip hop beats, midnight broadcasts vol. 2

2 Mello is back with the follow up to his original follow up to an album of eclectic but laid back hip hop beats. For the late nighters among us, and those suffering from a long, hot day, midnight broadcasts is for you. Plus you can learn how to make some proper mixed drinks.

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Intense Techno music by Blipperactive in the indie game 'Greedy Guns - Original Game Soundtrack'

Intense Techno music by Blipperactive in the indie game 'Greedy Guns - Original Game Soundtrack'

I'm glad indie games exist. Not just for their great game content, but for the fact that it has let such a vast array of musicians to contribute to all these games. So it goes with the new indie game Greedy Guns. Blipperactive has composed some intense dance beats that build up and then shake your eardrums for a minute. Current favorite track for me is Thief, and I bump some Mother Roll on the SUBCON podcast as well.

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The Games & Anime hip hop Mixtape by Bleak, The Apostle

The Games & Anime hip hop Mixtape by Bleak, The Apostle

Another collection of rhymes I discovered on datpiff, luckily Bleak posted his album to bandcamp as well, so I can embed the Games & Anime mixtape right here for the impatient folks among us. Listen to some dope rhymes out of Dallas, Texas. Dude doesn't seem to have the largest social media profile, but hope he's hustling on his follow up. 

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Game music collective Pixel Mixers present a tribute to classic 2D Legend of Zelda with the Hylian Downfall compilation

Game music collective Pixel Mixers present a tribute to classic 2D Legend of Zelda with the Hylian Downfall compilation

An album dedicated to the music of Legend of Zelda. Now this is something I won't get sick of. I won't even feign to be sick of it, the way I do with Final Fantasy or Tetris. There are three discs worth of music here, which adds up to over 2 hour, for anyone who doesn't remember discs that played roughly 80 minutes of music. Sixty musicians cover dozens of songs, all from back before these newfangled 3-dimensional Zelda games hit the scene. It's all classic top down themes (except the side-scrolling Zelda 2, of course), and it's time to take a deep dive into Pixel Mixers' tribute to classic Zelda games.

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Watch SUBCON 62 Kirby, Doom, Metroid, Layton, & Thunder Force IV

Watch SUBCON 62 Kirby, Doom, Metroid, Layton, & Thunder Force IV

It's an extra long episode of the SUBCON podcast this week! I've got a lot of upcoming games to discuss, some Kirby music to gush about, and a little more MAGWest to recap. I've got a never ending list of dope tunes to play for you and I just can't get them to yours fast enough! This episode features the likes of 2 Mello, GamerGad, Swych, Spiegz, Doug Funnie, Richie Branson along with a few features! On the instrumental side I've got remixes, indie game OSTs, original arrangements, and more thanks to Doug Perry, BeatmakerKelz, Tekkaxe, DaMonz, Blipperactive, and the folks from Pixel-Mixers crew and the PixelQuemado collective!

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Glitched out hip hop remixes and more by temp sound solutions

Glitched out hip hop remixes and more by temp sound solutions

Where are the seven other remixes? I'm not sure. I'm going to have to look into it. This one is more than worth worrying about now though. Five intense remixes that could best be described as metal glitch chiptune hip hop beats? Something like that. It's temp sound solutions tuesday though! You know the drill by now. Prepare your brain for some quality sounds and hit play.

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A backwards trip into game music in RETROGRESSION: VOL.1 by Stemage

A backwards trip into game music in RETROGRESSION: VOL.1 by Stemage

If there is something I love, it;s gimmicks! I have had the chance to hear various reversed and inverted game sounds in my decade or so of listening to VGM. Stemage is the latest of these wayward composers to take some beloved themes and twist them into semi recognizable bursts of sound. Listen to these awesome tracks, forwards and backwards!

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Watch SUBCON 61 Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. 3, Final Fantasy, and Final Fight too

Watch SUBCON 61 Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. 3, Final Fantasy, and Final Fight too

This week is the head to head match up between Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. May the best classic 2D Mario game that isn't the original Super Mario Bros. win! I also talk about Final Fantasy VII (again) as well as the other FF series, Final Fight! Got new music from Bleak, The Apostle, Swych, MoneyMallzBeats, and The TroubleShooters. Also got classic instrumentals by way of 8-Bit Jazz Heroes, Disasterpeace, and OCReMix!

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Listen to the Black Shy Guy Summer 2017 Mixtape

Listen to the Black Shy Guy Summer 2017 Mixtape

Listen to a new summer mixtape of my favorite VGM of the last few months. All of this music has been featured on this website and the SUBCON podcast! Listen to a half hour of game music and hip hop on my YouTube, or SoundCloud, or right here if it ends up getting flagged and muted every where else.

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Hip hop duo Mikal kHill & Int80 are: The TroubleShooters

Hip hop duo Mikal kHill & Int80 are: The TroubleShooters

I did not know about this when it dropped. Int80, one half of one of my favorite hip hip duo's Dual Core, teams up with Mikal kHill for this dope EP. A dozen minutes of dope rhymes and old school beats. Got some crunchy drums, grunged up guitars layered with fire on those vocals. Would leave to see that closing track 'shutdown -h now" live one day. I have seen Dual Core live a few times, and I'm sure that would be epic.

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