Welcome to FIGHT CITY, the Streets of Rage inspired Sega chiptune album by DJ SUPER SONIC

Welcome to FIGHT CITY, the Streets of Rage inspired Sega chiptune album by DJ SUPER SONIC

There is only one way out of FIght City, that's right! By fighting! That is also the only way into Fight City. It's also how you pay for a great deal of goods and services. The point is. DJ Super Sonic takes that wonderful FM chip and channels his inner Yuzo Koshiro to create the blood pumping sounds of Fight City. If you need some music that makes you want to start a fight, then move slightly to the right, just so you can start another fight, then this is your soundtrack!

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Bizarre Arcade 2 : Nostalgia Kung Fu by ayekincaid | Ray Kincaid | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Bizarre Arcade 2 : Nostalgia Kung Fu by ayekincaid | Ray Kincaid | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Very hot rhymes by ayekincaid. I would name the stand out tracks but this album just has tracks I like. That multi-part opener is fire. I already bumped a track or two on the SUBCON podcast as soon as I heard this one. Don't sleep on this like I did. A few of these tracks have been bumping in my head ever since I started listening this album. Hope that downloadable version is really coming through soon though. 

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Piano arrangements of classic Super Nintendo RPG's in 'Illusion of Mana' by srmusic

Piano arrangements of classic Super Nintendo RPG's in 'Illusion of Mana' by srmusic

This piano tribute to classic Super Nintendo games from Square (now Square-Enix, so I've heard) will turn you into a blubbering JRPG fanboy in mere moments. Evocative arrangements of some standards from the likes of Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and more. 

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'Virtuoso,' smooth nerdcore hip hop from Aramis

'Virtuoso,' smooth nerdcore hip hop from Aramis

Some eclectic rhymes by Aramis on his latest album. It's a definite that some of these tracks are going to appear on a SUBCON podcast. Surprise dope emcees coming up is what keeps me doing this! Aramis' flow . The Chrono Trigger track! The whole albums hot, but Chrono Trigger man! Aramis lays it down smooth, and does that Mitsuda based beat the justice it deserves. Didn't know how much I needed more Chrono Trigger rap. Get this one.

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Kirby's Liberation Service, an electronic Kirby Super Star tribute EP by DaMonz

Kirby's Liberation Service, an electronic Kirby Super Star tribute EP by DaMonz

An intense dive into the music of Kirby Super Star. Jun Ishikawa became an instant favorite game composer thanks to his work on this classic Kirby game. DaMonz throws down a short but intense EP, taking on a variety of classic themes, most of which appear in the ten minute epic, Fluffball Rampage! With an awesome title track like that, I imagine the US release of this Roxanne Chartrand artwork will get the 'angry eyes'

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Guitar based Mega Man 2 tribute by Krzysztof Słowikowski

Guitar based Mega Man 2 tribute by Krzysztof Słowikowski

Head bang to this fast paced heavy metal tribute to the Mega Man 2 soundtrack. Been quite a minute since the last time I got to write about an entire tribute to the Mega Man 2 soundtrack. There are many artists, bands, and remixers that have taken on the wall to wall classic that is the MM2 OST. There is plenty of room for more interpretations of this VGM standard though.

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Acoustic guitar renditions of classic VGM by Kain White

Acoustic guitar renditions of classic VGM by Kain White

Stirring acoustic arrangements of several classic game themes, including Ace Attorney, a few Final Fantasy titles, Super Mario RPG, all capped off with a few haunting Zelda remixes.

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The aptly named Game music remix album by DDRKirby(ISQ), 'Remixes - Volume 1'

The aptly named Game music remix album by DDRKirby(ISQ), 'Remixes - Volume 1'

This album kicks off with an ultra upbeat remix of one of my all time favorite game soundtracks, Super Mario RPG. That kicks off an opening block of Super Mario based, pipe heavy, dance mixes. Things go indie wit remixes of Crypt of the Necrodancer, Shuttle Rush, and more. There are also, even more Mario RPG remixes! What an album! 

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Watch SUBCON 58 DKC2, Yoshi, C64

Watch SUBCON 58 DKC2, Yoshi, C64

This week we've got mashups, and original rhymes, but mostly mashups. We kick off the show with a 'so hot it's banned from YouTube' level mashup of Drake and DKC2 by Chi Duly, we got a double dose of 90's hip hop thanks to 8 Bit Mullet, and the latest rhymes by J.ReaL Hip Hop. I also interject with some thoughts on the DKC series and Yoshi Woolly World.

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Chiptune & Drum megamix, '3-9B' by c&sstockreports

Chiptune & Drum megamix, '3-9B' by c&sstockreports

These c&s stock reports are my favorite thing these days.

As if Shawn Phase himself were to say, 'Hey geno, want to hear half an hour of classic game soundtracks along with some murderous drumwork and esoteric intro's that sometimes sound more like an in ring promo than an album opening.'

That is a world we live in, right now thanks to shawn phase and his long running series of c&s stock reports. 

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Listen to The Bystanders Podcast - SNES Mini hype, Inhumans preview, Star Wars talk

Listen to The Bystanders Podcast - SNES Mini hype, Inhumans preview, Star Wars talk

This week we take on the very complex trailer for the new Marvel movie and/or TV show Inhumans. Then it's time to talk about Star Wars, because now Star Wars is always happening forever! Then Anthony finally gets to talk about some NBA basketball and the LA Clippers. We spend the rest of the episode talking about the SNES Mini and Nintendo Switch.

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genoboost's Mario Kart music challenge - VPC5 Round 1

genoboost's Mario Kart music challenge - VPC5 Round 1

It's time for genoboost's Mario Kart challenge!

The rules are very simple. I choose a music album to listen to. Then I race online in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Each race, I listen to one track from the album. Whatever place I finish in, is how great the song is. Of course 1st place songs are the best, and 12th place the worst (at using those songs to win in online races in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe).

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