Schaffer the Darklord, Shael Riley, and the Double Ice Backfire combine to Hold Person

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Took me a minute to get around to digging into this collaboration between one of my all time favorite's Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire, alongside high quality emcee Schaffer The Darklord. Takes me back to the opening track of 2011's non ultimate edition of Songs from the Pit, Publishing Rights. Like, a whole album of it though. A lot of subject matter is covered hear, not really video games, but shut up, just listen to some things. For instance, this seems to be a track about Doink the clown? Or maybe just any non specific clown wrestler. Don't want to get sued by the WWF.

Rapper Schaffer the Darklord (Sick Passenger, 2013) teams up with chiptune/indie rock duo Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire (Ultimate Songs from the Pit, 2011) for a collection of tracks about consequences and regret.
— Schaffer, Riley, and the Double Ice Backfire

DJ SUPER SONIC throws down some SF2 EDM in SUPER BASS FIGHTER TURBO

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Now this is what I am about. DJ Super Sonic. Sorry. DJ SUPER SONIC, drops an EP of club rocking street fighter II remixes in SUPER BASS FIGHTER TURBO. Five all time classics of VGM are tuned for the dance floor, and all available at any price over on DJ SUPER SONIC's bandcamp page. Every track in Street Fighter II is a Yoko Shimomura composed masterpiece, and DJ SUPER SONIC takes a select few and turns them into an intense dance riot.

released January 1, 2018

Cover Art by Ghost Bat
— DJ SUPER SONIC

SNACK, the incredible chiptune rock debut by Linnani Vaanija

SNACK, the incredible chiptune rock debut by Linnani Vaanija

I heard of this album because I was tagged on Twitter. Not even @'ed. Just tagged. Don't matter though. Get me your album somehow. Doesn't have to be a classy PR letter. Just make sure I know about it. So without much more info than that though, this didn't exactly shoot to the top of my must listen list. During a shuffle through the latest albums I've got here, the Track “Abyss” popped up. It starts off slow, but then BAM, once it really kicked off,  I had to stop what I was doing, writing an earlier episode of this, and say, 'what the H is this?” The H it's Linanni Vaanija. Grab the album for ten euro, and you should. 

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SUGARBURGER, the latest album by LONELYROLLINGSTARS

SUGARBURGER, the latest album by LONELYROLLINGSTARS

LONELYROLLINGSTARS. One word. All capitals too, by the way. I am both a fan of this band and of the people in this band as individuals. Ailsean, Cubosh, finbeard, norg, Mega Beardo. Their album is up for free download on bandcamp, or grab the album on a gaudy USB slap bracelet. I wish I had one to show off, but no one sends me anything. Good. This album is as eclectic, and decadent as the name suggests. It's a very filling album. There's a lot happening. LONELYROLLINGSTARS. They make the best song cover choices. Gauntlet, Gitaroo Man, and the one I'm highlighting here, a tribute to the weird, had to have played it as a kid to get it N64 title, Mystical Ninja 64. Make sure you check this one out!

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WreckFest, a hip hop tribute to con culture by Wreck the System

WreckFest, a hip hop tribute to con culture by Wreck the System

Wreckfest, the latest from hip hop group Wreck the System, has quickly grown on me. Wreck the System have really brought it for this full album tribute to con culture. I've been to a con or two in my life. I've also got bad social anxiety so that's all the cons I've been to in my life. That's why I'm a fan of the track Culture Shock. Look for me to be bumping more of these tunes over on the SUBCON podcast as well.

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Johto Legends (Music from "Pokémon Gold and Silver") by Braxton Burks

Johto Legends (Music from "Pokémon Gold and Silver") by Braxton Burks

So I was all set to post about “Johto Legends (Music from "Pokémon Gold and Silver") by Braxton Burks” but when I went to his bandcamp page to get the requisite album info, he had already released another album. Curious, I said to myself. And, oh man, oh wow. Burks has five albums, all of various length, and all in tribute to the music of Pokemon. Each of these five albums has been released THIS YEAR. All back in the month of January.

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Hip hop duo Dual Core returns with new album Downtime

Hip hop duo Dual Core returns with new album Downtime

Dual Core has done it all in their musical lifespan, but it has been a while since the duo of C64 and Int 80 have dropped an album. Five years since 2012's All The Things, and I for one am very glad Dual Core is back with Downtime. I'll talk more about it on an episode of SUBCON. They are world renowned though. Don't need me to sell them.

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ThePlasmas pay tribute to the one and only Castlevania series

ThePlasmas pay tribute to the one and only Castlevania series

I've been a fan of ThePlasmas for years, ever since GM4A first started out. The best possible context to talk about ThePlasmas has also come up with the release of the nearly two dozen track tribute to Castlevania known as Holy Whiplash Plus. It's very difficult to go with just one track to share, but will go with Black Night for this go. I hope this is far from the last time I'll be covering classic Castlevania music. Headbang to this for a minute.

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Dragon Fin Soup Original Soundtrack by Jade Leamcharaskul

Dragon Fin Soup Original Soundtrack by Jade Leamcharaskul

JDWasabi's instrument choices give the Dragon Fin Soup Soundtrack a warm, inviting mood. Makes me nostalgic for a game I haven't even seen game footage of. You can grab the album via JDWasabi's bandcamp page for eight pounds. I'm sharing the adventurous sounds of Bleemshroom Forest. Also, I like saying Bleemshroom. Like saying Bleem for Dreamcast, anyway, music.

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The return of Pinhead Larry with Memory Palace II

The return of Pinhead Larry with Memory Palace II

Can we shift 'scary game music' into it's own category. You know the stuff. Lavender town, anything akira yamaoka. Many of the themes represented on Pinhead Larry's latest, Memory Palace II, certainly fit that mold. Whichever themes don't, Larry goes and remixes down into some chilling sounds anyway.

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Heavy Troopa is Ready to Launch!! Full soundtrack tribute to Super Mario RPG turns 10 years old

Heavy Troopa is Ready to Launch!! Full soundtrack tribute to Super Mario RPG turns 10 years old

It might be ten years old but it's not too late to download this CLASSIC tribute to the CLASSIC music of 1996 Super NES classic Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars. This compilation covers every single track from the SMRPG soundtrack, and even more than that! Grab all the songs via the bandcamp page. Download free, but any donations are greatly appreciated!

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Secret of Mana, Street Fighter II, Killer Instinct, MYRONE, Miss Might

Secret of Mana, Street Fighter II, Killer Instinct, MYRONE, Miss Might

This week I've got the debut album Underground by jazz rock group Octorock, intense beats by Doughboy the Producer on his new beat tape Nintendo 64 Instrumentals. A tribute from ThaSauce to classic game series in Miss Might Anniversary Collection, an eclectic tribute to Secret of Mana from The Travelers VGM titled Heart of the Forest, and a new collection of smooth guitar work by MYRONE on new album Hue.

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Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter II, Ninja Gaiden, Flight of Light, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter II, Ninja Gaiden, Flight of Light, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

I'm back, for the first time with the new Game Music Shop! In stock this week is the stellar new Where the Water Tastes Like Wine OST by Ryan Ike, the eclectic Flight of Light soundtrack,  and Street Fighter: The RVA Warriors, a hip hop compilation out of Richmond, VA. Then we close with the latest EP of intense game metal with Clockwork by Super MadNES, and the spacey sounds of Continuum Kingdom's new album 7 dmns. 

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Mother 4 Soundtraaaack!! by Shane Mesa

Mother 4 Soundtraaaack!! by Shane Mesa

I tried to look into what the deal is with this album. I know there is, or maybe was, a fan project known as Mother 4. Does this album come from that? Maybe? After my search for answers led to a reddit thread, I gave up. Anyway, this is a wonderful addition to the sounds of Shogo Sakai, Keichi Suzuki, and Hip Tanaka. There are a lot of tracks here. 60 tracks, specifically. Both new, inspired, and rearranged tracks in the mood of the Mother series. The perfect soundtrack to dream of the day that Shigesato Itoi makes another video game, and it's not about fishing.

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