Vibrant hip hop and old school video games in the Feel Good Vibes EP by FrivolousShara

This is the definition of feel good album of the year, well, if it had came out this year. That's my bad though. I first heard of FrivolousShara on an earlier Phulionius Phunk release, and a little digging revealed this EP as well. I fell in love and now I'm telling you what someone should have told me a year ago. She drops a Super Mario RPG based flow in Where Are We Going? That track would have won me over if the quality of the entire album hadn't already done so. Expect multiple tracks fro, the Feel Good Vibes EP to be featured on present and future SUBCON podcast episodes. 

The one nice thing about being ridiculously late on this ridiculously dope EP is that hopefully this means FrivolousShara's next collection of music is coming soon! I hope! I still have to give this one a few more rotations though, so no rush.

Centered on the whole feel of summer; the sun, the trees, the flowers, the grass, the birds, the breeze, no school, vacation, relaxation, the fun, the friends, the love, the Summer nights, the adventure, the good times to remember for a long time- “Feel Good Vibes” aims to bring you feel good vibes.

Listen to SUBCON 46: 20 years of Parappa, Nintendo Switch theories

Celebrating 20 years of the original rhythm game Parappa the Rapper! I also have a whole lot of thoughts abou the Nintendo Switch that I've got to drop on you. I'm also spinning plenty of mashups and remixes featuring Kendrick Lamar, Final Fantasy, Tupac, Parappa, and more!

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Debut album 'The Robots Will Kill Us All' by Boy Meets Robot

Check out the debut album of Boy Meets Robot. Seven tracks paying tribute to video games, social justice, and invisible pink unicorns. You know, the real topics other artists are afraid to touch.

The Robots Will Kill Us All is the debut album of Chicago-based chiptune rocker, Boy Meets Robot. Created with just a guitar and a Nintendo Game Boy, it offers seven geeky tracks, ranging from ska to funk, hip-hop, and country. The album was recorded and mixed by Noam Wallenberg (co-producer, I Fight Dragons) and features guest appearances by nerdcore rapper Mega Ran and science fiction podcaster Serah Eley.
— Boy Meets Robot

Indie game chiptune soundtrack 'Halloween Forever' by bc likes you

More month late Halloween creepiness coming your way! This one was a game / soundtrack that was recommended to me a while back (on Halloween, geez guys, come on). At least this one is called 'Halloween Forever' so to be fair, I could post it any time of the year.

This is the soundtrack to Halloween Forever, a game made by Pete Lazarski. Definitely check it out and pick up a copy!

Get the game here - store.steampowered.com/app/425650/

Check out Pete’s work here - imaginarymonsters.com

All tracks written by bc likes you except Mystic Ruins, Spooky Church, and Porphyry Palace written by bc likes you, Kate Shannon, and Mike Shannon.
— bc likes you

Chiptune tribute to Friday the 13th by lpower

More late November creepiness thanks to my relaxed attitude towards music posts as well as the rather late scheduling of many a Halloween album. Come on guys, you can't all release them on October 31st, be reasonable. 

Well lpower has many a reason to be unreasonable with his latest release via PteSquad.The OST nature of the album actually sets a nice ambient tone that lingers in the background, giving that perfect slasher movie vibe. Consider listening to this album as you walk around late at night playing Pokemon Go. I did that, and I am now terrified.

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE @ www.ptesquad.com/more/pte065.html

F13 is the soundtrack to a video game heavily inspired by the Friday the 13th horror series. It all began when David Arseneau started work on a post-grad research project into how pop culture phenomena are pieced together from various component parts and he chose to explore slasher movies and the Friday the 13th franchise. One aspect of this project was creating a working video game and so he enlisted lpower to provide the soundtrack, as well as much of the in-game pixel art.

The whole project will be exhibited by David next year, but for now you can hear this immense, clinical, chilling OST full of retro synth sounds. There are also cassette versions for sale over on lpower’s Bandcamp page! Grab one at: lpower.bandcamp.com. And download pixel art for the game by David and lpower: ptesquad.com/images/f13art.zip.
— PteSquad

genoboost's Lunar Knights retrospective

genoboost's Lunar Knights retrospective

Remember Lunar Knights? Of course you don't! That's why I'm talking about it. Everyone is like, "Kojima made Metal Gear Solid" "Kojima made Snatcher and I'm all about obscure future noir CD based games." Well no to both of those, Kojima is the man behind Solar Boy Django, and subsequently, the even more obscure game I present to you now. Lunar Knights.

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genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

Everybody has to start somewhere, even if all that person is starting is a series of video games. For the Legend of Zelda series and I, it began with Link to the Past. Not the first Legend of Zelda game I played, but the first Zelda game I played to the very end. I didn't just finish the game either, I destroyed it. I lifted each rock, crashed into all the trees, and used the legendary Master Sword to anxiously poke at every inch of wall. This was all in a painstaking yet pathetic attempt to search out the many heart pieces and hidden treasures of Hyrule. I found those heart pieces though. All of them.

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Watch genoboost's top 5 Nintendo Wii soundtracks

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Nintendo Wii, I'm counting down my top five favorite Wii game soundtracks! There's a ton of great OSTs for the Wii, but which make the cut?

Tracked presents creepy chiptune compilation Fright Club

So I think I should start considering November the real October. Considering it takes me a minute to hear an album and give the thumbs up that is this post. And considering everyone drops their Halloween album in the latter half of October. I'm still playing catch up.

I crashed into this particular compilation of creepy chiptunes via Masikus, who is featured on the compilation with his shiver inducing track The Babadook. Assumedly based on the movie, which I have not seen, but the track is damn creepy.

There are eight other tracks from folks that I am hearing for the first time. The chiptune mashup remix Never Gonna Bust a Thrill by Pain Perdu is a wonderful dance mix of chiptunes. Zanitlla creates a chaotic mix of gothic electronics in the stand out track Queen of the Zombos. All the tracks have a particular flair, and will make a perfect mix at your next creepy chiptune Halloween party, in 2017, because this album was released on Halloween night. So that is why you are hearing about it in mid November.

Good evening boils and ghouls and welcome to the first installment of the Fright Club! This collection of nightmarish waveforms, both originals and remixes, was chillingly crafted by some of your favorite creatures just in time for Halloween. So if you have an insatiable taste for haunted hymns, you’ve come to the right place.
— Masikus

Listen to SUBCON 45 Legend of Zelda Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Special

It's been a quarter of a century since Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past was released in Japan on November 21st, 1991. To celebrate, I'll be sharing tons of content! Be sure to check out my album and remix reviews, articles (coming soon), the LttP Remix Countdown, and this very special SUBCON Podcast, all dedicated to the Super Nintendo classic, Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past.

It's been 25 years since a game came out that changed my life! Its a full episode dedicated to the very best in video games, The Legend of Zelda Link to the Past. I bump tons of great Zelda inspired mashups and remixes, and list off some of my favorite people, places, and moments from the classic game. 

Check out the SUBCON podcast at gamemusic4all.com/subcon for the latest episodes and links to all artists featured on the episode

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Celebrate 25 years of Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past with these epic remixes

It's been a quarter of a century since Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past was released in Japan on November 21st, 1991. To celebrate, I'll be sharing tons of content! Be sure to check out my album and remix reviews, articles (coming soon), and a very special SUBCON Podcast 45, all dedicated to the Super Nintendo classic, Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past.

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Tomorrow I drop another SUBCON Podcast. It's a podcast dedicated to the best hip hop and rap inspired by video games. Unfortunately, time and format constraints led to a few great tracks getting left out.

Just like my SUBCON Link to the Past special, each song listed here is a rearrangement from the classic Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past soundtrack composed by Koji Kondo. We've got a few more hip hop vibes. Monstrously metal covers by ThePlasmas and Pokerus, and a clasy orchestral medley from Shiyru.

These tracks were shared by the amazing artists and musicians from the Game Music 4 All facebook group. Be sure to head over and join our discussions about music, gaming, and more! Check out these artists, and share some of your favorite Legend of Zelda Link to the Past memories with me on Twitter @genoboost!

#1 The Past from Hyrule Melodia Et Concordia by Shiryu

#3 Save The Princess ft Pierce Reed from GameDork: Eat Sleep Kill Robots by Nonsenze

#4 Dungeons to Explore from Infection #03 by Pokérus

c&sstockreports releases live chiptune rock mixtape 10-31-16

Halloween only lasts one day, but I'm pretty sure all the Halloween albums that drop can last the entire month, which is why I am still writing about Halloween albums in November.

Shawn Phase of C&S keeps dropping them and I'm going o keep funneling them to you. This is the latest c&s stock report is out now, and you need t get your affairs in order and grab the latest for only four dollars. This Halloween edition of these raw cuts is definitely the best way to kick off any haunting related activities.

released October 31, 2016
— c&s stock report

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Hip Hop instrumental album 'Killa Zelda (Deku Tree)' by JDSY

Deep inside the Deku Tree

Avant-garde, Legend of Zelda inspired hip hop beats. Not for the faint of heart, or a few hearts, as the case may be. Vibrant melodies with just a hint of the nostalgic tones of classic Nintendo 64 title Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. 

composed over the course of 2 years... Deku Tree samples ‘Zelda - Ocarina of Time’ n64 soundtrack and composed on MPC2000xl... fourth ambient piece recorded analouge, summer 2010 in Portland OR... Originally packed on CD late spring of 2011 for a japan benefit concert limited to 6 copies
— JDSY

Listen to hauntingly chill chiptune track Echo Modulations by royal space force

Chilled out beats from the depths of synthesized space. Classic track from before this blog even existed! All the way back to 2000 with these crazy and innovative sounds.

Temp Sound Solutions releases 'live at magfest 8​.​5'

New video game arrangements performed live on September, 13, 2014.

Game Music 4 All just isn't the same when I'm not covering my personal favorite video game cover band/squad/entity, Temp Sound Solutions. Check out this classic live set from a few MAGFests ago.

Download the album for $6 on the Temp Sound Solutions Bandcamp page.

Debut chiptune rock album, 'Twenty Seven Summers' by Gnarcade

Incredible, over the top and into the sky type chiptune rock as presented by Gnarcade

(Copyright 2016 Gnarcade and Brian Follick)

Written and recorded by Brian Follick
— Gnarcade

Listen to SUBCON podcast 44: Anime, Books, Nintendo Wii

Tons of reviews this week. In between awesome new music from Philonius Funk, SkyBlew, and TekForce, I'm reviewing Summer anime series like Mob Psycho 100 and Dragon Ball Super. I also talk books, specifically Based on a True Story a Memoir by Norm Macdonald, and Chris Kohler's recently re-released book Power-Up. I also talk about 10 years of the Nintendo Wii.

Check out the SUBCON podcast at gamemusic4all.com/subcon for the latest episodes and links to all artists featured on the episode

Subscribe to Game Music 4 All on YouTube at youtube.com/gamemusic4all to catch the latest episodes of the SUBCON podcast every other Wednesday, and subscribe to the audio version of the show via iTunes or Stitcher!