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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Death Note$, Anime inspired hip hop from Spiegz X Lyon

Death Note$, Anime inspired hip hop from Spiegz X Lyon

I bumped tracks from this album over on the SUBCON podcast a few times, but somehow I never featured the album itself. This album gots plenty of quality tracks. Particularly, I bumped Top Notch and Shinji over on the SUBCON show. Both got stuck in my head for a good while. Other current favorites are the early tracks El Niño and Snowblind. Hot stuff. Can't wait to hear what's next.

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Watch SUBCON 60 SFII, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis

Watch SUBCON 60 SFII, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis

Time to talk about my sordid past with Street Fighter II, comment on the very first MAGWest, and ponder dual realities on this week's episode. I'm also spinning the latest hip hop from ayekincaid, Aramis, Richie Branson, and LexicOhm. Hot new instrumentals by James Landino, Dale North, Pokerus, McVaff and more!

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Latest hip hop album 'HOT' from J.ReaL Hip Hop

Latest hip hop album 'HOT' from J.ReaL Hip Hop

There is a lot of fire on this album. I guess that explains the title. I bumped music from this album on a past SUBCON episode. If you watch/listen to my SUBCON show, then you'd be way more on top of these dope game inspired emcees. The track 3rd, with that opening Mario Kart reference definitely grabbed my attention. The very on-the-nose hook on Yu-Gi-Oh is too over the top not to enjoy. Hit play! 

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Another c&s stock report from Shawn Phase - The River City Ransom Underground based 6-26-17 edition

Another c&s stock report from Shawn Phase - The River City Ransom Underground based 6-26-17 edition

We are well into the second half of the year, but there is no cause to stop or slow these temp sound solution Tuesdays though. Exactly the opposite. Hell, I could probably blog only about Shawn Phase and still have a pretty regular update schedule. Now Phase is dropping stock reports on both Bandcamp and SoundCloud. This one is a SoundCloud exclusive, which makes it a bit of a hidden stock report, for all of you completionists out there. 

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The Dank EP, a Donkey Kong based EDM compilation from Tiny Waves

The Dank EP, a Donkey Kong based EDM compilation from Tiny Waves

This awesome little album took me by surprise. I call it little, even though it's 14 tracks filled with Donkey Kong Country inspired EDM. Then again, they called it an EP, and called it the Dank EP. The music is great though. Many familiar names on this compilation, including RoBKTA, Glenntai, RoboRob, and more. That RoBKTA track bumps so hard I even had to play it on an episode of the SUBCON podcast. Can't go wrong with Donkey Kong. The fact that it rhymes, proves it's true.

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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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