Various VGM artists remix the music of Big Giant Circles in 'The Glory Days Remixed'

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An array of video game musicians congregate over 11 remixed tracks from Big Giant Circles' original The Glory Days album. Nearly every name on the list of remixers has been a favorite musician of mine at some point through this blogs history. Even with compilations and collaborations happening easier than ever thanks to easy internet file sharing, it's still amazing to me to see a gathering of musicians of this caliber for one purpose. 

This album also scribbles all over the blurry line that now exists between video game music, and video game remixes.

The songs themselves are as vibrant and varied as the contributors themselves. Stemage and Zantzilla go on a chip rock rendezvous in their remix of Snowcones. Mega Ran, who is clearly in the running for hardest working man in nerdcore, appears with a gritty flow on the track Vindicate Me. One of the stand out track on early listens has been the aggressively funky electronic keyboards of C-Jeff's 'No Party like a Mojang Party remix. Nothing says Glory Days like this arcade rocking dance track.

With musicians like these, you can't go wrong, grab the album starting from $10 on the Big Giant Circles bandcamp page.

Jimmy "Big Giant Circles" Hinson releases Impostor Nostalgia album

Jimmy Hinson, also known in the video game music community as Big Giant Circles, just released his original debut album Impostor Nostalgia. The release features over 75 minutes of retro and VGM-inspired tunes, fusing modern-day electronic music with chip sounds of yesteryear. Impostor Nostalgia includes a wealth of guest appearances from big names such as Alexander Brandon, C418, Disasterpiece, Josh Whelchel, Pongball, Souleye and zircon. This album has been long in the making, and it certainly shows in the quality of the work.

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Josh Whelchel announces Songs for the Cure '10 - charity album for cancer research

Songs for the Cure '10 from Josh Whelchel on Vimeo.

Like the past couple years, Josh Whelchel has been hard at work organizing compilations among the video game composer, chiptune, and VG remix communities and more for a noble cause. That cause is the Songs for the Cure 2010 compilation. The goal of the album is to raise money for the Relay for Life event held specifically at the University of Cincinnati and the American Cancer Society through music. The goal is to raise 10,000 dollars for cancer research by April 23rd, 2010. As of the time of this writing they are at exactly $3,194...No wait. $3,198 dollars. With your help the goal of 10,000 can be reached, and hopefully even surpassed over the next two months!

RIght now until March 1st (which is only a few days away!) the album is available with a donation right now. Head over to cancerdrive.org and send $10 to this great cause and you will receive a digital copy of the album in both MP3 and FLAC audio formats. If you want to really help though, a donation of $25 will net you a fancy free hard copy (and no S&H either). These prices only last until March 1st though, so be sure to place your orders right away!

What do you get on this album you might be asking though. Well you will be getting amazing music from the following list of performers, which include some of the best and brightest from VG Rock, VG Remixes, chiptunes, VGM, and independent music.

Two Seconds Away, Stemage, David DiMuzio, Alec & Eileen Holowka, Josh Whelchel, Jay Tholen, Big Giant Circles, Jessi Bair, Inez S. deDeugd-McComas, Morgen La Civita, Michael Huang, David Saulesco, Renee Winter, Tara Morrow, Helen Austin, Chiwawa, Inverse Phase, Michael Tanenbaum, Average Joe Crane, Roth Herrlinger, Melinda Hershey, Rich Brilli, Midnight Prophet, Bradley Burr, Rob Westwood, Terry Whitehead, Fever Pitch, FFMusicDJ & Postgoodism, Battlecake, Craig Stern, Danny Clay, T.R. Beery, Martha Mingle, Zen Albatross, 5 of 6, Barry van Oudtshoorn, J.W. Hendricks, 12 Followers/Meteo Xavier, Poolside, Gonçalo Lourenço, and more!

And to give you a taste of some of these amazing tracks, Josh Whelchel has sent me a demo for you to check out or download below. And remember, donate now at cancerdrive.org! [gplayer href="http://gamemusic4all.com/audio/Songs%20for%20the%20Cure%20%2710%20Preview.mp3"]Songs for the Cure 2010 preview featuring Stemage - The Challenger; Tara Morrow - Your Name; Battlecake - Time Scar (Chrono Cross Arr.); and Josh Whelchel - Sing Gloria (feat. Tara Morrow, Melinda Hershey, Rich Brilli)[/gplayer] Download Songs for the Cure 2010 Preview

MAGFest and OCReMix attending Video Games Live in Virginia April 25th


So I just learned from Dom (who you may remember from his recent LBP rendition) that the OCReMix and MAGFest crews should be out in full force soon at the April 25th show of Video Games Live in Richmond Virginia. Not only that but Dom shall be playing the keys himself and taking requests of course!

For any fans of Video Games Live, both OC ReMix AND MAGFest are gonna be attending this Saturday's show, April 25th, at Richmond, Virginia's Landmark Theater! If you're in the area, it's not too late to grab tickets! Purchase tickets through this link.

Partnering once again with Video Games Live, OCR judges Larry Oji (Liontamer) & Jimmy Hinson (Big Giant Circles) are planning to be there to greet fans and talk video game music! Joining them are the staff of the biggest annual video game music party, MAGFest! MAGFest creator Brendan Becker (Mr. MAGFest), music director Dominic Cerquetti, and promotions man Nick Marinelli (Nick the Newbie) will be there in full force to tell you why you should attend 3 full days of concerts, game rooms and panels at MAGFest 8 next January!