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
I recently spoke of the phenomenal Bound Together album both here and in length on The Start Screen which was originally compiled and overseen by Joe Cam. Well unknown to me Cam had been hard at work on an Animal Crossing tribute that has sadly remained unfinished for well over a year. Joe Cam has decided to make the best of the situation by collecting the finished tracks along with some WIPs and releasing them for all you Animal Crossing fans to enjoy.
The album is an all star collection of VG Remixers and musicians all coming together to pay tribute to the Animal Crossing series and the fictional musician KK Slider. The album is available via torrent or thanks to KyleJCrb and kngi.org you can Download the RAR file for the full album which includes proper id3 tags and artwork by Red Kinikacha from the OCR forums.
Speaking of the forums, be sure to pop in the official thread and toss some thanks to the Joe Cam and the awesome collection of musicians and contributors if you enjoyed the album as much as I do!
The album has lots of high quality stand out songs like Sixto Sounds over the top metal in Rockin' the Crossing or the classy laid back vibes of Mustin and Anthony Lofton's rendition of KK Soul known as I Got Soul. Another stand out is what may be Benedikt Terhechte's final song ever in the very somber stringed sounds of Kristina. Perhaps the biggest highlight and the way to best tell that this was a Joe Cam organized album is the return of the Crazy Crackaz alongside GM4A favorite Chico Ray in 7am (feat. Chico Ray) which catchily blends the very NSFW styles of everyone on this track. That is just a very small sampling of the large collection of tracks.
Below is the tracklist as compiled by KyleJCrb and Joe Cam's thoughts on the release.
"This is what remains of a planned Animal Crossing remix project I set out to organize. One specific remixer was unable to finish his task which would have been a huge chunk of the project. After waiting on him for over a year, I gave up and aborted the project. These are the finished (and unfinished) tracks from what was to release.
Enjoy what could have been." -JoeCam
1. K.K. Cruisin' - Bruce Bonebreak 2. Clock Part 2 V2 MIX - Christian Pacaud 3. Clock V5 MIX - Christian Pacaud 4. bossa00 - Joshua Morse 5. nilli00 - Joshua Morse 6. rainy00 - Joshua Morse 7. K.K. ReMix - Less Ashamed of Self 8. Slidin' & Cruisin' Live - Less Ashamed Of Self 9. 4 A.M. (v6) - Monobrow 10. K.K. Dirge - Nutritious 11. K.K. Western (WIP2) - Sixto Sounds 12. Get Out of Town (rough demo) - Sixto Sounds, The Crakaz 13. Rockin' the Crossing - Sixto Sounds 14. KKmusic Dj - FFmusic Dj 15. Safari - Mazedude 16. Purdie Old Days - Posu Yan 17. Shimmering in the Dark - Level 99 18. T.S. Aria - Tim Sheehy 19. I Got Soul - Mustin, Anthony Lofton 20. 7am (feat. Chico Ray) - Crazy Crakaz 21. Rider's Bewailment - Vampire Hunter Dan 22. Acetone - Sixto Sounds 23. Enjoying the Rain - Salluz 24. Good Old Days - Posu Yan 25. Just a Summer Drizzle - POCKETMAN 26. Only Me - Girlz Melon 27. Kristina - Benedikt Terhechte 28. K.K. Sex-A-Peel - Mustin 29. Letting Go - OA 30. Mr. Soccerball - Theory of Nonexistence 31. Camrade - Diggi Dis 32. 1 AM Smile - Tim Sheehy 33. 7 AM (Instrumental) - DCT 34. KKmusic Dj (alt) - FFmusic Dj