Treasure Buster Original Soundtrack is a love letter to Sega Genesis by Norrin_Radd

Norrin Radd drops an infectious collection of Sega Genesis FM chip based arrangements, 

This is Norrin_Radd meets Sega Genesis!

It is my humble pleasure to be able to present this album to all of you. I have to thank Reggie Schreiber for putting this project together and for letting me get *plenty* weird with the music. The entire soundtrack is written using accurate Sega Genesis 4OP FM synthesis, and accurate percussion.

Follow my ongoing series “Treasure Buster Composition Methods” on YouTube for an inside look at how all this crazy stuff was created and what my influences were.

And don’t forget to play the game! Reggie has outdone himself in every possible way and is a fantastic collaborator! Without him I wouldn’t have had the ability to dedicate 4 months making and paying tribute to Sega Genesis FM music!

Wondering what the big deal is about FM? Check out the #SummerOfFM

Artwork by Reggie Schreiber
— Matt Creamer Audio

Gunstar inspired hip hop 'Adventures On Gunstar9 mixtape'

Witness the sonic recording of the first gathering of the Shindiggaz. Get down to the Gunstar Hero inspired beats as the Shindiggaz drop flows in full force. Shindiggaz legendary meeting is remembered in Adventures on Gunstar9.

his is a mixtape of all original material from Therm&Soul and Co. DJ Thermos did all the beats – all the MCs wrote their own rhymes. We recorded this here craziness during early Fall 2009. What you’re hearing is the genesis of the Shindiggaz. This was the project that brought the crew together – and Gunstar#6 was the first time the words Shindigg were uttered on a Thermstrumental.

What you’re also hearing are all beats inspired by the soundtrack of Soul’s favorite video game ever: Gunstar Heros. He started talking about this game back when we were working on Homebrew, and we finally got around to attacking it a year later.

If you like this joint, be on the lookout for Saturday Morning Special (cartoon themes), Contraband (contra video game), and Prime Time (TV themes.) We plan to drop one a month till March.

And even more important: if you like this joint burn a copy for your people. Bang it out your car. Blast it at your next Shindigg. Throw a track on your mixtape. Put it in your top 10 list. Send a link to your friend. Post this on your blog. Chat about it in your forum. We’re making these tapes to reach yall. Help us get the message out.
— Shindiggaz

Virus Oprstu goes Super Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog inspired rap album '50 Rings'

Original Character Rap. 

I am constantly reminded not to judge a book (or album, as it were) by it's cover. If I did so, I wouldn't have discovered this album full of Sonic The Hedgehog inspired hip hop, and you know this is a big plus for my Sonic inspired SUBCON podcast that will come to fruition someday.

Strap yourself in for some nostalgia-induced whiplash as Virus the Hedgehog takes you through all the forgotten levels in the SEGA universe. Tag along as he blasts through the special stage, risks a game over when he loses his last life, and drifts through the Space Dust Zone, all while battling the evil Dr. RoBITEnik who just keeps trying to bite his style and rhymes! 90’s kids will appreciate the throwback, Hip Hop aficionados will love the dope beats and Virus the Hedgehog’s undeniable lyrical talent. It’s a big win all around: RINGS FOR EVERYBODY!
— RudeTOON Records

FM chip based metal in the HARD RESET [EP] by Mrsonic699 & General Offensive

Blast processing. 

Hope you love the FM chip because oh shit. This is some great teamwork from Mrsonic699 and General Offensive. This album has sunk it's teeth in me. I am in such need of a VG Metal podcast. That crunchy FM chip sitting in the Sega Genesis gets me every time, especially with the intense rock style that leaves you with a sense of dread, and a need to rock out on every track.

HARD RESET, the collaborative album between Mrsonic699 and General Offensive, hopes to bring you the huge power and richness of the rough 16-bit Genesis/Mega Drive synths, combined with modern flavour and blood-pumping rock music!
It spans over multiple musical genres, composed in a fresh, but nostalgic modern style.

We bring this album to you as a free download, but upon purchasing it, you will be emailed bonus tracks and exclusive content from us as soon as possible! One new original composition, one 16-bit remix of General Offensive’s “In Blissful Ignorance”, vgm and vge tracker files for the track “Whisky Gloves”, which means you can look at all the composition and instruments of the song, or play it on real hardware!

MRSONIC699 (Teodor Dumitrache)

GENERAL OFFENSIVE (Alexandru Ungureanu)

JREDD (Trevin Hughes)
— General Offensive

Listen to Urban Flow's remix of Mystic Cave Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Mind melting mysticism

I have to spotlight this ridiculous Mystic Cave Zone remix by one of my new favorite beatmakers, Urban Flow. (Art is Mystic Cave Zone by AIBryce

Listen to eclectic Mystic Cave Zone remix from Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The most mystical cave zone I know of

I wasn't planning on posting more from MRsonic699 so soon, but a cover of my favorite Sonic the Hedgehog theme will do it. Hopefully MRsonic updates this one in the future, since it has so much potential. The pushy drums and fusion of instruments in this quick remix will hold me over for now though.

First off, I’ve taken too much time to upload this. Sorry .w.

This one went out quite quickly, but still almost managed to murder my RAM. I barely changed things up, most notably just some odd chords and beat syncopation, but I still think it came out well. I hope you enjoy it.
— MRsonic699

Listen to Game & Sound's remix of Star Light Zone from Sonic The Hedgehog

One dreamy Sonic remix

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This is my arrangement for the Star Light Zone theme, from Sonic the Hedgehog.

The composer of the original track is Masato Nakamura.

Feel free to comment, like, share or subscribe if you enjoyed this video. Every click will be helpful and deeply appreciated!
— Game & Sound

Watch Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - Casino Night Zone (Keyboard Cover) by Julian Kane aka Tomori Nakamatsu

PINBALL TIME! This theme from Sonic 2 is very popular, and this jazzy rhythm is perfect with the sound of the rings coming from the slot machines. Originally composed by Masato Nakamura. Drums track programmed with Reason, all other instruments played by myself and recorded with Cool Edit Pro. Video edited with Pinnacle Studio. Enjoy!


SEGA exclusive VG rock band The Blast Processors release first full length album, Genesis


It's up for debate who won the sixteen bit era of video games, but there is no doubt who is now winning the war of video game rock. The Sega exclusive video game cover band The Blast Processors have begun their journey, much like Sega, with their debut full length album, Genesis.

Vocal VG covers much in the vein of groups such as The Megas, thanks to the game universe vocals and catchy riffs. Toronto's (wait, didn't we just talk about Toronto based VGM?) Blast Processors have a sound all their own though, thanks to the growling vocals and FM chip influenced arena metal. Perhaps that is the blast processing at work?

Grab the album from bandcamp now, starting at about $7.

Watch Sega Sound Team Band perform Space Harrier at Game Music Festival '91


I was wisened up to this awesome old video of live music from Space Harrier by twitter user and fellow VGM lover @KeenanW.

I'm a big fan of video game music history just as much as video game history in general so I am always glad to see something like this preserved on the internet. Not to mention this is a pretty great song.

Sega Sound Team Live From SST Band ~Live History~ DVD.

The Flight Away uses Sega Genesis to create vibrant pop melodies in Sega Swing

Perhaps it is because of the shadow of Michael Jackson that lives on in the Sega Genesis' FM chip. Maybe it's the pop sensibilities of Jun Senoue and Crush 40 from the Sonic The Hedgehog series. All I know is that the Genesis is custom built for the catchy synth sounds captured in The Flight Away's latest album, Sega Swing.

Pop music isn't always the most well-liked, especially in a genre as niche as VG inspired Genesis sampled chiptune music, but those pop sensibilities are necessary and very much appreciated as I continue to adventure through the vibrant depths of video game inspired music.

Sonic the Hedgehog's 'Mystic Chemicals' - Zero-Gen

Rock out to this heavy metal rendition of Sonic the Hedgehog music by video game cover band Zero-Gen. Due to that sweet FM chip hiding inside every Sega Genesis, some of the best music to cover in a live setting has definitely been titles such as Sonic, Vectorman, Streets of Rage, and many other classic Sega titles. Although that crunchy Genesis sound is certainly fantastic as well, as indicated by the many chiptune artists that swear by it.

Zero-Gen is a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal group inspired by the classic and timeless themes of Video Games past and present. Formed in early 2012, the group has re-arranged and re-imagined pieces from games that span generations of gaming consoles: from the classic NES to the current PS3 & XBox 360. Their penchant ability to create engaging and rawkin' arrangements is supported by OC Remix veteran, Mark Hall, whose experience as a solo artist inspired the vision for this project. Hall along with his bandmates Jeff Solis (Guitar/Vocals) and Derek Apel (Drums/Percussion) hope to prove that our favourite Title, Level and Battle themes can exist beyond the world of fantasy and virtual reality towards the lighted stage
 - from Zero Gen Facebook page.


Some ambient and ambitious things happening here. I can't admit that I know much at all about the Sega 32X. Are these covers, tributes, crazy chopped up remixes? I have no idea, but perhaps a more knowledgeable soul does know the truth behind Sega 32X and their impossible to pronounce MLTDS3GACDONAMRBLETBL.3x3 album. I can't quite understand what it is, but I know I like it. ambient, haunting, disorienting, soothing. All moods you may feel while listening to this album.

VODUZ X AMURO - Muroduz - Vertigo EP release

Like 128 bit waves breaking on a digital shore. A dreamlike tribute to a system that aimed high, and quickly wedged its way into the classic console consortium. The Dreamcast turned thirteen just this past week. Celebrate by listening to this album, drinking a beer, and breaking out Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves or Project Justice, or any other amazing Dreamcast game that has yet to be ported correctly, in America, or at all to any other system.