Norrin Radd drops an infectious collection of Sega Genesis FM chip based arrangements,
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.
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.
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.
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.
One dreamy Sonic remix
Check out another music video of classic VGM by Game & Sound.
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.
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.
Uploaded on Dec 8, 2008 Monkey Kong plays Chemical Plant Zone from Sonic 2 and Battle Theme from Chrono Trigger, Live @ Dreamhack Winter 2008
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.
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.
Contra based rhymes with the Shindiggaz. Gritty hard hitting FM chip based beats tossed under rhymes by the likes of Dutch Rollin' Rebel and Greazy Duzit. The Shindiggaz are in full force and sending the Contraband your way.
Over 50 incredible guitar driven rearrangements of over a dozen Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games. Rock the night away as you journey through the world of that 16- bit, blast processing machine in Brian Davis' tribute In Memory of the Mega Drive.
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.
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.