All star VG musicians pay tribute to the Donkey Kong Country series in the DKC Mix't Ape '94

Nearly 3 Dozen tracks honor 20 years of superb video game music.

Over a dozen VGM musicians contribute to a celebration of a Gorilla, who once, along with a few sidekicks, beat up a bunch of reptiles. 35 tracks of music from the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy for SNES. Hours of high quality listening that I couldn't even begin to cover, so I'm not even going to try. The album speaks for itself, with the all star gathering of VGM talent, along with the source material by David Wise.

Grab the album completely free at the official Bandcamp page for the DKC Mix't Ape '94.

The full list of contributors, which I feel compelled to provide, are Cory Johnson, Grant "Stemage" Henry, Marshall Art, Super Guitar Bros, Droidekka, missingNO, James Moats, William Reyes, MegaBeardo, PokeMatt, Lucio Baldomero, Dave ReardonJosh EdgintonJoe CorbettWild GunmenThe World is RareEight Bit DisasterDJ SonikBusterJohn WeibleJer RoqueJoshua CorteseAdam HenryJustin Taylor, Codename Trigger Thumb, and The Nate Horsfall Experience.

Can't wait for the next oneThanks to Big Mat for curating the release, I am very excited for the next compilation in 2015, which will be curated by Nate Horsfall.

MissingNo release self-titled debut EP

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Only four tracks and MissingNo, an up-and-coming band straight out of Vancouver, are already working their way into my jaded cold heart. Soulful renditions of video game standards such as Ducktale's The Moon and Donkey Kong Country 2's Stickerbrush Symphony are simply moving. What really hits this four track EP out of the park is the beautiful and evocative jazz blues somberly flowing on possibly one of my favorite video game tracks of all time, the criminally underrated Meta Knight's Revenge from Kirby Superstar.

MissingNo are also seeking to finish up their full-length debut album, and can use your help to reach that goal. Be sure to check out their indiegogo fundraising page for more details.