The forums at OverClocked ReMix recently released Rockin' Sockin' Cinder Blockin', a tribute EP of the Concrete Man theme from Mega Man 9. Directed by DarkeSword, the release features many regulars in the arrangement community such as Flexstyle, Sir NutS, Rexy, Neblix and The Coop. The idea of putting together an EP came about the day after OC ReMix released the Mega Man 9 album Back in Blue; due to an oversight, Concrete Man was left out of that release. With an initial deadline of a week, remixers were free to submit their takes on Concrete Man for evaluation to be included in the new EP. The result is impressive and a testament to the talent of the community under DarkeSword's guiding hand.
Today OC ReMix released Back in Blue, a Mega Man 9 remix album. The release was directed by Dustin "k-wix" Kulwicki and features 14 artists producing 18 arrangements. It is OCR's seventh album this year, 27th overall, and their first release dedicated to an individual Mega Man title. As can be expected, the album features several heavyweights from the community such as bLiNd, Cyril the Wolf, DarkeSword, Joshua Morse, Mazedude, Rexy and Sixto Sounds. 2011 has been a great year for video game arrangement projects so far, thanks in part to the high quality standard that OCR is known for.
Recently our friends over at the gaming site Console Alliance have collected and released a free download of a great collection of video game inspired music. Included are several classic and new remixed tracks from well known VG inspired musicians. With the likes of zircon, djpretzel, Joshua Morse and many more this is a collection you can't go wrong with. The remixes themselves span a wide strata of games, from Pilotwings to Mirror's Edge, there are games old and new, and of pretty much every conceivable genre. You can grab the album at the Console Alliance's download page for the album Also of note is that if you join the Console Alliance community, you will get a special version of the album, with five more bonus remixes.
Click through to check out the track list. Tracklisting (for the non-member version) 1. Altered Beast - The Fallen's Grave - The Coop 2. Mario Paint - Intense Color - SGX & Sephfire 3. Portal - Still Alive (Raddox Remix) 4. Super Mario 64 - Devastation's Doorway - Sole Signal 5. Crash Bandicoot 2 -Tangerine Channel - Rexy 6. Metal Gear Solid 4 - Old Snake Techno Remix - Dimitris Athanasiou 7. Ecco The Dolphin - Eternal Abyss - Gray Lightning 8. Golden Axe - Death Adder Trance - Dj Pretzel 9. Pilotwings 64 'Midnight Altitude' - JCD 10. Earthworm Jim - Acrophobia - about-blank 11. Extreme-G - G-Storm (Extended) - bLiNd 12. Half Life 2 - That Long Train Ride - DJ Dain 13. Super Mario World - Monstrous Turtles! - Zircon 14. Mario Kart 64 - Frappe Cafe Vibe - Joshua Morse 15. Mirrors Edge Remix - Run Free In Heaven - CrimzonWolf777 16. Hitman Codename 47 - Chained to a Barcode - Rayagon