Dwelling of Duels Free Month results

Dwelling of Duels Free Month results

The results of the latest Dwelling of Duels are in. Check out the winners and participants from Free Month and download a ton of video game covers and rearrangements played on live instruments from dozens of amazing videogame inspired musicians.

Be sure to check out the August Dwelling of Duels: Motoi Sakuraba month. Let's get some epic Golden Sun  and Tales of Phantasia covers yo!

Congratulations to this month's winners (listed after the break)

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OverClocked ReMix presents Mega Man tribute album Back in Blue

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOdlkp_MRyE

Final Fantasy V The Fabled Warriors - Volume 1 Wind OCReMix compilation release

The folks of OverClocked ReMix are at it again. After the huge success that was their last compilation, Serious Monkey Business, folks from OCR have banded together once again to pay tribute to an overlooked classic from the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy V The Fabled Warriors is that tribute. The first album of this five part series is available now at the official site, and boasts some incredible talent, including some of my favorites such as Sixto Sounds and Another Soundscape.

The album kicks off with some intense rocking courtesy of Sixto Sounds and the opening track The Path to Glory ~Theme of Bartz~. From there we hear an ear catching rendition of In the Shadows ~Theme of Thief~ by Another Soundscape. He creates a catchy, eccentric movement that adds a ton of texture to this song. Darkesword works his magic on his track Little Black Book ~Theme of Black Mage~, an up tempo hip hop styled ominous mix that brings the mood to a subterranean dance lair. Another incredible track comes our way thanks to Zircon and Vessel of the Void ~Theme of Exdeath~, a foreboding industrial track that might be my favorite piece on the album so far. This first chapter of this series comes to a close with DarkeSword and his wonderful rendition of this albums title theme, See You Next Time ~WIND~.

You must know by now, that this being OCR and all, that the album is available for free download, so hurry up and grab this amazing tribute at ff5.ocremix.org and start twiddling your thumbs in anticipation of Water, which looks to be set for release early 2011!

KK Setlist - An Unfinished Animal Crossing Remix Project release

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