Download this thing. DJ J-Ball and Sonic in some crazy mixed up and mashed up Sonic grooves, beats. All that stuff. It get's pretty intense.
Some of the lines on this track are some of the best on the album. If you've listened to the full Rated 'D' For Dope by Marcus & Rome, then you know that is high praise!
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.
A humble collection of hot beats
As I write this, and take my initial listen of the album, I am not quite sure exactly which songs are originals, and which are remixes and covers (except for an epic Doom remix). This means I have failed the challenge set forth by Urban Flow, the album's creator. I think I might get a better score with some repeated listens. Those listens are happening. It doesn't matter though, because any of the songs that aren't in a game (or anime, etc), could certainly stand among some of the best.
From the remixes I do recognize, there is an unbelievable Mystic Cave Zone remix from Sonic The Hedgehog 2. That is my personal favorite theme from the Sonic series(Escape from the City is #2). Even as a person who actively seeks out remixes of this track, I haven't heard a take on it quite like this before. Not game related, even if I had games based on it for the PS2 and GBA, the YuYu Hakusho remix hits all the right Nostalgia buttons, while still getting me pumped for a battle. "Time to Fight definitely makes it onto my fighting game music playlist (although this whole album makes it on the list, technically).
Fall down the rabbit hole of a world without the Master System, a world without the Genesis, a world, without Blast Processing
Hyde209 remixes the classic Sonic The Hedgehog soundtrack in four wavew of glory. The classic FM chip soundtrack gets a full NES reimagining in Volume 1 of Hyde209's Mario & Sonic - Twisted Worlds.
One dreamy Sonic remix
Check out another music video of classic VGM by Game & Sound.
When I first heard this remix on the 3DS version of Sonic Generations, I was completely enthralled by the Las Vegas casino big band vibe blasting from my speakers. This is one beautiful remix of music from my favorite classic Zelda game, of course, Sonic Generations on 3DS (much like it's DS predecessors) was pretty damn good too.
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.
Uploaded on Dec 8, 2008 Monkey Kong plays Chemical Plant Zone from Sonic 2 and Battle Theme from Chrono Trigger, Live @ Dreamhack Winter 2008
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Something new for Rez. His new assistant Izumi has snuck into his music collection and nabbed a few of the best remix's she could find just for you.
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.
So on my usual wanderings on Kotaku, I came across a post that linked me to this video, "Pokemon, what happened to you?". It's a video of man called Alex Day singing about old Pokemon games and old memories of them. This simply made my evening. After listening/watching this I had to see if Alex had anything else like this. Surely enough, he did, a recent release of an EP called "117% Complete" with a total of 3 tracks. Hopefully, this a start of possibly more nerd-esqe music from Mr. Day.
Each track covers over a video game classic, Mario, Pokemon, and Sonic. It's electronic, chiptune, upbeat music fits right in with the feel of these tracks. Nostalgia fills the room when "Sonic Doesn't Need A Story" plays going over all the various Sonic games and just why the speedy blue hedgehog is awesome! You'll also get a kick out of "I Hate Mario Kart Wii". Going through different events that can happen in a race with Donkey Kong, Mario, Peach, etc. Getting hit with a blue shell or sliding over a banana setting you back a few places, all the reasons you can think of just why you get utterly frustrated every time you play Mario Kart Wii (or the other Mario Kart games). The song that led me to this finding, "Pokemon, What Happened To You", will bring a smile on your face (possibly a tear) and have you wondering as well what happened to all those classic Gameboy games that had you stay up in the late hours of the night obtaining all the badges.
"117% Complete" is quirky, fun, and will have you singing along sitting/standing/hovering/etc wishing for a 4th track. I hope that Alex will do more of this and if so, you can bet I'll get my hands on it asap. It's only $2.97 on iTunes or you could get the CD bundle which comes with buttons and a t-shirt! Get this EP, we need to encourage Alex that his lovely listeners needs more!!!! (please)