Asis Galvin's retro hip hop remix album The Game Over Mixtape Vol 2

More dope beats from Asis Galvin in The Game Over Mixtape Vol 2. Like the album cover implies, there are plenty of hot Super Mario mixes to drop some lines to. Asis flips the script by tossing in a handful of laid back beats featuring music from the relatively very new Final Fantasy XIII-2 along with a couple other games new and old but all fresh.

SquareLove EP - a taste of the future of The World is Square

Be square my heart. 

Tracks both new and old in the Square-Enix pantheon are featured in SquareLove, an EP that is essentially a preview of the fantastic compositions to come when The World Is Square's next full length album drops next year. Until that time, jam to some funky acoustic rearrangements of music from Bravely Default, FFIX, Breath of Fire, and Super Mario RPG.

“SquareLove” is an EP by The World is Square.
A full length featuring these songs and more will be available 2016.
— The World is Square

Listen to The World is Square get down in their rearrangement of Frog's Theme from Chrono Trigger

All you can say is 'damn!'

I didn't know that TWIS had made a video for what may be my favorite track on their latest album. I'm jamming to this beat all over again and it's awesome.

This also seems like a good time to implore you to vote Frog in Smash Bros!

This is our variation of Frog’s Theme from Chrono Trigger
Recorded By: Andrew Gonzales
— The World is Square

Listen to 'Exodus' by Takeharu Ishimoto from Rampage Land Rankers

Probably not coming to the states...

If you love the music from niche DS classic The World Ends With You, then this new tune recently posted to Takeharu Ishimoto's SoundCloud page is exactly what you need to hear.

Vo & Lyrics: ChriS Ito
Music: Takeharu Ishimoto
Guitar: Hirokazu Ogura
Bass: T$UYO$HI (P.T.P/The Bonez)
Drum: ZAX (P.T.P/The Bonez)

www.jp.square-enix.com/ralara/
— -Takeharu Ishimoto SoundCloud

Amazing tribute to Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana, at the same time, A Mana Trigger album by SRMusic

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A stunning series of arrangements of music from the classic role playing games Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana. The album is masterfully done, and will move you to your nostalgic core as you think about some of the greatest moments in those two games as Sébastien Ridé performs classic themes on piano. 

My personal favorites are any time something from Chrono Trigger is played, as I am not nearly as familiar with the catalogue of music from the Secret of Mana series. I expect several people to scold me for that fact after this post.

If you enjoy the album as much as I did, you can purchase it via loudr starting at $5.

Projet J.E.N.O.V.A. debut music Demo 2014

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I flip flopped in my consideration of Projet J.E.N.O.V.A.s three track debut. Is three tracks enough for an album post, especially one that is clearly labeled as a demo. Then again, how often do I get the chance to check out the very first sounds a band has committed to recording?

The only sign I needed, was some good liner notes, and Projet J delivers with the confession,

"not perfect, but played with passion"

My favorite type of music! 

Listen to Final Fantasy VII hip hop mashup 'Aerith's Airplanes' by Tovarisch!

Some mashups just fit the mood of both the original song and game so well, and much of the music from Tovarisch! is just that. Aerith's Airplanes is a mix of B.o.B.'s nostalgic track Airplanes along with the somber music of Aerith's Theme from Final Fantasy VII from the PSX.

Boss Battles for the Soul - a collection of SNES 'bonus tracks' by Kyo

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The first time I heard this album, I hit play and let it run in the background as I did other tasks. The moment the second track on the album came on, an alternate battle theme from the SNES classic Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars, I could only focus on the album. This arrangement would easily fit into Yoko Shimomura's original soundtrack. 

Boss Battles for the Soul is a fantastic title for the album, as each song doesn't simply use the soundfont of SNES classics, Kyo takes the spirit of the music into consideration as he arranges each track. Seven classicSNES games are represented on the album. In all, the album includes Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 6, Earthbound, Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Legend of Zelda, Link to the Past, and the aforementioned Super Mario RPG. I didn't really plan to list every game, but they are all great. 

If you have ever wished a game like Link to the Past could have had just one more boss fight, or if there was just one area of Earthbound you hadn't seen yet, then this album is worth a listen. Sit back, listen, and imagine what could have been.

Grab the seven track album for $5 over on Kyo's bandcamp page.

Watch Schematist perform piano arrangement of Final Fantasy 7's Cosmo Canyon

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There are some songs I can listen to forever, and the beautiful and relaxing music of Cosmo Canyon from PSX classic Final Fantasy VII is certainly one of them. 

Watch Schematist perform a moving, somber arrangement of the beloved theme originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

This arrangement was heavily inspired by Overclocked Remix and Reuben Kee's piece titled "Ascension to Cosmo Canyon (rest in peace Reuben). I feel this is one of the most touching pieces in the game, I hope you enjoy it. originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Arranged by Calbert Warner

Listen to some Final-n-Fantasy - FFV X Bone Thugs-n-Harmony mashup by Froskees

Heavy thuggin' through the SNES classic

I had no idea there was a thug job in FFV, but that'll teach me to not play one of the mainline Final Fantasies. 

To be honest, these mashups from Froskees make me want to head back in time and give FFV a try. Any suggestions on which version of FFV I should try?

Trigger Happy, an album of Chrono Trigger based hip hop remixes by Raisi K.

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Raisi K. casts Slow. Creates chill Mitsuda beats.

An album of banging beats crying out for some dope MC to spit hot fire all over. Could that MC be you?

Regardless of your notoriety in the hip hop game, this is one amazing beat tape. G.A.T.O. is a bass filled remix of the always catchy theme of everyone's favorite silver point dispensing robot. ASVP FRXG is an uplifting, almost overwrought homecoming style theme for Glen the cursed swordsman. 

The full album consists of nine tracks that span both space and time. You'll be using your epoch to rewind this one.

Listen to Froskees' Final Fantasy V mashup Library Of Ancients (Childish Gambino)

Absolutely off the hook mashup of Final Fantasy V and Childish Gambino. This is some final boss battle level shit right here.

Listen to Final Fantasy rearrangement FF1HD - Airship Theme by Cameron Combe

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Listen to this breezy rearrangement of the Airship Theme music from the NES original Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy has been one of the longest running series in video game history, despite the strange turns and odd gambles they take on the franchise. I certainly have my favorite FF titles, namely FFVI and FFIX, but several others are mixed in as highly memorable classic games for me.

What Final Fantasy games have you enjoyed the most? Do you still listen to the soundtracks to FF games?

Listen to this Final Fantasy VI medley from videogame cover band The Returners' upcoming album

Listen to the first single from The Returners upcoming album, Immune to SIlence. Set for release October 20th, but you can hear the opening track right now. By the time this incredible six minute FFVI medley is finished, you should be dropping the $10-15 for the pre-order package of your choice. Check out the albums official page for more details.

Watch Huskybythegeek perform metal cover of Battle on the Big Bridge from Final Fantasy V

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Incredible rendition of one of my all time favorite Final Fantasy battle themes. Nothing gets me pumped like Battle on the Big Bridge from FFV. This heavy metal rearrangement from Huskybythegeek increases the intense fight of the original exponentially.

I'm going to have a great time going through this guy's backlog. 

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Listen to remix of Frog's Theme from Chrono Trigger ASVP FRXG by Raisi K.

Over the top, pompous, fully loaded hip hop remix from Raisi K. This song is truly befitting my favorite cursed swordsman.

This song gives a bit of a foreboding chill but the lively horns keep morale high and the beat bumping.