It's been a quarter of a century since Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past was released in Japan on November 21st, 1991. To celebrate, I'll be sharing tons of content! Be sure to check out my album and remix reviews, articles (coming soon), and a very special SUBCON Podcast 45, all dedicated to the Super Nintendo classic, Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past.
Tomorrow I drop another SUBCON Podcast. It's a podcast dedicated to the best hip hop and rap inspired by video games. Unfortunately, time and format constraints led to a few great tracks getting left out.
Just like my SUBCON Link to the Past special, each song listed here is a rearrangement from the classic Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past soundtrack composed by Koji Kondo. We've got a few more hip hop vibes. Monstrously metal covers by ThePlasmas and Pokerus, and a clasy orchestral medley from Shiyru.
These tracks were shared by the amazing artists and musicians from the Game Music 4 All facebook group. Be sure to head over and join our discussions about music, gaming, and more! Check out these artists, and share some of your favorite Legend of Zelda Link to the Past memories with me on Twitter @genoboost!
A very fantastic, and classic track. It's been a favorite of mine from YHA's sophomore album. I'm very glad I had the chance to hear this group, and very sad for their demise. Relive their glory with the aadventurous sounds of Hyper Fun Zone from Yakuza Heart Attack II.
This blog is incapable of existing without some Temp Sound Solutions as the fuel that gives me the energy to keep writing about VGM. Vibe on this classic track between Temp Sound Solution and chiptune maestro alex mauer on 'tony danza' from Blast Portable.
Can't get enough of these glitched out hip hop remixes by James Wong. This man can glitch hop anything. Ever since I heard his remix of music from Sonic the Hedgehog, I can;t get enough of Wong's style.
Check out the eclectic chiptune sounds of Nega Zone from the many shapes, sizes, and sounds of AUDMONSTERS. From intense orchestral escapes to lo-fi glitchery, this album features a huge variety of intriguing sounds. twelve songs by twelve artists!
Short but haunting hip hop remix of the melancholy music of Lavender Town from the original Pokemon games for the Nintendo Game Boy. Voodoo Lion lays it down ice cold in the most disturbing way possible.
The wonderful opening track to the ncredible 2012 album Eternal Champ by Sweet Valley. This is the album that got me on board with this wonderful and eclectic music.
There is rock, there are strings, there is chiptunery. This album has everything. Allow Zebes System to install Music System 2 and hear sweeping arrangements of generations of video game music, including one of the best Moon Patrol covers I have ever rocked out to.
Listen to a surprisingly chilled out take on one of the most metal soundtracks in gaming history with this Guilty Gear remix by Urban Flow. I featured this track along with plenty other Urban Flow beats on past episodes of the SUBCON podcast.
Laid back Underground themed mario grooves for chilling in the shade or in the sewers
Check out this incredible fusion of PSX sounds, smooth grooves, and ambient sounds. MisfitChris lays down some ice cold grooves on this five track tribute to the Sony Playstation 1.
So I am trying to wrap my head around this. This funky western fight heme by Josh Sohn of Sohn Compositions is the music to an app that can be used with the upcoming board game Middara. That is definitely game music though, definitely counts. I made my judgement.
Keep the beat
I said more MRsonic699 was coming, and here it is. A remix of the wonderful Mother 3 soundtrack originally composed by Shogo Sakai. So how about that Mother 3 release? I need the full set on my Wii U, Nintendo!
Start listening, never stop.
t's difficult to put into words what makes Stemage so special, especially to my ears. All I really know is that when I start listening to his arrangements, I don't stop.
Stemage lays down half an hour of his patented space rock anthems. There are no metroids in this galaxy, but Stemage still takes listeners on a journey through vast spaces and alien worlds.
The Number Sixes lay down a somber but stirring groove based on the incredible Terra's Theme by Nobuo Uematsu for the Final Fantasy VI (or III, if you can't stand change).
Epic rhythms from The Koopas, a metal VG group out of California. Plenty of other Nintendo inspired jams in their debut album Warp Zone.
I Miss You is a tribute to the world and sounds of Earthbound from a variety of artists. This track is by Shannon Mason AKA Pongball and features the same vibrant city sounds of the original Earthbound themes.
Had to highlight this intense fighting game groove from Voodoo Lion, since I enjoy pointing out Voodoo Lion whenever I have a spare moment to do so. Get down to this funky remix of classic music from the Smash Bros series!