Listen to SUBCON podcast 24: A tribute to Sonic the Hedgehog and hip hop!

The only podcast dedicated to video games & hip hop. 

Another season is over, and we celebrate with an hour long mega episode tribute to Sonic the Hedgehog! I play Sonic raps and remixes both new and old. I discuss at length, my love for various Sonic games, and my lack of love for various other Sonic games. I also go over the history of the Sega Genesis as well as the Sega / Nintendo 16-bit console wars in the US.

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Listen to SUBCON 17: A Hip Hop Tribute to Fighting Games

The only video game hip hop podcast. 

An hour long mega podcast featuring dozens of fighting game based hip hop and beats. Featuring music from Mega Ran, The Grammar Club, Marcus & Rome, Skyblew, and way more than I can continue listing! Video Game Based Lyrics Corner features Ludacris as Street Fighter II's Guile. I also dive deep into my love of fighting games by listing my favorite fighters of all time, as well as my personal top three fighting games ever. I also look back on the bygone arcade era and the legacy of Street Fighter II.

We kick off our first special episode of season 2 with the longest SUBCON I've ever done. This will be the episode you tell your friends about. Well, go tell 'em!

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Listen to Subcon Podcast 14: talking Castlevania OST, Notorious B.I.G. and Super Mario Bros DX

Video games. Hip hop. 

On this week's episode I bump some recent discoveries of mine, including new Marcus & Rome, and the latest 2 Mello. I also argue that Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is the best video game remake ever, before gushing about the original Castlevania soundtrack. I also interpret the lyrics of Slim Thug in regard to the plot of Final Fantasy IX in a new 'Video Game Based Lyrics Corner' segment!

Listen below, or head over to the Subcon Podcast page for show notes and to download or subscribe to the show.

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Listen to the latest Retro VGM Revival Hour, a tribute to the music of Sonic The Hedgehog

When I tap my foot, that means hurry up!

This podcast is making me want to fit some Sonic tunes into my own podcast. Check out the burgeoning podcast focusing on original video game soundtracks.

GOTTA GO FAST!
Ever since stepping into the battle against injustice, Sonic has been the champion of peace and is renowned the world over for saving it countless times. During his many adventures, Sonic has traveled from the ends of the world to the far reaches of space and time, while facing countless trials that have tested him to the fullest, earning him many titles, allies and the scorns of several foes. Well-known for his legendary cocky attitude, easy-going demeanor and somewhat short temper, yet strong sense of justice, compassion, heart of gold and love for freedom and adventure, Sonic uses his abilities to protect the innocent from his world and those beyond from the forces of evil, especially his arch-nemesis Dr. Eggman (originally Introduced as Dr. Robotnick) , who constantly seeks world domination.

Although at this moment, the name has brought many frowns and feelings of false hope to his followers as of late, this podcast is to remember the good music that this franchise has brought to us through the years and remember how amazing this franchise really is. This is why this STAGE is devoted to all the amazing music from the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG games

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— RETRO VGM REVIVAL HOUR

Check out the latest Pixelated Audio, Episode #22 - Expansion Pack V

Bryan is in Japan so we’re bringing another Expansion Pack to the masses this week. Loads of fun VGM from all over the place. Any of these games on your “Hey, I remember that” list? Let us know!

TRACKLIST

0:00:01 Monster in My Pocket (NES) “Oriental Illusion” Hiroshi Takeyasu, Kozo Nakamura
0:06:15 Formation Z (Fami) “Title Theme” Unknown
0:10:17 Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure (TG16) “Boss 2″ Taro Hara, Kunio Komatsu
0:16:36 Warlocked (GBC) “BGM #9″ Jeroen Tel
0:25:44 Bomberman (TG16) “BGM #5″ Jun Chikuma
0:36:13 Darkwing Duck (NES) “Wolfduck Stage” Yasuaki Fujita

Listen to the latest episode of my new podcast, The Bystanders Podcast

Super Smash Bros discussion, VGM, video game trivia and more!

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Anthony goes all out on Super Smash Bros talk and Frank is along for the ride. Anthony gets drunk and votes for Smash Bros characters, then we dig deep and list our wants and predictions for the Smash Bros Fighter Ballot, discuss upcoming DLC and more. We also get meta and discuss the podcast thus far. Then Anthony runs down some of the games he is currently playing.

We also introduce a new segment, “Answer me, Dammit!” and it begins with aliens! This week the “Do you think this is a game!?” game quiz tackles puzzle games! Arf arf!
— The Bystanders Podcast

Gamewave Podcast release heavy metal special episode with Norrin_Radd interview

Anomaly front cover Chiptune podcast, the Gamewave Podcast have just released Episode 70: Metal Special. This show features music from the heaviest chiptune artists around including Rainbowdragoneyes, NESMETAL, HORSE the band and Next Life, and there's an exclusive interview with Norrin_Radd, who talks about the making of his chiptune death metal masterpiece, Anomaly. We also hear from Heosphoros (host of the Heossentials radio show) as he brings us his Top 3 Chip Metal Tracks. On top of that there's banter about the new Pokémon games, the Earthbound series and Danimal Cannon's TED talk, adding up to a 2-hour long episode!

You can subscribe through iTunes here, or download directly through kngi.org. And don't forget to like the Gamewave Podcast Facebook page for more updates. Shows are now released once every two weeks.

You can also hear the full, unabridged interview with Norrin_Radd here:

http://youtu.be/plBmBIS8p7c

New episodes of chiptune podcasts

If you're looking for some fresh new chiptune beats to fill your iPod with, the Gamewave Podcast and STFUAJPGM both recently released new episodes. Check out Episode 50 of the Gamewave Podcast featuring music from seal of quality, Anamanaguchi, PaleDeth, Rob Howard, Joshua Morse, JayTresh, Spamtron, Sleeper Hold, ??? and Elfonso. Then check out Episode 12: Full Circle from STFUAJPGM featuring tracks from Rico Zerone, Futurnari, MisfitChris, Disasterpeace, Prof. Sakamoto and JMR. There's also art from Squirrelsquid, video from 4mat and words from the curator, Steve Jenkins.

Mike and Joe return for Episode 49 of the Gamewave Podcast

Joe and Mike make a triumphant return - it's like they've never been away. Despite being on separate continents the guys have got together and recorded a brand new episode choc-full of blazing VG-inspired music from George & Jonathan, Teleidofusion, Bit_Rat, Norrin_Radd, Cheapshot, Coova and little-scale, Project Dolphin and Machinae Supremacy. Send us some emails and requests to play on the next show. We're not sure exactly when the next show will be, but tell everyone you know, because the Gamewave Podcast is back!

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Subscribe at www.gamewavepodcast.com/rss.xml or listen direct at www.gamewavepodcast.com/episodes.html.

New Gamewave Podcast episode/mixtape

It's been six months since our last episode, but the Gamewave Podcast is pleased to bring you another guest hosted episode from Steve Jenkins of Crystal Labs. This mixtape features over 40 minutes of top-drawer tracks from artists including trash80, Linde, Jay Tholen and Spiny Norman, perfect for your chiptune-themed gym workout or for listening to whilst relaxing on the beach this summer.

And there's also some good news regarding the long-term future of the Gamewave Podcast. Now that Joe has finished his degree he's planning to head out to Japan this summer to start work there. However, having met up with members of Spheres of Chaos recently, the guys are plotting to begin recording episodes again over Skype soon. Look out for new shows from this autumn/fall.

Also, keep any emails coming in to the usual address. Despite the show being on hiatus at various points over the last couple of years, the emails we receive from fans have shown us there's demand for the show and are one of the reasons we've decided to start recording again. We'd especially like to have some artist/track requests.

Check out Gamewave Podcast Episode 48, or subscribe at www.gamewavepodcast.com/rss.xml.

Into the Score episode 29 takes a look at the music of Grim Fandango

After a very long hiatus I am excited to say that Kenley Kristofferson is back with a brand new episode of Into the Score, a musical podcast looking at the history and musicality of game soundtracks new and old. This time we choose the latter as Kenley discusses the music from the much beloved PC masterpiece Grim Fandango. This is Into the Score 29 - Fandango? Fandango!.

The show covers a lot of musical ground this episode, and as with every episode of this fantastic podcast, is definitely worth a listen for an interesting and in depth discussion of musical theory as well as video game history. I will quote Kenley below, lest I butcher some musical ideas that I can barely even fathom myself.

Here we are, delving deep into the Underworld and following the awesome adventures of our favourite calaca, Manny Calavera, in LucasArts’ 1998 release of “Grim Fandango” with a score by Peter McConnell.

In this episode, we also look at different influences from jazz history that McConnell used to craft the game’s score, including Duke Ellington and (most probably) Count Basie. We also dig deep into the concept of extended techniques on our instruments and how they change the natural sound of both instruments and their ensemble.

This is an episode that you do not want to miss! Enjoy!

So there you have it! Go check out the podcast, listen to all the old episodes, then tell Kenley how awesome he is, because he is so awesome. In case you haven't noticed, I am a large fan of this podcast and I certainly believe you should be too!

This Week in VGM #006: PAX East special

This Week in VGM

Welcome to the sixth episode of This Week in VGM, a weekly podcast of news and music from the video game inspired music community. This week we take a look back at PAX East and all the video game music therein. We take a look at GM4A's album IWADON, listen to some classic tracks from disasterPEACE, and new ones from A_Rival. We also have an exclusive interview with the man behind Sunken Colony, an upcoming tribute album to Starcraft, and much more. Be sure to listen in!

You can check out, download, and subscribe to the podcast at Feedburner iTunes

If you would like to get in touch with news, questions, or perhaps to be a guest host alongside me in a future episode, you can email me at gamemusic4all@gmail.com

This Week in VGM #004: Beep City Special

This Week in VGM You can check out, download, and subscribe to the podcast at Feedburner iTunes

Welcome to the fourth episode of This Week in VGM, a weekly podcast of news and music from the video game inspired music community. This episode is a very lengthy special in which we check out the sites, but most importantly the sounds of Beep City.

This entire podcast is all about the first release from Beep City, Love Songs From the Future Volume 1. You can download the album free at http://www.beepcity.com/music/beep-city-presents-love-songs-from-the-future. This episode clocks in at nearly an hours worth of music, talk, and more!

I go over all 12 tracks from the release. I also talk with Beep City founders Moldilox and Djinnocide, as well as many of the musicians from the album.

If you would like to get in touch with news, questions, or perhaps to be a guest host alongside me in a future episode, you can email me at gamemusic4all@gmail.com

Letters VS Numbers episode 023: "I Hope You Like Bodily Functions (and pokemon)"

Welcome to the possibly best episode ever! Sound wise at least! This is Letters VS Numbers episode 023: "I Hope You Like Bodily Functions (and pokemon)". We discuss such heady topics as zombie hordes, PAX East, and how often the average person needs to make use of "the facilities." We also have lots of brand new songs from the likes of Action Adventure World vs ThePlasmas, The Megas, not to mention an exclusive track from Shael Riley and The Double Ice Backfire! Remember that you can follow us and keep up to date on our blog and podcast at twitter.com/lversusn! Also remember to check us out on youtube at youtube.com/user/lversusn and facebook at facebook.com/lettersvsnumbers. Finally, to discuss the show with other fans, join the new LvN forums at gamemusic4all.com/forums

Send questions, praise, feedback, suggestions, etc to lettersvsnumberspodcast AT gmail DOT com

To listen in (and for full track listings and info) be sure to head over to lettersvsnumbers.net Or subscribe to our RSS feed, or subscribe through iTunes.

Letters VS Numbers 022: Trivium vs Quadrivium vs Harmonicas

In record time we now present to you our latest episode, and first episode of the new decade Letters VS Numbers episode 022: "Trivium vs Quadrivium vs Harmonicas" which was recorded on February fifth, 2010 and released February sixth. This episode we talk about the Sonic the hedgehog 4 and Vanquished announcements, discuss I Fight Dragons and their being signed to Atlantic Records. We also talk about the upcoming nerdcore iPhone game B-Boy Beats. As well as play some bluesy riffs on the Harmonica and more! We also have new music from ThePlasmas, Elfonso, Team Teamwork, and then some. Enjoy the episode!

Remember that you can follow us and keep up to date on our blog and podcast at twitter.com/lversusn! Also remember to check us out on youtube at youtube.com/user/lversusn and facebook at facebook.com/lettersvsnumbers. Finally, to discuss the show with other fans, join the new LvN forums at gamemusic4all.com/forums

Send questions, praise, feedback, suggestions, etc to lettersvsnumberspodcast AT gmail DOT com

To listen in (and for full track listings and info) be sure to head over to lettersvsnumbers.net Or subscribe to our RSS feed, or subscribe through iTunes.

The Nerdy Show podcast counts down their top 20 nerdy things of 2009

Including many of the artists which we feature here, on this very site regularly, the Nerdy Show recently counted down their favorite nerdy things of 2009. "Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you the Final Boss of 2009! In this episode we unleash our list of the Top Twenty Nerdy THINGS of 2009, in a VERY specific order. Movies, video games, people, music, concepts - if it’s nerdy then we judged its worth."

The gang discuss their picks, in between playing music from the releases on the list, including tracks from videogame orchestra, I Fight Dragons, The Protomen and Pixelh8. Head on over to the Nerdy Show website, and download Episode 18 :: 2009 Final Boss now!

New Gamewave Podcast episode

The listeners asked for it, so I sat down yesterday and recorded my first episode of the Gamewave Podcast in about a year and a half!  I usually record a Christmas Special around this time of year, but there's so much great new music that I decided to just play non-festive tunes from arcadecoma., lpower, Spheres of Chaos, Jay Tholen, Machinae Supremacy, C-jeff, IAYD, Henry Homesweet, Fighter X and The J. Arthur Keenes Band.

Gamewave Podcast

Game Music 4 All even gets a mention.  Head over to gamewavepodcast.com or subscribe to the feed at gamewavepodcast.com/rss.xml to listen!

New episode of the Gamewave Podcast

After almost a year of radio silence, the Gamewave Podcast returns! Episode 46 is guest hosted by Steve Jenkins of Crystal Labs and STFUAJPGM and features some killer music, including chiptunes from Spamtron, Disasterpeace, Little-scale and Virt. If, like Steve, you'd like to host your own episode and become a very minor internet celebrity, please do get in touch at contact at gamewavepodcast dot com.

As usual, you can subscribe to the feed at www.gamewavepodcast.com/rss.xml or download the episodes directly from www.gamewavepodcast.com/episodes.html. And if you don't know what the Gamewave Podcast is, you're missing out, so go now. Now. We'll wait.

Letters VS Numbers episode 020: "Plot Leaks!"

We are back again...again! This time bearing the gift of Letters VS Numbers episode 020: "Plot Leaks!" Within this episode we dicuss Scribblenauts, Super Mario romhacks, and of course some Final Fantasy. We even delve into where we've been, what's coming up, and even give away the plots to the most sort of maybe anticipated movie coming up!

Remember that you can head over to twitter.com/lversusn and follow us! We will tweet when we are recording, then you can tweet questions or comments to us while we are on the air!

Listener Emails
We got us one email this week, it's pretty awesome! Remember to send us emails at lettersvsnumberspodcast AT gmail DOT com so we can read them on air!

To listen in (and for full track listings and info) be sure to head over to lettersvsnumbers.net Or subscribe to our RSS feed, or subscribe through iTunes.

New episode of STFUAJPGM

Chiptune podcast STFUAJPGM have just released their 5th episode, this one curated by yours truly, Joe Allen of the Gamewave Podcast.


As usual, each episode combines a mixtape of chiptune music, art, video and text, all centered around a particular theme. The theme for Episode 5 was Space, and we chose music from x|k, RushJet1, Skip, SLiVeR, Sabrepulse and Phlogiston. Check out the page for Episode 5 here, or download the ZIP here.