Listen to Frog & Cid's Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time medley of Song of Healing & Lost Woods

A while back, the VGM duo Frog & Cid were kind enough to share this track from their debut album of VGM rearrangements, Boss Chamber Music. The Frog & Cid arrangement starts off appropriately slow, letting each note rise and fall up until the Skull Kid's sudden appearance. The mood shifts quickly into the upbeat sounds of Lost Woods, and seems to careen out of control up until the end. Be sure to grab this track an the full Boss Chamber Music album for approximately $10 from LoudriTunesSpotify, and/or Google Play.

Listen to Emrls' Rest Theme (Remix) from Final Fantasy VII, 'Jamming Rockets'

New music by Emrls, this time it's a remix of classic music from the oft talked about game Final Fantasy VII. The track is Jamming Rockets, and is a remix of the Rest Theme from the FFVII soundtrack. Still looking forward to that next EmrlsCommunity album as well.

Song Title: Jamming Rockets
Produced by Emrls
Mastered by Dj CUTMAN - @DjCUTMAN

There’s no resting in these Inn’s. Bards, Dancers, even Songstress’ all come out to party when there’s a party to be had! “Inn The Night” is my latest concept album that rearranges Inn themes infamous to the Final Fantasy series.

▼ EmrlsCommunity
Snapchat: Emrlss
YouTube: www.youtube.com/Emrlscommunity
Facebook: facebook.com/EmrlsCommunity
Twitter: twitter.com/Emrlscommunity
— EmrlsCommunity

Urban Flow's latest album of remixes and originals, Melodic Bumps Vol. 4

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).

Volume 4. In this one I deliver 17 original compositions. Can you spot them all? Shouts out to all the fam who support my jams.
— Urban Flow

JacksonImprov performs live video game piano medley in honor of Satoru Iwata

Thank you for coming to the open mic tonight. For those who know or not, Nintendo president Mr. Satoru Iwata passed away yesterday. Because he had such a profound impact on gamers like myself, I’ll be doing a video game set on piano.

*holds up glass*

This is for you. May you never fall off the Rainbow Road.
— JacksonImprov

'Kuro Yuki' [Princess Amagi-ya] by DarkeSword from Persona 4 Arena

Who will eat, and who will be eaten?

I love P4A! Still need to buy the latest one though. If only I had friends to play against.

DOWNLOAD IT FREE at OC ReMix! http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03165
ReMixer: DarkeSword
FREE at http://ocremix.org • SHIRTS & HOODIES! http://ocremix.org/store/ • DONATE! http://bit.ly/ocrPayPal
Facebook! http://facebook.com/ocremix • Twitter! http://twitter.com/ocremix

• Game: Persona 4 Arena (Atlus, 2012, XB360)
• ReMixer(s): DarkeSword
• Composer(s): Atsushi Kitajoh, Shoji Meguro
• Song(s): ‘Princess Amagi-ya’
• Posted: 2015-06-22, evaluated by djpretzel
• Album: Featured on “CEO 2015: Champion” (http://ceo.ocremix.org)
— OverClocked ReMix

'Finding Somebody to Love in This Meager World' by Level 99 from Final Fantasy Tactics

Tactical remix action

DOWNLOAD IT FREE at OC ReMix! http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03166
ReMixer: Level 99
FREE at http://ocremix.org • SHIRTS & HOODIES! http://ocremix.org/store/ • DONATE! http://patreon.com/ocremix - http://bit.ly/ocrPayPal
Facebook! http://facebook.com/ocremix • Twitter! http://twitter.com/ocremix

• Game: Final Fantasy Tactics (Square, 1998, PS1)
• ReMixer(s): Level 99
• Composer(s): Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata
• Song(s): ‘Delita’s Theme’, ‘Main Character’s Theme’, ‘World Map’
• Posted: 2015-06-24, evaluated by the judges
— OverClocked ReMix

The Consouls perform Dreamer from Streets of Rage II

The funk hits the streets

Dreamer composed by Yuzo Koshiro
originally from Streets of Rage II for Sega Genesis (1992)

Like us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/theconsoulsband
Follow us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/theconsoulsband

Our first studio EP is available now! http://theconsouls.com/product/the-consouls-digital-studio-ep/
— The Consouls

Listen to FFmusic Dj & Geoffrey Taucer's bluesy ToeJam & Earl remix 'Killer Toe Funk'

Down home outer space guitar funk

DOWNLOAD IT FREE at OC ReMix! http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03130
ReMixers: FFmusic Dj, Geoffrey Taucer
FREE at http://ocremix.org • SHIRTS & HOODIES! http://ocremix.org/store/ • DONATE! http://bit.ly/ocrPayPal
Facebook! http://facebook.com/ocremix • Twitter! http://twitter.com/ocremix

• Game: ToeJam & Earl (Sega, 1992, GEN)
• ReMixer(s): FFmusic Dj, Geoffrey Taucer
• Composer(s): John Baker
• Song(s): ‘Toejam Jammin’’
• Posted: 2015-05-11, evaluated by the judges
— OverClocked Remix

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 new OC ReMix 'Sakit Chills Out' from La Mulana by Hylian Lemon

OC ReMix #3127: La-Mulana ‘Sakit Chills Out’ [Giant’s Cry, Giant’s Rage] by Hylian Lemon

DOWNLOAD IT FREE at OC ReMix! http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03127/
ReMixer: Hylian Lemon
FREE at http://ocremix.org • SHIRTS & HOODIES! http://ocremix.org/store/ • DONATE! http://patreon.com/ocremix - http://bit.ly/ocrPayPal
Facebook! http://facebook.com/ocremix • Twitter! http://twitter.com/ocremix

• Game: La-Mulana (GR3 Project, 2005, WIN)
• ReMixer(s): Hylian Lemon
• Composer(s): Houryu Samejima, Takumi Naramura
• Song(s): ‘Giant’s Cry’, ‘Giant’s Cry’, ‘Giant’s Rage’, ‘Giant’s Rage’
• Posted: 2015-05-04, evaluated by the judges
— OverClocked ReMix

Listen to new OC ReMix 'The Seven Wise Men Shot First' by Joey Grady

OC ReMix #3129: Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ‘The Seven Wise Men Shot First’ by Joey Grady

DOWNLOAD IT FREE at OC ReMix! http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03129
ReMixer: Joey Grady
FREE at http://ocremix.org • SHIRTS & HOODIES! http://ocremix.org/store/ • DONATE! http://patreon.com/ocremix - http://bit.ly/ocrPayPal
Facebook! http://facebook.com/ocremix • Twitter! http://twitter.com/ocremix

• Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES)
• ReMixer(s): Joey Grady
• Composer(s): Koji Kondo
• Song(s): ‘Opening Demo’
• Posted: 2015-05-07, evaluated by the judges
— OverClocked Remix

Listen to Light Pillar's Donkey Kong Country 2 remix 'All Aboard the Glitter Express'

A remix of my own personal favorite DKC2 track

DOWNLOAD IT FREE at OC ReMix! http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03126
ReMixer: Light Pillar
FREE at http://ocremix.org • SHIRTS & HOODIES! http://ocremix.org/store/ • DONATE! http://patreon.com/ocremix - http://bit.ly/ocrPayPal
Facebook! http://facebook.com/ocremix • Twitter! http://twitter.com/ocremix

• Game: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (Nintendo, 1995, SNES)
• ReMixer(s): Light Pillar
• Composer(s): David Wise
• Song(s): ‘Disco Train (Target Terror)’
• Posted: 2015-05-02, evaluated by djpretzel
— OverClocked ReMix

Listen to Modern Casino Night Zone from the Sonic Generations OST

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.

Original Music Taken From “SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2” (1992)
Composed by Masato Nakamura
Remixed & Sound Produced by Jun Senoue & Atushi “Sushi” Kosugi

Programming: Jun Senoue
Bass: Takeshi Taneda
Drums: Toru Kawamura
Wurlitzer Piano: Tommy Mandel
Trumpet & Horn Arrangement: Tony Kadleck
Tenor Sax & Clarinet: Charles Pillow
Trombone: Ryan Keberle
— Liner notes from VGMdb for the album SONIC GENERATIONS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK: BLUE BLUR

Jesse Jace Thomas presents remix album Space Pirate Collection I

jesse-jace-thomas-space-pirate-collection-1-vgm-remix-album

An eclectic journey through classic game & movie sounds.

A haunting tribute through a variety of films and video games. Remixes of Metroid and FInal Fantasy VII fit perfectly alongside mashups of the Akira and Star Wars films. The full result is a nostalgic, intense trip through classic fictional worlds. I can definitely see some space pirates blasting this album as they traverse the cold reaches of space in search of their next bounty.

The album opens with a varied rendition of music from the classic Metroid soundtrack. "Ripper Zoomer Zeb" hops between industrial, ambient, and even dubstep. This contrasts sharply with the hard rocking synth sounds of Long Live the Red Falcon, a bass heavy tribute to the music of Contra.

The body of the album features an impressive remix of Akira that will impress fans of the classic anime film, as well as tributes to Life Force and The Guardian Legend. I could never forgive myself for not mentioning the other two Metroid tracks as well. "Red Soil" a remix of music from Super Metroid, is a bass heavy industrial tribute to Kenji Yamamoto's music from the classic SNES soundtrack. On the other hand, "Gamet Geruta Holtz" another remix from the original Metroid, is much more playful, though not without its darker moments.

The final track is the relatively recent game Street Fighter IV. Thomas' remix is a funky take on the SFIV theme 'The Next Door' by Exile combined with a variety of sounds from the Capcom fighting game. This final track ends the album on a much brighter tone than some of the instrumentals haunting segments of the album. This makes for a roller coaster experience as you take in the moods and mashups of the full album.

Grab Space Pirate Collection 1 via Thomas' bandcamp page. I hope that part 2 is already underway.

Listen to Towns I (Hello World) from Cory Johnson's Earthbound tribute album

The world could be falling apart around you, but you just don't care. That's how it feels in this heroic track from Cory Johnson's Earthbound tribute album. This song creates a much needed break in the grim opening of this album, but you can read the review for more about that.