Goodbye EP the final album by The Flight Away

I get back into this band to find out they are no more!? Whoa besets me on all sides. Such a sad fate is softened by my discovery of their final album, which dropped last November. 

One final EP to say goodbye!
— The Flight Away

DJ J-Ball's 'A Glitch In The Sonic EP' club music tribute to 16-bit Sonic The Hedgehog

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.

What happens when the entire Sonic The Hedgehog soundtrack somehow fuses together. DJ J-Ball tries to answer this question with this 5 track EP featuring 10 tracks from the Sonic The Hedgehog soundtracks (mainly Sonic The Hedgehog 1-3 and Sonic And Knuckles).
— DJ J-Ball

Gunstar inspired hip hop 'Adventures On Gunstar9 mixtape'

Witness the sonic recording of the first gathering of the Shindiggaz. Get down to the Gunstar Hero inspired beats as the Shindiggaz drop flows in full force. Shindiggaz legendary meeting is remembered in Adventures on Gunstar9.

his is a mixtape of all original material from Therm&Soul and Co. DJ Thermos did all the beats – all the MCs wrote their own rhymes. We recorded this here craziness during early Fall 2009. What you’re hearing is the genesis of the Shindiggaz. This was the project that brought the crew together – and Gunstar#6 was the first time the words Shindigg were uttered on a Thermstrumental.

What you’re also hearing are all beats inspired by the soundtrack of Soul’s favorite video game ever: Gunstar Heros. He started talking about this game back when we were working on Homebrew, and we finally got around to attacking it a year later.

If you like this joint, be on the lookout for Saturday Morning Special (cartoon themes), Contraband (contra video game), and Prime Time (TV themes.) We plan to drop one a month till March.

And even more important: if you like this joint burn a copy for your people. Bang it out your car. Blast it at your next Shindigg. Throw a track on your mixtape. Put it in your top 10 list. Send a link to your friend. Post this on your blog. Chat about it in your forum. We’re making these tapes to reach yall. Help us get the message out.
— Shindiggaz

The Flight Away uses Sega Genesis to create vibrant pop melodies in Sega Swing

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.