If there is something I love, it;s gimmicks! I have had the chance to hear various reversed and inverted game sounds in my decade or so of listening to VGM. Stemage is the latest of these wayward composers to take some beloved themes and twist them into semi recognizable bursts of sound. Listen to these awesome tracks, forwards and backwards!
This week is the head to head match up between Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. May the best classic 2D Mario game that isn't the original Super Mario Bros. win! I also talk about Final Fantasy VII (again) as well as the other FF series, Final Fight! Got new music from Bleak, The Apostle, Swych, MoneyMallzBeats, and The TroubleShooters. Also got classic instrumentals by way of 8-Bit Jazz Heroes, Disasterpeace, and OCReMix!
Listen to a new summer mixtape of my favorite VGM of the last few months. All of this music has been featured on this website and the SUBCON podcast! Listen to a half hour of game music and hip hop on my YouTube, or SoundCloud, or right here if it ends up getting flagged and muted every where else.
I did not know about this when it dropped. Int80, one half of one of my favorite hip hip duo's Dual Core, teams up with Mikal kHill for this dope EP. A dozen minutes of dope rhymes and old school beats. Got some crunchy drums, grunged up guitars layered with fire on those vocals. Would leave to see that closing track 'shutdown -h now" live one day. I have seen Dual Core live a few times, and I'm sure that would be epic.
I bumped tracks from this album over on the SUBCON podcast a few times, but somehow I never featured the album itself. This album gots plenty of quality tracks. Particularly, I bumped Top Notch and Shinji over on the SUBCON show. Both got stuck in my head for a good while. Other current favorites are the early tracks El Niño and Snowblind. Hot stuff. Can't wait to hear what's next.
Time to talk about my sordid past with Street Fighter II, comment on the very first MAGWest, and ponder dual realities on this week's episode. I'm also spinning the latest hip hop from ayekincaid, Aramis, Richie Branson, and LexicOhm. Hot new instrumentals by James Landino, Dale North, Pokerus, McVaff and more!
There is a lot of fire on this album. I guess that explains the title. I bumped music from this album on a past SUBCON episode. If you watch/listen to my SUBCON show, then you'd be way more on top of these dope game inspired emcees. The track 3rd, with that opening Mario Kart reference definitely grabbed my attention. The very on-the-nose hook on Yu-Gi-Oh is too over the top not to enjoy. Hit play!
Haven't used the term 'vaporwave' in a minute. GlimmerXP drops a laid back album of game infused vaporwave hip hop beats and videogame samples. Just look at the color of the album art. You should know what to expect.
We are well into the second half of the year, but there is no cause to stop or slow these temp sound solution Tuesdays though. Exactly the opposite. Hell, I could probably blog only about Shawn Phase and still have a pretty regular update schedule. Now Phase is dropping stock reports on both Bandcamp and SoundCloud. This one is a SoundCloud exclusive, which makes it a bit of a hidden stock report, for all of you completionists out there.
This awesome little album took me by surprise. I call it little, even though it's 14 tracks filled with Donkey Kong Country inspired EDM. Then again, they called it an EP, and called it the Dank EP. The music is great though. Many familiar names on this compilation, including RoBKTA, Glenntai, RoboRob, and more. That RoBKTA track bumps so hard I even had to play it on an episode of the SUBCON podcast. Can't go wrong with Donkey Kong. The fact that it rhymes, proves it's true.
I talk about Splatoon 2, apologize for the quality of my videos, and get hyped for MAGWest! Lots of new tracks to share this week as well. The latest from TekForce, Maverick da Roninn, Swych, Andre Martel, and more! See you at MAGWest!
There is only one way out of FIght City, that's right! By fighting! That is also the only way into Fight City. It's also how you pay for a great deal of goods and services. The point is. DJ Super Sonic takes that wonderful FM chip and channels his inner Yuzo Koshiro to create the blood pumping sounds of Fight City. If you need some music that makes you want to start a fight, then move slightly to the right, just so you can start another fight, then this is your soundtrack!
Very hot rhymes by ayekincaid. I would name the stand out tracks but this album just has tracks I like. That multi-part opener is fire. I already bumped a track or two on the SUBCON podcast as soon as I heard this one. Don't sleep on this like I did. A few of these tracks have been bumping in my head ever since I started listening this album. Hope that downloadable version is really coming through soon though.
This piano tribute to classic Super Nintendo games from Square (now Square-Enix, so I've heard) will turn you into a blubbering JRPG fanboy in mere moments. Evocative arrangements of some standards from the likes of Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and more.
Some eclectic rhymes by Aramis on his latest album. It's a definite that some of these tracks are going to appear on a SUBCON podcast. Surprise dope emcees coming up is what keeps me doing this! Aramis' flow . The Chrono Trigger track! The whole albums hot, but Chrono Trigger man! Aramis lays it down smooth, and does that Mitsuda based beat the justice it deserves. Didn't know how much I needed more Chrono Trigger rap. Get this one.
An intense dive into the music of Kirby Super Star. Jun Ishikawa became an instant favorite game composer thanks to his work on this classic Kirby game. DaMonz throws down a short but intense EP, taking on a variety of classic themes, most of which appear in the ten minute epic, Fluffball Rampage! With an awesome title track like that, I imagine the US release of this Roxanne Chartrand artwork will get the 'angry eyes'
Head bang to this fast paced heavy metal tribute to the Mega Man 2 soundtrack. Been quite a minute since the last time I got to write about an entire tribute to the Mega Man 2 soundtrack. There are many artists, bands, and remixers that have taken on the wall to wall classic that is the MM2 OST. There is plenty of room for more interpretations of this VGM standard though.
Splatoon 2 and bumping the latest game music hip hop & more! Check out some of the latest game music albums I've been listening to in this half hour random VGM mix. Also watch me be slightly above average in Splatoon 2!
This album kicks off with an ultra upbeat remix of one of my all time favorite game soundtracks, Super Mario RPG. That kicks off an opening block of Super Mario based, pipe heavy, dance mixes. Things go indie wit remixes of Crypt of the Necrodancer, Shuttle Rush, and more. There are also, even more Mario RPG remixes! What an album!
This week we've got mashups, and original rhymes, but mostly mashups. We kick off the show with a 'so hot it's banned from YouTube' level mashup of Drake and DKC2 by Chi Duly, we got a double dose of 90's hip hop thanks to 8 Bit Mullet, and the latest rhymes by J.ReaL Hip Hop. I also interject with some thoughts on the DKC series and Yoshi Woolly World.
These c&s stock reports are my favorite thing these days.
As if Shawn Phase himself were to say, 'Hey geno, want to hear half an hour of classic game soundtracks along with some murderous drumwork and esoteric intro's that sometimes sound more like an in ring promo than an album opening.'
That is a world we live in, right now thanks to shawn phase and his long running series of c&s stock reports.
This week we take on the very complex trailer for the new Marvel movie and/or TV show Inhumans. Then it's time to talk about Star Wars, because now Star Wars is always happening forever! Then Anthony finally gets to talk about some NBA basketball and the LA Clippers. We spend the rest of the episode talking about the SNES Mini and Nintendo Switch.