2 Mello is back with the follow up to his original follow up to an album of eclectic but laid back hip hop beats. For the late nighters among us, and those suffering from a long, hot day, midnight broadcasts is for you. Plus you can learn how to make some proper mixed drinks.
I'm glad indie games exist. Not just for their great game content, but for the fact that it has let such a vast array of musicians to contribute to all these games. So it goes with the new indie game Greedy Guns. Blipperactive has composed some intense dance beats that build up and then shake your eardrums for a minute. Current favorite track for me is Thief, and I bump some Mother Roll on the SUBCON podcast as well.
Another collection of rhymes I discovered on datpiff, luckily Bleak posted his album to bandcamp as well, so I can embed the Games & Anime mixtape right here for the impatient folks among us. Listen to some dope rhymes out of Dallas, Texas. Dude doesn't seem to have the largest social media profile, but hope he's hustling on his follow up.
An album dedicated to the music of Legend of Zelda. Now this is something I won't get sick of. I won't even feign to be sick of it, the way I do with Final Fantasy or Tetris. There are three discs worth of music here, which adds up to over 2 hour, for anyone who doesn't remember discs that played roughly 80 minutes of music. Sixty musicians cover dozens of songs, all from back before these newfangled 3-dimensional Zelda games hit the scene. It's all classic top down themes (except the side-scrolling Zelda 2, of course), and it's time to take a deep dive into Pixel Mixers' tribute to classic Zelda games.
It's an extra long episode of the SUBCON podcast this week! I've got a lot of upcoming games to discuss, some Kirby music to gush about, and a little more MAGWest to recap. I've got a never ending list of dope tunes to play for you and I just can't get them to yours fast enough! This episode features the likes of 2 Mello, GamerGad, Swych, Spiegz, Doug Funnie, Richie Branson along with a few features! On the instrumental side I've got remixes, indie game OSTs, original arrangements, and more thanks to Doug Perry, BeatmakerKelz, Tekkaxe, DaMonz, Blipperactive, and the folks from Pixel-Mixers crew and the PixelQuemado collective!
Where are the seven other remixes? I'm not sure. I'm going to have to look into it. This one is more than worth worrying about now though. Five intense remixes that could best be described as metal glitch chiptune hip hop beats? Something like that. It's temp sound solutions tuesday though! You know the drill by now. Prepare your brain for some quality sounds and hit play.
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.