Contra based rhymes with the Shindiggaz. Gritty hard hitting FM chip based beats tossed under rhymes by the likes of Dutch Rollin’ Rebel and Greazy Duzit. The Shindiggaz are in full force and sending the Contraband your way.
Over 50 incredible guitar driven rearrangements of over a dozen Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games. Rock the night away as you journey through the world of that 16- bit, blast processing machine in Brian Davis’ tribute In Memory of the Mega Drive.
Take a little Metroid toss it in a pot, now toss in a little jazz, sit back and watch. After the sonic masterpiece that was Samus the Jazz Queen, MC Larny is giving the people what they want! MC Larny lays it down smooth with the ambient jazz tones of the Metroid series in Project Nightroid. If you want some of the realest of Metroid covers (straight Metroid Metal real Metroid son), you see MC Larny.
Pterodactyl Squad have just released Dark City by Renegade 8, a new NES chiptune artist from Portugal. If you’re a fan of melodic, action-oriented chiptunes make sure to check it out. It even has a gritty underlying storyline inspired by Streets of Rage! It’s available to download for free at ptesquad.com.
Renegade 8′s debut release is a mesmerizing nighttime journey through the seedy underbelly of chiptune. Pulling a variety of samples from the crackling guts of an NES, Renegade 8 uses these sounds to craft melodic, action-packed chiptunes reminiscent of side-scrolling beat ‘em ups set across subway stations, dimly-lit streets and grimy alleyways. Do you have what it takes to make it all the way to Dark City in one piece?
Looks like back in 2010, when the amazing Kid Icarus Uprising was barely announced to bring back our legendary NES era hero, The Icarus Kid (AKA Dan Crowdus) was hard at work with this upbeat look back at some of the tracks of that wonderful regular Nintendo past. Purchase and sample this release over through The Kid Icarus website and reminisce about traversing dungeons and climbing towers in pixelated 2D.
Enjoy a small sampling of the full thirteen tracks below.
Been rocking this album with mad swag as I hustle and grind. While I am trying to get mine, you should get this album. City of Thieves mashes up Himself of Shadowrunners’ swaggering lyrics against some wild video game beats. Max out that swag to 100% and start a New Game +.
Sick spits from J.3k and crew. Press Start and enter the dope rhythms and rhymes of The NES Sessions. Not one, but two Earthbound beats on this album that I got to mention. Heavy hitting rhymes over some banging game remixes that sound like they’re “worth a million points.”
Last time The Protomen performed in Chicago, they were accompanied by a myriad of other fantastic performers. It was a phenomenal show, but giving them the headlining set really gives them the opportunity to shine.
This past April 7th, they had the opportunity to do just that. Bringing the audience through Acts One and Two of their dystopian Megaman-based rock opera story, and even tantalizing the audience with a preview of some Act Three work, it was hard for any member of that audience to contain their excitement. Below are some choice shots of their performance as they “fought” alongside their Chicago army. An army that had help from as far as Ireland, thanks to fan James that traveled overseas to see them, and even get a shot with Murphy Weller!
Intergalactic warbles reach us from some distant, and yet unknown galaxy. It sounds like music. It sounds like Zelda music! Across the cosmos comes The OneUps with that cosmic swagger.
A collection of covers to some of my favorite video game themes, including an evocative rendition of Stickerbrush Symphony from the wonderful DKC2 soundtrack. Through Self Deduction’s latest album Power Up! is here to rock your pants off, so make sure you have another pair before hitting play.