Posts Tagged ‘Mega Man’
An alternate reality where Sakurai never wanted to stop making Game Boy games, the soundtrack of which is provided by Inverse Phase. I wonder if the Japanese version of this album art has the happy Kirby on it?
The forums at OverClocked ReMix recently released Rockin’ Sockin’ Cinder Blockin’, a tribute EP of the Concrete Man theme from Mega Man 9. Directed by DarkeSword, the release features many regulars in the arrangement community such as Flexstyle, Sir NutS, Rexy, Neblix and The Coop. The idea of putting together an EP came about the day after OC ReMix released the Mega Man 9 album Back in Blue; due to an oversight, Concrete Man was left out of that release. With an initial deadline of a week, remixers were free to submit their takes on Concrete Man for evaluation to be included in the new EP. The result is impressive and a testament to the talent of the community under DarkeSword’s guiding hand.
Today OC ReMix released Back in Blue, a Mega Man 9 remix album. The release was directed by Dustin “k-wix” Kulwicki and features 14 artists producing 18 arrangements. It is OCR’s seventh album this year, 27th overall, and their first release dedicated to an individual Mega Man title. As can be expected, the album features several heavyweights from the community such as bLiNd, Cyril the Wolf, DarkeSword, Joshua Morse, Mazedude, Rexy and Sixto Sounds. 2011 has been a great year for video game arrangement projects so far, thanks in part to the high quality standard that OCR is known for.
In news this week, I think the biggest thing is Events, events, events! Looks like the guys at Nerdapalooza have announced a ton more artists. Same goes for the east coast rockers at Bit Gen Gamer Fest. Finally I am glad to announce our own show next month in Los Angeles. WEST COAST WIGOUT 2! You can find more details, including grab some presale tickets through this link. Now onto the news!
- Nerdapalooza announces a ton more bands via Nerdapalooza.org
- Bit Gen Gamer Fest 5 Announces artists and date
- Mega Man Music: The Blue Bomber Meets Blip Festival via 1UP.com
- Reviews: Next-Gen Nerdcore From Krondor Krew, Dr. Awkward via Wired.com
- Super Chip Tune Samba Band Research (video)
- http://pixelh8.co.uk/childhood-remixed-trailer/ (video)
- Games + Graffiti: New York’s First ‘Street Art Arcade’ via Motherboard
Just recently Jeriaska of nobuooo.com uploaded the above video from the recent Tokyo Game Show in where a handful of the remixers from the Chiptuned Rockman album, which was released at TGS, discuss their work on the album. The album is an amazing collection of Megaman (Rockman in japan of course) tracks remixed in classic NES style from both VG composers as well as chiptune musicians like Virt, Saskrotch, and chibi-tech. If you can hunt down the album, it is definitely worth a listen!
Also for more music news that came out of TGS this year, check out Jeriaska’s post from earlier this month on GameSetWatch.
My grand buddy Legendary Wizard of the Legendary Hip Hop blog has made me aware of the always impressive VG Rock/Rap hybrid group The Adventures of Duane and Brando (who are also our band of the month for February) having released an awesome new video for a remake of their song MEGA MAN 2. Be sure to check out the video below, then hit them up on their myspace for some kudos on the epic production!
This is one awesome video, and song! Arizona emcee Random, AKA Mega Ran is currently working on a project entitled Mega Ran 9 (guess what game it is about). I suppose this can be considered the first single from that album. The music video is made by my good friend over at Music Video Mayhem, and he definitely knows how to make an ace VGM video!
NESMETAL has just uploaded a brand new track called Emotional Blackout to his MySpace page:
In recognition of Mega Man 9′s release today I decided to upload one of the songs from the new album I’m working on (to be released sometime after the new year).
Mega Man’s return to his 8-bit roots inspired the stripped down style change, if you’re wondering why it’s a little different from previous material. His games are one of the main reasons why I live 8 Bit music as much as I do.
So come check out the new track! It’s all you’ll be hearing of the album until it’s release in ’09!
Hope you’re all well, and playing MEGA MAN 9!!!!
The above-mentioned album is set to be released on Pterodactyl Squad sometime next year, but before that you can look forward to another full length from NESMETAL, entitled Luminous, which is scheduled for release on Pterodactyl Squad rather soon.
*I still can’t get over that Mega Man 9 artwork btw
OverClocked Remix continues muscling in on the interview racket with the latest interview of theirs. This time talking to OCRemix artist Dain “Beatdrop” Olsen. Along with the interview, Beatdrop also has a new song from the Mega Man X3 soundtrack titled Revelations. The interview looks at his OCRemix days past and present, as well as his work on Dance Dance Revolution and other topics. Pick up the track free and read the interview at OCRemix now!
The interview is available online through this link
Mega Man X3 ‘Revolutions’ is available for streaming and free download through the link here