Episode 95: Remixes & Covers

 

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Ed and Mike color a bit outside their usual lines today, bringing you a selection of VGM covers and remixes! Some tracks are classic tunes from well-known remixers and VGM cover bands, while others might be completely knew to you. Enjoy this selection of amazing head-banging and danceable tunes!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title – Track Title – Remixer – Composer(s)

Intro – Mega Man 2 – “Quick Man” – Project X – Composed by Tateshi Tateishi

Project X’s Bandcamp

1 – Super Mario Bros. 2 – “Super Buck Jazz” – Estradasphere – Composed by Koji Kondo

Estradasphere’s Official Facebook Page

2 – Smurf’s Nightmare – “Hidden Around” – ErichWK – Composed by Alberto Jose Gonzalez

ErichWK’s Bandcamp 

3 – Guilty Gear X2 – “Momentary Life (Baiken’s Theme)” – S.S.H. – Composed by Daisuke Ishiwatari

SSH’s VGMdb Page

4 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – “Killer Seaweed” – bLiNd – Composed by Jun Funahashi

bLiNd’s Bandcamp

5 – Mega Man X4 – “Stage Select/Stage Start” – DJ MetaZero – Composed by Toshihiko Horiyama

DJ MetaZero’s OCRemix Page

6 – Mega Man 2 – “Bubble Man (Soap and Water Mix)” – AE (A_Rival) – Composed by Takeshi Tateishi

A_Rival’s Bandcamp

7 – Star Fox – “Godspeed” – The Wingless – Composed by Hajime Hirasawa

The Wingless’s Homepage

8 – Mother 3 – “The Attic’s a Dungeon (80s Synth Remix)” – MyNewSoundtrack – Composed by Shogo Sakai

MyNewSoundtrack’s Bandcamp

9 – Metroid – “Ridley’s Theme” – Metroid Metal – Composed by Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka

Metroid Metal’s Homepage

10 – Castlevania 2 – “Vampire Snap 2 (Vampire Killer)” – Joshua Morse – Composed by Kenichi Matsubara, Satoe Terashima, Kouji Murata

Joshua Morse’s Bandcamp

11 – Final Fantasy VII – “Antitrust” – SubstN – Composed by Nobuo Uematsu

12 – Punch Out!! – “Little Mac’s Confession” – Game Over – Composed by Yukio Kaneoka, Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto

Game Over’s Homepage

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2 Responses to Episode 95: Remixes & Covers

  1. UtopiaNemo says:

    First off, sorry to hear about your dad, Ed. It sounds like you’ve had a good support network in place, one which you didn’t necessarily expect. Sounds like it has been helpful.

    You guys were right on when you opened by talking about the sheer volume of covers and remixes out there. You didn’t play anything I’d heard before, which was awesome! There were so many great tracks here, but my favorites were Super Buck Jazz, Vampire Snap 2, and Antitrust. Wicked jams.

    I hope you guys have listened to the “Be Aggressive” Gunstar Heroes OCR album. The whole thing is top-notch, and there are quite a few tracks that I listen to regularly.

    The other thing Ed touched on peripherally was remixes/covers done on different old-school hardware. By far my favorite is Savaged Regime, who is an absolute beast on the YM2612. He just finished re-doing the whole Mega Man X soundtrack for the Genesis, which you can download as .vgm files. Even better is his version of Ken’s theme from SFII. Better still is Simon’s Theme from Super Castlevania IV, which I like as much as the SNES version. That’s saying a lot, considering that OST is in my top 4 game soundtracks of all time. Listen to it, and then check out his other stuff: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm7sT87AXFA

    ……Oh, and I am SO looking forward to more Follin.

    • Savaged Regime is AMAZING. His FM work is some of the best out there, and he can translate SNES and other game music to it flawlessly. Be Aggressive was pretty good, though I’m not a big fan of Hanzawa so I wasn’t that familiar with the source material. Thank you for the kind words! 🙂

      -Ed

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