Illinois beatmaker, Bknapp, brings us the third installment of his video game remix series, SNES Beats. SNES Beats Vol. 3 was created by sampling tracks from games on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES, and combining them with hip-hop style beats.
The video game remix record label GameChops has just released Club Kong, a 6-song remix album of Donkey Kong Country music . This year marks the 20th anniversary of Donkey Kong Country’s release. Receiving high praise from both gamers and critics, Donkey Kong Country became the second-best selling Super Nintendo game of all time. It spawned several popular sequels and was revived for the Wii in 2010 as Donkey Kong Country Returns.
The original Donkey Kong Country soundtrack, written by beloved video game composer David Wise, was released under the title DK Jamz. Described as atmospheric “jungle music”, the soundtrack features a wide range of musical styles blended with natural environmental sounds. Club Kong works popular melodies from the Donkey Kong Country series into a modern jazz fusion arrangement. Like stepping into electronic Donkey Kong jazz club, this artistic re-imagination will captivate gamers and electronic music fans alike.
Club Kong brings together a powerhouse team of talent from the video game music scene. The album is produced by Drew Wheeler, also known as halc. Halc is best known for his work with OverClocked Remix, contributing to thirteen albums since 2007. He is also the founder of 9-bit Records, a label that combines 8-bit sounds and modern electronic production. Club Kong is halc’s second album with GameChops. The album is introduced by popular youtube comedian Brentalfloss, and the album is mastered by video game remixer and founder of GameChops, Dj CUTMAN.
The album is timely given the upcoming release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, the fifth installment in the Donkey Kong Country series. Club Kong is sure to generate excitement for the upcoming game in old fans and newcomers to the series. Tropical Freeze will be available for WiiU in on February 21st.
The full track list is as follows:
1. Welcome to Club Kong (DK Island Swing) ft. brentalfloss
2. Swept Away (Aquatic Ambience)
3. Monkey and Machine (Fear Factory)
4. Da Mines (Mining Melancholy)
5. Forever Frozen (In a Snow-Bound Land)
6. Da Mines (Dj CUTMAN Remix)
Download Club Kong | http://www.loudr.fm/release/club-kong/w7TTP
I love Donkey Kong Country as much as the next person who enjoys tediously difficult super nintendo games, and turns out I’m not the only one. Both OverClocked Remix and DK Vine have created their own massive DKR remix albums. And they’re both free!
OverClocked Remix’s “Double The Trouble!” is a ridiculous 77 song compilations featuring remixes from 69 individual artists in a variety of styles. The album is available for free download via dkc3.ocremix.org.
DK Vine’s “Chip Country” is a 30 track 8-bit remix album featuring chipmusicians like Iron Curtain, Heavy W8bit, MyLifeIsPixels, 8-BITchin’tendo, PolarBirds, and Nestrogen. It is also available for free download viaDKVine.com.
Download Double The Trouble! via OCRemix.org.
Download Chip Country via DKVine.com.