Just in time for the holidays, video game music powerhouses Smooth McGroove and GameChops have teamed up to bring you 14 pulse-pounding remixes of your favorite tunes! While it’s literally impossible to pick favorites, I’ve managed to narrow it down to three standout tracks. Let’s start with James Landino, who not only remixed multiple songs on the album, but also organized the entire project:
GameChops has released a full-length video game remix album dedicated to chill-out and house mixes of classic NES and SNES titles. Produced by Doni, a Canadian musician living in Taiwan, Button Masher Remastered includes updated and polished versions of his most notable video game tracks from the past decade. The album includes a brilliant remix of Stickerbrush Symphony from Donkey Kong Country 2, along with a tongue-in-cheek remix of Pokemon’s famed Lavender Town Theme, to a progressive re-imagination of Final Fantasy X’s Mt. Gagazet.
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.