The Final Fantasy follow up album to Mykah’s Triple Triad,
“Booster Pack” has been delayed. It contains more remixes from Final Fantasy VI, VII and VIII by other GameChops artists, including edits and alternate mixes by Mykah
Originally planned for release on August 6th via Loudr.fm, the album has been pushed back to incorporate new remixes by Boston based DJ and electronic musician Grimecraft.
Those who attended PAX-East this year had the opportunity to catch a secret DJ set between Grimecraft and the mysterious Dj Dr Wily in the MAGFest JamSpace. Grimecraft’s potion of the set is embedded below.
While it’s never fun to hear about an exciting new album getting delayed, the folks at GameChops have been working hard this summer and have already released a tremendous amount of new music. Stay tuned to this blog, or follow GameChops on Facebook and Twitter for updates. I’ll leave you with this gif from PAX-East:
This summer my label GameChops is releasing three incredible albums for DJs and Dance Music fans alike. First is already available… Mykah’s Triple Triad, which we covered in an earlier post. 12 tracks of Final Fantasy remixes from FFVI, FFVII and FFVIII.
Dj Jo – Tales of EDM (7/23)
On July 23rd Dj-Jo’s Tales of EDM drops, a four track Tales of Symphonia EP. Dj Jo is known for aggressive sound design, powerful melodies and unrelenting energy. Dj Jo first came onboard GameChops by contributing five dubstep tracks to The Triforce of Bass, known as Skyward Step.
Dj CUTMAN and Spamtron – MeowMeow & BowWow (8/31)
A followup to their breakout tribute to Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, the chiptune duo of Dj CUTMAN and Spamtron are returning with MeowMeow & BowWow, a tribute to Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Gameboy.
Triple Triad: Booster Pack
Lastly the GameChops party joins together (with some new additions) to bring Triple Triad: Booster Pack! New, re-imagined remixes from FF6, FF7, and FF8. Triple Triad: Booster Pack comes out on August 6th exclusively on Loudr.fm
Final Fantasy is widely known for exceptional characters, superb storytelling, and memorable music. The music is so loved that many groups have adapted it for live concerts, including five distinct tours over the past decade. Today, the team of electronic dance musicians at GameChops have released “Triple Triad,” a twelve-track remix album playing tribute to Final Fantasy and the music of series composer Nobuo Uematsu.
Spearheaded by UK producer Mykah, Triple Triad takes inspiration from three classic games in the Final Fantasy series, VI, VII, and VIII. To many, these games were an introduction into the series. To others, these games serve as a fond memory of when story, mood and music took precedent over graphics, hardware and spectacle.
Triple Triad contains a multitude of genres and styles to fit any electronic appetite; styles range from latin dancehall to drum ‘n bass to house and dubstep. Mykah shows his versatility as a producer, while the compositions of Mr. Uematsu are proven, yet again, to be powerful in any context. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the series or a casual listener of electronic music, Triple Triad is something special.
GameChops is a record label started by Dj CUTMAN that produces electronic cover songs of video game music. GameChops acquires mechanical licenses to the compositions contained within their albums. Music is available on GameChops.com, Loudr.FM, iTunes, and other major marketplaces.
I recently had the oppertunity to create a unique mix for Complex Magazine’s Video Game section. Following their E3 coverage, Complex was looking for a way to showcase the classic chiptune video game sound. Being the old school hiphop head that I am, I rounded up some of the best mashup artists who had worked with my GameChops instrumentals.