This adorable crocheted Kirby with a Yoshi hat was created by BryanHeemskerk, a Canadian artist with a love for yarn.
It’s my Super Smash Bros mega remix! A product of over 50 hours of work, Super BREAKS Bros. is the result is two exeriences: Seeing an awesome Breaks DJ in South Philly before J1 Con, and being super hype for the new Smash Bros game for 3DS.
The mix features ten remixes from the Smash Bros Melee soundtrack, all in a fun BREAKS style! Tracks include Yoshi’s Island, Corneria (Starfox), Green Greens (Kirby), Hyrule Temple (Zelda), Pokémon Stadium, Kongo Jungle (Donkey Kong) Rainbow Cruise (Mario 64), Balloon Fight, Fire Emblem and the main menu theme.
For the DJs and video makers out there, I’ve included loopable versions of each mix as part of the Bandcamp download. They sound a little weird on their own, but they’ll loop seamlessly.
Overclocked Remix, the world’s largest video game remix community has just released an awesome 24 track tribute to Kirby’s Super Star for SNES! Directed by
Arek the Absolute with beautiful cover art by PROTODOME, this album doesn’t sparkle in cosmetics alone.
Remixers include some of GameChops own, halc and Benjamin Briggs teaming up as Insert Ruppee for some wondrous electronic chillout. My favorite track on the album has got to be Brandon Strader’s impressive arrangement of GREEN GREENS and Gourmet Race.
As with all OCRemix albums, these are fan arrangements offered for free download direct from their site! They offer MP3 downloads either direct from their server or via BitTorrent. I suggest using the torrent, as it’s super fast and helps OCR save on bandwidth!
GameChops is an electronic game music record label; It’s first of its kind to release licensed video game remixes. There have been many websites and other sources of great video game remixes, but no organization dedicated to legally clearing game covers and directly supporting those who make them. That is, until now.
I started GameChops back in April of 2012, intending it to be a simple netlabel. But in August of 2012, our album The Triforce of Bass hit #1 on Bandcamp, and I realized that I could do more with this idea. Thanks to the awesome guys at Joypad Records in San Francisco, we were able to start clearing licenses for our remixes with the companies that made the original games. Now, in 2013, we’re making that our mission.
By clearing the rights, it allows us to post our tracks without fear copyright complaints on major music outlets like iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. Furthermore, it allows our remixes to be used in broadcast and syndication, which is impossible prior to clearing the rights. It’s a very exciting idea for me to think about a time when a game company like Capcom or Microsoft might reach out and request a remix for use in their game. In fact, it’s already happening.
This compilation is a collection of our favorite tracks that were produced in our first year, some of them unreleased until now! I hope it can help use raise a little money to help support our operation, but mostly I’d like this comp to exhibit the versatility and scope of video game remix artists. From Ben Briggs’ incredible fun dub take on Sonic the Hedgehog, to my remix of Halo 4 featuring MegaRan, the compilation spans 20 tracks and a myriad of genres.
Titled simply “Game Music Record Label” this album contains new tracks and last year’s favorites! To say Thank You for the support we’ve seen thus far, the album will be set to “Name-Your-Price” for the first week. Please contribute what you can, all proceeds go to cover licensing and supporting GameChops.
Long live #gamemusic!