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2Mello – Chrono Jigga ( Jay-Z vs. Chrono Trigger Mashup Album )

Chrono Jigga Cover

2 Mello, producer and DJ from Lexington Kentucky has just released Chrono Jigga, a mixtape of Jay-Z and Yasunori Mitsuda’s Chrono Trigger soundtrack. And the Internet rejoiced. Catapulting to the top of reddit’s r/music and being feautred on media outlets such as Polygon, Vice and The Verge.

Promoted by Scrub Club Records, this mixtape definitely pushes other VideoGameDJs to hustle harder. Jay-Z’s acapellas were released for free back in 2011, and while Jay may or may not have heard this album yet, we think he would agree it’s dope. 2 Mello produced this album with Acid Pro and Ableton Live, using samples from Native Instrument’s Kontakt to pad the Chrono Trigger samples. 2 Mello has been producing and MCing for over ten years, so youngin’s take notice! Hard work and determination pay off.

Download the album for free from ChronoJigga.com

Skrillex Plays DDR

I put together this mashup when I realized there were no goofy dubstep remixes of this classic Dance Dance Revolution track. It turned out more awesome than I expected! The source song is “Butterfly” by Smile.DK, and the backing track is Skrillex The Sadness Will Never End [Bring Me The Horizon]. I even made that cute pic of Skrilly and Deadmau5 playing DDR with art I found on google image search. Cute-tastic and dub-alicious.

Butterfly (Skrillex Plays DDR Mashup) by Dj CUTMAN

Sonic in Moscow

The credit music for Sonic 3 and Michael Jackson’s Stranger In Moscow have long been compared to each other. Before MJ’s death, the similarity between these two songs was regarded as conspiracy theory. Recently, information and interviews have been rising to the surface that support this story; Michael Jackson wrote music for Sonic 3.

Unfortunately, Michael Jackson was uncredited for his work. Due to a number of factors, Sega decided to remove his name from their flagship title shortly before release. However, there wasn’t enough time to write new music to replace MJ’s pieces, so the original Genesis carts shipped with Michael’s awesome tunes.

When I learned about this, I immediately went searching for what the Sonic music would sound like with MJ’s vocals. I found a surprising number of “mashups”, but they were kind of weird, muddy, or out-of-sync. So I made this remix, up to the standards of a recording engineer. I’m happy to hear the vibe of both pieces seems to have been preserved.

All samples are from the Sega Genesis release of Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and the vocal track from Michael Jackson’s Stranger in Moscow. I discovered through compression, I was able to bring out the other instruments that were playing through Michael’s headphones during the recording session. Really amazing stuff.

I had a great time working on this mix. Please favorite, comment and share this post with any Sonic, MJ or Chiptune fan. If you’d like to support, add me on Facebook – http://fb.me/djcutman

Sonic in Moscow (Michael Jackson’s Chiptune) by Dj CUTMAN

Mastered by Chris Davidson at Moving Box Studios – 3/15/11