TeamFourStar (DragonBallZ Abridged) just released a Final Fantasy VII album mastered by none other than our very own Dj CUTMAN! Arranged and produced by Cliff “AinTunez” Weinstien, with original music of course by Nobu Uematsu. The full album and be downloaded from Itunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, or Loudr.
If you loved the soundtrack to Final Fantasy VII you owe it to yourself to download this and give it a listen. “FF7 came out in 1997 on the Sony Playstation and has since been a main stay to the series for fans all over the world. Join Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, Barret & Red XIII in this new TeamFourStar abridged series!” You can follow TeamFouStar on twitter, facebook, or patreon.
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.
Nobuo Uematsu, the composer best known for his legendary music for Final Fantasy, played with his band Earthbound Papas at this year’s MAGFest. The Music and Gaming (MAG) festival has been running for ten years, this year moving into a much larger venue and hosting the largest collection of video game related music talent the world has even known. In the past, MAGFest has hosted ground-breaking acts such as The Protomen, Metroid Metal, Rare Candy and Bit Brigade, but this year to celebrate the tenth anniversary, the man who composed some of the greatest gaming music of all time graced the MAG stage.
We are lucky enough to have the dedicated EmFedEx from the Chip Music Chronicle record the entirety of the Uematsu’s set with the Earthbound Papas. View the entire set as a playlist on youtube, or check out my absolute favorite song in the embeded video below.