ThaSauce Wrap-Up: This Week in Review (May 21 – May 27)

 

At the end of the week, ThaSauce Wrap-Up feature posts bite-sized news recaps just in case you missed any juicy articles. Have any interesting video game music-related stories that you want us to look into? Are you an artist, composer, or remixer that wants keep in touch? Shoot an e-mail to [email protected] If you’re looking for more ways to get your VGM fix, be sure to follow us on Tumblr or like us on Facebook as well.

  • Arecibo Radio Presents Shnabubula’s Starbound Release Party: Our friends over at Arecibo Radio have once again outdone themselves by holding yet another epic listening party in the name of one of our most admired artists, the piano prodigy known as Shnabubula on Tuesday, May 29th.The event will start at 10 PM Eastern (that’s 7 PM PST for you West Coasters).
  • Nubuwo & King Soukutu to Release Rokko Chan Soundtracks: If there was a female version of Mega Man, what would her name be trademarked as? Mega WoMan? Mega Girl? How about Rokko Chan? Nubuwo, one of the best video game music news sites on the ‘Net (besides us, of course), has just teamed up with independent developer King Soukutu to formally release the incredible Rokko Chan Soundtracks.
  • Indie Game: The Movie to be Released Worldwide on June 12: While we’ve praised Indie Game: The Movie when it was first available for preorder, we are more than happy to announce that the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection will be available worldwide in just a few weeks.
  • Internet Promo Machine: Sponsor Adam WarRock’s Upcoming Fall Tour: Adam WarRock, one of our favorite hip hop emcees who brings back the ‘cool’ in all things nerd and pop culture, needs your help! We would like to extend his invitation to those who would be interested in sponsoring WarRock’s tour this coming Fall, scheduled to visit major cities on the East Coast including New York, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and more.
  • ThaSauce Giveaway Extravaganza!: Minibosses Bay Area Tour 2012: Are you a fan of the Minibosses? Do you happen to live in the San Francisco area (or have the means to travel there)? If you’ve answered a hearty ‘yes’ to both questions, we’d like to proudly announce the first official ThaSauce giveaway for the Minibosses 2012 Bay Area Tour.
  • Because We May Sale Offers Games (& Soundtracks!) Directly from Developers: ‘Tis the year for great deals on independent games that gamers may or may not have heard of and what better to celebrate May with even more discounts? Listen to amazing soundtracks while receiving great deals on several award-winning multi-platform games with the Because We May sale, on now through June 1st.
  • Noise Channel’s Rokko Chan Chiptune Album Listening Party: To promote Nubuwo & King Soukutu’s collaborative efforts to bring about Rokko Chan Soundtracks on July 4th, the Nubuwo staff have also teamed up with Noise Channel to host a listening party for the music of Rokko Chan on May 31st that promises to deliver different interpretations by “a stellar list of your favorite chiptune artists”. Be sure to tune in to this Thursday.
  • Quick Look: “Final Fantasy – Medley” by Super Guitar Bros.: Garnering over 3,000 subscribers and 359,800 video views in under a year with only six videos, the Super Guitar Bros. have been making headway with their amazing video game covers. This Quick Look video is definitely a great example of how the pair work to complement each other in an almost ethereal manner, carefully inducing an air of nostalgia that is surely not to be missed.

ThaSauce Wrap-Up: This Week in Review (May 14 – May 20)


At the end of the week, ThaSauce Wrap-Up feature posts bite-sized news recaps just in case you missed any juicy articles. Have any interesting video game music-related stories that you want us to look into? Are you an artist, composer, or remixer that wants keep in touch? Shoot an e-mail to [email protected] If you’re looking for more ways to get your VGM fix, be sure to follow us on Tumblr or like us on Facebook as well.

  • Nerdapalooza 2011 Recordings Released on Bandcamp: Can’t wait to get your Nerdapalooza fix? Team Nerdapalooza has just released the live CD recordings from last year’s event featuring over 30 performers, including such artists and bands like The OneUps, Metroid Metal, brentalfloss, HDninja, Armcannon, I Fight Dragons, The Bossfights, Jeux On, Random Encounter, and much more!
  • Disasterpeace, virt, & 6955 on Indie Royale’s All-Charity Pack: The indie game bundle website Indie Royale releases game bundles every two weeks to help get the word out over games that are worth playing and support developers that are typically passed over in mainstream media. Along with excellent game releases this time around, the All-Charity Lightning Pack features albums every chiptune fan should own, including Jake “virt” Kaufman’s acclaimed FX4, 6955′s IN1ep, and Disasterpeace’s Level.
  • Jordan Steven’s The Lost Angelic Chronicles of Frane: Dragons’ Odyssey OST Available Now: As Jordan “bLiNd” Aguirre since the early ’00s, you may have have heard of Steven’s wonderful trance and house blends over on several OverClocked ReMix projects. However, Jordan Steven has proved that he can put down his mixing expertise momentarily and show how much he has mastered his own skills in composition with the Lost Angelic Chronicles of Frane: Dragons’ Odyssey OST.
  • Quick Look: Danimal Cannon on Chiptunes @ PAX East: We know PAX East 2012 seemed like forever ago. And yes, we’ve probably covered everything from live streams of PAX East to some pretty cool live shows. But we figured that we can give you a little nostalgic run for those who went and for those who haven’t… well, we wanted to give you a more personal glimpse of the event itself. This week’s <i>Quick Look</i> features the awesome Danimal Cannon sharing his seemingly infinite knowledge on chiptunes.
  • No Survivors Tour 2012 with Protomen, Powerglove, & Danimal Cannon: Things are about to get crazy on the East Coast! The Protomen, Powerglove, and Danimal Cannon have hit the road for the next two weeks, travelling to different venues throughout several states such as Massachusetts, Tennessee, New Jersey, New York, and Colorado for the No Survivors Tour 2012.

ThaSauce Wrap-Up: This Week in Review (Apr 16 – Apr 22)

 

At the end of the week, ThaSauce Wrap-Up feature posts bite-sized news recaps just in case you missed any juicy articles. Have any interesting video game music-related stories that you want us to look into? Are you an artist, composer, or remixer that wants keep in touch? Shoot an e-mail to [email protected] If you’re looking for more ways to get your VGM fix, be sure to follow us on Tumblr or like us on Facebook as well.

  • Pre-order Disasterpeace’s Original Soundtrack Fez Now: Along with the exciting release of the multiple award-winning indie platformer FEZ just this week alone, Disasterpeace’s original soundtrack of the same name is also scheduled to be available this Friday, April 20th.
  • GDC Vault Adds Free GDC 2012 Videos Online: GDC Vault, a service that hosts a variety of audio, video, and PowerPoint presentations of previous Game Developers Conferences, has just added free video content from last March’s show, featuring talks from the legendary Civilization creator Sid Meier, iWin VP Laralyn McWilliams on the importance of metrics, and White House analyst Constance Steinkuehler Squire.
  • Blip Festival 2012 in New York City Presented by 8bitpeoples: Presented by VGM collective/record label 8bitpeoples, Blip Festival 2012 promises an explosive round-up of the world’s chipmusic talent, with top-notch performances by Burnkit2600, Danimal Cannon, CHiKA, Graffiti Monsters, Pulselooper, Wizwars, and many more.
  • Danimal Cannon’s Roots for $5 on Indie Royale’s Spring Bundle: Indie game bundle website Indie Royale releases game bundles every two weeks to help get the word out over games that are worth playing and support developers that are typically passed over in mainstream media. This time around, Indie Royale has recently released a Spring Bundle featuring some of the most brilliantly designed indie releases, along with Danimal Cannon’s critically-acclaimed chiptune album Roots.
  • Quick Look: aivi & surasshu’s “Mabe Village” Collaboration: The incredibly talented instrumental composer and Olga Brose Valente Memorial Prize winner Aivi Tran and sound designer surasshu have come together at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference for a pretty awesome collaboration, featuring “Mabe Village” from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

ThaSauce Wrap-Up: This Week in Review (Feb 13 – Feb 19)

At the end of the week, ThaSauce Wrap-Up feature posts bite-sized news recaps just in case you missed any juicy articles. Have any interesting video game music-related stories that you want us to look into? Are you an artist, composer, or remixer that wants keep in touch? Shoot an e-mail to [email protected] If you’re looking for more ways to get your VGM fix, be sure to follow us on Tumblr or like us on Facebook as well.

  • EARTHBOUND PAPAS “Metal Hypnotized” Contest Winners Published: You might remember the EARTHBOUND PAPAS contest we mentioned a few weeks back that invited EBP fans to remix or arrange their hit single “Metal Hypnotized”. As excited as we were to see the winning submissions of the contest, we were elated to find out that one of ThaSauce’s very own featured artists has been chosen to be a guest performer on the next EBP album!r
  • Nerdy Show’s MegaCon Panel with Brian Clevinger This Sunday: The folks behind Nerdy Show, one of our favorite podcasts for nerd culture & general interweb shenanigans, will be present at this year’s MegaCon in Orlando, FL to raise money for a charity dedicated to Triforce Mike’s memory with a special appearance by Brian Clevinger, creator of popular webcomic 8-Bit Theater and the Eisner-nominated Atomic Robo.
  • TheGuitahHeroe’s Step Back Will Get You Groovin’: Are hard-hitting basslines and delicious womp-womps your thing? Marked with amazing production quality, TheGuitahHeroe’s newest EP Step Back will definitely fulfill your dubstep quota for the week.
  • Pro Tip: Get In on zircon’s Production Workshop Tonight: Better known by his exhaustive involvement in the VGM community as zircon, Andrew Aversa has produced music for a variety of video games, television, and interactive media, such as Soul Caliber V, Return All Robots!, Heroes, and MTV’s Making Of series to name a few.
  • Sound Bytes: Danimal Cannon’s “Roots (IRL Mix)”: Proving once again that he can epically shred with his newest endeavor within orchestral metal, Danimal Cannon rips into our souls with his latest remix of “Roots”… in a good way, of course.
  • halc Continues to Defy the Chiptune Genre: Even though he is known to reign within OverClocked ReMix’s judges panel, halc is definitely on a roll. Following his January release of the wonderfully ambient album Zer0-G that could single-handedly define the chiptune genre even further, halc has bestowed upon us yet another EP chock-full of electro-house goodness.
  •  ReMixer Spotlight: Rexy: Our resident reviewer Mirby gets down in the gritty with the wonderful Rexy in this week’s ReMixer Spotlight. Read on to find out about Rexy’s exciting experiences as a remixer, including her own personal influences and favorite composers!
  • In Tha ‘Tube: Dragonlord, Mutherpluckin’ B, DragnBreth, Shnabubula, Cyan: In Tha ‘Tube focuses on ReMix: ThaSauce’s very own vast database of VGM remixes as a tribute to the appreciation & reinterpretation of video game music. With this feature, we aim to post videos onto YouTube for easier access to ReMix:ThaSauce songs in a convenient preview format. This week, we  serenade you with a varied mixture of ThaSauce featured artists.

ThaSauce Wrap-Up: This Week in Review (Jan 30 – Feb 5)

 

At the end of the week, ThaSauce Wrap-Up feature posts bite-sized news recaps just in case you missed any juicy articles. Have any interesting video game music-related stories that you want us to look into? Are you an artist, composer, or remixer that wants keep in touch? Shoot an e-mail to [email protected] If you’re looking for more ways to get your VGM fix, be sure to follow us on Tumblr or like us on Facebook as well.

  • Sound Bytes: Blake Robinson’s “Morrowind Theme” Orchestra Arrangement: While maintaining his chief occupation as a game developer at both Electronic Arts and Outplay Entertainment, Mr. Robinson spends most of his free time freelance composing for several high-profile indie games. If you haven’t heard the orchestral works of Blake Robinson, you’re in for a special treat.
  • Nintendo’s Rhythm Heaven Fever Launch Event in LA @ iam8bit: Nintendo has teamed up with Los Angeles-based production company iam8bit and Giant Robot to promote Nintendo’s upcoming groovalicious game Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii) by hosting a party at the iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles next Friday, February 10th from 6-10 p.m.

ThaSauce Wrap-Up: This Week in Review


At the end of the week, ThaSauce Wrap-Up feature posts bite-sized news recaps just in case you missed any juicy articles. Have any interesting video game music-related stories that you want us to look into? Are you an artist, composer, or remixer that wants keep in touch? Shoot an e-mail to [email protected] If you’re looking for more ways to get your VGM fix, be sure to follow us on Tumblr or like us on Facebook as well.

  • OverCoat Releases New Single “Phantom Bracelet”: Arecibo Radio late-night DJ extraordinaire and remixer Scott “OverCoat” Porter has just released a new single in honor of… MAGFest wristbands? Either way, the verdict is in: “Phantom Bracelet” truly delivers.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour 2012 Continues: Nintendo and Zelda fans, rejoice! Nintendo has announced the schedule of dates and locations for its 2012 Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert tour, featuring an enchanting progression of music and video footage through the course of The Legend of Zelda‘s history.
  • MAGFest Recap: OverClocked ReMix Live @ MAGFest X: Even in the midst of exciting news such as potential website redesign and official project updates at the OverClocked ReMix Panel, OCR Live comes together to play a brand new arrangement of Donkey Kong Country’s “Aquatic Ambiance” with live instrumentals.
  • OverClocked ReMix Unsung Heroes Tribute Just Released: OverClocked ReMix has just released their thirty-second official arrangement album in tribute to the unsung heroes of role-playing games throughout the years. Unsung Heroes features many overlooked titles such as The 7th Saga, Ghouls’n Ghosts, The Lord of the Rings: Volume 1, Suikoden, and Persona 3.
  • Quick Look: The OneUps @ MAGFest X in HD: Want to relive one of the best experiences at MAGFest X through a high-quality OneUps show with four different cameras, all in 1080p? The Unofficial PAX Community DVD team have once again delivered to present a full, uncut performance of The OneUps for your viewing pleasure.
  • And the Winner Is… Remix64’s Remixer of the Year 2011 Awarded: Remix64′s Remixer of the Year Awards 2011 was hosted today on SceneSat Radio and the results are in! We would like to congratulate those who made it on the lists this year and the winners of each award. Voting for Remixer of the Year 2012 has also commenced for next year.