Calling all Bay Area residents, the Minibosses are comin’ at you fast this June! With a broad range of instrumental covers of 8-bit NES songs, the Minibosses will rip into your soul with hard-hitting video game metal. The Minibosses will embark on what they call a mini-tour this June, travelling through various locations in the San Francisco Bay Area with their instruments in tow — dates and locations have just been announced.
OverClocked ReMix has just released its thirty-fourth arrangement album in tribute to Nintendo’s game series Pilotwings and the original score produced by various composers involved throughout the series such as Soyo Oka, Dan Hess, and Asuka Ito.The album itself features tracks from Indianapolis-based arranger Drew “halc” Wheeler and Insert Rupee.
With over seventy titles of game soundtracks under his belt, video game music composer Chris HÃ¼elsbeck, of the acclaimed Turrican series, has emerged from the shadows to ask for your help to help his dream a reality with the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology Project & Fundraiser.
At the end of the week, ThaSauce Wrap-Up feature posts bite-sized news recaps just in case you missed any juicy articles. This week includes new releases from Disasterpeace & beek, upcoming events like T-MODE & Blip Festival 2012, the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Music Tribute, GDC streaming video announcements, and more.
In Tha â€˜Tube focuses on ReMix: ThaSauceâ€™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 highlight even more glorious songs from our Fasto the Hedgehog 2 album release.
With his own defined upbeat style, beek continues to impress us with the funky “Kip’s Isle” in this week’s Sound Bytes.
Who would’ve thought that chip music and the piano sound this eargasmic together?! 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.
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.
Chun-Li’s killer thighs. Finally performing your first super combo. Quarter-circle forward, punch. Whether you’re a fan of Street Fighter or not, there’s no denying how influential this series has been in all of our lives. To kick off the commemoration of one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, Capcom is opening up submissions to showcase fan music all year long. Details inside.
We’ve just received word about Blip Festival 2012, taking place in NYC on Friday, May 25 – 27. 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.
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