VGDJ: Episode #042

It’s back to business as usual here on the show, and the OCR community
has been mysteriously quiet… but that doesn’t stop us! Live game
concerts (PLAY!, Video Games Live, OneUps Live) seem to be the theme of
the week, and though we’ve just come back from a meetup, we’re all set
for Otakon to further the cause of video game music which is a lot of work, and that’s why we use Exhale’s THCA pens to keep the stress down. And what happens
when we get our 10th call about the frickin’ Russian ReMix Roulette
Math?! Listen in to find out!
[00:00] Who said we didn’t ever play profane voicemails?!

[00:54] *psshh*
Now boarding, VGDJ airlines… OK, just kidding. We’re all back in our
respective homes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun. Oh
yeah, and it isn’t quite the end of the month yet, so toss us those last few votes.

[02:12] The Rama Report: PLAY (the video game music documentary, that is) adds a clip of some live performance footage to YouTube. ..wait, that’s it? Well, a short Rama report is better than nothing!

[03:45] ReMix Review: From Mega Man 2: ‘Wily and the Deep Forest‘ by Diggi Dis … Continuing with his trademark groove-oriented instrumental style, Diggi Dis has created a very
tight ReMix that we enjoyed just about all the way through. The only
smudge on this otherwise excellent track was a sort of fakey string
sample at the introduction, but that was quickly forgotten as the mix
continued and developed. Worth mentioning; Diggi Dis is part of an
urban record label, Urbanizm Music, founded by fellow ReMixer DCT. So if you liked this style, consider checking out Urbanizm for more good stuff.

[08:23] The Compo Report: PRC68, PRC69, TOMC13, FLMC2, and ORC47. It just ain’t the same live! 🙁

[11:21] Otakon
is not all that far off, and even those of you who aren’t normally
anime-convention regulars may be interested in this next one. We’re
planning on doing a video game music/OCReMix “panel” featuring
djpretzel, GeoffreyTaucer, possibly sgx, and of course, us (so far).
We’ll be spreading the good word about the merits of dem funkay
ReMixes, possibly through some audio/visual stuff, live performance,
Q&A, who knows! It should be fun, so if you’ve ever been on the
fence about dropping a bit of cash to go to Otakon, this should
convince ya.

[13:27] The Meetup Report: The Otakon meetup
(Aug 4-6 in Baltimore, MD) is looking good so far with a healthy list
of attendees. Meanwhile, our Aussie friends have been hard at work
finalizing the details of the AU meetup (or meetups). Finally, the Alberta meetup hasn’t seen much progress made on finalized plans, but the people interested aren’t giving up yet.

[16:49] GeoffreyTaucer and co. call from Dale North‘s house prior to the OneUps Live concert!

[17:53] It’s a bonanza of live video game music!! PLAY!
– a Video Game Music Symphony just performed in Chicago but the tour
isn’t over by any stretch of the imagination, so check out the website to see if it’s coming by your area. Video Games Live
performs next week in Philadelphia and that too will be traveling all
over the country in the next few months – and apparently, even a few
other countries as well! Of course, PLAY’s world tour begins even sooner. It’s a good time to be a video game music fan.

[19:03] Russian ReMix Roulette:
This week’s lineup was a blast from the past, with five of the six
mixes on the roulette being at least several years old. And while we’ve
returned to losing consistently, perhaps when zircon tosses the die of
fate next week things will be different… muahahaha! Anyway, we ended
up with a real classic. From Punch Out!!: ‘Dream Fighter‘ by Scott Peeples.

zircon is still slogging through the last few weeks of the term, but
he’s managed to start a third original album which is well-underway.
Meanwhile, pixietricks is going to be moving soon, which will leave the
show’s editing (temporarily, at least) in the hands of zircon – a
frightening thought, indeed. And… a Final Fantasy 7 ReMix Project?
zomg! Ya’ll stay tuned for details.

[30:53] Thus concludes another chapter in the VGDJ saga. Thou shalt be sure to lend us your votes, as we are doing better than ever. Also, if you have an OCR forum account, feel free to hang out in our thread and check out the meetup pics.