Remember our old pal Smooth McGroove, the man with a beard that could stop tsunamis and with a voice that could bring color back to a decaying forest? I recently discovered him and his amazing, amazing, AMAZING Zelda a cappe...
Mega Ran, everyone's favorite Philly rapper not named Will Smith, started a new project earlier this year called Time and Space. On the second Tuesday of each month, he will release a short EP of hip hop arrangements that sample music from games fans have specifically requested. Someone asks for Gitaroo Man? Gosh darnit, they're gonna get a Gitaroo Man song!
Though the full albums complete with instrumental bonuses cost a few bucks, Ran has been gracious enough to provide Dtoid with site-exclusive versions for free. First there was January's release led by the Battletoads pause beat, then there was last month's set featuring the rarely covered Beyond Good & Evil. Now we bring you Time and Space: Mach's Principle, which spreads the Castlevania love and invites A Link to the Past to join in the festivities as well.
As usual, you can download this album (along with many other Dtoid-exclusive releases) from our SoundCloud page. And if you want Ran to cover a game of your choosing, drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or a modest donation on his FundRazr.
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Just after MAGFest ended last month, nerdcore rapper Mega Ran unloaded a new EP on the Destructoid doorsteps. A collection of tunes from games like Battletoads and Earthworm Jim with original lyrics added, Time and Space was the first installment of an initiative to release an EP every month in 2013 with material that fans suggested.
Every second Tuesday in the month, a fresh album will appear. But because you guys are so special, you'll be able to download them for free the day before on Dtoid's SoundCloud page. Second on deck is Time and Space: Eternalism, a four-track roundup that sources Super Mario RPG, Illusion of Gaia, and Beyond Good & Evil.
If you'd like to suggest a game for Ran to cover next, hit him up at email@example.com. If you want to donate, slide on down to his FundRazr page and fork over a couple of bucks. Bigger donations will obviously hold more weight when it comes time to picking new songs for the following month, but that shouldn't discourage you from making any ol' wild request.
Man, videogame remixer Dj CUTMAN is a showman indeed. Look at that sick armor he wears to his shows! Never seen him perform live? Check out this recording of his MAGFest 11 set -- nothing like being there in the room, but you take what you can get!
How would you like to rock those jams on your mp3 player whenever you want? CUTMAN has just uploaded Game Music Record Label, a best-of compilation of various tracks produced in 2012 and released through his GameChops net label. You can buy a physical version for $10, but just until Sunday, you can download the 20-track album for FREE.
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MAGFest is the gift that keeps on giving! There was the new Armcannon album, and now we've got a full-length remix album by OverClocked ReMix legend Jordan "bLiNd" Aguirre. Will the magic and music ever stop?
Just in time for...
My boy Random a.k.a. Mega Ran was performing at MAGFest, so of course I had to swing by his set and show some love. Those who had never seen a Mega Ran performance were in for a treat. Even Niero and Dale North were floored by "Sock Hop" off Ran's River City Random album!
Long-time Ran fans were in for a surprise too -- a brand-new joint, "Outta Sight," that samples the famous pause beat from BattleToads. It's the lead track in a new EP entitled Time and Space, the first in a monthly EP series in which Ran will make songs based off games suggested by fans. For Time and Space, expect to hear tracks that source Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy Tactics, Gitaroo Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Earthworm Jim, and Mega Man X.
Where can you download this release? Right here on Destructoid! Hit up MediaFire or our SoundCloud page to snag the free seven-track album. However, for $5 on Bandcamp, you can score the Deluxe Edition of Time and Space that includes two extra tracks -- from Battlefield 3 and Final Fantasy IX -- plus instrumentals. And if you'd like to make a game request for an upcoming EP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. for more info.
Check out the preview streams below, then get to downloadin'!
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Shinesparkers' arrange album Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run, which we reminded you about a mere two days ago, went live earlier today. If you haven't snagged the free three-disc release already, head on over to the download page now and get to steppin'. If that page is not working for one reason or another, use this mirror or this torrent.
As mentioned previously, 101% Run arrives just in time to celebrate Metroid Prime's tenth anniversary. And if you happen to be one of the lucky punks picking up a Wii U at midnight or sometime on Sunday, it'll make perfect background music while you unpack and hook sh*t up!
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Do you love Yoshi's Island? Shut up. Trick question. Of course you do. If you don't, I have nothing more to say to you. Get out!
Make Music, Throw Music takes the soundfont from the SNES classic and uses it to craft completely original tunes, in the same vein as the SNESology project and Halfont. In charge of the album is sleepytimejesse with assistance from Halfont's William Kage, and the full release is padded with contributions by various artists from SNESology and beyond.
The 22-track collection available for free on Ubiktune, where you can also download the Yoshi's Island soundfont to try your hand at crafting new-gen SNES ditties.
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Naturally, he felt compelled to release a follow-up!
Starting right now on Arecibo Radio's "8 Bit Power Hour," Brandon will be sharing a selection of the 22 brand new tracks, produced by 24 different chiptune artists. Afterwards, the "Expansion Pack" will show up on the Chiptunes = WIN Bandcamp page for free download.