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Watch the set of a musician who composes music to competitive Smash Bros.

Nicholas Caleb Goss has quite a future ahead of him. Recently he unveiled his project "Musical Mango," which, through the help of a jazz band, is a composition inspired by competitive Smash Bros. battles by Jose "Mango" Marquez. Goss g...   read

 
 
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Codemasters unleashes a new trailer, soundtrack info for DiRT 4

DiRT 4 is still on track for a summer release, Codemasters has let us know. Along with the first "gameplay" trailer below, they have confirmed that June 6 will be race day. The game is speeding to PC, PS4 and Xbox One for $59.99 and it does...   read

 
 

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Is Grant Kirkhope making another DK Rap?

One of the more infamous pieces of music from Nintendo's library of tunes is the DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64. That mad display of aural madness was crafted by Grant Kirkhope, who is basically the songwriter of our childhoods. Since he is com...   read

 
 
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How does Sonic Forces' main theme measure up to past games?

The main theme for Sonic Forces has been revealed, and it shows a surprising amount of restraint. It hearkens back to a simpler time when Sonic had rock-oriented songs that kids listened to with their anti-skip protection CD play...   read

 
 
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Fast RMX will have nearly 50 music tracks and still be under a gig

Wipeout HD was amazingly well-optimized, able to run at 1080p and 60fps on the PlayStation 3. Excluding the Fury DLC, it was only one gigabyte. Shin'en has been similarly impressive, by optimizing Fast RMX to run at...   read

 
 
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(Update) How Content ID and Party Hard's music screwed both YouTubers and TinyBuild

[Update: YouTube's PR team got back to us with some more information on the Content ID system. According to YouTube's help site, content matches for "so-called Royalty free production music libraries" -- see also: the music used in Party Ha...   read

 
 
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Snake Pass brings David Wise on board, days after its Switch announcement

Snake Pass, revealed late last year, always looked like a neat little modern take on Snake Rattle 'n' Roll for the NES, but it never really grabbed me -- until this week, that is. The team over at Sumo Digital just announced that David Wise...   read

 
 
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American Pixels pays tribute to American game music

Mention a "video game music tribute album" and the first thing that usually comes to mind is a tribute to an old-school Japanese franchise, like The Legend of Zelda, Chrono Trigger, or Final Fantasy. Y'know games that working composers in t...   read

 
 
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Sega adds a ton of their classic soundtracks to Spotify, including Sonic

Sega just dumped a ton of their music onto Spotify, and even if you don't have a subscription it's probably worth checking out the web client for. The lengthy list includes Fantasy Zone, NiGHTS, Out Run, Virtua Fighter, Skies of Arcadia, Ku...   read

 
 
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The Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert album goodies look rad

If you spring for the limited edition version of the upcoming Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert album, you'll get a few extras for your trouble -- an extra DVD of the live event, a set of badges, and a special stand. Either...   read

 
 


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Destructoid's hottest game tracks of 2016

Burned out on Christmas music? We've got you covered! Music and sound design are very important yet underappreciated aspects of game design. I mean, we can't touch, taste, or smell games (yet), so the auditory feedback is half our of experi...   read

 
 
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Kamiya shares his favorite Wonderful 101 songs, sadly tells us the soundtrack is out of print

While I didn't go as gaga about Wonderful 101 as some, I was wondering where all of the buzz was. Maybe it was the weird off-putting Sentai setup that made some westerners stay away, or the low installbase of the Wii U, but this game d...   read

 
 
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Exclusive: A taste of the Tales of the Elements soundtrack

I got an unusual e-mail a few days ago. I'm not especially well versed in the subject matter, but I found it interesting, and hopefully you will too. Some of you might remember Jayson Napolitano, who used to run the "Note Worthy" and "The S...   read

 
 
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Zelda concert series adds new songs, dates to finish out 2016

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert tour announced today that it'll be adding new songs and visuals to the show for North America. The tour is currently working its way through Europe, but will return to the United S...   read

 
 
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Skyrim composer pissed at concert that has 'nothing to do with him'

There's a pretty long lineage of game composers falling out with major companies, but this is a new one. Recently, Bethesda announced a London concert for Skyrim, to celebrate the release of the Special Edition of the game. It'll take ...   read

 
 
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Vince DiCola talks Transformers movie, foray into video games

Odds are you've heard of Vince DiCola. Whether it's his work on the 1986 flop-turned-cult hit Transformers movie (that was just remastered in 4K last month) or his recent contributions to the world of video games, he's a recognizable f...   read

 
 
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I can't stop listening to this Mega Man 2 banjo cover

There was something about the music in classic Mega Man games. Whether it was the riffing of some classic rock songs or pure sparks of originality, it's one of the most covered and celebrated franchises of all time musically. That incl...   read

 
 
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The soundtrack of my gaming life

I have a deep love of ritual. Like my caveman ancestors before me (who would rally around a stone obelisk, or a collection of goat skulls, and dance to the pounding beat of skin drums), I have my own profane customs. Nothing puts me more i...   read

 
 
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This Mega Man 2 concert kicks ass

Over in Chiba, Japan last weekend at the Makuhari Messe (hey that's where TGS is!), a Mega Man concert was held -- specifically, of the Mega Man 2 variety. If you're into game music at all it's worth checking out, especially ...   read

 
 
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The 'Force de Frappe' album contains unused Hotline Miami 2 music

[Disclosure: Scarlet Moon Productions' Jayson Napolitano used to write for Destructoid.] Electronic artist Dubmood has a new '80s concept album coming later this month. It's called "Force de Frappe," and will contain unused Hotline Mia...   read

 
 
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Prescription for Sleep: Lullabies of Mana is a beautiful Secret of Mana tribute

[Disclosure: Scarlet Moon Productions' Jayson Napolitano used to write for Destructoid.] Secret of Mana is one of those games that really means a lot to me. It wasn't just because I had so much fun with the co-op function with a g...   read

 
 
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CubeWorld developer releases a new song for the game

Wol_lay, the developer of CubeWorld, has released a new song that’ll feature in the game. It’s not the update we’ve been waiting over two years for, but it’s something. He posted Druids of Mana to SoundCloud, and ho...   read

 
 
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Check out the main theme for The Witcher 3's Hearts of Stone DLC

The Witcher 3's Heart of Stone DLC is coming on October 13, and will have 10 hours of content in tow. But before it drops, you can listen to the main theme above from composer Marcin Przybyłowicz. Wild Hunt already...   read

 
 
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Silent Hill Live coming to the UK later this year

Konami is celebrating the music of Silent Hill with a live concert UK series, led by Silent Hill composer and producer, Akira Yamaoka. The show will be coming to five UK cities: Bristol (October 29), Cardiff (October 30), London (November ...   read

 
 
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Composer Tommy Tallarico may owe his career to a t-shirt

Chances are if you've played a video game, composer Tommy Tallarico helped with the music in some form or another. Earthworm Jim, Cool Spot, MDK, Advent Rising, and the original Prince of Persia are just a few of the titles he dipped h...   read

 
 


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