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New Dj CUTMAN album of remixed videogame music out now

Web musician Dj CUTMAN has created a ton of awesome remixes of videogame music over the years. Today, he released his newest album, Volume III, compiling selected works from 2012-2015. There's a lot of great stuff in here, remixing music fr...   read

 
 
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Mega Mensch 'Mohel Man'

This brilliant piece comes from long-time friend Jake Kaufman, composer on tons of videogames including Shantae, Ducktales: Remastered, Boot Hill Heroes, Contra 4, and many more. His music is incredible. He's a dear friend, but I also hate...   read

 
 
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Pre-order Mega Ran's Mega-Lo-Mania documentary for free music

If you search Destructoid for Mega Ran, you'll see that he’s got a lot of love from us over the years. The self-proclaimed chip-hop teacher/rapper/hero is at it again with a new documentary titled Mega-Lo-Mania that chronicles his pa...   read

 
 
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Scritch, scratch, and remix your favorite chiptunes with Gambi

Gambi is an interesting app that allows you to remix and play around with chiptunes. It includes a free track that you can mess about with, though the actual app itself is $7, if you want to take the plunge. The layout is quite attractive,...   read

 
 



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Weekend Playlist: Zelda beats you probably have not heard

Not going to lie, Hyrule Warriors has me pretty excited this week. Seeing Link in HD glory really gets me going – so much so that Ive almost forgot about Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8. Perhaps I am exaggerating a bit, but I felt inspir...   read

 
 
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Remix Default was produced on a 3DS

Last week saw the release of Ralfington and Dj CUTMAN's Bravely Default remix album featuring four tracks that pay homage to the characters of the critically acclaimed Nintendo 3DS game. Using Korg-DS10+, Rytmik Retrobits, a...   read

 
 
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Weekend Playlist: Sweet Chrono Trigger remixes

I was up very late the other night reading Mario Kart 8 reviews from all over the Internet. My excitement for this game can hardly be contained, and I'm looking forward to visiting my local GameStop this weekend to get my hands-on this hig...   read

 
 
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OC Remix launches new label OverClocked Records

You know about OverClocked ReMix, right? It's that awesome site that you go to for quality videogame remixes. Yours truly has been a proud member for almost 15 years now, so I'm kind of proud of their launch of OverClocked Records, a new ga...   read

 
 
Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last week, I wanted to turn my attention to this year’s special release, dedicated entirely to the music of Ragnarok Online. Elemental Tunes features four elemental-themed discs containing the game client, unreleased soundtrack material, and two arrange discs, with one each dedicated to big-name Japanese composers and up-and-coming doujin artists.

You can see the fancy packaging and artwork above, but check out our review of the music collection below.

Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes
Release Date:  November 28, 2013
Price: 10,000 Yen ($100)
Availability: Limited
Artist(s): Various Artists

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It’s great to see GungHo once again giving the music of Ragnarok Online the attention it deserves. The soundtrack itself has been released several times, but the Water Isnignia Disc picks up where the “Complete Soundtrack” (no longer so) leaves off. There are only three tracks from legendary Korean music studio soundTeMP, and they tend to lean towards the atmospheric end of the spectrum, but a lot of other artists are featured. I can’t say a lot of the new material stuck with me outside of the catchy and mischievous “Octopus Scramble” by Take One Media, the beautiful new age “Pachamama” by Sound Dog, and the playful “Jittering Nightmare” by Style M.

The Fire Insignia Disc houses arrangements by better-known Japanese composers, visiting everything from rock to electronic to Celtic and instrumental, focusing mainly on newer Ragnarok Online material rather than relying on the classics. Secret of Mana’s Hiroki Kikuta wins the day with his stunning “Fireflies Heaven” (playing in the background in the above video), which is simply gorgeous. Yoko Shimomura’s contemplative “Labyrinth,” Yasushi Asada’s impressive rock fest “Kingdom Memories,” and Shinji Hosoe’s dreamy Asian-flavored “Not so far away” are also delightful.

Next up, the Wind Insignia Disc brings in a bunch of doujin artists who mainly rely on electronic remixes, and tackle a blend of old and new. The complaint I had with the 10th Anniversary Package CD was that the arrangements didn’t differ much from the originals, and I think this disc suffers from the same approach. Still, the melodies of these songs are solid, so you won’t dislike them, it’s just that they don’t offer anything groundbreaking. DJMAX artist Tsukasa’s “Rose of Sharon,” Sound Cyclone’s “One Step Closer,” Minamotoya’s “Purity of Your Smile” and Saitama Saisyu Heiki’s “Wanna Be Free!” are my favorites of the bunch.

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Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last week, I wanted to turn my attention to this year’s special release, dedicated entirely to the music of Ragnarok Online. Elemental Tunes features four elemental-themed discs containing the game client, unreleased soundtrack material, and two arrange discs, with one each dedicated to big-name Japanese composers and up-and-coming doujin artists.

You can see the fancy packaging and artwork above, but check out our review of the music collection below.

Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes
Release Date:  November 28, 2013
Price: 10,000 Yen ($100)
Availability: Limited
Artist(s): Various Artists

[embed]267878:51992:0[/embed]

It’s great to see GungHo once again giving the music of Ragnarok Online the attention it deserves. The soundtrack itself has been released several times, but the Water Isnignia Disc picks up where the “Complete Soundtrack” (no longer so) leaves off. There are only three tracks from legendary Korean music studio soundTeMP, and they tend to lean towards the atmospheric end of the spectrum, but a lot of other artists are featured. I can’t say a lot of the new material stuck with me outside of the catchy and mischievous “Octopus Scramble” by Take One Media, the beautiful new age “Pachamama” by Sound Dog, and the playful “Jittering Nightmare” by Style M.

The Fire Insignia Disc houses arrangements by better-known Japanese composers, visiting everything from rock to electronic to Celtic and instrumental, focusing mainly on newer Ragnarok Online material rather than relying on the classics. Secret of Mana’s Hiroki Kikuta wins the day with his stunning “Fireflies Heaven” (playing in the background in the above video), which is simply gorgeous. Yoko Shimomura’s contemplative “Labyrinth,” Yasushi Asada’s impressive rock fest “Kingdom Memories,” and Shinji Hosoe’s dreamy Asian-flavored “Not so far away” are also delightful.

Next up, the Wind Insignia Disc brings in a bunch of doujin artists who mainly rely on electronic remixes, and tackle a blend of old and new. The complaint I had with the 10th Anniversary Package CD was that the arrangements didn’t differ much from the originals, and I think this disc suffers from the same approach. Still, the melodies of these songs are solid, so you won’t dislike them, it’s just that they don’t offer anything groundbreaking. DJMAX artist Tsukasa’s “Rose of Sharon,” Sound Cyclone’s “One Step Closer,” Minamotoya’s “Purity of Your Smile” and Saitama Saisyu Heiki’s “Wanna Be Free!” are my favorites of the bunch.

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Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes delivers large music fix After our look at the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last week, I wanted to turn my attention to this year’s special release, dedicated entirely to the music of Ragnarok Online. Elemental Tunes features f...  
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Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes delivers large music fix

After our look at the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last week, I wanted to turn my attention to this year’s special release, dedicated entirely to the music of Ragnarok Online. Elemental Tunes features four elemental-t...   read

 
 
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Ragnarok Online 10th anniversary box has lots to look at

We just featured an issue of Note Worthy last week, but I thought the elaborate packaging and contents that GungHo put into the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last year deserved its own moment in the spotlight. It includes an arra...   read

 
 
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Warm up with remix album Mario Kart: Bonus Beach

Are you suffering from one of the winter storms that recently hit, burying your home in feet of snow? If so, this won't technically help you, but it may remind you of some of the classic beach tunes from past games in the Mario Kart series....   read

 
 
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Super Mario 3D World hip-hop remix by Dj Cutman

We've said time and again how great the Super Mario 3D World soundtrack is. The team used the game's main theme quite extensively in promotional videos for the game, and it became obvious that they were taking the series in a more swing an...   read

 
 
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OverClocked ReMix releases official Mega Man album

OverClocked ReMix has already made it big in our books, contributing to the Video Games Live concert series and creating the soundtrack for Capcom's Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. On that latter front, OCR has taken things to ...   read

 
 
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Spectrum of Mana tribute album now available

Last month we shared an exclusive sample of Spectrum of Mana, a 3-disc tribute album to Hiroki Kikuta's timeless Secret of Mana soundtrack featuring stemage, Alexander Brandon, Tim Yarborough of The OneUps, and many others. The album was fi...   read

 
 
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Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt found their own w...   read

 
 
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World 1-2: Encore offers more world-class game arranges

World 1-2 was pretty amazing. If you didn't snatch it up when it was first released, do realize that you have been missing out on a masterful collaboration of professional game composers and enthusiast arrangers, with contributions from the...   read

 
 
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Celebrate 20 years of Gunstar Heroes with OC ReMix

Treasure knows how to make some f*ckin' games. That's an undisputed fact. And one of the best Treasure games is of course Gunstar Heroes on SEGA Genesis. Did you know it just celebrated its 20th anniversary this past Monday? How time flies...   read

 
 
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Link's Awakening's jams get chopped for MeowMeow & BowWow

While some of us were attending PAX and getting all the ladies, others were back home, hard at work in the studio. My buddy Dj CUTMAN produced a brand new Zelda EP through his net label GameChops, and it's ready for mass consumption. MeowMe...   read

 
 
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Pokemon: The Eevee EP pleases Charles Darwin

Did you know that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was first published on August 20, 1858? OverClocked ReMix knew, which is why the music arrangement clan celebrated the monumental scientific event by releasing Pokémon: The Eeve...   read

 
 
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Celebrate 20 years of Secret of Mana with fan remix album

It's really been 20 years since Secret of Mana was released. I still listen to the game's amazing soundtrack composed by Hiroki Kikuta on a weekly basis, so it's great news that a group of musical masterminds have combined forces to br...   read

 
 
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Electronicaga! Triple Triad album remixes FFVI-VIII

OverClocked ReMix released the absolutely bonkers five-disc Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin last week, and as good as it is, I imagine a few people went, "That's too much music, dammit!" I'm sure those people would prefer something a lit...   read

 
 
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Balance and Ruin: FFVI OC ReMix is out now

It's been a bit of a bumpy ride for the Final Fantasy VI OverClocked ReMix. After easily reaching its Kickstarter funding goal a year ago, the project was scrapped due to copyright issues, but was then back on later in the year. Fast forwa...   read

 
 
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Allow K.K. and Friends to touch your musical soul

Ladies and gentlemen, I am playing Animal Crossing for the first time ever. I scored a copy of New Leaf, popped it into my 3DS, and immediately fell deep into Tom Nook's financial pit of despair. I can tell this game is going to take me pla...   read

 
 


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Mega Ran and JP chip artists to remix Mega Man once more

Mega Man rapper Mega Ran may have recently dropped a stellar Castlevania hip hopera album, but he'll never forget the little blue dude who propelled his music career, resulting in his decision to leave his teaching gig and focus on his tune...   read

 
 
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Guh-huh! Banjo-Kazooie Symphony is up for download

Ready to celebrate 15 years of the Bear and Bird? Blake Robinson's Banjo-Kazooie Symphony is ready for your Jiggies! We previewed select tracks from the album a few weeks back, and now the 30-song, 72-minute release is available on Loudr a...   read

 
 
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