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Fan Works, Miscellaneous, Music

GameChops Hosting Officially Licensed Video Game Remixes

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Last week my ‘Something for the Weekend’ feature was on the subject of GameChops’ awesome new ‘Spindash’ album, full of dance remixes of classic Sonic tracks. Hopefully if you enjoyed that taste you looked a little more into GameChops and what else they’ve done.

PROTIP: There’s some mighty fine stuff there.

But I’m not here to link another playlist or album, not exactly. Today I actually wanted to talk about why GameChops, as a concept, is actually really cool and why you should be following them closely.

Founed by Dj CUTMAN, all of the music GameChops produces is video game-related. You could have probably guessed that – but did you also guess that supporting GameChops financially actually puts money in several pockets? This comes from the way in which the label operates through their partners at Loudr.fm. According to their website, ‘Loudr.fm is an incredible new platform for musicians who create cover songs, like our game remixes. In the past, acquiring mechanical licenses was an expensive and time consuming process. Loudr has revolutionized this by providing a distribution platform with built-in licensing.’

What this effectively means is that when an artist remixes a piece of video game music, be it Sonic, Mega Man, whatever you like; when you support that artist, you are actually supporting them and also the rights-holders of the original track. This effectively means that GameChops remixes are all officially licensed, after a fashion.

So go check them out, you (probably) won’t be disappointed.

Fan Works, Music

Zone Runners Debut Album!

ZRTrio-ChehayaHey! The Zone Runners album is now out for purchase! New in from DiGi Valentine, halc, and Sir Jordanius, it’s a hip hop album based on Sonic tunes, and the Zone Runner’s adventures through the zones their songs are based on. Check it out! http://zonerunners.net/

Fan Works, Music

Ice Cap remix is awesome and you should download it now.

Admittedly, Ice Cap Zone is one of video game music’s most re-arranged and remixed tracks out there—OCRemix released an entire album’s worth of Ice Cap remixes, for goodness’ sake. However, the saturation of fans’ takes on the song does not in any way dilute how amazingly awesome Ice Cold Retro is. Written by Joshua Morse, the remix was composed for Obligatory Ice Level Day at TheSpeedGamers and has a wonderful electro-funk flavor to it that feels both fresh and right at home in the Sonic canon of music.

Download it now at OCRemix. You won’t be disappointed.