Yamabeats

A little early this time, but here’s another song for all of you: Yamabeats!

It’s a remix of Shikieiki’s Theme – Fate of Sixty Years – from Touhou 9: Phantasmagoria of Flower View.  She has always been of my favorite Touhou characters. That’s actually why Joe (the website avatar) wears similar clothes in many of the older pictures.

Those of you who still remember the Touhou Remix Project might notice that Yamabeats actually sounds faintly similar to one of the bonus songs (Final Judgement). It certainly has been a while. More than 7 years actually.

Yamabeats (46 downloads)

 

Here’s the video with DJ Shiki-chan:

 

Only one more song before we start this year’s special project. Don’t forget to vote if you haven’t already!

Since the feedback for the last video was so overwhelming, I’m debating if I should “fix” another Disciple song – Disciple of Darkness is a song where I could probably include a lot of other themes.

True Disciple of Time

It’s been 2 and a half years since the last Disciple Month and only recently I got the idea of making what you’re about to hear.

In the original Disciple of Time many people wondered why Primal Dialga, the definition of time for Poképersons, wasn’t included. My reasoning back then was that it was already included in Disciple of the Light.

Obviously the Pokémon that represents time would fit much better in Dsiciple of Time than Light, no? Well, the thing is: Light came first. And at that moment, there was no indication that I’d ever follow up with something like Disciple of Time. Uh, decisions, right?

Well now I can stop bugging myself with that as you now have an alternative version that actually includes Primal DialgaTrue Disciple of Time. The Extreme and Dark Impetus had to be sacrificed for that to happen – but you understand that, right?

Other than that there are some very minor adjustments I made, but nothing worth mentioning I guess. So without any further delay, let’s hear it:

True Disciple of Time (342 downloads)

 

And here we got the video, check out that new logo:

 

Do you like the new logo FictionalCanvas made? I still have to put that everywhere and who knows how long it’s gonna take for it to actually show up for everyone (caching and such).

Aside from that, I’m currently having a hard time motivating myself to work on new stuff. I’m trying to get out of this inspirational hole before the next big project begins, don’t forget to vote on what it should be here. We’re using YouTube’s new poll feature for that – it’s pretty simplistic, but it works pretty well so far.

Song of Gods [Awakening Edit]

Let’s start off this year with a remake of the Song of Gods!

I’ve been enjoying a little time without working on music, but now the wait is over and we can officially begin 2018. And we start with a mix featuring Oath to Order, Stone Tower Temple and Deku Palace from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.

As mentioned before, it’s a remake of the Song of Gods from 2011, although that version featured the Ballad of the Goddess instead of Deku Palace. Remastering the song was actually pretty difficult, I hope I did a decent job:

Song of Gods [Awakening Edit] (84 downloads)

 

And here’s the video as usual:

 

And this marks the start of another year full of music! According to the usual schedule, the next song is due in 2 weeks.

I have a lot of ideas for this year already, 2 contestants for this year’s special project (Sounds Alike Vol. 2 or VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3) and of course we’ll see some new Clad in Shadow songs as well. I hope you’re excited!

Best of 2017

Another year is coming to its end and you know what that means: time for this year’s Best of album.

As usual it features all songs of 2017 which aren’t already on another album (like the Sounds Alike songs). The songs have been re-rendered for maximum quality and are available on bandcamp in different formats.

Actually a lot of the songs have been slightly altered for the album version, I’ll try to remember what I changed:

  • The Snippet Mutants/Greenhorn Funk/Divine Rhythm: Changed mastering completely to the one used in the latest songs. I think it sounds cleaner that way.
  • Show Me Ya Moves/Ndoplasma/Formidable Battleground: Changed mastering completely to the one used in the latest songs. Also changed the song structures a bit since it was no longer necessary that these songs are loop-able.
  • Thousand Eyes Disciple: Added some chords to the Zero Two part so it sounds more powerful.
  • Sick Beats: Changed the transition after the Super Mario part. Should sound a little smoother now.
  • A Hunter’s Journey: Added some oomph to the Lower Norfair part. Does it sound better now? I hope so.
  • Super Mario Super Fun: Changed the song structure so the transitions would be a bit smoother. Also changed the mixing for Jump Up, Super Star and added some effects. That part specifically should sound much better now.
  • Night of the Spider: Slight changes in transitions and some sounds and the ending. Now it sounds pretty nice >:]
  • Thu’um Like Thunder: Removed some of the shouts.
  • Industrial Rhythm: Added even more oomph to it.
  • Silver Spell: Adjusted the Silver Mountain part a bit.

Quite a lot right? Sounds like downloading the album will be worth it! Here’s where you can get the album, it will be available for free for a limited amount of time (just type 0,00 when asked for the price):

And of course, here’s the video. I tried to showcase the changes specifically, if you go to 14:20 you’ll instantly notice that for example:

 

And that’s it for 2017. I wish you all a Happy New Year, let’s hope for a nice 2018! >:]

Expand Nice

Time for the final mix of the year, inspired by last year’s crazy medley Sonic Boom (although with a rather uninspired name): Expand Nice!

I could not come up with an interesting or descriptive name for this one, so have some memes instead! I included songs I like a lot and (mostly) have worked with before, so no big surprises here (except one).

This mix actually took a while to make (as you might have noticed), although it didn’t take as long as it seemed since I’ve just been playing the Dark Souls series so much the recent month. Anyway, here are the songs in order:

  • GrabbagDuke Nukem 3D
  • Bad Boss BoogieDonkey Kong Land
  • Woodman’s ThemeMega Man 2 >:]
  • Death By GlamourUndertale
  • King Dedede’s ThemeKirby’s Dreamland
  • Ken’s ThemeStreet Fighter II
  • Grabbag (again)
  • Bad Boss Boogie (again)
  • U. N. Owen was her?Touhou 6: Embodiment of the Scarlet Devil
  • Bad Boss Boogie (one last time)

I also included a little bit of the DK Rap, but merely for transitioning purposes. At two parts they’ll shout “D-K-Kong, huh!” – I’m well aware that the ‘K’ stands for ‘Kong’ already but it just sounded so cool so whatever~

Here’s the song:

Expand Nice (169 downloads)

 

And here’s the video, actually got a bit to show this time:

 

Very nice >:]

So next up is this year’s grand finale, the Best of DJ the S 2017 album which will release on Sunday with a video to go along with it.

Silver Spell

Once again the time has come for this year’s X-Mas Mix, so I present to you: Silver Spell!

Long-time fans will probably remember White Magic, which was 2013’s X-Mas Mix. This year’s mix is a reference to that, being another Snowboard Kids medley – this time with more Quicksand Valley (although not perfectly fitting thematically, I just can’t get enough of that tune), Silver Mountain, Night Highway and Dizzy Land. I was debating if I should include Grass Valley as well, but that seemed a bit overkill for an X-Mas Mix – might as well make a remix of that during the summer or something. The game still has a few nice songs to work with after all.

Silver Spell (87 downloads)

 

And here’s the video:

 

If you want more, you can get yourself in the right mood by checking out the X-Mas playlist.

So the other mix I promised STILL doesn’t have a name, but at least it’s almost finished, so I’ll definitely upload it during next week and on Sunday you’ll get the Best of 2017 video of course!

Merry Christmas!

Last Delay 2017 – probably

There’s no excuse, I’ve just been lazy and wasn’t able to finish the new song in time.

I have two weeks off now so I’ll have lots of time to work on the new song and the X-Mas Mix. The plan is to upload this year’s X-Mas Mix on Sunday – it’s gonna be another Snowboard Kids remix like White Magic, that much I can say.

I already made quite some progress on the other song, which doesn’t even really have a name yet (in case you’re wondering, it’s running under the working title ‘Release the Bogus 2017’ – that’s simply random and NOT related to Punch Out though). I’ll upload it when it’s done. Deadline is the end of the year of course! Anyway, here’s a preview:

Video game remixes, medleys and crossovers

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