Category Archives: New song(s)

Mainly for announcements of new uploads on YouTube or elsewhere. Might also be used for the release of exclusive songs.

Sick Beats

First off, I know I hinted at some Metroid last time – turns out that might take a little longer than expected, but we’ll get to that eventually! Instead, have some Sick Beats!

For long-time fans (and I mean REAAAAALLY long-time) this should be a nostalgia blast, since this is actually a remake of one of my songs from 2011 You Look Sick, Mate. Let me take away that this new version is not arguably better in my opinion, I just wanted to update the song a bit while not straying too far from the original version.

In fact, I wasn’t feeling to motivated lately, so I wasn’t able to realize the remake of Soulless Enemies I promised, although I’ve started to work on it. I want to add some things to it, change some things, but I wasn’t really in the mood to do so…

Anyway, since I didn’t want to leave you hanging I worked on this little thing instead. Fun fact: I made this when I felt sick back in 2011, now I remake the song when I’m feeling a bit under the weather. Experience the healing properties of a Dr. Mario remix ;3

So…facts! The song is a mix of both of the most popular Dr. Mario tunes, Fever and Chill, but it also features a bit of the Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme. Compared to the original version, mainly the mixing is different, but I also tried to add some things, a little more variety, but don’t expect too much…

Sick Beats (58 downloads)

 

Here’s the video – don’t forget to comment there, I’m still reading all the comments I’m getting. In fact, leave a comment saying ‘Sick beats, dude!’ (without quotation marks) after you read this:

 

Alright, now Imma go back to finishing those unfinished games on my Wii U so I can finally unpack my Switch…

Meta Battle

Ready for the finale? Prepare yourself for the 5th and final song of Sounds Alike Vol.1:

Metroid Gaiden – Meta Battle

Most impressive logo yet, right? Anyway, I’ve been waiting for this mix. Meta Knight meets Ridley – with a certain ninja joining in as well. To be exact, we have Ridley’s Theme, Meta Knight Battle Theme, Crash (Ninja Gaiden Sigma) and Omega Ridley (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption).

You’d expect an epic mix and that’s just what you get. After the Omega Ridley part at about halfway through the mix it picks up the pace and gets even faster. What an intense battle that must be…

Meta Battle (116 downloads)

 

And here’s the video:

And. That’s. It! Certainly a worthy finale for Vol.1 of this little series, right? In any case, I’m off to prepare the album now. If everything goes as planned, the album will release next Sunday. And then I’ll have to think about what comes next! See you then~

Natural Beat Robot

Are you ready for the fourth entry of Sounds Alike? No? Yes? It doesn’t matter, here we go:Shin Megami Tensei: Mega Man Moonwalker – Natural Beat Robot

That logo turned out to be such a mess. But there’s a good reason for that: we’ve got 4 different themes this time! Most of them have at least one very similar sounding part. We’ve got the Boss Theme from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, Natural Killer Cyborg from Mother 3, Wily Stage 1 from Mega Man 2 and Michael Jackson’s Beat It.

Long-time fans probably remember Electrocuted, which already included 2 of those themes. This is certainly a step up though. I’m especially happy that I was able to include the Devil Summoner Boss Theme there. I like the tune, so I tried to start sequencing it to make a remix of it. Sadly, that didn’t really go so well…but that doesn’t matter now, since I was able to include my favorite part in a song after all!

Natural Beat Robot (98 downloads)

 

Here are some visuals for you:

Only one more to go! The finale is something I wanted to do for a while now. I don’t think it’s gonna be easy, but as usual I’ll try my best! I think you’ll appreciate it. We’ll see in two weeks!

Bad Boss Plateau

If you’ve been following my stuff for a good while now, you must have seen this entry coming from at least 10 miles away. Here’s the third entry of Sounds Alike:

Blast Kongs – Bad Boss Plateau

Some years ago, I made a song called Blast Kong. It was the same combination of songs, but it sounds completely different from what you’re about to hear. The combination I’m talking about is Bad Boss Boogie from Donkey Kong Land and Jade Plateau (Skerries) from Blast Corps.

Now here’s the thing: this is kind of an exception for this series. Not only do they sound very similar, they were also composed by the same guy, so they’re…essentially the same song? Well – one being a boss theme and the other being a racing track with a mini game kind of feel – I’d say they are at least quite different versions of the same tune.

Another thing to note is that I couldn’t resist to add some robotic sounding DK Rap parts as well. It kind of fits if you think “Kongs” are the machines the corporation uses to destroy stuff. Or the ones piloting the machines. Whatever works! BUT don’t worry, there’s of course an instrumental version as well! So here we go:

Bad Boss Plateau (90 downloads) Bad Boss Plateau [instrumental] (68 downloads)

 

And here’s the video, note that I didn’t bother to make a video for the instrumental version this time:

In the meantime I got another set of suggestions, I’d say we’re definitely set for a Sounds Alike Vol. 2. VG Arch Rivals isn’t done yet either and other ideas also already crossed my mind…then again, making more than one album per year is kinda tiring. Well, I’d say there’s still enough ideas in my mind for years to come!

Lunatic Stage 2

Are you ready for the second entry in Sounds Alike? Some of you certainly have seen this coming, but here’s…

Touhou X5 – Lunatic Stage 2 ~ Invisible Zero Virus

I think I’ve done this 2 or 3 times before, but it just had to come back one more time for Sounds Alike. Zero Virus Stage 2 (Mega Man X5) meets Lunatic Eyes ~ Invisible Full Moon (Touhou 8: Imperishable Night).

Lunatic Stage 2 ~ Invisible Zero Virus (175 downloads)

 

Here’s the video:

Thanks for your suggestions for similar tunes so far! A sequel to this project is getting more and more likely. Keep ’em coming!

Cheetah’d

A few days later than usual (as announced), but now it’s time to start a new project I’d like to call Sounds Alike. I even made a little logo for it:

I had this idea in my head, but the way it turned out was more a coincidence. the idea was having two notes that form an ‘=’ (equals) sign. That these notes would form some sort of ‘S’ as well is a nice bonus. You know, like Sounds Alike or DJ the S. I’ve never been good at these graphical things, so I’m happy that it turned out like this~

Now, what is this new project about? Nothing more (or less) than mixing together songs from different franchises that sound alike. It’s good enough if there’s just one part that sounds very similar, but we’ll have songs here that are similar entirely. Or even almost the same. You get the point…and you also understand that I might need to stretch that philosophy a bit if we want to get a decent amount of songs out of this. BTW, if you know of any such songs, please: suggest away. Although I have the songs for Vol.1 in my head already, I could use some more ideas if we want to go further than that.

But enough talk, let’s get this thing started with song number one. I present to you:

Ace Attorney 52 – Cheetah’d

I think you know what’s happening already, as this seems to be a rather popular thing to do: mixing Cornered from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney with the Cheetahmen Theme from that infamous game collection Action 52. Let’s hear it:

Ace Attorney 52 - Cheetah'd (182 downloads)

 

And here’s the video for that:

That should get this party started. I know I told you to suggest away, but of course, I already have some songs on my mind that I don’t want to reveal yet. I’ll give you this hint though: I already did most of these combinations a good while ago (however, most of these songs are already rather old and the new ones aren’t going to be remakes). But if you find some similar songs, simply suggest them. If I already have it on my list, it just means you don’t have to wait too long for it to happen!

With that said, I’ll see you in two weeks with the next song~

Divine Rhythm

I’ll be honest with you: I have no idea how to start this post. So let’s just skip the intro, you probably already know what this is about anyway!

The newest song Divine Rhtyhm was a rather spontaneous idea – like, a sudden inspiration. I felt I should make a(nother) remix of Divine Identity (Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2). That I ended up mixing it with Stone Tower Temple (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask) just came naturally.

I tend to follow these flashes of insight as such songs usually turn out pretty well. Is this the case this time as well? Let’s find out:

Divine Rhythm (194 downloads)

 

Also check out the video if you like. If you want to comment, comments on the YouTube video are preferred:

The song may be a bit rough around the edges, but there’s always the possibility of a Best of edit on the album I release at the end of the year. I think I never really mention that anywhere.

Also, did any of you notice that the website was down some days ago? An update for a plug-in broke something and I had to use a backup of the website. Afterwards the update went without problems, guess it was just bad timing with regular maintenance and such. Sorry for any inconvenience this should have caused!

So, what now? There’s a new project idea I wanted to work on, I call it Sounds Alike for now. I’ll give you some updates in 2 weeks – although it might be on Monday/Tuesday this time. Just so you know!