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Updates in terms of new ideas or plans.

Fysis Oikein Eidolon

Now here’s a song I started a good while ago and finally finished it: Fysis Oikein Eidolon!

It’s a remix of the F.O.E. battle theme in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth called…F.O.E. (surprise!). In Persona Q, the abbreviation stands for Fysis Oikein Eidolon, which is pseudo-Greek for “Holy shit, what the hell is that?” or something…I think~

I have to wonder why they invented a different name for that abbreviation in this game since it already stands for (depending on where you live) Formido Oppugnatura Exsequens or Foedus Obrepit Errabundus (actual Latin) in the Etrian Odyssey games…I guess the Persona people are just too hip to roll with the standards?

Fysis Oikein Eidolon (378 downloads)

 

As for the video, I took some time to change things up a bit. I wanted to keep it simple and yet I still hit a few obstacles along the way…but at least I think it looks better now~

 

Next up we have a remake of a song from 2011 that still seems to attract some attention (not a LOT…it’s not the Fire Emblem song, just so you know). I’m eager to hear what you think about it~

Monster King

Today we’re paying tribute to the king of monsters, Godzilla. But what’s that…! A challenger appeared! Now let us find out who’s most worthy of the title Monster King!

To sum it up, this song is a fast, rocky remix of the Godzilla Main Theme and Dark Bowser from Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story.

The song was actually made one or two (or more?) years ago, but I never really uploaded it, because…because. I tried to turn this one into a more or less electro-rock arrangement and used my magic to include the Bowser tune as well. The only thing left to do was fixing some parts of the song and finalizing it. You’ll still notice that it’s a bit older though…

As usual you’ll find the video and download below. Want to show your appreciation? Donate!

Monster King (1120 downloads)

 

Aaaaaaaaaand here’s the video:

 

So, digging up old stuff instead of making new songs, eh? Well, you know, Fire Emblem Fates just came out here…

Also some of you might have noticed already, FictionalCanvas (formerly known as VanishingSVST) made a new icon:

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And it looks super cool. It replaces/will replace the old one showing Joe in his Touhou-reference outfit playing on his keyboard. Because I don’t do that. Usually. Instead, Joe now has those fancy gauntlets. And the hair now forms a musical note. Like a pro~

In case you’re still reading, Imma tell you what I’m currently working on (when not working or playing FE Fates): Quite a few remakes of really cool, but rather old songs, like Song of Gods and Echoes from the Past. Also, a Hyperdimension Neptunia Battle Medley kind of thing and a Persona Q remix. Certainly stuff to look forward to, I’d say!

Special Promotion

Thanks to your constant support, I received a little bandcamp upgrade. To celebrate, ALL of my stuff on bandcamp will be available for free for a limited amount of time! Well, downloads. 1,000 to be exact, so let’s see how long that lasts.

So what are you waiting for? Check out my album projects here or visit my bandcamp page directly. “Any suggestions”, you ask? Of course, here are some really good ones:

*includes hidden bonus Track Shooting Star Punch (Donkey Kong vs Little Mac)

Happy listening!

About that…

Today I was going to upload another song as usual. However, there is a SLIGHT problem…

…you guessed it. I don’t have anything finished yet. I started quite a few new songs (some of them actually quite promising), but I’m taking my time with them. Aside from the fact that I didn’t really finish anything, there was another reason I was set back. A more technical reason actually. I kinda had a feeling that I’m limiting the potential of my songs and looked up some advice for mixing and stuff and learned one or two new tricks. Nothing ground-breaking I gotta admit, but it definitely helped me to see where my focus should be.

With that said, the next song I have planned is actually a remake, which is also number 2 on my unofficial list of “Year of the Monkey mixes”. I believe I should change the name of the song though…

Now the fun thing is, aside from the Boss theme from DK Land (you know I love that one) and Gangplank Galleon, the song features an unused track, meant for the K. Rool battle in DK Land. And it’s actually pretty damn catchy:

I hope I can make something really cool out of it by next Sunday. I hope you’re looking forward to it!

Update regarding bandcamp

As you know, there’s quite a bit of stuff on my bandcamp page now. As you might also know, there’s only 200 free downloads per month. And, as you might have noticed: they’re usually gone in a few days. So we’re gonna change that up a bit.

Starting today, there will be about 2 bandcamp objects available for free, so the free downloads won’t go away that fast. We’re starting with the oldest stuff, I think most of you don’t even have that yet: Wrath of the Underlings Vol.1&2. Those are the biggest album projects on my bandcamp page, with 15+ tracks each. They are based mainly on regular battle themes and (non-final) boss battle themes, for example: VS Sylux (‘Shock Coil’), Final Fantasy IV Battle 2 (‘Boss Rush’), Lord Woo Fak Fak (‘Lord Woo Fak Bounce’), Rigid Paradise (‘Egyptian Zombie’), Popple Battle (‘Return of the Brilliant Thief’) and the G/S/C Gym Leader tune (‘Taking the Lead’).

So? What are you waiting for:

New Year stuff

So, it’s 2016 and you still haven’t hear a thing from me XO

Well, the thing is…Xenoblade Chronicles X. It takes up like…all of my free time, but I’ll manage! …eventually! I can only recommend this game btw, it’s more than a worthy sequel.

Back on non-existing topic: 2016 is the year of the monkey. What does that mean? It means we’ll have a lot of DK remixes this year. Boy, am I looking forward to it! I already started on the first mix, which will have DKC3‘s Hot Pursuit:

Just to start it off and warm up a bit, ya know~

Other than that, there’s only one project planned this year (since 2 like last year seemed a bit overkill), although it’s not exactly decided what it will be yet. Unless I can think of something really cool, it’s probably gonna be VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3. Either way, you’ll be notified about the project in-time. Don’t expect it anytime soon though!

And that’s already all I wanted to say, thanks for reading this and I hope you’re looking forward to another year full of…stuff!

Best of 2015

Another year is over. And what a year it was.

There were a few (minor) improvements in terms of music and the website I’d say. We have a music page which is now split into years (so it doesn’t take forever to load) on the one hand and we got some nice tunes this year as well, but I’ll be getting there shortly.

One thing that still bugs me are the SUGGESTIONS. I tried a lot of stuff by now, but nothing really seemed to work. That suggestions page didn’t really work out as expected either (should have seen that coming honestly). I’ll write down some of the interesting suggestions you posted and delete that page afterwards. I think we’ll just handle it old-school style, if you have a suggestion, post it in the YouTube comments (I actually read all the comments I get). Some of you seem to be doing that anyway, so it’s not much of a hassle I guess? I usually have a good idea of what’s hip at the moment, but your input might help as well. But remember there’s always other stuff I’d like to do, so don’t be disappointed, okay? XO

As usual, we celebrate the year by releasing a Best of album with all of the regular songs of the year. Since we had 2 album projects this year (which is…one too much apparently), there are not as many songs on that album as usual, but I think there were more memorable songs than usual. Splat Zone, Unacceptable, On Days Like These, Mask of Madness, Deku Rave…I think those really stand out. One of my personal favorites is Hyper Drive Divinity. That’s 6 songs out of 13, so almost half of them were especially memorable to me, I think that’s a pretty good cut!

Now, the songs on the Best of album have all been re-rendered to grant the listener maximum quality. You can download them in many different file formats, whatever you prefer. However, you’ll notice that some songs may sound a bit different. And that’s because they are. So let me quickly go over the things I changed:

  • Artificial Magic: changed the lead instrument for the Dullahan Under the Willows part to an organ. Fits a lot better in my opinion.
  • Deku Rave: this is actually the Best of Edit, which is a combination of the original Deku Rave and the Scrub Edit with some additional improvements.
  • Unacceptable: changed the distorted guitar during That Person’s Name Is to a synth and changed that part very slightly, so it flows even better.
  • Hard Drive Divinity: actually got some major changes, the bridge includes a pitch shift, the ending is different and I altered the drums at some parts a bit. See it as an upgraded version.
  • 30 Years of Starman: changed the lead instrument for the first Powerful Mario slightly. I removed the Main Theme from SM64 as well as some of Mario’s sounds, which felt unnecessary for the album version. Also includes other minor changes.

These versions of the songs are exclusive to the Best of album, which means you cannot get them anywhere else. Now, for the album itself, you can get it on Bandcamp as usual. There is a limited amount of free downloads per month, but experience shows you gotta be fast to get one. The early bird (…or the Sanic) gets the worm, as they say! After they are gone, you’ll have to throw some money at the screen (…no, wait, don’t do that! I was just trying to be funny…) to get it. Not much though! With that many exclusively upgraded songs it’s definitely worth it, no? Or you could just wait another month…but you don’t want to do that, do you~

At last, ladies and gentlemen, here it is: Best of DJ the S: 2015

Aaaaaaand here’s the related video:

And that’s it! I’m already looking forward to the next year, I wonder what awaits us there? For now, let me wish you a

Happy New Year!