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.
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:
So I’ve been looking at some of my older songs and there’s a fair amount of songs that I like(d), but sound kind of outdated to me, so I can’t enjoy them as much anymore. This makes me sad, so I’ll keep trying to get some of them to the next level. Such an example is today’s song: Industrial Rhythm [V-weld Edit]!
It is a remake of Industrial Rhythm, which is a remix of Weldar/Grunty Industries from Banjo-Tooie. I like the original song already very much, so I didn’t change too much aside from the techno-heavy parts. I kinda wanted them to stick out more and…well, I might have got a bit overboard with that idea in the end! But listen for yourself:
Since I scrapped the idea of making another song after the X-Mas mix (that’s just not enough time and makes things unnecessarily stressful, since I also need to prepare the Best of album and upgrade the songs for it a bit!), the next song is gonna be the last ‘normal’ remix of the year. No pressure or anything, but I’d like it to be really good. It’s scheduled for release a week before Christmas and I already have some ideas. I think it should be a bit like last year’s Sonic Boom, but I don’t wanna get everyone’s hopes up like that…
The last song included lots of “shouts” (“Thu’um”) and at least one person thought the song would be more enjoyable without that. Since that was easy to do and I don’t mind having multiple versions of a song, here you go:
So The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has recently been released for the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate, I present: Thu’um like Thunder!
This remix features the Age of Oppression/Aggression (depending on which side you’re on, but they sound the same aside from the lyrics), Dragonborn and…the Song of Storms from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! After all, the Dragonborn can learn the shout “Strun Bah Qo” which means something like “Storm Call“. Just don’t forget to use “Lok Vah Koor” afterwards, to clearthe skiesagain (…not entirely sure if this actually works in-game though)!
Also Skyrim on the Switch features some Legend of Zelda outfits. I guess that’s the more direct reference~
Well, would you look at the time! It’s time for this year’s Halloween Mix, Night of the Spider!
The expectations for these Halloween mixes seem to get higher every year, slowly I’m getting afraid of not being able to deliver. Especially with this messed up uploading schedule lately…oh well!
So this year’s theme is spiders. and I just recently noticed that there WOULD have been a lot of themes to choose from. But my goal was basically including Muffet’s Theme, Spider Dance (Undertale) and Yamame’s Theme, Lost Place (Touhou 11: SA). Which was difficult enough, since both tunes may be similarly upbeat, but their pace is quite different. So getting from Spider Dance to Lost Place smoothly proved to be quite the challenge – that is in fact usually the main challenge I’m facing when trying to throw different tunes together.
Another tune I also really wanted to include was the Boss Theme from Plok and I was even able to include the laughing effects somehow. One of the bosses is a spider – so it even fits thematically! Personally I can already say: mission accomplished.
The other themes were included on the fly and help transition to Lost Place. You might notice the song keeps getting faster until the Temple Theme, where we finally reach the required speed to let Lost Place sound like it should. And Woodman (Mega Man 2) finally turns the song into a meme. Which is nice >: ]
A few days late for our usual schedule, but just in time for the release of Super Mario Odyssey, here’s Super Mario Super Fun!
As you might have guessed (unless you’ve heard the preview last Sunday, then you should know), it’s a Super Mario Medley. The tunes featured are mostly songs I always wanted to include somewhere. Now I can check all of those off the list~
There is some connection, as most of them are from either Mario Party or a Mario Sports game (interestingly enough all of them from the 64 era…coincidence?):
Overworld – Super Mario World
Sudden Death (Dormie) – Mario Golf (64)
Starman – uh…just pick any main Mario game
Rainbow Road – Mario Kart 64
Faster Than All – Mario Party
Move to the Mambo – Mario Party
Game Point – Mario Tennis (64)
Jump Up, Super Star – Super Mario Odyssey
Yes, I was somehow able to include Jump Up, Super Star. I just hope I did an ok job…here’s the song: