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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!

Night of the Poltergeist

Happy Halloween 2015!

Look at that table…did that just move by itself? This time it is the Night of the Poltergeist and his companions, and where those are involved, nothing is as it seems!

Naturally I included tunes from Luigi’s Mansion (Main Theme) and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Paranormal Chaos), but there’s also a huge portion of Wicked Child (Castlevania) and Mining Melancholy (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest) in this one, going with the trend from last year (where I included Enchanted Forest) that DKC2 tunes make a good addition to Halloween mixes. Haunted Mansion (Kirby Triple Deluxe) as the song’s intro makes the mix complete.

It made me a bit sad that I wasn’t able to include Phantom Ensemble, but on the other hand we had that a little while ago (Disciple of the Sound) anyway. Oh well!

Night of the Poltergeist (772 downloads)

 

Finally, here’s the related video, don’t forget you can donate if you feel like it:

 

And if you want some more, here’s the complete Halloween playlist:

 

And that’s that. I’d tell you what comes next, but I’m not exactly sure. There’s still some things planned, but the year is almost over already. There’s only time for three more songs before this year’s X-Mas mix. One thing I definitely want to do is something for Mario’s 30th anniversary, I was thinking something like that.

Supernatural Ruler – Album Release

As promised, Supernatural Ruler, the official album for Disciple Month 3, has been released today:

All of the songs have been re-rendered in max quality, because you only deserve the best. They also have been slightly altered, in the case of Supernatural Ruler the changes have been pretty major though, including an altered and added Splash part (which replaces the second Will Be Venus), an altered Megalovania and an improved ending. I believe it’s much better this way and hope it encourages you even more to download the album!

As for the download itself, the download should be free (unless you WANT to pay for it), BUT there’s only a limited amount of free downloads that bandcamp grants me (about 200 per month), so don’t be surprised if it says 1€ all of a sudden…you’d need to wait about a month until it will be free again. I’m sure this will happen in the next few days, you best hurry!

For reference, here’s the release video:

With that done, Disciple Month 3 has officially ended. Another Disciple Month is NOT planned. I know you have a ton of suggestions, but I just feel this is going nowhere. Because with every upload there will be people complaining about why this and that was not included although it would fit thematically. It doesn’t really leave me much freedom and everything feels forced, although Disciple Month was initially something great. I don’t want to spoil that further. That’s what I wanted to get off my soul, thanks for reading this.

I don’t even have to tell you what’s next. It’s Halloween, and this time the theme is ghosts! Prepare for Night of the Poltergeist on October, 31st!