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.

Crossing the Dark Road 2020

I’m finally back and as announced, we start 2020 with a remake of one of my most popular songs: Crossing the Dark Road 2020.

I don’t know how or when the popularity of that song exploded, but for a good while now I regularly get some non-English comments mentioning “zeta”. A quick Google search couldn’t really give me any lead on that, so if anyone can shed some light on that (in English preferably), it would be greatly appreciated.

Either way, the song was originally a remix of Bowser’s Road, the remake adds Bowser’s Theme from Super Mario 64 to the mix. What I didn’t expect: the song really didn’t seem to have as much potential for improvement as I was hoping for. It seems to have aged rather well, so the only thing I could do was changing around the mixing and a few instruments a bit. Unsure if it’s actually an improvement though, but judge for yourself:

Crossing the Dark Road 2020 (289 downloads)

Can’t say the video is anything to write home about either, but here it is:

Next up is this year’s special project, which should be rather interesting. But you’ll hear more about that next time!

Coconut Tower

The year is at its end, and we’re doing things a little bit different this time – well, at least in terms of timing. Today I present you the final mix of 2019: Coconut Tower!

In the last years, the final mix was usually a big VGM medley. I wanted to continue that tradition at first, but then it turned out a little different after I decided to not take any risk and just roll with two of my favorite tunes, Stone Tower Temple (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask) and, of course, Bad Boss Boogie (Donkey Kong Land).

However, the mix is still somewhat of a medley as I also included two other themes I wanted to include in a song for a while, Cammy’s Theme (Super Street Fighter II) and Shovel Knight‘s High Above the Land (The Flying Machine).

Coconut Tower (175 downloads)

Instead of a medley, it’s more of a battle between the two main tunes, starting off with Stone Tower Temple, but after a while DK takes over – and although Stone Tower Temple struggles to take control again, DK completely takes the lead after a short Stone Tower intermission.

As I said before, we’re doing things a bit differently this time, meaning the Best of album will be released in a few days instead of today.

As usual it will include all of this year’s songs that aren’t otherwise part of an album, like the Clad in Shadow songs. I also plan on revisiting some of the mixes and try to make some improvements where I can, as every year. Just taking a little more time for it this time – there’s so much happening at the end of the year anyway~

The target schedule for the release of Best of DJ the S 2019 is next Monday (January, 6th). As always, it will be available on Bandcamp, and for free for a limited time. I hope you’re looking forward to it!

Banana Split

Well, would you look at the date! It looks like it’s time for this year’s X-Mas Mix – and I feel we got a good one this year: Banana Split!

This year’s X-Mas Mix features In a Snow-Bound Land, Stickerbrush Symphony and Donkey Kong Rescued (the Credits Theme) from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. While the X-Mas Mix is BY FAR not such a a highlight as the Halloween Mix, I think you’ll appreciate these memorable tunes – I sure do! It’s rather calm compared to my other stuff, even after it really kicks off 1 minute in.

In other news, the media upload is working again, so here we go:

Banana Split (110 downloads)

This year I went for a different bouncing icon for the X-Mas Mix, kinda makes it look more like the X-Mas Mix, much like the Halloween Mix:

Christmas is always a bit stressful for me, because it’s so close to the end of the year and I don’t want the X-Mas Mix to be the last song, so a lot comes together in little time. It’s also the time where I prepare the songs for the Best Of album, so things are going crazy for me the next few days…what do you mean I could “prepare it beforehand”? What is this sorcery you call foresight?

As mentioned earlier, the media upload is working again, so if you want to get the original Shadowlovania, you can now find the download here.

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas! You’ll hear from me again in a few days ; )