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.

Higher Quality

Surprise: I wasn’t actually dead (yet)! It’s that time of the year again, folks. April Fools. There’s no escape. It’s time for some Higher Quality shit.

If you remember what I made for the last 2 years, this one will hardly be a surprise (or soup rice, as I like to call it). You got Fighting of the Spirit, Mining Melancholy and a plethora of well-established memes. In other words: this is the shit!

Higher Quality (280 downloads)

And don’t you DARE forget about watching the video – it even has visual helpers for the non-initiated:

Aside from all the joking: the song might seem a bit rushed…although there’s a good chunk of work in there, it just didn’t really turn out as I was hoping for. I hope I still did a decent job? I guess I’m not really feeling it lately…

Gerudo Beatbox

Once more, a change of plans. While I tried to decide what to do with the next entry of 10 Years in a Nutshell, I found this gem in one of the project folders. So I grabbed the opportunity and finished what I started years ago.

In general, I think it’s a good idea to mix things up a bit, so I’ll try to spread out the Nutshell mixes (there will at least be up to 10 after all) a bit more evenly, with normal uploads in between. Might as well spread out the anniversary throughout the year, right?

Gerudo Beatbox is actually an updated version of Into the Desert, a mix featuring Gerudo Valley, Kotake & Koume and Requiem of Spirit. So, how exactly is this version better? Well, it might not be! But it contains a lot more Ganondorf (like, Smash Bros. Ganondorf grunts) and different sounds to make everything sound a liiiittle better – in my opinion at least…

Well, shall we take a listen?

Gerudo Beatbox (166 downloads)

Let’s not forget the YouTube video:

While my schedule isn’t the most reliable anymore, I plan to finish 2018 in a Nutshell next, after that…well, let’s just say April is just around the corner 😉

2019 in a Nutshell

This year we celebrate 10 years of DJ the S – and thus 10 years of music. And we do so with music (huge surprise, I know!), namely medleys featuring songs that appeared in each year. I call this project: 10 Years in a Nutshell!

The actual starting point is actually a bit vague. I remember making baby steps with remixing somewhere in the summer of 2009. The first video on my channel that survived the time is from the end of 2009, so we start counting with 2010 as a reference date.

So the basic idea is that each song of the project is a medley featuring a selection of songs from a specific year. We start with 2019 and end with 2010, so we can say: As we move forward, we go back (I always wanted to say that).

Today we’re starting off with 2019 in a Nutshell. This medley features:

  • Fate Administrator
  • A Formidable Foe Emerges
  • Wolfen Mercenaries 2019
  • High Quality 2
  • Dededelicious
  • Coconut Tower
  • Night of the Vampire
  • Shadow Ridley (from Clad in Shadow Vol. 2)

I’ve been wondering a lot how to feature these songs in a medley, for some I’m using the same sounds as in the original mix, for some I try some other things. There’s a lot of difficulties making such medley, regarding tempo, style, scale and transitions, so I’ll have to try to find songs that work well together, while still trying to feature as many cool tunes as possible. It’s always going to be a bit of a compromise I think.

For this one, Wolfen Mercenaries might be the odd one out, but all in all I think I got the transitions down well enough. Let’s hear it:

2019 in a Nutshell (187 downloads)

As usual, there’s a video too:

And that’s one down. I’m not sure if I can stick to the 2 week schedule during this project – I’ll try, but bear with me if a few of them take a week longer than usual.

This project is basically a big celebration, so make yourselves comfortable and enjoy – we’ll finish this eventually ; )