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Yesterday, August 15, I had the pleasure of taking my family to the Smithsonian American Art Museum to enjoy Family Gamer Fest put on in part by the MAGFest staff. If you have been to MAGFest before, you would recognize the setup. Tables with TVs lined the walls, each with a different console hooked to it. From Colecovision to PS3, you could experience the entire span of the life of video games to this point in one room.
They also had an arts and crafts section where you could make some 8-Bit artwork. It really was a great way to introduce your kids to video games and VGM. Providing the musical entertainment was nerdcore extraordinaire Mega Ran and K-Murdock. Good show, good tunes, family friendly. Hopefully this year will the first of many.
On to next month. I’m looking at you MAGClassic.
Returning to the airwaves with a mini-marathon to get you caught up is Retro ROCK IT! All things retro are rocked hard as Nick Doane, new father and member of folk Video Game Music band The World is Square hosts each week. This marathon will feature new episodes from Season 3!
Season 3 had it’s first show, which was a recap of Season 2, and the new episodes of Season 3 all start Sunday August 16th 4PM!
- Season 3 Ep 2 – Ghostbusters (NES/SNES Game Systems)
- Season 3 Ep 3 – 80s and 90s Movies
- Season 3 Ep 4 – Top Flying Games of All Time – This special covers Sky Shark, Cobra Command and Tomcat Alley
I couldn’t think of a better way to kick of a new era of Dwelling of Duels than to have Mega Man 2 face off versus Mega Man 3!
The show (FINALLY) is available to those who missed it, complete with epic intro. Big thanks to Strefig, Nate, the DOD regulars, and of course the musicians who made this all possible.
It was an honor, and next month we are paying tribute to Iwata.
Last night’s Duosis Radio Hour is a collision of Banjo-Kazooie and the Beastie Boys. This set is probably my most involved in terms of production, since I mashed in all the Beastie vocals myself. I also went back and expanded some earlier Duosis Kazooie material to re-contextualize as hip hop beats. Considering the anniversaries of both the 1989 album Paul’s Boutique and the 1998 Nintendo 64 game are in proximity, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to smash things together.
Along with older beats and more straightforward mashups with the original Grant Kirkhope soundtrack, DRH063 also includes Beastie Boys vocals melded into existing Banjo-Kazooie remixes. OverClocked ReMix arrangements from OA, Nekofrog and Sole Signal are in here, as well as tracks by Ben Briggs, the Synthetic Orchestra, and more. Keep tuning in on Wednesday at 9PM eastern for more surprises from The Duosis Radio Hour, and hit up the chatroom to join the party as it spins live.
Earlier this year, DJ CUTMAN premiered a 3-Track series called Link to the Future. The project would consist of songs that each represented a piece of the fabled Tri Force. The first part, Courage, with featured James Landino, dropped earlier this year. Today, DJ CUTMAN and Team BANZAI have released part two, entitled BOSS. From the presser:
“Dj CUTMAN teams up with Portland-based producer collective TEAM BANZAI for a dark and bass-heavy remix of A Link To The Past‘s BOSS BGM music theme. This track is the second in the Link to the Future series, three remixes that aim to propel classic video game music into the futuristic dance music.”
I couldn’t of said it better myself, so I won’t. You can head on over to GameChops Youtube and listen, or you can head over to Loudr and download this and the first part. Be sure to tune into This Week in Chiptune with DJ CUTMAN every Wednesday @ 10pm est over on his Twitch page. You’ll find him spinning all the latest vgm/chiptune tracks.
Until Next Time