Jack Wall and Sam Hulick "Mass Effect OST - The Citadel"
Binster "Ghouls 'N Ghosts - Poltergeist Mix"
bLiNd "Earthbound - Snowbound Mix"
Siamey "Donkey Kong Kountry - Tricky Swamp Mix"
Beatdrop "Sonic & Knuckles - Catapult Mix"
DistantJ "Sonic The Hedgehog - Cryptic Marble Mix"
bLiNd "Final Fantasy 7 - JENOVA Celestial Mix"
bLiNd "Final Fantasy 10 - White SKies Club Mix"
Harmony "Secret of Mana - Night Time Evolution Mix"
Ok so here it is... finally. Well sort of. This is part 1, of what is now becoming a magnum opus... "16 Bits of Fighting Fury" The Sequel to "8 Bit is Never Enough"
I decided to do a couple of things different this time.
These mixes started out as a joke. I was in my boxer shorts one saturday morning eating cereal watching The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and I suddenly had the urge to bust out my old NES system, replete with dusty old cartridges and relive some of the old glory that was my childhood. But because of my overwhelming laziness, and refusal to steal my NES back from my younger brother who lives almost 30 miles away, I decided to try to find music from those games. I did the first mix in little more than a day, and didn't really take it seriously. I was completely unprepared for how many people actually liked it, and how many other people recognized the music. So this time around, things are a little different.
I really wanted this tape to feel retro. I don't think I was very consistent on 8 bit, mostly because I didn't give a shit. But this time around I tried to keep a focal point on the whole thing, and keep it exclusively old school. So with the exception of the Mass Effect Intro, you won't find a single song from a current generation console. And I made sure that every mix on here was a dance mix to keep the pace steady, and tried to cut them up in a way that didn't stop the music, but paid respect to the original remixers as well. In my opinion, my sudden interest in taking this a bit more seriously resulted in a much more mature, and consistent mixtape, that exemplifies the best in retro videogame music, and the people that remix it. And it has tracks!
I also just want to say, that none of this would be possible without the amazing remixes put together by the guys at OCRemix (Overclocked Remix). They truly outdo themselves, as some of these songs are much better than the original versions that they are based on. They really are the reason that I took this tape so seriously, because they have such a deep respect for the source material they base their work on, and it shows in the overwhelming quality of their music. I really can't stress how much I appreciate their hardwork in making this tape possible, and point out, that I am in no way profiting from any of this.
Also I took the liberty of giving the listener two options... You have the tape cut up into 8 tracks (get it? half of 16?) so you can skip around, and find your favorite song quick.
Or you have the uncut version, which is probably better suited for parties, and things like that, since it has no gaps in sound.