View Full Version : Working on a compilation album, missing IMPORTANT remixes

12-19-2010, 06:04 AM
I am brand-spankin'-new to these forums, but I've been following this site for the past five or six years. I've been collecting the best remixes I could find, enough to make a 60-track box set album called "From 8 Bits to 64 : The History of Gaming". However I had to leave a few titles out simply because I wasn't able to find any decent remixes of their music.

This is how the album works...Disc 1 goes from the NES, to the Genesis, then to the SNES. Disc 2 goes from the arcade, to PC, to PlayStation, and finishes off with the N64. Disc 3 is called "Bonus Levels" and features songs from all systems. I had to make a third disc for the set, simply because I wasn't able to fit a lot of really great mixes on just 2 discs. For disc 1, I actually had to manually cut out a lot of the silent space before and after each track just to make them all fit on one disc. I'd love to share the ablum because I feel it really covers the major hits from every console (yes, I had to leave a few out) and it is composed of the absolute BEST mixes I found over the past 5 years. But I'm afraid to upload it seeing as how one or two tracks aren't exactly public domain.

Here are the track listings:

Disc 1:
Nintendo Game Boy:
01.) Powerglove - Tetris (Tetris)
Nintendo Entertainment System:
02.) Nase - Bros with Dix (Super Mario Bros.)
03.) Seventh Epic - Pipes (Super Mario Bros. 3)
04.) AmIEviL - Castlemania (Castlevania)
05.) Vomitron - Contra (Contra)
06.) The Rabbit Joint - Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
07.) Po! - Everything Remains (Jurassic Park)
Sega Genesis:
08.) cbshredz - Golden Axe Medley (Golden Axe)
09.) Andy Gillion - Streets of Rage (Streets of Rage 1 & 2)
10.) DistantJ - Cryptic Marble (Sonic the Hedgehog)
11.) PrototypeRaptor - Chemixtrixx (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
12.) Richter - Robeatnik's Theme (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
13.) Beatdrop - Overflow (Vectorman)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System:
14.) PrototypeRaptor - Barrel Roll (Star Fox)
15.) Sixto Sounds & Zircon - Subterranean Kamikaze (Turtles in Time)
16.) Nutritious - The Galaxy Awaits (Super Metroid)
17.) djpretzel - Stray Donkey Strut (Donkey Kong Country)
18.) bLiNd - Blue Vision (Donkey Kong Country)
Sega Genesis & Super Nintendo:
19.) about:blank - Acrophobia (Earthworm Jim)

Disc 2:
01.) Ryashon - Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)
02.) Ryashon - Become the Storm (Street Fighter II)
03.) Sbeast64 - Instinct to Kill (Killer Instinct)
04.) Beckett007 - Blazkowicz's Great Escape (Wolfenstein 3D)
05.) Epiclore - Knee-Deep in Doom (Doom & Doom II)
06.) MegaDeth - Grabbag (Duke Nukem 3D)
07.) Prince of Darkness - Hell March to the Apocalypse (Command & Conquer : RA)
08.) AmIEviL - Wet Grass Inspired (Diablo)
09.) PolarBearProd - Easily Amused (StarCraft)
Apple Macintosh:
10.) Tycho - Neo-Pacificist (Marathon)
Sony Playstation:
11.) SynthR & AnonimusDinonicus - The World Will Be My Battleground (Twisted Metal/Twisted Metal 2)
12.) djpretzel - Incantation (Tekken 2)
13.) EmptyMy - Adventure is in the Air (Tomb Raider)
14.) ilp0 - Stupid Damn Vehicle (Gran Turismo)
15.) CarboHydroM - Fight On! (Final Fantasy VII)
16.) Reuben Kee - Legend of the Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
Nintendo 64:
17.) Sole Signal - Devastation's Doorway (Super Mario 64)
18.) Scott Peeples - Facility (GoldenEye 007)
19.) Strike911 - Twin Witch Trance (The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time)
20.) ilp0 - Rhapsody in Poo (Conker's Bad Fur Day)
21.) Dhsu - Rainbow Snowland (Mario Kart 64)

Disc 3:
Nintendo Entertainment System:
01.) AmIEviL - Zelda Jazz (The Legend of Zelda)
Sega Genesis:
02.) djpretzel - Resurrection (Altered Beast)
03.) Sixto Sounds - Burn, Baby, Burn! (Super Hang-On)
04.) Rayza - Green Hill Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog)
05.) Beatdrop - Catapult (Sonic & Knuckles)
06.) Trace Kyshad - Raptor Waltz (Jurassic Park)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System:
07.) Zircon - Monstrous Turtles! (Super Mario World)
08.) virt - Dance of the Zinger (Donkey Kong Country 2)
09.) ktriton, Mustin & Steve Lella - From Downtown (NBA Jam)
10.) AmIEviL - AmIEviL (The Secret of Monkey Island)
11.) Mazedude - Nazi Requiem (Wolfenstein 3D)
12.) Thumpmonk - Military Base (Doom)
13.) Big Giant Circles & Flik - Icon of Sinwave (Doom II)
14.) Mazedude - All Outta Gum (Duke Nukem 3D)
Sony Playstation:
15.) ABG - Ada's Groove (Resident Evil 2)
16.) EgM - Acoustic Fireworks (Final Fantasy VII)
Nintendo 64:
17.) BlackPanther - Creeper at the Train Depot (GoldenEye 007)
18.) djpretzel - Pachelbel's Ganon (The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time)
19.) JV - Port of Adia (Turok 2 : Seeds of Evil)
20.) Group X - Mario Twins
Hidden Track : Sonic & Knuckles by SnappleMan

I'm working hard on making a cover for the album, as well as a booklet. I've already begun documenting all of the games that each track represents in the booklet, and I'm researching the site for track documentation. I will not be writing that, simply quoting what the artists have said. I'd also like to include djpretzel's reviews if he's okay with it.

Not all of the tracks were found on this site. A lot of them are from free-roaming artists that host their tracks on their Myspace pages and Youtube. Yet, a lot of them, like "Tetris" by Powerglove are from legit records. I'm not sure if I'd be able to share the album here with that being said.

Anyway, the remixes that I'm looking for are here:

Strider for Genesis:
This was the game that really made the Genesis stand out for the first time against the NES. Would have made an awesome opening track for the Genesis section. I'm aware that there is a remix for the game on the site, but not one that would really work on the album. If it was a remix of the theme/level 1 music...I'd probably have used it.

Comix Zone for Genesis:
Being one of the last successful Genesis titles, I was hoping to close out the genesis section with this game. There's NOTHING online as far as a remix of any of this game's songs. I'm surprised, too, because the music in this game was awesome.

Virtua Racing for 32X:
I was hoping to use just 1 track from a 32x game and the first thing that came to mind was VR, but I can't find anything.

Twisted Metal 1 or 2 for Playstation:
This game was the reason I bought a Playstation. Twisted Metal 2 was just...god it was amazing. The music was freaking p.e.r.f.e.c.t. I was able to take SynthR's Twisted Metal DnB remix and add an intro and a conclusion, but it still doesn't cut it in my eyes. The effects I had to use were low-fi and the song is just too repetitive. It doesn't do a great job at representing one of the coolest franchises in console history.

Crash Bandicoot for Playstation:
I understand that this game could be really hard to remix. I've listened to Tangerine Channel and I just didn't enjoy it, so I didn't want to put it on the album. But being that he was practically the Playstation mascot, I was hoping to find something from the first game on here. I'm also aware that there is a thread requesting music from this game alone, but I figured I'd add my opinion in here.

Penny for your thoughts?

The Damned
12-19-2010, 04:53 PM
Needs more portable love. Lots more.

12-19-2010, 06:49 PM
Needs more portable love. Lots more.

I appreciate the response. As far as handhelds go, they weren't what I was focusing on for the album. The intro represents the Game Boy, though. And while I was a bigger fan of the Gamegear, the Game Boy was really the only portable system that had a HUGE impact on the video game industry. That is why it made the album. I know that there are a ton of other portables out there that deserve recognition, but I can't think of one song from the Atari Lynx (for example) that I'd ever want to hear again.

The Damned
12-19-2010, 09:48 PM
Well, I specifically meant the GameBoy, but portables in general, yeah.

Makes me want to start up a portables remix project.

12-19-2010, 10:19 PM
Well, I specifically meant the GameBoy, but portables in general, yeah.

Makes me want to start up a portables remix project.

I'd definitely be on board with you, if you'd like. I'm just hoping someone remixes a song from X-Men for the Gamegear by the time you/we start it lol.

12-19-2010, 10:23 PM
I actually just took 2 tracks off disc 3 and replaced them with 2 new ones that I just can't leave out.

Icon of Sinwave was a 6 minute track, so I replaced it with JJT's "Voices Broken" from F-Zero. And AmIEviL has been featured on the album quite enough, so I removed The Secret of Monkey Island song and replaced it with "Rebirth" by Gecko Yamori from King of Fighters. Seems more complete this way. Both games really needed a spot on the set. Just couldn't fit them on the first 2 discs.

Still looking for some remixes from StarCraft, too. Forgot to mention that before.