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  1. Hi Guys!

    Just wanted to drop a note that our 7th Electro Freaks compilation album is now available for download! As usual we have our regular OCR friends and contributors like Flexstyle, zircon, DjjD, Benjamin Briggs, bLiNd, and Leitbur - plus tons of other stuff which you will like if you enjoy any of the above!

    The album is again free/name your price; any generous support will go towards keeping all of our releases free on Bandcamp, streaming on Soundcloud, etc.

    Oh and if you haven't already, be sure to grab Volumes 1-6 (all free on our Bandcamp). Vol 6 in particular I highly recommend!

    Album art © and courtesy of RoboticsClub: http://instagram.com/RoboticsClub

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    EFP Vol 07: Electro Machines Tracklist:

    01 radionarcotix x Decktonic - Born Again

    02 Featurette - Memorize

    03 Benjamin Briggs - Methods

    04 bLiNd - Bijuu

    05 zircon - Firecracker

    06 DjjD - Wavy Things

    07 TheBlackParrot - Cosmos

    08 SREYAS - Tornado

    09 Riverbender - Arprecious

    10 Leitbur - Counterpart

    11 Binster - Forest

    12 Flexstyle - Oasis (KingTiger's Total Care Package Remix)

    13 reV - Die of a Good Thing (Original Mix)

    14 Color Theory - Productivity (Matt Mancid Retro Crossover Version) (Remaster)

    15 Vincenzo Salvia - Gelato Party

    16 Tad Rees - The Sherpa's Path

    17 Ryan Duhon - t3mp0r4ry (Riverbender Remix)

    18 Almark - IC

    Thanks for checking it out!

  2. This is really exciting and feels like a logical progression. As someone who has spent the last 10+ years following OCR artists and trying to track down their original works outside of OCR I can say it's been a fun but sometimes time-consuming hunt. Hopefully this will make it easier for everyone to find those awesome gems that are out there waiting for a wider audience!

    While the Electro Freaks may have a pretty small online footprint/presence relative to OCR, we've always appreciated the support we've received from OCR artists and community so if there's anything we can do to help, let me know.

  3. Hey All,

    The Electro Freaks are back with yet another indie electronic compilation featuring a ton of awesome electro artists, including original tracks from OCR remixers like zircon, Flexstyle, bLiNd, DjjD, Jamison Randall, Leitbur, Binster (as .mpegasus), to mention just a handful.

    Please check out the album and enjoy! We're making it "name your price" this time so it's still a free download for anyone who wants it; any generous support will go towards keeping all of our releases free on Bandcamp etc.

    Album art © and courtesy of RoboticsClub: http://instagram.com/RoboticsClub

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    EFP Vol 06: More Electro Than Electro Tracklist:

    01 Painting the Prototype - Danger Run

    02 bLiNd - Rock it Steady

    03 zircon - Across the Ocean

    04 Leitbur - I Will Always Be Your Constant

    05 .mpegasus - homespace

    06 DM Ashura vs. Sanxion7 - Ethereality

    07 DjjD - Intergalactic Arsenal

    08 Vincenzo Salvia - Towards the Light

    09 Bearcraft - Ghost

    10 Decktonic - This Love Is Faux Real

    11 Odd Year & The Reverb Junkie - Don't Say It Didn't Hurt (Club Mix)

    12 Hollidayrain - Let Me Go (feat. Russell Elliott)

    13 Rchetype - Arcturus (feat. Wolfgun)

    14 nervous_testpilot - Holding Fire

    15 Flexstyle - Stand With Me

    16 MisfitChris - Night Tone.AiR

    17 Fetal Pulse - Hyper Jump

    18 Color Theory - Slot Machine

    19 Tad Rees aka Solo - Mars Descent (EFP Mix)

    20 Sum - Oblivion (Alex Gloworld Instrumental Remix)

    21 Glass Department - Sunlight

    22 Phrakture - No Illusion

    23 TheBlackParrot - Bandit

    24 Jamison Randall - Maybe (feat. Category5)

    Thanks for checking us out!

  4. Sometime in 2002 I found Project Majestic Mix's Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu (probably from searching for Nobuo, don't remember that part). Hanging out on the old PMM forums led to me OCR, VGMix, and OneUp Studios, and I was hooked. Didn't join the OCR forum until years later for whatever reason, but I have downloaded (if not listened to) every ReMix and album and lovingly and meticulously cataloged them into my library. Every now and then I shuffle those and discover new hidden gems and it takes me back to those early 2002 days of discovery and feeling of "this is awesome!"

  5. My one and only complaint: no "end of the game" theme music / conclusion to the story! Did we beat Team Silence? Any unexpected twists or surprises or (gasp) multiple endings? I DEMAND A FOLLOW-UP EP RIGHT AWAY to answer these and other troubling questions.

    I second this idea! Oh wait...

    While I'm here: bump for the album you must download it if you haven't!

  6. This is the first album in a long time I actually sat and listened to start to end, uninterrupted. Great work Benjamin! I've never played Pokemon but that didn't limit my enjoyment of this album in the least. It's a lot of fun to listen to and I've played enough "quest" type games that the storyline to go with the songs had me hooked.

    My one and only complaint: no "end of the game" theme music / conclusion to the story! Did we beat Team Silence? Any unexpected twists or surprises or (gasp) multiple endings? I DEMAND A FOLLOW-UP EP RIGHT AWAY to answer these and other troubling questions.

  7. The source is the boss battle. After each level (Snake, Spark, Gemini, Needle, Shadow, Hard, Top, Magnet) there's a battle with the miniboss. The source of this battle is the source of the Boss Crap song.

    I think it's the best to add it after the Needle Man stage and before Get Equipped With Strobe Light.

    The only MM3 song Disco Dan didn't remix so far (as I know) is the final boss battle song.

    Yeah my own playlist was somewhat arbitrary/just one suggestion. I just generally followed a "beginning to end" flow: Intro - Stages - End Music, with other stuff sprinkled in between. Bundelslang's suggestion for where to put Boss Crap in your playlist probably makes more sense.

  8. This is a great album, is there any track order? And does anyone know if he's done a Boss or Wily Boss theme?

    Nothing official. This is how I order the Mega Man mixes, for what it's worth, with some tracks slightly renamed from the OCR official title (I like having the boss/level name at the front of the title).

    01 Mega Man 3 'Blue Lightning' OC ReMix (2008 version)

    02 Mega Man 3 'Snake Man Get Down' OC ReMix

    03 Mega Man 3 'Magnet Man Goes West' OC ReMix

    04 Mega Man 3 'Get Equipped With Strobe Light (v1)'

    05 Mega Man 3 'Hard Man Hard Knuckles Mix'

    06 Mega Man 3 'Gemini Man All Around The World'

    07 Mega Man 3 'Needle Man By Night'

    08 Mega Man 3 'Spark Man Code Red'

    09 Mega Man 3 'Top Man Hot 'n' Cold Mix'

    10 Mega Man 3 'Shadow Man Purple Meltdown Mix'

    11 Mega Man 3 'Get Equipped With Strobe Light (v2)'

    12 Mega Man 3 'Dr Wily Stage 1 Into the Fray'

    13 Mega Man 3 'Dr Wily Stage 2 Hot Pursuit in the Lost City of Wily' OC ReMix

    14 Mega Man 3 'Dr Wily Stage 3 Impendium'

    15 Mega Man 3 'Boss Crap'

    16 Mega Man 3 'Game Over Blast From The Past Mix'

    17 Mega Man 2 'Bubble Man (wants to get) Funked Up' OC ReMix (192)

    18 Mega Man 2 'Metal Man Goes Clubbing' OC ReMix

    19 Mega Man 2 'Heat Man Rapid Fire' OC ReMix

    20 Mega Man 'Ice Man Slippery When Mixing'

    21 Mega Man 6 'Knight Man Native Knight'

    Tracks highlighted in blue bold are the official OCR versions; the other tracks are unofficial and/or variations (including higher bitrate versions) which are in the zip file I linked above.

    EDIT: Adding in the Boss Crap remix posted by Bundeslang just above (thanks for uploading that one!).

    EDIT 2: Zip file updated to include Boss Crap!

  9. If you're trying to update artist names to match/for consistency, I have a fairly extensive (probably incomplete) list of artist name changes which I posted in the Torrent announcement thread. Here's the post: http://ocremix.org/forums/showpost.php?p=898405&postcount=115

    After I had updated/integrated the OCR update into my existing library, I used this reference list to find artists who still had their "old" names in the album releases (and in VGMixes and what not) so I could update them to match the "current" or official OCR artist name. I like to be able to find all mixes by a given artist quickly either by file search or by mp3 tag. Hope that helps!

  10. There's no chart and no plans to make a chart, though if someone wants to use their spare time to make one, that's cool.

    If you use the search function at the top-right of the site, searching any old ReMixer names should bring up the correct results as well. That said, there are probably some gaps, so if you need help on anyone, ask.

    Also in the ID3 tags of all the ReMixes, the URL field is the OCR Artist Profile URL of the ReMixer (or lead ReMixer in the case of a collaboration). Every artist page has their list of Aliases, i.e. other handles the artist has been known by.

    e.g. halc (formerly halcyon): http://ocremix.org/artist/4793/halc

    e.g. Mattias Häggström Gerdt (formerly Another Soundscape): http://ocremix.org/artist/4751/mattias-haggstrom-gerdt

    e.g. Jillian Aversa (formerly pixietricks): http://ocremix.org/artist/4659/jillian-aversa

    Thanks Larry, appreciate the quick reply! Here's my list so far, I will update it as I go for anyone else who may need the reference info:

    EDIT: Updated the list with as many artist name changes as I found when updating my OCR library. Maybe this will be useful to someone else who might need to update artist names in OCR albums, VGMix remixes, etc.

    Former Alias -> Current Artist Name

    AE -> A_Rival

    Adhesive Boy -> ella guro

    Amaterasu -> Chris | Amaterasu

    Another Soundscape -> Mattias Häggström Gerdt

    Audix -> Sole Signal

    CHIPP Damage -> The Legendary Zoltan

    Daniel Baranowsky -> Danny Baranowsky

    Detuned Logic -> Tuned Logic

    Disposer -> Diggi Dis

    DJ Carbunk1e -> Xaleph

    DJ Velly -> Vyper

    Dj Bjra -> Krank

    Emperor -> Sleepy Emp

    Hornpipe2 -> Greg Kennedy

    JigginJonT -> JJT

    just64helpin -> JH Sounds

    KiMChi -> Miku

    LeonHeart of the Flame -> Asterin

    Maestrodeclure -> James George

    Marc Star -> MarcstaR

    MattInc -> Matt E. Waldman

    Mythril Nazgul -> Navi

    Nighteyes The Wolf -> Action Music

    po! -> posu yan

    Prophecy -> Jason Covenant

    ProtoDome -> PROTO-DOME

    Psychrophyte -> CrimsonZeal

    Section III Studios -> DigiE

    Siamey -> Heath Morris

    Silent -> Jason Brian Merrill

    Sir Nuts -> Sir_NutS

    Starblaze -> Evan Pattison

    Stephen Malcolm -> Malcos

    SuperGreenX -> SGX

    Swarmer -> Lifeformed

    SysteManiac -> Danny Baranowsky

    the prophet of mephisto -> prophetik

    Theory of Nonexistence -> Theory of N

    TO -> The Orichalcon

    Trace Kyshad -> Trace Dragon XVI K

    Trapezoid -> Trapezzoid

    Tweek -> Tweex

    Unknown -> Tyler Heath

  11. So in updating my old OCR collection with the newly refinished updates, I've noticed a lot of artist name changes which is really messing with me. The remix changelog doesn't seem to contain info about artist name updates; is there another place I might find this? So far I've been able to match songs up by game/remix title, but a reference chart would be so helpful if one exists. Thanks!

  12. It's practically an OCR tradition to speculate about tentaitive release dates that are nowhere near the actual release. People were anticipating the release of Double the Trouble for over a year now. Maverick Rising was... god, I don't even remember how many years "delayed". Albums happen when they happen, man, if you start getting excited about hard dates you'll go crazy.

    Just to comment - certainly this has been the "norm" with OCR projects, but since this one had such a big Kickstarter backing, I think it's fair of the backers to expect something a little sooner than later. I'm all for quality if that means a little delay, sure, but with all the huge push, excitement, and momentum built into the Kickstarter campaign I think it would be a disservice to everyone involved if it does end up delayed a year or however long. Just my opinion. ;-)

    That said, I'm really looking forward to this album and I'm sure it will be worth the wait. :)

  13. Many times, artists take an extended hiatus, or, for whatever reason, there is a large gap in time between album releases. With a 5 year break, there can be a lot of expectation going into the latest effort. Did the artist change, grow, evolve? Is it more of the same, or is it a new direction? And so on.

    Let me just say that this album completely shatters any preconceived expectations and was completely worth the wait. It simultaneously sounds like the logical extension of Antigravity, and yet something entirely new on its own. It's been five years since the last full-length? Start this album up and you'll soon forget. But wait, five years? It quickly becomes clear: Identity Sequence is a major step forward in composition, production, and just overall quality. It is amazing electronic music. It is a welcome addition to the zircon library, which will be in heavy rotation for a long time to come.

    After just a few days of listening at home, in the car, and with earphones, this is already a strong contender for my "Best Electronic Album of 2012" (and I listen to a lot of electronic music.)

    And it really can't be said enough how truly amazing the liner art is. A great complement to the album and the theme. It's so much fun when the final product of a music album - the music, the presentation, everything - is a cohesive whole, especially in the digital age when singles are more the norm and the concept of "album" increasingly takes a back seat to the idea of "get your music out fast and yesterday." Thank you Andrew for keeping this music lover's idea of what a new album release "should be" as a continuing reality.

  14. OK here are the renamed, retagged, Disco Dan Redux sets I've put together, including album art (e.g., box art or title screens from the games)

    Blaster Master - Disco Dan Redux (2003) - 5 tracks

    Download: Blaster_Master_Disco_Dan_Redux.zip

    Disco Dan - Blaster Master 01 - Prologue in A Minor

    Disco Dan - Blaster Master 02 - Into the Blue

    Disco Dan - Blaster Master 03 - Cruising the Dark Ages

    Disco Dan - Blaster Master 04 - Direct Current Trance

    Disco Dan - Blaster Master 05 - Swizzle Swamp

    Mega Man Series - Disco Dan Redux (2002) - 15 Non-OCR Tracks

    Download: Mega_Man_Series_Disco_Dan_Redux.zip

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 2 'Bubble Man (wants to get) Funked Up' OC ReMix (192 kpbs)

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Blue Lightning' OC ReMix (2008 version)

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Dr Wily Stage 1 Into the Fray'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Dr Wily Stage 3 Impendium' (192 kbps)

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Game Over Blast From The Past Mix'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Gemini Man All Around The World'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Get Equipped With Strobe Light (v1)'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Get Equipped With Strobe Light (v2)'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Hard Man Hard Knuckles Mix' (192 kbps)

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Needle Man By Night'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Shadow Man Purple Meltdown Mix'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Spark Man Code Red'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Top Man Hot 'n' Cold Mix'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 6 'Knight Man Native Knight'

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 'Ice Man Slippery When Mixing'

    What's NOT in the Mega Man zip: any official OC ReMix, including:

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 2 'Bubble Man (wants to get) Funked Up' OC ReMix

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 2 'Rapid Fire' OC ReMix [Heat Man Theme]

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 2 'Metal Man Goes Clubbing' OC ReMix

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Blue Lightning' OC ReMix

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Get Down' OC ReMix [snake Man Theme]

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Magnet Man Goes West' OC ReMix

    Disco Dan - Mega Man 3 'Hot Pursuit in the Lost City of Wily' OC ReMix [Dr Wily Stage 2 Theme]

    All told though, if you go with the "unofficial" higher-bitrate versions of OCR tracks and add in the remaining official OCR Tracks, you should end up with a Mega Man Series - Disco Dan Redux Playlist of 20 tracks total!

  15. I only have one copy of Wily 3 Impendium, and it appears to be only slightly different than yours (I'm thinking just an older encoding): 4:45, 160kbps, 5.45mb.

    Just in case I have something that someone else doesn't have, I just copied all the Dan mixes I have into a folder and shared it: https://app.sugarsync.com/iris/wf/D7279007_4768505_6400117

    It's still uploading though, so some things may not be available for a bit. Also, please ignore the naming convention (as there isn't one). I have such a mix of old OCR, VGMix, new OCR, etc. that it's all pretty much the filenames they were at the time I downloaded.

    Awesome thanks for this. I grabbed a few from there and here are my observations:

    1. Two versions of Wily 3 Impendium: just different bitrates (160 vs. 192), otherwise they sound identical to me / same length.

    2. Two versions of Hard Man Hard Knuckles: same thing, 160 vs. 192

    3. Two versions of Bubble Man Mix: These are the same remix, just different names & bitrates:

    Bubble Man (wants to get) Funked Up OC ReMix @ 112kbps

    Bubble Man (Disco Dan's Bubbly Bubbly Mix) @ 192kbps

    I'm organizing these, dropping the lower-quality encodes and retagging/naming for consistency. Will upload them once I'm done, and hopefully we'll have the "ultimate" Disco Dan compendium!

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