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OC ReMix & halc Present Pilotwings: Take Flight!

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OC ReMix & halc Present Pilotwings: Take Flight

April 25, 2012

Contact: press@ocremix.org

FAIRFAX, VA--OverClocked ReMix today released its 34th arrangement album, Pilotwings: Take Flight. This album was made as a tribute to Nintendo's Pilotwings game series and its original music by Soyo Oka (Pilotwings), Dan Hess (Pilotwings 64) and Asuka Ito (Pilotwings Resort). It features seven tracks arranged by Indianapolis-based composer and arranger Drew "halc" Wheeler in his signature "9-bit" style combining nostalgic chiptune instrumentation with modern electronic sounds and production techniques. Take Flight is available for free download at http://flight.ocremix.org.

This album was produced to help promote video game music, was made by a fan, for fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo; all original compositions are copyright their respective owners.

Take Flight also features halc collaborating with fellow Indianapolis-based OCR veteran Benjamin Briggs as the duo Insert Rupee. Friends since high school, Wheeler and Briggs teamed up twice to arrange pieces from the later installements in the Pilotwings series, Pilotwings 64 and the most recent entry, Pilotwings Resort for the Nintendo 3DS. The album's concluding track, "Depth Perception," is OC ReMix's first arrangement representing the Nintendo 3DS console.

halc has been a contributor to OC ReMix since 2008, serving as a submissions judge since April 2011 and creating over 30 game music arrangements, including several from the Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kirby, Pokémon, Final Fantasy and Mario franchises.

About OverClocked ReMix

Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of video game music as an art form. Its primary focus is ocremix.org, a website featuring thousands of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans.

About halc

Drew Wheeler (halc) is an indie chiptune/electronic composer and arranger currently sited in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also a submissions judge on OverClocked ReMix (ocremix.org).

In addition to his remix work, halc also produces original chiptune and electronic music in a wide variety of styles, including jazzy 9-bit, glitch, dub, dubstep, and electro. halc has released five original albums to date: Pixel Perfect EP in January 2011; Pixel Perfect LP in May 2011; Trending Topic EP in November 2011; Zero-G in January 2012; and most recently, Zero-G²: Supernova in March 2012. All of his albums are freely available at http://halc.bandcamp.com. Get 'em. Now.


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