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OC ReMix presents Mode Seven: A Jazz Tribute to the SNES!


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OC ReMix presents Mode Seven: A Jazz Tribute to the SNES!

November 7, 2022
Contact: press@ocremix.org

FAIRFAX, VA... OverClocked ReMix today released its 77th arrangement album, Mode Seven: A Jazz Tribute to the SNES. The album honors several soundtracks from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the 16-bit platform originally released by Nintendo in 1990. Featuring 10 spirited arrangements performed by The OC Jazz Collective, Mode Seven is directed by OC ReMixer, multi-instrumentalist, and arranger Dylan "Wiesty" Wiest, and is available for free download at https://mode7.ocremix.org.

Mode Seven includes an experienced roster of jazz musicians paying homage to the '90s most influential gaming system, arranging several themes from 10 SNES titles for big band and improvisational jazz, and follows up on the OC Jazz Collective's first album, Chronology: A Jazz Tribute to Chrono Trigger. Mode Seven was made by fans, for fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo or any game companies; all original compositions are copyright their respective owners.

"After the OC Jazz Collective's in-depth exploration of Chrono Trigger in 2016, I knew that the console which provided us with one of the most memorable gaming experiences of all time deserved its own treatment by the collective", shared director Dylan Wiest. Explaining the legacy of SNES while touching on Mode Seven's scope, Wiest elaborted, "After all, many series of equal stature to Chrono Trigger, such as The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Mario, and Metroid, all released some of their most popular titles on this console which would go on to define their respective genres."

Mode Seven's selection of Super Nintendo titles includes:

  • Dragon Ball Z Super Butouden 2
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • F-Zero
  • Killer Instinct
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Live A Live
  • Mario Paint
  • Mega Man X
  • Super Mario World; and
  • Super Metroid.

Beyond the album's extensive gaming influences, the OC Jazz Collective's arrangers were also stylistically inspired by musicians including Robert Glasper, Neal Hefti, The Jazz Crusaders, Hank Levy, Oliver Nelson, and Nate Smith. 

"The 'dream team' assembled for Chronology has grown in size, and new arrangers, musicians, and a representation of SNES titles both beloved and overlooked have all come together to create a fitting follow up to our first release", Wiest proclaimed.

The album's cover artwork was also designed by Wiest, and includes lighthearted character designs by Sean "RurouniZel" Lozier that combine the OC Jazz Collective's members with 16-bit protagonists from the Super Nintendo era.

"I think that the OCJC has upped their game to a whole new level for Mode Seven", Wiest affirmed. "With the level of musicality and meticulous attention to detail this ensemble brings, I hope that Mode Seven: A Jazz Tribute to the SNES will be as memorable as the console which inspired it."



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