Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Overclocked Remix

Alright, time for one of my favorite websites. Overclocked Remix is a video game music remix community. Founder djpretzel started the site about ten years ago, and since then it has grown into a huge endeavor, with tons of submissions by talented artists. Remember those beeps and boops from the NES? They've taken them and transformed them into deep musical masterpieces. And not just old stuff, there are remixes from every genre and every system on the site. With genres ranging from symphonic to trance to rock, I can pretty much promise you that you'll find something that you'll love. If you're geeky enough to listen to remixed video game music in the first place, that is.

Some of my favorite artists that contribute are:






Star Salzman

I've been visiting OCR since around 2001, and I still visit it at least weekly to see what new songs have been posted. Used to be involved in the UnMod section of the forums, but the mods finally neutered it a few years ago. Anyway, it's niche music, but some of it's just amazing. It'll make you go all nostalgic, pulling out the old systems after remembering that tune from your childhood.