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Nerdcore Instrumentals Vol. 2: Sammus and Dj CUTMAN

Nerdcore Instrumentals 2: Dj CUTMAN + Sammus release Metroid album

It’s the second collaborative album of beats from Sammus and Dj CUTMAN. Re-worked and remastered versions of the instrumental tracks from Sammus’ nerdcore Metroid album, ANOTHER M, available here:

A note from Dj CUTMAN:
An instrumental mix can be so much more than just a track without vocals. With this volume of Nerdcore Instrumentals, I wanted to re-create the atmosphere of Metroid with each track. To create an immersive and full-sounding experience, I utilized an army of audio processors and created a unique soundscape for each beat. I hope it makes a suitable soundtrack for deep cavern exploration and alien extermination.

Katamari Dance With Me Remix Album | Video Game DJ

Katamari Dance With Me: A Remix Tribute to Katamari Damacy

YouTube music producer Dj-Jo teams up with record label GameChops to release a dance music tribute to Katamari Damacy.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – August 18th 2014 – GameChops is excited to announce its latest in a series of high-production video game remix albums, Dj Jo’s Katamari Dance With Me. This album has been in the works for over a year, and it is the third GameChops release from the video game remixer who got his start on YouTube.

Katamari Dance With Me features five remixes of memorable tracks from the Katamari Damacy series, including fan favorites Lonely Rolling Star and Cherry Blossom Color Season. The album features polished production and upbeat Japanese vocals from Vocaloid, the Japanese voice synthesizer best known for creating virtual pop star Hatsune Miku.

As enjoyable as it is weird, Katamari Damacy revolves around the young Prince of the Cosmos, tasked with cleaning up the entire world using only a sticky, rolling ball known as a Katamari. The object of the game, to grow one’s Katamari as large as possible, exploits one of the most basic and rewarding concepts of video games, acquiring items. As the player rolls up small items like thumbtacks and pencils, the Katamari grows, allowing the rolling up of larger items like shoes and telephones. By the end of the adventure, player will be plucking trees and buildings from the Earth, all to fill the sky with stars and appease the great King of the Cosmos.

The Katamari soundtrack is as fun and memorable as the gaming experience, with sparse tongue-in-cheek vocals like “Lonely Rolling Star” and “You Are Smart.” Katamari Dance With Me builds off the charming music by combining synths, drums, and Vocaloid, the popular Japanese voice synthesizer. DJ Jo, who has amassed over 50,000 subscribers on YouTube, creates a nostalgic, but thoroughly modern take on this classic gaming soundtrack.

The album features five arrangements of the Katamari soundtrack, including:

Lonely Rolling Star
Katamari on the Rocks
Roll Me In
Cherry Blossom Color Season
You Are Smart

Katamari Dance With Me is currently available on Loudr, iTunes, and Google Play. Those who purchase the album on Loudr will be able to download a remix by Grimecraft at a discount.

Download Katamari Dance With Me on Loudr

About GameChops

GameChops is a record label for video game remixes, founded by Dj CUTMAN. Founded in 2012, the label focuses on production quality and mechanical licensing to make video game music more  to casual listeners.

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Dj CUTMAN Shovel Knight Remix YouTube Video

Dj CUTMAN Remixes Shovel Knight

UPDATE: Dj CUTMAN’s Shovel Knight Remix is now available for download on Bandcamp.

Dj CUTMAN here, and I love Shovel Knight! This track just dropped on the GameChops youtube channel. It’s a futuristic trap and drum and bass track that Kevin Villecco and I made out of the Shovel Knight OST. This track started at TooManyGames in the convention hotel room as a simple beat. As I played Shovel Knight, I got more and more amped for this remix, and it grew to epic proportions!”

Check out the remix below, and download here.



– – REMIX CREDIT – – –
Produced and mixed by Dj CUTMAN
Additional production by Kevin Villecco
“Strike The Earth” originally composed by Jake “virt” Kaufman for the Shovel Knight Original Sound Track


Shovel Knight gameplay footage footage from Swimming Bird

Additional assets provided by the Shovel Knight press kit

“Dj CUT KNIGHT” Pixel Artwork by Squarepainter




Outrax Cover

OutRax – Summer Driving Music inspired by Sega’s OutRun

Outrax-500x500GameChops brings us the ultimate summer driving music,  OutRax. Created by RobKTA, the italian house producer behind Club Needlemouse,  the video game remix album delivers the four classic songs from the original Out Run game, with two tracks from the rare sequels OutRunners and Turbo OutRun.

OutRax features tracks by RobKTA, Dj CUTMAN, James Landino, Kevin Villecco, Pixel8ter and halc. It is an album made for the summer; a mix of tunes that are perfect to drive to. OutRax is now available from Loudr and iTunes.

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A personal note from Dj CUTMAN: