Category Archives: Features

bLiNd – The Final Fantasy Legend EP

bLiNd, the composer and video game remixer best known for his breakout full-length video game remix album NESteryears, has finally released a new collection of remixes. The Final Fantasy Legend EP is dedicated to the music from Final Fantasy Legend / SaGa, originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu. The style of this three track EP vary between house, trance, and drum n bass. The mixes are crystal clear and polished, as we’ve come to expect from bLiNd and GameChops. Stream the EP below and download from Loudr.

The Final Fantasy Legend EP is now available for download on Loudr.fm

Grimecraft Releases Future Bass Secret of Mana remix

We’re always stoked to hear new music from Grimecraft, the trap turned FutureBass producer who’s got a sound all his own. This track takes a turn to the happier side of dance music, with a undeniable fun and danceable take on Secret of Mana’s Color of the Summer Sky. The remix is available for streaming on Soundcloud, and downloads are available for only $1 on Loudr, iTunes and Google Play.

You can listen to more of Grimecraft’s remixes on Soundcloud or follow him at the links below. If you enjoy this remix, be sure to support Grimecraft & GameChops by purchasing a download.

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Castlevania Chiptunes from Mega Flare – Hunter

Today we’ve got a new release from Baltimore based chiptune musician Mega Flare. This time he turns his focus to the dark melodies of Castlevania. Using his Nintendo Gameboy running LSDj, Mega Flare collaborated with Dj CUTMAN to record each channel of the Gameboy’s sound-chip separately to mix them using Ableton Live. The result are two huge chiptune tracks with massive bass-lines and crystal clear leads. You can hear the influence of Baltimore’s clubs in Mega Flare’s drum programming. Download Hunter on Loudr or iTunes.

Download Hunter on Loudr or iTunes.

OldStyle: EDM Remixes of Classical Baroque Music

My sister, baroque cellist Emily Davidson, and I teamed up to reimagine her early music repertoire as Electronic Dance Music. Below is more info via our press release.

October 20, 2014 – Boston, MA

OldStyle is a new album of classical music that’s been remixed and reinterpreted. It’s a collaboration between Emily Davidson, a classically trained baroque cellist, and brother Chris Davidson, a music producer who makes his living remixing video game music.

The brother/sister duo fuses two opposite sides sides of the music industry to create a work that reflects both their passions. Emily comes from rigorous training, receiving her Bachelor’s in Cello Performance and her Master’s in Early Music Performance. Emily’s experience in historical performance inspired her to seek new ways to share this repertoire to a broader audience. “I think the more we explore music, the more we see how much of it is the same,” says Emily. “The more I study baroque music, the more I find parallels with present day. It’s remarkable that something created 300 years ago can still convey a human experience.”

Chris worked for years as a sound engineer in a recording studio in Ithaca, NY. After moving to Philadelphia, he began DJing as a way to continue working with music. An avid gamer from childhood, Chris was attracted to the music of video games, and began remixing under the pseudonym Dj CUTMAN. “I’ve always loved the classical feel of old video game music,” Chris explains. “With a rising popularity of electronic music today, it’s cool to hear some of the best songs were written 20 years ago by composers working on video games.” Chris owns the online record label GameChops, which specializes in reimagining classic video game soundtracks through remixing.

OldStyle includes both 17th and 18th century selections, multiple nationalities (Italian, French, German), high Baroque composers like Bach and Vivaldi, and other favorites like Couperin and Ortiz. The album highlights the differences of these genres by arranging in various styles like pop, house, trap, and hip hop. Chris’ video game influences can be heard as the 8-bit chiptune sounds ornamenting the baroque arrangements.

The album is available for immediate download at http://oldstyle.bandcamp.com and will be making its way to iTunes in the coming weeks