Sad sack musician Morrissey made much of the soundtrack of many a sullen teen, with chip-tune covers becoming increasingly popular more and more types of music are becoming fodder for 8-bit covers of their former selves.
The phenomenon of Too Many Cooks, the faux sitcom that circulated on Adult Swim is now a chiptune track. Catchy, and somewhat infuriating, clip went viral for weeks after it’s release and Rush Coil has managed to make it an even bigger earworm.
EDM powerhouses Pegboard Nerds need no introduction. However, if you’re not familiar, the Danish/Norwegian duo are well known in the scene for being really, really good at producing any genre they want. Perhaps more notable is their signature sound that always includes “aggressive” synths, regardless of the feel of the track. I personally love their music, so naturally when I heard they remixed Luigi’s Mansion– as a reward for raising $30,000 towards breast cancer prevention— I got stupidly excited. I’m gonna strongly suggest that you listen to it right now:
Thanks to writing for VideoGameDJ, I’ve embarked on a personal mission to seek out as many video game remixes and chiptunes as I can, and share them with you. I’m usually interested in examples that aren’t very well-known, but with tens of thousands of followers and a presence on Monstercat, England-based EDM musician Protostar isn’t exactly “underground”. However, when I noticed he’s laid his skilled hands on Sonic the Hedgehog, I decided that I would be remiss if I didn’t share it with you. Seriously, just listen to this Chemical Plant Zone remix! Hot damn!