Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #21- 25

Let’s wrap up my remix picks today! To kick us off, here’s Thailand’s Simon Leong absolutely nailing Dr. Wily’s theme from Mega Man 2. This is an acoustic guitar cover, but it is played with the energy and the tempo of a much heavier instrument choice, and it just clicks. Leong has a lot of…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #16 – 20

Rock band On Being Human splits its focus between original music and video game covers, and when they switch over to the VGM side of things they’re quite smashing at it. Their medley of Goldeneye injects a lot of apropos edge to the spectacular soundtrack, and their rapid fire transitions give a lot of songs…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #11 – 15

I did not plan this, but we have five rock-heavy anthem remixes on tap for today, so let’s kick off the jams with Lame Genie’s superb take on Jake Kaufmann’s legendary “Strike the Earth” from Shovel Knight. This is a pretty direct cover of the original, but the band delivers a decibel-ridden arrangement that digs…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #1 – 5

Okay, I’ve had the hub page up all day, so let’s actually begin the list of my favorite remixes. The Advantage’s math rock approach to NES synth was one of the first major exposures I had to the now booming VGM rock cover world, and despite their relative silence for a long while they still…

Music: It’s Time! My Top 25 Video Game Music Remixes Hub

I’ve discussed my love for video game music a lot here on LVLS+, and it’s high time we get around to one major facet of my aural fandom I’ve yet to really discuss beyond a random post here and there — fan variants of classic and modern VGM. I’ve curated my rather large collection of…

Music – Women Who Make Badass VGM Fan Remixes Pt. 2

Today I’d like to continue talking a little about some women fan remixers who have done some amazing mixes reimagining video game compositions — namely RPGs — in novel directions! RebeccaETripp has been on fire lately, becoming one of OC Remix’s most frequent contributors the past few years. She absolutely nails the mood of her…

Music – Women Who Make Badass VGM Fan Remixes Pt. 1

Today I’d like to shine the spotlight on some women fan remixers who have done some marvelous work reimagining video game compositions into new and wonderful directions. Into the Golden Sunset by Bogusred (from Zelda: Link to the Past) I’ve spotlighted Bogusred before, back in 2017, but she remains steadfast in my heart as one…