Fundraiser To Help Cerrax -
ThaSauce is not only a news site, it is a portal for the community. Recently, Charlie Koch — known to us as Cerrax — suffered a personal tragedy. A fire destroyed his apartment, destroying his and his sister’s personal belongings. This tragedy has hit them terribly, both emotionally and financially. We would like to take a moment to ask the community to come together to help out. A Facebook page and Paypal fundraiser have been set up, to help Cerrax and his sister save up the money needed to replace their belongings. Anything you can contribute with will help — and will be appreciated.
Sound Bytes: “Timeless” by PrototypeRaptor -
Timeless is the first track on PrototypeRaptor’s sophomore album, Nostalgiarithm.
The album spans multiple genres at around a 70 minute runtime, including 130 bpm electro house like this track, old school prog house, experimental dubstep, ambient works, and includes most of the track IDs I’ve been playing out/putting in sets here on SC.
If you enjoyed the track, you can buy Nostalgiarithm on Bandcamp, as well as check out his remixes on OCRemix.
Rockage 2.0 Celebration in San Jose, Ca. -
Indie music and video game lovers in the San Jose area might want to mark their calendars — Rockage 2.0 is coming, February 8th-10th. Produced by Grand Fanali Presents, Rockage is an annual celebration of indie music and retro video games. The lineup includes DJ Mr Smith, Curious Quail, and Urizen. Rockage 2.0 will be held February 8th-10th, at the San Jose Women’s Club, in downtown San Jose, California. Tickets are available for purchase now. If you’re interested in attending, you can check out the official Rockage website for more information, and follow Rockage on Twitter. Also, you can watch the promo video for Rockage 2.0.
Nerd 42 releases White Materia Mega Ran Mashup Album -
DJ Nerd42, who’s brought us some great video game music mashups in the past, is at it again. This time he’s mashing up songs from Mega Ran’s Black Materia with other popular rap and hip-hop tracks in what he is calling White Materia.
In 2011. Mega Ran dropped “Black Materia” with beats by Lost Perception and lyrics that told the epic story of Cloud Strife and his AVALANCHE allies battling the evil Shinra Inc. and Sephiroth from the classic 1997 role-playing game, “Final Fantasy VII.” In 2012, it was followed up with, “Black Materia: The Remixes” with even more original awesomeness featuring many guest appearances from all over the nerdcore hip hop scene. Now, in 2013, you get to hear the same crap that’s been recycled at this point about three times, cause we just can’t let it go!! Hooray! :D
White Materia joins Nerd 42’s catalog alongside other great mashup albums including Deltron 3742, a mashup album of the popular hip-hop album “Deltron 3030” with the Final Fantasy VII OST. You can download or stream all of White Materia on Bandcamp.
RoeTaka releases Chrono Ark Soundtrack -
The year is 2009, and Alex Roe (or RoeTaka as he’s known on OverClocked ReMix) is working with a small team on Chrono Ark, a fan-made sequal to Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. As the years move on, the team grew too busy to complete the project, but RoeTaka had already completed a substantial amount of the soundtrack. How much of the soundtrack was completed? 100 tracks worth. You read that right: he completed 100 tracks, over 4 hours of music, before calling it quits. Having now moved on, he’s released the full soundtrack on Bandcamp.
Chrono Ark was a fan game being made by a small team of people that was going to be a sequel to Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. Unfortunately the team including myself have discontinued working on it for various reasons, mostly because we are all too busy with our lives and new work prospects. Now that we have moved on I can release the soundtrack I was making for it. I finished most of the soundtrack in 2009 and was adding to it here and there as time went on. Although I wasn’t able to finish it, it is pretty much done and enough was completed for me to release it.
Chrono Ark had planned to follow a new cast of characters separated between time periods looking for a way to get back together. Many familiar characters where to show up along the way and the soundtrack offers familiar themes and motifs throughout. While the game will, unfortunately, never see the light of day, at least part of it will live on. RoeTaka is staying pretty positive about the whole thing:
I wish I could reveal more about what happened and what the game was about but it is not my decision to do so, The team wanted me to release my work which I’m really thankful for. To help understand more about the game each track has its use or general use in brackets and hopefully with the music you’ll get a feel of where things were going. Our concept artist has agreed to include some of his newer art pieces and I included some of his older ones so you could see what some of the other characters looked like as well. He is also working on an art book which I will surely link when it is ready. And the sprite artist has let me show a little of her work too.
The Chrono Ark soundtrack is available as a pay-what-you-want album on Bandcamp, with a direct link coming soon!
halc Releases Chiptune Album Legitimacy -
The last time we talked about him, we were announcing pre-orders for halc’s Pixel Perfect. And, now, we’re announcing his newest album! This time, though, it’s no whistles, no bells, no effects — just pure chiptune goodness. This is his latest effort, Legitimacy. About his goal to create a true chiptune album, he says.
I’m proud to finally present my first true chip album, “Legitimacy”! This entire EP was composed in MIDI using trash80’s awesome mGB interface, and recorded line out from a single prosound DMG Game Boy with no external EQ or effects.
A chiptune/electronic composer and arranger, halc is also the founder of 9-bit Records, a non-profit netlabel for electronic music. You can buy halc’s Legitimacy on Bandcamp, and check out more of halc’s video game remixes on ReMix:ThaSauce, as well as on his OCReMix profile.
Radio Nintendo Presents bLiNd’s NESteryears -
This Saturday, January 26th, Radio Nintendo will host the listening party for bLiNd’s NESteryears album. NESteryears is bLiNd’s first full-length work, debuting after over a decade of remixing experience (you can check out bLiNd’s OCRemix work.) His first solo effort features 11 tracks, all remixes from classic NES games, such as Super Mario Bros., Castlevania, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The album was released to great reception was MAGfest11. Be sure to tune in to Silver’s Saturday Show on Radio Nintendo, January 26th at 11am PST/1pm CT, to enjoy some awesome music. You can also purchase NESteryears at Gamechops, and find more of his music at bLiNd’s official website.