Final Fantasy II – The Roses of Rebellion [EP]

It’s time to release our 2nd Mini-Album, this one is called “The Roses of Rebellion“.
It is a tribute album to the Final Fantasy II musics, composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

With 12 tracks by 15 musicians, the album is 36 minutes long and features various music styles such as rock, metal, folk, acoustic, classical or even spaghetti western!

You can download our album for free by clicking on this picture =>

The Roses of Rebellion

Or directly with this link: http://bit.ly/2rV7yGq

Final Fantasy II may be one of the least loved of the series, both about it’s gameplay or music, it still have some wonderful pieces of music such as the Main Theme, the town Theme or the really famous Chocobo Theme !
We tried to give justice to those melodies that we all really love.

If you need to listen to it a bit before downloading, you can check the trailer here:

The artwork was made by Petru: http://upetru.tumblr.com/

The Pixel Mixers community plan on making at least one album or mini album for each main FF game (from 1 to 15), if you want to follow those projects or even join them as a musician are are some nice places for you:
– Pixel Mixers Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/
– Pixel Mixers Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers Twitter https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers Discord https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

Finally here is a poll to pick your 2 or 3 favourite tracks form this EP 😀
http://www.strawpoll.me/13241103
Hope you’ll like our work on Final Fantasy II OST!

The Legend of Zelda – Hylian Downfall [Album]

Hello my friends, today is album release day 😀

After few “niche” games we wanted to make a tribute album for something really big and famous, so we picked “The Legend of Zelda” series.

This album features 50 songs from the very first games:
– The Legend of Zelda (composed by Koji Kondo)
– The Adventure of Link (composed by Akito Nakatsuka)
– A Link to the Past (composed by Koji Kondo)
– Link’s Awakening (composed by Kazumi Totaka, Kozuo Ishikawa & Minako Hamano)

You can download our album for free by clicking on this picture =>

Sans titre

Or directly with this link: http://bit.ly/2qo57uZ

We gathered more than 60 musicians to make a free album with 2h15m of pure musical nostalgia from those amazing classics!
This is one of our biggest album yet and the heart that everybody put in their work really shows the love for Zelda Games musics.

Here is a little trailer so you know how it sounds:

And here are some polls to know what your favourite tracks are 😀
What are you favourite tracks from Disc1 (TLoZ & TAoL) ?
What are you favourite tracks from Disc2 (A Link to the Past) ?
What are you favourite tracks from Disc3 (Link’s Awakening) ?

April Most Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 most up-voted on our VGCover /Reddit during April 2017.

  • 1st: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – Dark World [ChristoFLUR]
  • 2nd: Sonic Adventure 2 – Eternal Engine [Mohmega]
  • 3rd: Pokemon Red/Blue – Main Theme [The Geeky Guitarist]
  • 4th: Rayman – Mysterious Gongs [Danilo Ciaffi]
  • 5th: F-Zero – Mute City [Mariachi Entertainment System]
 

Pixel Mixers April Cover Contest Results

Hello people, it’s time for the review of April cover contest results !
The theme was “Villain Themes” and it was full of surprises.

Even if there was a bit less participants it was full of surprises like members making big collabs, people really trying new music style or some really original arrangements completely changing the mood from the original.

My last point was referring to the audio winner of this month, Orchestral Fantasy with his crazy salsa version of Kefka’s Theme from Final Fantasy VI.
At the 2nd and 3rd places we have the 2 leaders of the 2017 Pixel Mixers championship: Subversiveasset and PrjzCalavera.

About the video contest it’s a victory for Subversiveasset followed by PrjzCalavera and at the 3rd place we have a tie between the heavy SwigglesRP and the Epic Italian Team composed of Psamathes, Dacian Grada and Danilo Ciaffi.

PrjzCalavera keeps the lead at the 2017 audio championship, followed by Subversiveasset who took the 2nd place to Hashel (who didn’t enter this month). At the 4th place there is a tie between SwigglesRP and Dancian Grada, finally at the 5th place is this month’s winner: Orchestral Fantasy.

The May contest‘s theme is “Dance” so you can pick any VGM song you like as long as your arrangement make people want to dance =)
You can participate here: https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/comments/68k9qv/event_may_2017_pixel_mixers_vgm_cover_contest/?st=j26795u8&sh=6f89b7f7

And now the videos of this month:

  • AUDIO 1st place: Orchestral Fantasy – Kefka Theme (FFVI)
  • AUDIO 2nd place: Subversiveasset –  Dedede’s Theme (Kirby Series)
  • AUDIO 3rd place: PrjzCalavera – Psycho Mantis’ Theme (Metal Gear Solid)

 

  • VIDEO 1st place: Subversiveasset –  Dedede’s Theme (Kirby Series)

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  • VIDEO 2nd place: PrjzCalavera – Psycho Mantis’ Theme (Metal Gear Solid)

See above

  • VIDEO 3rd place (tie): Psamathes, Dacian Grada & Danilo Ciaffi – Vyrn Song (Granblue Fantasy)
  • VIDEO 3rd place (tie): SwigglesRP – Hivory Towers (Yooka-Laylee)

 

See you guys next month 😉

 

Hashel

March Most Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 most up-voted on our VGCover /Reddit during March 2017.

  • 1st: Memories of Green, from Chrono Trigger by Piano PeyCa & Subversiveasset
  • 2nd: Bowser’s Theme, from Super Mario 64 by ToxicEternity
  • 3rd: Wind Scene 600AD, from Chrono Trigger by Subversiveasset & Piano PeyCa
  • 4th: Main Theme, from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by SwigglesRP
  • 5th: Overdone Video Games Covers (Vol.2) by Christian Richardson & ShaKe Elite

 

See you guys next month for more amazing VGM Covers 😀

Pixel Mixers March Cover Contest Results

An other great contest month has gone by.
This time we had the chance to welcome some new members such as Piano PeyCa or Psamathes.
The theme was “Overworld” and it was the opportunity to have some creative rendition of some really classic tunes.

And for the first time we have a tie at the first place of the audio contest.
Subversiveasset and Piano PeyCa both share the highest step of the podium.
And as funny as it sounds they both were a guest on each-others video, which meant they weren’t allowed to vote for each-others, that makes their victory even more impressive !

And even more crazy there is also a tie for the video contest between PrjzCalavera (ft. Psamathes) and the new member Piano PeyCa.
Prjz used some incredibly beautiful landscape from his homeland Sardinia and Piano PeyCa used many different camera angles for a clean and really professional montage.

After this month, PrjzCalavera keeps the lead on the 2017 championship, he is followed by Hashel05 and Subversiveasset.

The April Cover Contest theme is… VILLAINS, you can participate and read instructions here: https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/comments/62t8ae/event_real_april_2017_pixel_mixers_vgm_cover/?st=j10owe1q&sh=61acd2d2

  • AUDIO 1st place (tie) : Subversiveasset ft. Piano PeyCa
  • AUDIO 1st place (tie) : Piano PeyCa ft. Subversiveasset
  • AUDIO 3rd place : Hashel05

 

  • VIDEO 1st place (tie) PrjzCalavera ft. Psamathes
  • VIDEO 1st place (tie) Piano PeyCa ft. Subversiveasset (see video above)
  • VIDEO 3rd place Subversiveasset ft. Piano PeyCa (see video above)

 

Thanks a lot for participating and reading 😀

 

Rayman – Harmony

Hi friends, today i have the pleasure to announce that we are releasing a new album !
This one is called “Harmony” and it covers 25 songs from the Playstation 1 classic game “Rayman” developed by Ubisoft.

You can download our album for free by clicking on this picture =>

Harmony

Or directly with this link: http://bit.ly/2mIDMHc

Rayman on PSX was the first video game that I played when I was a child and because of that the game and its music both have a special place in my heart.
I wasn’t sure that many people would be motivated to join the album as the game wasn’t really successful outside Europe.
But once again the Pixel Mixers community showed much enthusiasm into participating and they delivered some amazing songs !

I hope that you, who’s going to listen to our album will take as much pleasure as we had working on those groovy songs by Rémi Gazel, the French original composer.

This album has a great variety of music styles due to the amazing original content, there are: jazz, metal, prog rock, funky, electro, ethnic, ambient, pop… songs !

You can also listen to the FULL ALBUM directly on Youtube:

So what do think about this album? Have you enjoyed it?

Here is a poll I made with all the songs name, let us know which ones were your favourite (try to pick around 5-6 songs) => http://www.strawpoll.me/12614273

The composer is also working working on a tribute album here: http://www.raymanbyremi.com/

If you want to participate to our future projects, you can join us on those places:
– Pixel Mixers on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/
– Pixel Mixers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers on Discord: https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

Pixel Mixers February Cover Contest Results

February was probably the best contest we EVER had, quality speaking.
Everybody’s work was so impressive and the songs amazing and really creative.
The theme was “90s games battles”.

SwigglesRP won the audio contest with a really heavy and headbanging cover from Doom. After his 2nd place of January, he has now his 1st victory of year!

PrjzCalavera won the video contest for the 2nd time in a row and did really well in audio too.

Those 2 guys are definitely the men to look at in early 2017 !
Also some amazing entries from new people like DS Music and Elrox, congrats to them and I hope to see you guys participating to next month 😀

  • AUDIO WINNER: SwigglesRP
  • Audio 2nd place: DS Music
  • Audio 3rd place: PrjzCalavera

 

  • VIDEO WINNER: PrjzCalavera (see above)
  • Video 2nd place: SwigglesRP (see above)
  • Video 3rd place: Xander

You can see the 2017 championship here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZBUe4jpYLweN7faqfgI_jpP2apviJb9wxhrgeHfUED0/edit?usp=sharing

You cap participate to March contest “Overworld & Open Fields” here: https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/comments/5wzbju/march_2017_pixel_mixers_contest_overworld_themes/?st=izsaktmt&sh=c58cb818

What is a video game battle theme?

Pixel Mixers Video Game Battle Themes

What is a video game battle theme? Do only certain genres of video games have battle themes? Can stage themes or character themes count as battle themes?

The theme for the Pixel Mixers February 2017 Cover Contest is for fan musicians to cover video game music from the ’90s that were used as battle themes. (If you are a musician and would like to participate, click that link for more information about our monthly contests.) But within just a few days of announcing this theme, I received several questions about what counts as a battle theme in a video game.

What are obvious choices for video game battle themes?

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