March’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 covers which received the most upvotes on the VGCover/subreddit during March 2019

  • 1st) Super Guitar Bros – Zelda Dungeon Medley (Acoustic/Classical Guitar)

 

  • 2nd) Earth Kid – Chrono Cross  – “Under Cerulean Skies” Fields of Time (Folk Cover)

 

 

  • 4th) Hoxsey Studios  – Castlevania – Bloody Tears/Monster Dance (Metal Cover)

 

  • 5th) Torby Brand- Celeste – Exhale (Piano Cover)
    The second entry in this month’s top 5 from our indie game album


Thanks for voting for your favourite covers in March and hopefully we’ll see plenty of new people in next month’s tops 5. Be sure to check out all of the artists on the list and to browse the subreddit for new artists

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School Days by Bullicann [EP]

bullicann_-_school_days-e1550866345754.pngBullicann, a veteran Pixel Mixers‘ member, just released his first EP “School Days”!
Why not taking a listen while you read?
“My name is Ben, I go under the name Bullicann online for my music stuff. I’m 23 years old and from California, USA.
My idea as a musician is to try and make something unique with every song that I do. For example, if a certain song has a tendency to be done in a certain style, i make it a point to not try to make it the same as the others. Overall though, im a big fan of metal music, so everything i do tends to be metal in some way, with some influences from classic rock and blues.
School Days originally was written when I was in High School, around 2013. I had the music written since then, and some very poor lyrics to go with it. After graduating, i shelved the project until 2018, when i asked the very talented Psamathes to help me write some new lyrics and also to sing on the tracks. What you see today is the collaboration between the 2 of us working to put together the best of what we can offer as musicians.

For the track “After the Rain”, I wanted to write something similar to the early 2000’s pop-punk ballads. I noodled around for a bit on the guitar until I eventually wrote the lead guitar part that you hear. Fun fact for any music theory nerds, the chorus/main riff progression is actually 4 different major chords.

Bullicann_-_School_Days - Copia

For the track “Prisoners”, that song had actually gone through about 3 different versions before i finalized the one on the release. Kinda the same with the other track, i started out by messing around with lead lines until i got the one i liked. From there I tried out a few different chord progressions before settling on the classic one you hear. During the collaboration process with Psamathes, we kinda wanted to take this one a little bit heavier with the vocals/lyrics. So this one sort of drifted from a pop-punk sound to a more typical hard rock/heavy metal sound.

To conclude, I just want to say a huge thanks to Psamathes for helping me finally get these songs out. Also big thanks to the rest of the Pixel Mixer community for being so helpful and supportive.”

You can listen to School Days on Spotify or buy it on iTunes.

December Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 most upvoted covers on our VGCover /Reddit during December 2017.

  • 1st) Shiveria Town (Snow Kingdom) from Super Mario Odyssey by Medllix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2nd) Main Theme from The Legend of Zelda (Series) by Toxodentrail & Pixel Mixers
    This track was also featured on our Zelda Album “Hylian Downfall” which you can download here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3rd) Dark World from A Link to the Past by VideoGamesG33k & Pixel Mixers
    This track was also featured on our Zelda Album “Hylian Downfall” which you can download here

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 4th) Toad’s Turpike from Mario Kart 64 by Hashel
    This track was also featured on our Mario Kart Album “Rhythm Raceway” which you can download here

 

 

 

 

  • 5th) Beneath the Mask from Persona 5 by Psamathes & Dacian Grada

 

 

See you guys in 2018 for more amazing covers, happy new year to everyone =)

October’s Most Upvoted Covers

Here are the top 5 most upvoted on our VGCover /Reddit during October 2017.

  • 1st) Piano Game Knight and Psamathes – Eyes on Me (ENG) from Final Fantasy VIII 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2nd) Eric L. with Pokemon Center Theme from Pokemon

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3rd) Lautaro Herrero with Home from Undertale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 4th) Mairiba with Hang Eight from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

 

 

 

 

  • 5th) TeraCMusic with Phantom Train from Final Fantasy VI 

 

July’s Most Upvoted Covers

Here are the top 5 most upvoted on our VGCover /Reddit during July 2017.

1st: mklachu’s Otamatone and Mr Knocky Cover of Gobi’s Valley from Banjo-Kazooie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbEpOxA9VAM

2nd: Ro Panuganti’s Metal cover of Metroid Prime’s Main Theme

3rd: Psamathes and Kain White’s Acoustic/Vocal cover of Nightingale’s Eyes from Dragon Age: Inquisition

4th: Hashel and Mark Autumn’s 70’s style cover of Auron’s Theme from Final Fantasy X

5th: subversiveasset’s Sax Story Cover of Death from FEZ

 

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 😀