New from Technodrome!

November 3, 2011

Hey folks, just popped on to leave an update on the band. They are currently giving away all of their songs seen on youtube; it comes in an album titled, The Youtube Sessions, and thanks to the oh so excellent website Bandcamp, you can download it in any format you want. This album of course has their pokemon covers, along with mega man 3, and some extra goodies.

http://technodrome.bandcamp.com/

Rock on!
~Dan

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Video Game Music – Where to Plug Your Headphones In First?

October 21, 2010

I’ve been waiting a long while to start this article because of the project that I’ve been a part of. The goal of it was to create a Canon of video game music so that anyone who wanted to listen to VG music, would have a good place to start.

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Awesome Video of the Week! August 23rd, 2010

August 23, 2010

A little over two weeks ago, we here at Continue?, introduced you to a very skilled musician named Freddie25 (you can see that article here). This week, we Continue? our series of awesome videos with another incredibly skilled musician named HIKAKIN. HIKAKIN is a 21-year-old beatboxer, from Japan. On August 21st, he posted a video on his YouTube channel of him beatboxing a song from Street Fighter 2.

-Check the video after the bump-

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Continue?’s Featured Artist: Levar Allen

August 11, 2010

Hey guys, our artist for today is none other than remixer and rap artist Levar Allen. His newest video is what caught my eye, which is his awesome Super Mario Rap Remix.

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Continue?’s Featured Artist: docjazz4

May 19, 2009

Hey everyone, it’s that time of the week again, time for “Continue?’s Featured Artist!”

Last week, I spoke about a great violinist named Ben Chan. Who, in between playing professionally and teaching, finds time to create YouTube videos of himself playing different video game music.  If you think back to that article (click here to read it), the last video I showed was a collaboration of three different artists: Lypurr, BenChan, and a guy named docjazz4, well this week, it is docjazz4’s turn to be in the limelight!

Let us all travel back to the year 1998, back when Billy C was getting inappropriate in the oval office, Google was founded, boys all across America learned to BE A MAN with the help of Mulan, and two video games systems where on the list of every child. One was the first succesful CD based home video game system, the Play Station, the other, the first succesful 64-bit system, with its crazy baterang like controller, the N-64. That year, Nintendo released what many consider to be one of, if not the, best game ever.

What was that game you ask? Well none other than

“The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”

That game introduced children to a bizarre little instrument, the ocarina. The ocarina is one of the oldest instruments in existence and it is also one of the easiest instruments to play. In ’99, a young boy named Dave purchased an ocarina and began learning how to play. Fast forward to August of 2006, Dave joins YouTube under the name docjazz4, and in December of that year, he releases his first video, seen here.

That is docjazz4 and he is playing the Song of Time from that fateful game. Since then, docjazz4 or should I say Dave, has released over 100 videos and has played songs from Zelda to Halo. In addition to his large collection of videos, Dave owns around 20 ocarinas, ranging from simple 4-holed pendants to 4 chambered ocarinas (a multi chambered Ocarina allows for a wider range of notes to be played).

Since Dave began posting videos, he has become quite the hit on YouTube, having over 25,000 subscribers!

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Top 12 Sad Songs

May 12, 2009

Well Andy was surfing YouTube one day and happened upon a bunch of top 10 sad song videos – and, to be quite honest – they were all pretty bad. Yes, Final Fantasy has some fantastic sad music, but an entire list of them doesn’t do Video Game Music justice. It merely gratifies the fan boys that justify the FF series as the IT of gaming. Not that Nobuo Uematsu is not deserving of as much recognition, but there are other composers. As for the rest of the lists, I did see some notable choices, such as Sadness from Terranigma, but there were a few suspect songs missing.
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