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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Episode 20-10 SNK Fighters with Ed Wilson!

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This week is all about fighting games produced by SNK. We discover hard rock, smooth jazz, euro-beat, and even early 90s positive-rap! The Bonus-Round is OFF THE HOOK, you can’t miss this one!

Helping us make sense of it all, we’re joined by VGM expert and podcast master: Ed Wilson! (The VGMbassy, Impulse Project, PixelTunes Radio) Ed brings the class this show desperately needed! His vast knowledge of game systems, hardware, and composers… and we just sing silly songs and crack jokes.

Track list:

  1. Sunrise on the Train – Garou: Mark of the Wolves – Neo Geo – Masato Horiuchi (HORI HORI), Yasuhiro Naka, Akahiro Uchida, OKAN, and Q_Jiro 
  2. Cool Jam – The King of Fighters R1 – Neo Geo Pocket Color – SNK Soundteam (Takushi Hiyamuta “HIYA!”, “yone”, “USAKO”, “MARIMO”, Hideyuki Ashizawa “ASSHY”)
  3. Antenna Stage – Neo Geo Battle Colosseum – Neo Geo – SNK Sound Team (Yasumasa Yamada head composer)
  4. Fin of Invincibility (Halford’s Theme) – Samurai Shodown 2019- PlayStation 4 – Hideki Asanaka, Mayuko Hino, Naoki Kita, and Minori Sasaki, Akihiro Nakazawa and Daisuke Mori from NorthSound, and Kensuke Inage and Jun Hoshina (Samurai Musicians)
  5. Sho’s Theme – Breakers Revenge – Neo Geo – Kenichi Kamio
  6. KoF 2002 – Diamond Dust – Kula Diamond’s Theme by the SNK Sound Team ( Masahiko Hataya)
  7. “Show Time!” from NEO GEO Guys Song Collection CD – Composition & Arrangement: SNK Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan, Vocals: Kong Kuwata, Satoshi Hashimoto, Kouji Ishii, Harumi Ikoma, Mami Kingetsu, Akoya Sogi, Lyrics: MOMO
  8. Kiss Me (Theme of Blue Mary Arranged) – Fatal Fury 3 Arranged – Yukifumi Makino (Macky)
  9. Blue Mary Blues – Full Band (KoF ‘97) – The Consouls
  10. Psycho Soldier Remix 97 – King of Fighters R-21 – Neo Geo Pocket Color -SNK Soundteam (Takushi Hiyamuta “HIYA!”, “yone”, “USAKO”, “MARIMO”, Hideyuki Ashizawa “ASSHY”)

Episode 20-9 Podcastiversary 4!

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Happy new podcast year! We celebrate 4 years of Rhythm and Pixels by sharing our favorite tracks of the past year! We share some favorite episode memories, and Pernell competes in Rob’s version of VGM Jeopardy! Enjoy the show!

BTW this episode was live-streamed on our Twitch channel, so there’s lots of singing and some visual gags that might not translate. 🙂

Track list:

shhhh it’s a secret 😀

Episode 20-8 200th Episode Celebration Clip-Show!

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That’s right, this is our 200th (numbered) episode! We’ve released mixtapes, bonus-beats, and various other things. BUT THIS! This is our 200th episode!!! We celebrate with tea, energy drinks, and music of course! We also listen to your favorite moments of the last 4 years, and they crack us up! Enjoy the show!

Track list:

  1. Battle of Conflicts – Cosmic Star Heroine – HyperDuck Soundworks (Chris Geehan, Dan Byrne-Mccullough)
  2. Glacius theme – Killer Instinct – SNES – Graeme Norgate
  3. Staff – Hard Dunk – Sega Arcade – Hideaki Myamoto
  4. Stage 4-1 – Blazing Chrome – Dominic Nidmark
  5. Valley of Salvation – Caldrius Blaze – Yoshimi Kudo
  6. Vella Wild Groove – YiiK – Andrew Allanson
  7. Face My Fears Dj CUTMAN Remix (Kingdom Hearts III) – Dj CUTMAN, Tee Lopes, Adriana Figueroa
  8. Toasty Buns (Parappa the Rapper 2) – Smooth4Lyfe

Bonus Beats 5: Liquid Drum and Bass

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Inspired by some music from our past Gameboy Advance episode, we present a mix of great liquid drum and bass video game music! There are tracks from a diverse group of games and game consoles, but they all hit the mark for big bass, big atmosphere, and speed.

Liquid is a sub-genre of drum and bass, using similar tempos and bass-lines, but aimed at producing a sentimental atmosphere for listening at home, rather than at a nightclubs and raves.

Hey! next week is our 200th episode!!! We’re going to highlight your favorite moments from the show, so let us know! Send us an email!

Track list:

  1. Time Station – Ape Escape – PlayStation – Soichi Terada
  2. Track 7 – Looney Tunes Sheep Raider – PlayStation – Eric Casper
  3. Lost – 1080 Snowboarding – N64 – Kenta Nagata
  4. Silhouette Dance – Ridge Racer Type 4 – PlayStation – Asuka Sakai
  5. Beats from Above – Klonoa Door to Phanomile – PlayStation – Tetsukazu Nakanishi
  6. Heartland – Metropolis Street Racer – Dreamcast – Richard Jacques
  7. Haze in Daylight – Ace Driver Victory Lap – Arcade – Keiichi Okabe
  8. No Remorse – Rabi-Ribi – PlayStation 4 – Triodust
  9. We All Become – Transistor – PlayStation 4 – Darren Knob, performed by Ashley Barrett
  10. Every Day – Zone of the Enders The Fist of Mars – Gameboy Advance – Tatsuya Fujiwara, Susumu Nakamura

Episode 20-7 The Worst Controllers and Other Scary Stories

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It’s spooky-scary-Halloween time, so we tell stories of haunted consoles, corrupted games, and controllers of the damned! This week’s episode was recorded on our live-stream for our Patreon members! So things get a more than a little goofy! Happy haunting!

Track list:

  1. First Floor Mansion – Resident Evil – PlayStation – Makoto Tomozawa, Koichi Hiroki, Masami Ueda
  2. Gears of Fortune – Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Ryusuke Fujioka
  3. Your Best Nightmare – Undertale – Toby Fox
  4. Stage 3 – Splatterhouse 3 – Genesis – Eiko Kaneda
  5. Level 4 –  Decap Attack – Genesis – Fumito Tamayama, Hiroto Kanno
  6. Dog Ending Credits – Silent Hill 2 – PlayStation 2 – Akira Yamaoka
  7. The Megas – The Belmonts (Cassette EP) – 01 Bloody Tears
  8. Dance of Pales / No Sleep (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) – Mega Ran and Sammus and The Ranger
  9. Lavender Town – Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green – Gameboy Advance – Go Ichinose, Junichi Masuda