For over 20 years, the OverClocked Remix community and website has been offering today’s and yesterday’s gamers to revisit the music of their favorite video games, be it a cover, a remix, or a rearrangement – for free. How many times The Legend of Zelda was put into jazz? Sonic The Hedgehog into dubstep? Mega Man into funk? Undertale into prog rock?
I wrote a feature story on the art of remixing your childhood’s video games scores, something that has been around for a while but benefited from much more traction recently, as licensed, professionalised record labels are now bringing it to the mainstream.
As a bonus, it will either make you feel better or more productive at work, at the gym or when you’re on chores.