The Best of Retro Game Music: Dubstep Edition

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A look at the best retro game music that has been remixed with dubstep elements.

What is Dubstep?

Dubstep is a music genre that emerged in the late 1990s in the UK. It is characterized by its heavy bass, syncopated rhythms, and oftenhard-hitting drums. Dubstep emerged from the UK garage and drum & bass scenes, and has since become one of the most popular genres of electronic music.

The Best of Retro Game Music

Games today are filled with amazing soundtracks that set the tone for the game and engage the player. However, there are some truly great retro game soundtracks that hold up against today’s standards. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the best of retro game music, specifically the dubstep edition.

Donkey Kong Country

There are few video game soundtracks as iconic as Donkey Kong Country. From the original SNES release in 1994 to the more recent releases on the Wii U, the music of Donkey Kong Country has always been a key part of the experience.

Donkey Kong Country was one of the first games to really showcase the power of 16-bit sound chips, and composer David Wise took full advantage of it. The result is a soundtrack that is both catchy and memorable, with a wide variety of tracks that range from energetic and upbeat to more mellow and relaxed.

While the entire soundtrack is worth listening to, there are a few tracks that stand out above the rest. Here are our picks for the best retro game music from Donkey Kong Country:

1) Jungle Hijinx: This is the main theme of Donkey Kong Country, and it perfectly captures the feel of adventuring through a jungle setting. The catchy melody and lively percussion make it one of the most iconic tracks in all of video game history.

2) Aquatic Ambiance: This track is perfect for when you want to relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings. The peaceful melodies and calming sound effects make it perfect for zen moments in-game.

3) mine cart madeness: This track completely changes the tone of Donkey Kong Country, making it feel like a completely different game. The fast-paced beat and intense melodies make it perfect for high-stakes moments in-game.

4) Gangplank Galleon: This track is one of the most iconic tracks in Donkey Kong Country history, and for good reason. It perfectly captures the feel of pirates and high seas adventures, making it perfect for when you’re looking for an adrenaline boost.

Super Mario Bros.

Formally known as the “Dire, Dire Docks” music, this remix by CSWILKES is one of the most impressive and well-known in the Super Mario Bros. 3 remix community. Taking the original mellow and calm music and turning it into an energetic and upbeat dubstep track, this remix is sure to get your blood pumping and your feet moving.

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is a classic video game franchise that has seen many sequels and spin-offs over the years. The original game was released in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and was an instant classic. The Legend of Zelda franchise is known for its epic adventure gameplay, catchy soundtrack, and lovable characters.

One of the most iconic aspects of The Legend of Zelda franchise is its music. The original game featured a now-famous soundtrack composed by Koji Kondo that has been rearranged and reused in many subsequent games. The music of The Legend of Zelda is beloved by fans old and new, and there have been numerous remixes and covers over the years.

The Best of Retro Game Music: Dubstep Edition is a new remix album that features some of the most popular tracks from The Legend of Zelda franchise reimagined as dubstep songs. The album was produced by electronic music duo Star Fox 64, and it features 10 tracks total.

The Best of Retro Game Music: Dubstep Edition is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. If you’re a fan of The Legend of Zelda or dubstep music, be sure to check it out!

Why Dubstep is the Best

Dubstep is the best of all retro game music because it can get you hyped up and ready to play. The best part about dubstep is that it can be mixed with other songs to create an ultimate gaming experience. Dubstep is also great for background music while you’re playing your favourite games.

The Catchy Beats

One of the things that makes dubstep so great is the catchy beats. The music is designed to get your foot tapping and your head nodding along with the rhythm. This is perfect for when you’re gaming, as it can help you focus on the task at hand and get into a flow state. The best dubstep tracks are those that have a strong beat that you can’t help but move to.

The Electronic Sounds

Retro game music has been experiencing a renaissance in recent years, with artists taking the 8- and 16-bit sounds of classic video games and remastering them into electronic remixes that combines the best of both worlds. But of all the genres that have been experimenting with incorporating retro video game sounds, dubstep has emerged as the clear winner.

Dubstep producers have taken the 8-bit sound Palettes of classic games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda and used them to create some truly unique tracks. The result is a sound that is both nostalgic and fresh, incorporating elements of classic video game music with the hard-hitting basslines and frantic energy of dubstep.

And while there are plenty of excellent examples of dubstep remixes of retro game music out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites to get you started. So crank up the bass and get ready to relive your childhood (or discover a whole new world of video game music) with these top 10 dubstep remixes of retro game music.

The Funky Lyrics

There’s something about the lyrics in dubstep that just gets you moving. They’re often positive and upbeat, and they always make you want to dance. The best part about dubstep lyrics is that they’re usually easy to sing along to, even if you don’t know all the words. This makes it the perfect music to listen to when you’re working out or just trying to have a good time.

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