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I went to Japan! A TON of programming, a bit of sight-seeing and plenty of onigiri later, I am back in the states, and comin' at you with a few blog posts to give you the lowest of downs on the land of the rising sun!
First off, I want to thank Jeriaska at nubuwo.com for orchestrating a plethora of awesome shows and talks for me to be a part of.
Most of my Japan trip was actually recorded by Jeriaska as part of the Tokyo Gaming Showcase Bundle. I met up with several awesome developers, some more local to me than I anticipated! Lots of beer was drank and songs played. I'm talking about the first music show I ever played in Japan, which was at Sabaco in Tokyo!
Here is where I met quite a few Japanese chiptune legends, The awesome Robokabuto, the talented Kunio, the awesome RIKI(developer of Kira Kira Starnight) and of course, the unforgettable Hally. We rocked deep into the night, and here, the first seeds of the Street Fighter X Mega Man: Re-made in Japan were sewn.
Now, I'll be the first to admit that Street Fighter X Mega Man is mostly a remix album in itself; more specifically, I like to look at it as a musical mash-up work between 2 of the greatest franchises. When the idea of a remix album of a remix album was brought up, I myself was a bit skeptical...that is of course, until I heard Kunio's fantastic Akuma remix! Completely awesome, totally baller, and the catalyst for kicking the project into full gear.
I've done a SERIOUSLY BASSY remix as part of this project, and I'll be showing it off probably tomorrow? In the meantime, check out this akuma track as it is fucking KILLER. You're welcome.