I had a lot of fun making this track; I've always wanted to make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remix. I took a huge cue from old school Pendulum and decided on doing a loud, aggressive, wild and FUN drum & bass arrangement of the main show theme. It gets me pumped to listen to it, so I hope that it evokes the same response from you! Enjoy it!
Also included is a rap I did in a jiffy based on the 2nd overworld theme of the original Ultra Games TMNT for the NES. It's always been one of my favorite tracks from the game; and Kirby Pufocia helped grind out some guitar to give it that super chuggy feel. I was so happy with how the instrumental turned out that I also released it in the same package. It's a completely different experience without the lyrics!
Go to my bandcamp page to download all the tracks for free!
PS. Big ups to MAXIMO for the brilliant art! It is #1.
Posted by Luke Esquivel at Monday, January 23, 2012
This year's MAGFest brought a seemingly obvious, yet somehow frequently doubted fact to light:
MAGFest is THE best video game convention.
I've never had so many wonderful memories, so little sleep, and such unadulterated disregard for my liver's well-being than at this convention. I almost tear up thinking of the 6am arcade room raids followed by 8am breakfast binges with people I see, at most, once annually. MAGFest distills the purest love of game culture, dresses it up in the friendliest, most accessible manner, and serves it up on a hotel-sized buffet platter...one you pray to the gods that you could break a piece off of to take home and enjoy later.
...But you can't. Truly, I haven't been this heartbroken about coming back to my daily life in quite a while. One could play Devil's Advocate (starring Al Pacino) and say that its brevity is an essential ingredient to its emotional impact. I completely disagree. Like many conventions, it brings together a multitude of like-minded individuals in unified love for their respective focus. I can say without a shred of hesitation that this is MY con, MY love, and MY people.
And I will NEVER, EVER miss a MAGFest ever again in my life. Do yourself a favor and do the same. Oh, and please enjoy the footage of my 3:30am show. Yeah, it was THAT HYPE at 3:30am.
Posted by Luke Esquivel at Wednesday, January 11, 2012