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Unreleased Sonic 3D Demo Songs by Jun Senoue Shared on YouTube | SEGA Tunes

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Back in October 2017, Jon Burton of Traveller’s Tales fame revealed that he was in the possession of a cassette containing the demo versions of Jun Senoue’s Sonic 3D Blast soundtrack. Well fast-forward 2 years and Burton has started to upload these demos to his YouTube channel, GameHut. You can listen to 3 of the tracks from the cassette via the embed below:

This is a fascinating piece of history that showcases how Jun Senoue wrote his music in 1996. The demos are arranged very simplistically on synthesisers before being re-arranged for use on the Mega Drive’s Yamaha YM2612 sound chip. The full tracklisting for the demo cassette is listed below. Hopefully Burton continues to share more of the music from the cassette:

A1 Opening (Short Ver.)
A2 Opening (Long Ver.)
A3 Power Up
A4 Green Alley Zone Act.1
A5 Casino Night Zone Act.1
A6 Boss (Minor Key)
B1 Boss (Major Key)
B2 Special Stage
B3 Bonus Stage (Miles)
B4 Bonus Stage (Knuckles)

New Knuckles Theme Remix Released as Part of Sonic Mania Adventures Remix Series | SEGA Tunes

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Another new Sonic remix was revealed at SXSW and this is a special remix of Knuckles’ theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Arranged by Tee Lopes and Jun Senoue, this remix also contains a little nod to Knuckles’ Unknown from M.E. theme from Sonic Adventure. You can listen to it by clicking the embed below:

This isn’t the first time Tee Lopes and Jun Senoue have collaborated on a Sonic Mania Adventures special remix. The duo also released the song Discovery last month and you can listen to that by clicking here.

Listen to a Bingo Highway-Inspired Song from the Team Sonic Racing Soundtrack | SEGA Tunes

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

A new song from the Team Sonic Racing soundtrack has been debuted at SXSW. This new track is called Bingo Party and it’s actually a remix of the Bingo Highway theme from Sonic Heroes. This remix was arranged by original composer Jun Senoue and features a Sonic series debut for chiptune artist TORIENA, who also collaborated on the track. Check it out:

Bingo Party is just one song on the 130 song Team Sonic Racing: Maximum Overdrive soundtrack which will launch the same day as Team Sonic Racing on digital music streaming and download services. Team Sonic Racing launches on May 21st 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

German Techno Artist ‘Remute’ Releasing New Album on a Mega Drive Cartridge | SEGA Tunes

Monday, February 4th, 2019

We’re a big fan of new, independent Mega Drive releases, but normally they come in the form of games. This latest development is a 16 track techno album from German artist Remute.

Releasing on March 22nd 2019, this album has been specifically programmed to play back using the Mega Drive’s Yamaha YM2612 sound chip. While the compositions are by Remute, the programming was done by Kabuto and it features graphics by Exocet. Whether this means the cover art or the cartridge also features a graphical equaliser is not known at this time.

Pre-order the album from Remute’s Bandcamp page by clicking here. The cartridge will set you back €33.33. Click the embed below to listen to A Warm Feeling of Total Immersion, which will feature on the full abum:

[Source: Eurogamer]

Sand Road Theme from Team Sonic Racing is a Treat for the Ears | SEGA Tunes

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

A new remix from the Team Sonic Racing soundtrack has made its way online. This time Jun Senoue teams up with Tee Lopes and Takeshi Taneda for a remix of Sonic Adventure’s Sand Hill theme. This new remix will accompany the Sand Road circuit in Team Sonic Racing. Listen by clicking the embed below; it’s something very special indeed:

Team Sonic Racing is due to be released on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on May 21st 2019. The game is being developed by Sumo Digital.

Jun Senoue and Hyper Potions Team Up for New Team Sonic Racing Song | SEGA Tunes

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

It’s time for another new song from the Team Sonic Racing soundtrack! Jun Senoue is back and this time he’s collaborating with none other than Hyper Potions for ‘Market Street’; a remix of the Rooftop Run theme from Sonic Unleashed. Check it out below:

Missed the last music teaser for Team Sonic Racing? Click here to check out Boo’s House from a few week’s back.

Team Sonic Racing is due to be released on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on May 21st 2019. The game is being developed by Sumo Digital.

Tee Lopes and Jun Senoue Collaborate on New Team Sonic Racing Song | SEGA Tunes

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Well isn’t this a surprise! We previously knew that Jun Senoue and Crush 40 were involved in the Team Sonic Racing soundtrack, but the official Sonic channel has now made us aware that Tee Lopes of Sonic Mania fame is also collaborating with Senoue. The first showcase of the two in action is a track called Boo’s House and it’s actually a remix of the Sandopolis theme from Sonic & Knuckles. Check it out below:

Team Sonic Racing is currently due to release on May 21st 2019 after a recent delay. The game is being developed by Sumo Digital and is due for release on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4.

MegaDriver Release New Album of Shmup Covers ‘For Great Justice’ | SEGA Tunes

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Heavy metal video game covers band MegaDriver have returned with a new album of covers based on tunes from various shoot-em-ups. The album is called For Great Justice and features metal renditions of songs from Thunderforce IV, Elemental Master, Zero Wing, Gaiares and more.

You can download the album for free from MegaDriver’s official website and it’s also available for streaming on Spotify, Bandcamp and Deezer.

You can check out a medley of Thunderforce IV tracks from the album by clicking the embed below:

[Source: MegaDriver]

SEGA Tunes: Watch Tomoya Ohtani’s Sonic Forces Live Set from TGS 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

During the 2017 Tokyo Game Show, Tomoya Ohtani performed a short live set of music from Sonic Forces to promote the upcoming Sonic Team title. He was joined on stage by vocalists Jon Underdown and Nana Hatori and the performance has become infamous for Ohtani’s use of the air horn sound effect. You can watch the set by clicking below:

Sonic Forces launches worldwide on November 7th 2017 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

SEGA Tunes: The Sonic Forces Vocal Theme is Predictably Sung by a Pop Punk Vocalist of Yesteryear

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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In keeping with the theme of Sonic Team dredging up pop punk vocalists whose popularity climaxed around 2003, the Sonic Forces vocal theme ‘Fist Bump’ features Douglas Robb from Hoobastank. This is pretty in keeping with mainline Sonic Team-developed Sonic titles as we’ve previously experienced themes by Zebrahead and Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup.

We’d previously heard an untitled instrumental version of this track back in March, but this version features Robb singing along with the main guitar melody. Check it out below:

Sonic Forces releases on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC around Christmas this year and is being developed by Sonic Team.

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