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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.

SEGA Tunes: MegaDriver Re-Record MetalHog for Sonic’s 25th Anniversary

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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Brazilian video game cover act MegaDriver have re-recorded their Sonic the Hedgehog tribute album MetalHog to mark Sonic’s 25th Anniversary.

The new version of the album is entitled MetalHog 2.0 and is available from all good digital music services for $4.99. It’s also available on streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify. MetalHog 2.0 also includes 3 bonus tracks that weren’t included on the original release.

MetalHog 2.0 will be released for free download on MegaDriver’s website on the 23rd of June, the 25th anniversary of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game. You can stream it via Spotify via the below embed:

SEGA Tunes: Crush 40 Perform Live & Learn at the SEGA Joypolis

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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Back in May, Crush 40 played the SEGA Joypolis as a launch event for their new CD 2 Nights 2 Remember. You can now watch a live recording of the band playing Live & Learn from the event. Check it out below:

Crush 40’s 2 Nights 2 Remember is out now and can be ordered from Amazon.

SEGA Tunes: New Crush 40 Release Set for May 13th UPDATED

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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UPDATE 2
The full tracklisting has been revealed. Check it out below courtesy of SEGA Nerds:
1) 2 Nights 2 Remember
2) Big Mouth
3) Light Of The Day
4) Down & Dirty
5) Dangerous Ground [Live 2N2R]
6) Into The Wind [Live 2N2R]
7) Free [Live 2N2R]
8) 2 Nights 2 Remember [Live 2N2R]
9) Down & Dirty [ Live 2N2R]
10) With Me [Live 2N2R]
11) Live Life [Live 2N2R]
12) Knight Of The Wind [Live 2N2R]
13) Watch Me Fly … [Live 2N2R]
14) Revvin ‘Up [Live 2N2R]
15) Never Turn Back [Live 2N2R]
16) Sonic Youth [Live 2N2R]
17) What I’m Made Of … [Live 2N2R]

UPDATE
You can pre-order the CD from Amazon Japan by clicking here. A partial tracklist confirms that 2 Nights 2 Remember and Down & Dirty will appear alongside 2 live recordings of Dangerous Ground and Live Life. Thanks TSSZ.

ORIGINAL STORY
Crush 40 will release their next CD “2 Nights 2 Remember” on May the 13th.

The band who are famous for their Sonic vocal themes will celebrate the release of the new CD with a release party at the SEGA Joypolis in Tokyo on the 16th of May. The band will perform a few songs as well as host a signing session.

There is currently no pre-order options available for the CD. A finalised tracklisting hasn’t been confirmed either. We will update this post as and when both become available.

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