Overclocked Remix (OC Remix) is a website that not only archives some of the greatest video game music tracks in history, but experiments and plays with classics to make new and interesting music pieces. Ranging from techno and electronica to modern takes on the classical genre, you can find all kinds of interesting music based on some of your favorite video game tracks. For some time now, the OC Remix group has assembled a library of remixes from all over the world and spanning many years of gaming history.
The music of OC Remix consist of music from all kinds of gaming genres and titles. The real charm of the remixes are the original approaches to classic favorites. Some remixes draw inspiration from past game tracks in order to go in a new direction, sometimes even a different genre of music vastly different than the original. The results can end up being pretty interesting for your ears.
But don’t take our word for it, check out and have a listen yourself. Here are five great tracks from OC Remix that will definitely tune up your love and appreciation of the musical sounds in video games.
Electric Spark – (Mega Man X- Spark Mandrill Stage)
The Mega Man anniversary OC Remix album contains many tracks from throughout various Mega Man games, including Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, and Mega Man Battle Network. This track specifically draws from Mega Man X‘s SPark Mandrill stage and gives it a more hard sounding rock tone that sounds absolutely incredible.
April Rain – (Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone)
Many remixes have drawn inspiration from the first stage theme from the original Sonic the Hedgehog, but this remix dives into a techno-vibe that others have not done so before. You get the sense of speed, urgency, and rain blowing in the wind in this Green Hill Zone remix.
Go Back – (Streets of Rage 2 – Stage 1)
Sometimes simplicity is usually the best path to perfection, as is the case with this remix of the first stage from Streets of Rage 2. While not deviating too much from the original track, this is a more modern take on the 80s themed beat-em-up with more emotion. Those that grew up during the 80s will recognize some familiar sound clips used in the track, giving it all that more authentic feeling.
Cammy’s London Drizzle – (Super Street Fighter II – Cammy Stage)
Everyone’s favorite UK Street Fighter with buns of steel has a sleek theme on her stage in Street Fighter 2. This remix takes a much more smoother take on the iconic theme and gives a more evening cruise vibe, making this London drizzle something to appreciate. You can sit back and relax, or just go along with the beat and see where it takes you.
Sunken Secrets – (Super Mario 64 – Dire, Dire, Docks)
The tracks in all the Mario games really stick with us long after we’ve stopped playing them. Super Mario 64 was one of the most important games of the 64-bit console generation, and its music was just as important. This remix takes the more relaxed tune from Dire, Dire, Docks and gradually gives it an edgy rock sound. You get the feeling of the ocean blue, a bright sun, and the air of a marine atmosphere.
For more remixed video game tracks, be sure to check out the OC Remix website to view their entire catalog of gaming tracks and original mixes. You can download OC Remix music for free from their vast library or purchase from an assortment of original soundtracks by OC Remix artist. There is a lot of music in there from all over the gaming world that will keep your ears happy for a very long time.
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