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February Patreon Live Recording – 2021

February Patreon Live Recording – 2021

On this character spotlight Patreon exclusive episode, Mike and Justin visit Bowser’s Castle and have a focus on the king of Koopas himself, Bowser! Listen to tales about Mario sports games fueling Justin and Mike’s college/post-college years! Hear Mike wax nostalgic about his love of Super NES games, tangents about unnecessary characters in games, being inside Bowser (gross)…and a special announcement at the end of the episode regarding a brand new tier we’ll be announcing for Patrons. Get ready to feel the fire of Prog and hard rock, crunchy metal arrangements of classic Mario tracks, and….Pee Wee Herman music?! It’s February’s Patreon Exclusive XVGM Radio Live Show!

December/January Patreon Live Recording – 2020/2021

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December/January Patreon Live Recording – 2020/2021

Happy New Year! To celebrate the exit of one atrocious year and potentially into a better one, we’re starting off brand new….with an episode dedicated to games with the word NEW in their titles! This was an eclectic retro mix of bombastic orchestral tracks, funky jazz, new jack swing bass lines, and some worldly music too! All music from a wide assortment of video game generations. Enjoy the last and first live show from 2020 and 2021!

November Patreon Live Recording – 2020

November Patreon Live Recording – 2020

It’s not everyday you are joined by one of the best video game music composers in the indie scene (He’s rolling his eyes right now, stop it!) But the November live show is extra special because we were joined by none other than Matt Creamer a.k.a Norrin Radd! Justin, Mike and Matt picked some totally killer VGM tunes for this Patreon-exclusive live show, had fun chats about horny horns, slap bass, twarnmpy Genesis music, Sega’s Tower of Power, and more on this blazin’ hot funky live show…only on XVGM Radio!

October Patreon Live Recording – 2020

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October Patreon Live Recording – 2020

Take a look back through the backstage area of SPOOKYFEST 2020, where Mike and Justin are dropping some SPOOOOOOOKY, SPOOPY musical vibes, all exclusive to Patrons! From the terrifying, haunting, nails-on-a-chalkboard, skin crawling LISA: The Painful, to some old familiars from the Belmont Family! Swap your heads and bite some necks while you creak through the mansion basement of the VIP backstage pass for SPOOKYFEST 2020!

September Patreon Live Recording – 2020

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September Patreon Live Recording – 2020

Licensed music is…well…licensed. It’s tough to showcase it in a video game music podcast. However, we thought it would be perfect timing to cover Tony Hawk video game music! With Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 Remake releasing recently, it’s not totally coincidental as to why this became the topic for this month’s episode. Bang your head and dance in your seat to the thrilling sounds of high profile artists like Goldfinger, Flogging Mollies and hear Mike’s tale on Crenshaw and Justin’s story about misheard lyrics, all on this extra special-only-possible-on-Patreon-live-episode of XVGM Radio! 

August Patreon Live Recording – 2020

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August Patreon Live Recording – 2020

It’s time to celebrate Patrons! August showcased a plethora of smashing tunes that are tracks we might not normally pick from, but they’re awesome nevertheless. We went into this one like a blind listen, and left riding Beetlejuice sandworms and playing air guitar. Lots of musical genre talks, what we were listening to in 1999, Discussion of Shepards, tower defense, Demon girl dating sims…and more! And all exclusive for Patrons! Huge thank you to those who won out during the random dice roll. And for those who didn’t get picked or some of the previous Patreon episode were left out, we’ll be sure to showcase your tunes next time around!

Check the episode out on our Patreon!

TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Chris Murray: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV – The End of Saga (PS4, 2018) “Burning Throb” Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Yukihiro Jindo, Mitsuo Singa

1 – Austin: Elemental Master (GEN, 1990) “Calling on the Dark Dragon King – Stage 5 Boss” Toshiharu Yamanishi, Naosuke Arai

2 – Jeremy Rutz: Tokyo Xtreme Racer (Shutokou Battle) (DC, 1999) “Haziness” T’s Music

3 – Nick Davis: Mass Effect (XB360, 2007) “Spectre Induction” Jack Wall (Lead), Sam Hulick

4 – Matt Hannola: Helltaker (PC, 2020) “Vitality” Mittsies

5 – Dan Laughton: Pawarumi (PC/Consoles, 2018/19) “The Dune Queen” Grégory Desmurs

6 – Muddled MADness: Duke of Defense (PC/Switch, 2019) “Shiver Shiver” Chris Anselmo

July Patreon Live Recording – 2020

July Patreon Live Recording – 2020

Sun’s out, Guns out, and buns out! The XVGM Radio boys get wet and wild on this month’s Patreon exclusive show, as they chat about even MORE Summer Trax than last year! Join in on the discussion regarding who would play the best live action Tifa Lockhart, The guys talk awkward fan service; Mike’s continued lack of Nostalgia for the Mana series, and Justin breaks down horrendous controls bit by bit! All while they sip on cold beverages and bask in the current weather! And Next Month: Patreon Picks for August! Send your submissions to XVGMRadio@gmail.com!

June Patreon Live Recording – 2020

June Patreon Live Recording – 2020

It’s Summertime, and our lawns are officially burnt. Time to grab a cool beverage and get into the air conditioning as Mike and Justin showcase some stellar fire/heat based games, levels and characters and the VGM that accompanies them. Conversations got heated quick, as the boys chat about Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck’s moustaches, Steve from Full House, cheesecake art, and green and purple Mike and Ike candies?! This was a super silly episode, and it’s exclusive for Patreon members!

May Patreon Live Recording – 2020

May Patreon Live Recording – 2020

Tonight’s episode was a ton of fun and we were so fortunate to have on one of Mike’s longtime chiptuner and game composer friends, Michael “NEStrogen” Raisner! Michael was a ton of fun to talk to and we learned all about his soundtrack and composition style for Super Hyperactive Ninja, a game he did the music for. We ask him about his history with chiptune, Little Sound DJ, Famitracker, and what instruments he can play. Plus, sidebars about Kelly Kapowski, jokes about NESticles, corpse paint and Black Metal influences (Blast Beats in the soundtrack?!) and more! Plus, we even get a live performance out of him via guitar!

Thanks again to Michael Raisner (NEStrogen) for being on the show! You can buy Super Hyperactive Ninja on Nintendo Switch, Microsoft XBOX One, Sony Playstation 4 and STEAM right NOW!

NEStrogen’s Bandcamp is a great way to check him out, support his hard work and download or stream his music. Find it here:  https://nestrogen.bandcamp.com/

Special thanks to Jordan Davis, Alex Messenger and Scott Mcelhone for joining us in the chat for the live show! Make sure to stay in touch on Patreon and Discord for our live show announcements!

Check the episode out on our Patreon!

TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Maniac mansion (NES, 1988) “Jeff’s Theme” – David Warhol
1 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Main Boss Theme”
2 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Tower 2 (Hyperactive)”
3 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Tower 4 (Main)”
4 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Tower 5 (Hyperactive)”
5 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Tower 4 (Hyperactive)”
6 – Super Hyperactive Ninja (PS4, Switch, XBONE, Steam, 2018) “Final Boss Theme”

April Patreon Live Recording – 2020

We miss baseball. So much. Really, we just miss normalcy. But baseball was part of that. The season would’ve been in it’s first month of playing, so what better way to enjoy the sport than to jam out to some absolutely KILLER Baseball VGM?! With Justin not being able to make the recording of this episode, Mike brought in long time collaborator on PixelTunes Radio and current host of VGMbassy, Ed Wilson to pinch-co-host for Justin! Hear Mike and Ed talk about balls (not necessarily getting wrecked though…) as well as tiny cats record scratching, lots of N64 talk (both good and bad) and….eggs?! Swing batta, batta, SWING into this episode for a home run!

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