The original Donkey Kong Country video game was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1994. It was accompanied by one of the finest video game soundtracks of all time.
The Greatest Bits made a remix album of the soundtrack. He combines chiptune-style retrogame sounds with the best modern beats and instruments. The musical styles vary from the funky beat treatment on the title theme to the dancefloor version of Fear Factory. From the chiptune ballad Aquatic Ambiance to the pounding drum‘n bass beats on Mine Cart Madness. And from the eastern groove mix of the Cave Dweller Concert to the dark atmospheres of Northern Hemispheres.
All in the honour of a gorilla called Donkey.
The Greatest Bits: Video Game Music DJ
The Greatest Bits (1978) is a Dutch DJ/Producer and musican who played in various bands for half of his life. The other half was mostly spent playing games like Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, Mega Man, Tetris, Street Fighter and so on.
The Greatest Bits loves the chipsounds of the old game consoles and remixes them with modern beats and instruments. The result is a chiptune crossover style that combines the best of both worlds. Retrogame classics for the sound systems and portable music players of today.
Donkey Kong Country is The Greatest Bits' second album, after the critically acclaimed debut album Mega Man 2 (2010).
Press quotes on The Greatest Bits' previous album "Mega Man 2":
"A wonderful blend of 8 bit beeps and drones with a whole new modern twist. I am happy to give this a rating of 97%" ( theretrogamesnews.com)
"The Greatest Bits manages to keep everything sounding simultaneously cheap and blippy yet full and modern. Most importantly, this sounds fun, and fun is what video games are supposed to be about." ( Roctober Magazine)
Music samples&info: www.thegreatestbits.com