OC Remix Releases Album Celebrating 25 Years of Sonic the Hedghog
Sega aren’t the only ones hyped up for Sonic the Hedgehog‘s 25th anniversary, as OC ReMix proved when they released a Sonic the Hedgehog tribute album yesterday.
Featuring 20 tracks from 27 different artists, Speeding Towards Adventures: 25 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog is the perfect album for any Sonic fan to celebrate the iconic mascot’s 25th anniversary. Director Black Doom (Stepan Sudilovskiy) talks about his love of Sonic and remixing game music:
“Sonic has always been my favorite video game series. It has always meant a lot to me. The fast-paced addictive gameplay, vivid stages, and, of course, catchy music made my first experience of diving into the Sonic universe one of the most important events of my childhood. Then I started to learn more and more about Sonic the Hedgehog games. They were all amazing to explore, but the music remained the most memorable part of this entertainment. A few years later I started to look for the soundtracks on the Internet and downloaded almost every album existing at that time. I was listening to them on a daily basis, and I was listening to nothing but this music – that’s how obsessed I was with it!
In the middle of 2012 I came across a remix of the Special Stage theme from S3&K – Red Sphere, Blue Sphere” by Ben Briggs. Apparently I had to head over to the Project Chaos website, grab the whole album and listen to it. This experience changed my life drastically – the idea of giving all-time favorite video game music a completely new life impressed me lot. I also discovered the album Temporal Duality that was in development, and ultimately that album inspired me to start this album!”
There’s a variety of different sounds and arrangements that not only celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog, but also show just how far OC ReMix have come as well. This is some seriously impressive stuff, but don’t take our word for it, give it a listen yourselves!