Best Video Game Music podcasts — Music from your favorite video games (Updated June 2017; image)
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
A podcast which shares, discusses and analyzes the best in video game music from all different generations. Topics of discussion include: composition, melody, harmony, chords and rhythm, as well as technical aspects, such as hardware limitations and production. Enjoy a new episode every Monday!
 
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Top Score
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Some of the scores for video games are incredibly intricate and deserve recognition, which is why we've created Top Score: a series of podcasts dedicated to the music that accompanies soldiers through battle, sorcerers through forests and aliens through space.
 
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Battle Bards
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A musical journey through MMO soundscapes, Battle Bards reviews and discusses the soundtrack of MMORPGs with a trio of engaging hosts. The Battle Bards podcast alternates with Retro Reprise every other week, a half-hour podcast showcasing classic VGM from the ’80s and ’90s.
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
Video Game Music Podcast with Rob and Pernell
 
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KNGI Network Podcast Master Feed
 
The KNGI Network is the home of radio shows and podcasts dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music, independent music communities, and gaming culture.
 
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A weekly show about Video Game music where we cover all the bases. From retro 8-bit tunes to orchestral medleys, covers and even remixes, along with weekly discussion from your three hosts, Jackson, Mateo and Miqueas.
 
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Train Station at 8: A Video Game Music Podcast
 
 
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Past Episodes – Touhou Tuesday – KNGI Network
 
KNGI podcasts are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music, independent music communities, and gaming culture.
 
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Music Respawn with Kate Remington
 
WSHU Public Radio’s Kate Remington combines her love of music and video games in this series of informal conversations with composers and performers of game soundtracks. Plus, there’s lots of music in the interviews, so you can hear it for yourself!
 
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Composer Stephen E. Cox says the chance to write the music for Farpoint, Impulse Gear's ambitious Virtual Reality game for Sony, was a dream come true because it's exactly the kind of science fiction world he's loved since he was a kid. As he told me, getting the right vibe for the music without relying on the usual clichés was a fun challenge. ...…
 
This week on the show we are back to our ALL-MUSIC formula with Miqueas at the helm! Pulling music from games like Pokemon, Diablo 2 and Fez, Miqueas has compiled a lengthy playlist of his favorite tracks ever! Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42413/ June.21,2017…
 
We discuss E3 2017 and hand out silly awards. 0:00 – EA 10:35 – Microsoft 40:16 – Devolver Digital 41:55 – Bethesda 48:16 – PC 52:21 – Ubisoft 1:19:10 – Sony 1:53:45 – Nintendo 2:22:02 – Silly E3 Awards If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio ver ...…
 
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The Neo Geo is not only known for beautiful 2d sprite artwork, but also amazing music. You know the Neo Geo, you’d see the big red cabinet in the arcades, 4 brightly colored buttons, and often multiple games in the same system. Let’s dig in and have some fun! Track list: New World (Ending) – The Super Spy – Neo Geo – Masahiko Hataya The Grand C ...…
 
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Hiroshi Kawaguchi, also known as "Hiro" was one of Sega's earliest and most prolific video game composers. He has a very unique, raw, energetic style, and his music has truly stood the test of time. Enjoy some amazing VGM!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Olivier Derivière pushes the envelope of how music can be part of a game in his score for the psychological thriller, Get Even. Olivier grew his music organically from the in-game sounds, and as he explained after I caught up with him after his session at the Game Developer's Conference, it took lots of experimentation! Olivier worked with the ...…
 
E3 starts earlier and earlier every year. No topic timestamps this week as it’s a solo show. Andrew spends the first half an hour moaning about how boring EA’s press conference was then spends the back half about Black Panther and Wonder Woman. If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTu ...…
 
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This week the boys spend most of the hour discussing this year's E3 conferences, as well as playing music from announced games such as Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Gran Turismo Sport, and Moss. Check out the set list at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42345/ June. 14,2017
 
After four years and over 700 MMORPG music tracks, the Battle Bards have arrived at their 100th show! For this centennial spectacular, Syl, Steff, and Syp reminisce about the most notable shows, their best soundtrack discoveries, and their favorite tracks. This super-sized show gets wrapped up with a bout of listener emails and a promise of ano ...…
 
This week, NGI shines the spotlight on new remixes from KWED, OverClocked ReMix, and the Dwelling of Duels, heads down Artist Alley with a look at Blind Spot, and features a selection of remixes from Splatoon and the new Amiga synthwave/cyberpunk album Project Paula! 01. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: SoundCloud) 02. M-H – ...…
 
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On this episode, Ian and Kyle discuss the latest cinematic sensation, Wonder Woman. Spoilers abound! Support the show on Patreon! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network Like BumbleKing Comics & KNGI on Facebook Follow @IanFlynnBKC & @KyleJCrb o ...…
 
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To celebrate the new movie Wonder Woman, Rob and Pernell focus on games with strong female protagonists. There is lots of jazz, and argument discussion about the Final Fantasy series. We also form the first emo-jug-band, which is way cooler than it sounds. Track list: CRASH MAN – Rosenkreuzstilette – Steam – Blue Sky Lea! Go! Go! – CrossCode – ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
In this episode, Karl & Will spotlight on the soundtrack to a mobile game in the Final Fantasy series that you may not have heard before. But rest assured, Brave Exvius has some of the most masterful orchestral video game music you'll hear anywhere!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
In this Bonus Episode, Karl shares his brand new chiptune album "Micropower" in its entirety! Enjoy an imaginative, groovy and energetic journey. Download Micropower here: https://supermarcatobros.bandcamp.com/album/micropowerBy supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Nintendo’s online service might not be as fully featured as its competition but hey, at least it will be cheaper! 15:52 – Nintendo details pricing and features of its paid online service 25:55 – Voice chat headset for Switch is overly complicated 34:24 – Valve announces the price of Steam Direct 46:20 – The ethical implications of relabeling re ...…
 
This week Jagan takes command with an jam packed music episode! Some of the songs played are from games such as Kingdom Hearts II, Sword and Sorcery, and Enter the Gungeon. Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42266/ June.7,2017
 
Gareth Coker describes The Unspoken from Insomniac Games, as "Fight Club for Wizards!" This unique virtual reality game gives players a chance to battle each other using incredibly powerful spells. Gareth says he spend weeks experimenting to get just the right palette for the soundtrack, then found the perfect musicians to perform it. Gareth wr ...…
 
This week NGI hosts an all-star all-female battle royale for the ages, featuring over a half-hour of Cammy remixes! PLAYLIST 1.Prince uf Darkness – Super Skeet Fighter Turbo Alphamale IV (Street Fighter Alpha [ARC] :: OverClocked ReMix) [Chun-Li] 2.Little V Mills – Rainbow Mika’s Theme (Street Fighter V [ARC] :: YouTube) [R. Mika]3.Neblix – Gir ...…
 
I was able to finish my show this week! For those who were able to tune in last week, yeah, this is the same playlist, but I decided to run through the techno set again and make less mistakes, which totally worked and imo it sounds pretty good now. Later in the show I played the new HWLS EP02 [Bandcamp, $6 AUD+] T-Square – Nab that chap Perfume ...…
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
This is a nice relaxing episode, one with nothing to worry about. There are no mistakes, only happy VGM accidents. Joining us on the show is Matt Waldron from the Youtube channel Pernell and Matt Play Games! Matt shares his favorite Splatoon tunes, and Rob attempts some VGM karaoke. Track list: Turf War (edit) – Splatoon – Wii U – Toru Minegish ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
It's time for another installment of Show & Tell! Karl & Will each bring in their own playlist of tracks that the other hasn't heard. And in Show & Tell fashion, they duke it out in order to decide the track of the week. Enjoy a diverse assortment of great VGM!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Austin Wintory' s music for DeFormers , from Ready at Dawn Studios, is a kaleidoscope of iconic sounds of Spaghetti Westerns and circus bands. He said his only direction from the studio was to make it fun, and he did! Austin featured accordion virtuoso, Ksenija Sidorova, and built the music around her incredible ability to get to the heart of t ...…
 
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This week the guys talk about the different direction that Far Cry 5 is taking and the completion of Super Smash Flash 2. They play music from games such as League of Legends, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Fantasy Life.Check out the set list at: http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42153/ May.31,2017…
 
Poor leaky, leaky Nintendo. 40:11 – Wargaming admits copyright abuse was wrong move 50:05 – Nintendo sells empty Splatoon boxes for collectors 56:15 – Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle leaks If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the s ...…
 
The Battle Bards are on vacation at a tropical beach paradise! In the team's 99th episode, they examine beach, resort, and island music cues from MMORPGs. Can it still be a resort when everything around you is out for murder? As long as the music is this good, who cares? Episode 99 show notes Intro (feat. "Maple Island 1" from MapleStory 2 and ...…
 
is week, NGI travels back in time to the heyday of the arcade and takes a listen to great remixes from games of the era. PLAYLIST: 1. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI) 2. GaMetal – Streets of N.Y. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [ARC] :: YouTube) 3. Lame Genie – Intro Theme (Tecmo Bowl [ARC] :: Bandcamp) 4. BrainCells – Smoke in ...…
 
Recently, Ian ran a casual poll on Twitter to see what fans thought was the best story arc to “Sonic Universe.” On this episode, Kyle and Ian discuss the results and weigh in on which arc they liked best. Support the show on Patreon! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed Check out BumbleKing ...…
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
We decided to change things up a bit this week and invite on of our Patreon members to join us on the show! Alex brought with him some excellent music from all sorts of games, and the Rhythm and Pixels team selected tracks that would accompany each one. We talk Rayman, Ristar, and Rob reminisces on old days working in a arcade. Track list: Hood ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
In this episode, Karl & Will share some incredible music from the very underrated Atelier series! This series was handled by the Gust Sound Team, and features beautiful melodies, expressive live performance, and impeccable production. Enjoy!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
This week, Nintendo made a reasonable localization decision. I know, we were surprised too! 28:17 – Nintendo replaces obscene gesture in Mario Kart 8 34:26 – No Destiny 2 on Switch because the game is online-only 39:52 – World of Tank devs are using copyright in order to censor harsh criticism If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill ...…
 
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This week Jackson flies solo once again to bring you a full episode of awesome tracks. Some of the tracks played are from games such as Super Mario 64, NieR Automata and Undertale!Check out the set list at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/42046/May. 24,2017
 
Kyle transitions the Source Tune Spectrum to NGI in a big way with ‘Wicked Child’ from Castlevania. Enjoy 25 awesome arrangements of one of the most iconic themes in video game music! 1. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection [Theme of KNGI] (Original work :: SoundCloud) 2. Toshinori Hiramatsu – Wicked Child (Castlevania [NES] :: VGMdb) 3. Fishy, S ...…
 
HEY I REMEMBERED TO DO THE SHOW THIS WEEK I got a bunch of new stuff in the past few weeks and I am very excited to show it all to you! Also got some links incoming. Back in January Tuberz McGee released “Tuberz McGee and the Mildly Inappropriate Dinner Conversations with the Highly Probable In-Laws” [Cheabeats Bandcamp, PWYW, CD $10] which is ...…
 
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Brass! Strings! Percussion! This week we listen to music inspired by the classics, though we often find classical pieces adapted for video games. So why not showcase a little bit of both! Also, Rob tries-out for a position at NPR and Pernell has a serious Persona addiction. Ever wanted to see a podcast recording in person? Well now is your chan ...…
 
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Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
 
In this episode, the guys focus on music from games released by Data East! This video game company was most prolific in the late 80s and early 90s, and was responsible for many amazing soundtracks. Enjoy an eclectic mix of great tunes, many of which you may not have heard before!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Mikolai Stroinski says writing the music for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was the biggest challenge he's had so far. In fact, he wrote two soundtracks -- the in-game music, as well as an album of pop songs that play whenever you're driving through the terrain of the Republic of Georgia. There are lots of tense moments in the game. Surprisingly, Mikol ...…
 
The show must go on, horrible allergy attack be damned! 1:45 – The pros and cons of Bethesda’s Prey demo 8:41 – Bethesda still thinks trademarks mean you own words 18:36 – Greybox adds OST to physical version of RIME to justify higher price. Digital version will be cheaper, but not in Australia. 25:22 – Square Enix says bye-bye to Hitman dev IO ...…
 
This is the first week of the new crew with Jackson, Miqueas, and new co-host Jagan. The guys talk about Sonic Forces and character creation, and play music from games such as Black Mesa, Destiny, and Bloodborne.http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/41973/May.17,2017
 
Perfect World -- it's not just a massive games publisher, it's also an MMORPG! The team at Battle Bards timidly tiptoe into this unknown soundtrack, not sure of what may lurk around the next bend. Is it a pile of suck? An undiscovered gem? Forgettable fluff? We're not going to tell you in the intro here, you'll have to listen along with us to f ...…
 
Kyle returns to full-time Nitro Game Injection episodes! This one features remixes from games composed by one of the most legendary composers of all time: Tim Follin! PLAYLIST: 1 . WillRock – Nitro Game Injection – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI) (1:13) 2 . Sixto Sounds – Crash Test Star (The Incredible Crash Dummies [NES] :: YouTube) 3 ...…
 
In this episode, Ian and Kyle summon up their inner Turtle Power, circa 2012. Support the show on Patreon! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network Like BumbleKing Comics & KNGI on Facebook Follow @IanFlynnBKC & @KyleJCrb on Twitter Original musi ...…
 
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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
 
Rob and Pernell go to town on another popular Japanese computer system, the Fujitsu FM Towns! We’ve got some more excellent FM synth rockers, but more importantly this show is about Quad City DJs and the Miami Sound System. Track list: Intermediate Race – Marble Madness – FM Towns – Brad Fuller, David Wise Beyond the Galaxy – Galaxy Force II – ...…
 
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In this episode, the guys focus on the Sega series "Mario & Sonic at the Olympics." It may sound like a silly choice, but rest assured, this series has shockingly great music. Both remixes of classic tunes as well as originals. Enjoy some outstanding VGM you probably haven't heard.By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Neal Acree 's music has been bringing the worlds of Azeroth to life for years! His latest project is a collaboration with Frostkeep Studios and their new game, Rend. He says as soon as he heard the description, it got him thinking about the raw, ancient music of Vikings: Neal tapped Norwegian singer Einar Selvik, from the band Wardruna , and in ...…
 
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This week we hear some tunes from Sonic Adventure, Dark Souls, Minecraft, Final Fantasy XV, and more, and we say goodbye to Mateo this week as he focuses on other ventures. They are joined by reoccurring guest and new host, Jagan for a music-packed episode!Check out the set list at:http://www.umfm.com/programming/shows/episode/41883/May. 10,2017…
 
Zachary has returned! 0:13 – Zachary’s adventures at Super Bitcon 16:28 – Andrew sucks at Bayonetta 28:20 – What do we think about ARMS and the rumored Rabbids X Mario game? 33:50 – Nintendo details DLC pack 1 for Zelda: Breath of the Wild 45:18 – What did we think of the trailer for The Defenders? 54:03 – What did we think of the reveal of The ...…
 
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Classic Japanese computer systems? We can do that! This week your hosts go on an adventure into awesome FM synth music and a surprising amount of risque RPGs! The NEC PC-98 series of computers were also the birth-place of Touhou Project, so you know there’s going to be some great shmup style tracks too! Let’s do this! Track list: To Believe is ...…
 
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In this episode, Karl & Will dive into the remarkably beautiful score to NieR. This one of a kind RPG soundtrack features expressive and intimate vocals by Emi Evans, and gorgeous melodies by Keiichi Okabe and company. Enjoy some top shelf VGM!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
I am excited to show you all not one but TWO amazing chiptune soundtracks – both Switch games, even! At the beginning of the show, after I played my fixed version of Savage Level 1 of course, I played 4 tracks from the new Blaster Master Zero OST, featuring an incredible assembly of amazing Japanese chiptune artists. Near the end of the show, a ...…
 
Newcomer composer Lyndon Holland was as surprised as everyone else that his soundtrack for Virginia was given the BAFTA award for Best Music last month! In the atmospheric thriller, his music does much of the heavy lifting, since there's no dialogue, or even reading. As he explains, the music works with the game to help the player get to the bo ...…
 
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