Thursday, March 29, 2012

The OneUps

The OneUps is an independent video game music cover band from Fayetteville, Arkansas, US, formed in 2000. They play arrangements of game music from companies such as Nintendo, Square Enix and Sega, with a style of funk, jazz and rock.

I first discovered these guy back in 2008 when I found the Volume 1 album while looking for some game music. I loved their Isle Delfino cover along with Town Medley from Zelda 2 - The Adventures of Link (Secret best Zelda ever).

When I discovered Volume 2 I fell even more in love with these guys. Their Air Man cover is packed with awesome along with the Punch Out! cover.

Their two last albums are Super Mario Kart Album and Intergalactic Redux. Super Mario Kart Album is 10 song compilation of all the best Mario Kart soundtracks out there.

Intergalactic Redux is a reimagining of several great classic themes,or as they describe it themselves: A collection of cosmic creations concocted for the most cognitive cochleae capable of conscious comprehension - re-imagined, re-arranged and re-recorded by The OneUps.

You can find their website here:

Links to albums below:

The OneUps – Volume 1

The OneUps – Volume 2

The OneUps – Super Mario Kart Album

The OneUps – Intergalactic Redux