What if Sound Test Saturday… had lyrics?

In that case, it would be an awesome Sound Test Saturday, wouldn’t it!

April is a beautiful month, is it not? Spring is here, snow is gone, and the weather is beginning to warm up! Warmth and heat is always a nice thing… unless┬áthe whole city’s on fire!

For this week’s column, we got a couple of hot song covers for you all! And not just any kind of music covers: I mean high quality, grade A, top of the line, hot hot hot┬ásinging and songwriting! That’s right, this week’s Sound Test Saturday brings you pre-existing Sonic music with lyrics!

Let’s turn the heat up and start off with Smooth4Lyfe‘s energetic cover of Modern Crisis City, “Heart of Fire”!

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SEGASonic:Radio Project 24 – 24 Hours Of Live Sonic Music!

Once again SEGASonic:Radio returns with it’s annual day long radio event on Sunday the 11th of December 2011! This year’s 24-hour LiveCast will play host once more to your favourite SS:R DJs old and now, bringing you the best of Sonic the Hedgehog music and related banter throughout.

Now in it’s fourth installment, Project 24 has been a massive success in recent years giving fans a chance to request and listen to some of their favourite tracks, as well as to engage in conversation with the DJs and other fans on air and via the SS:R Chatroom…and this year we hope to see even more of you guys and girls!From midnight on the 11th of December (0:00GMT), come and join our gang of DJs, including some notable characters from the community!

We’ve brushed the dust off veteran oldies including Hawkz who will return with Hawkz In Da House, and Roarey Raccoon will also be bringing his usual brand of banter once more for the Raccoon Zone. Long-running DJs such as Turbo with Turbo Drive Live and P24 coordinator BlitzChris with Blitz n’ Pieces will be playing host to special P24 versions of their shows, and even head honcho Dreadknux will be returning for a special edition of the Sonic Hour. Those are just but a few shows joining the massive roster for the day’s festivities!

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Sonic Universe’s Silver Saga – Now Fan Animated

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Wondered where our artistic friend Elson ‘Darkspeeds’ Wong had gone? Turns out he had bunkered down for many weeks working on a brand new Sonic fan project. Turning his hand to animation, Elson has brought Archie Comics’ Silver Saga from Sonic Universe to life with sound effects, camera pans and original artwork to complement the action within the frames.

It’s a wonderful piece of work, and isn’t without its fair share of stress and challenges. Have a look at the first part of Elson’s work above, which was released to YouTube this morning – then see the video below which takes you behind the scenes of exactly what goes into the project. Along with some impromptu shirt-lifting. Nice. Continue reading Sonic Universe’s Silver Saga – Now Fan Animated

Bentley Jones So Much More Video Competition Winners!

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Bentley Jones has finally announced the winners of the So Much More Video Competition set a few months back for some snazzy bits of merch including a Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing Art book! The winners are as follows (click on names to see the entries, or wait for the chance on the embedded links in the video!):

2ND PLACE WINNERS:
Daniele Narducci
BlazeCat7tm
SupeSonic
ASSC Studios
The Doodlibop

1ST PLACE WINNERS:
Darkspeeds (Surprise surprise!)
Matthew Pieper
Klayton Schaufler
SEGAMew
Dexter

Awesome job guys! I’m also laughing my arse off as Sonic Yoda has also managed to obtain an honourable mention…perhaps for not being afraid to show his love for Lee (uber fandom apparently)? Comisserations to all those who didn’t win, but take pride in your efforts!

On another note you will also remember I put my merch where my mouth was a few weeks back, and indeed I both predicted Matt Pieper and Klayton Schafler‘s wins (although I don’t think it took a genius to figure out how great they were). I also thought Freen in Green‘s entry might place, and as they didn’t (and as promised) I will send you peeps a goody bag – please let me know your address by emailing me at tbird [at] sonicstadium.org. Oh, and I think I owe Stasis a few bits and pieces too!

If you fancy snagging yourself some merchandise keep your eyes peeled right here on TSS for MORE COMPETITIONS!…and also keep your ears open for more exciting news from the world of Bentley Jones on the Official Bentley Jones Website.