Mash-Up Monday: BotanicSage’s “16BIT Magic”

Chart-topper Bruno Mars has produced a great number of worldwide hits since his solo debut in 2010, including songs such as the beautiful “Just the Way You Are,” the way too relatable “The Lazy Song,” and the unreasonably catchy “Uptown Funk” with Mark Ronson. His music videos on YouTube alone continue to gather millions of views as a testament to his talent, and his recent “24K Magic” is yet another example of that.

Turns out that “24K Magic” also mashes incredibly well with the classic Chemical Plant Zone theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Who knew? Mashup artist BotanicSage certainly caught on to it, and you can jam to this delicious combo in the video above!

Found any other interesting Sonic music mashups out there on the web? Maybe you have one of your own you’d like to share? If so, you can reach us via any of the following and see your choice on the next Mash-Up Monday:

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Mash-Up Monday: The Jesters of Pumpkin Hill

Sure, Mystic Mansion got its day in the limelight, but you didn’t really think I forgot about “A Ghost’s Pumpkin Soup,” did you? The definitive Sonic Halloween track quickly gained renown among fans and within the gaming community at large for hammy lyrics and dancing pumpkin men. Today, we’ll be taking a look at a little known mashup for Mash-Up Monday: Halloween 2016 Edition!

Mashup artist How2BEpic brought the infamous Pumpkin Hill to the world of Gaia, with the renowned theme combining with that of the sycophantic servants to Queen Brahne: “Jesters of the Moon” Zorn and Thorn of Final Fantasy IX. Have a listen below!

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Mash-Up Monday: Aquarium Park Dragon Dance

Sonic set aside his hydrophobia when countless Wisps were in danger as he ventured through Aquarium Park in Sonic Colours, with Eggman’s Interstellar Amusement Park laying claim to this planet for its feudal era-inspired architecture and expansive ocean. The evil Doctor’s lust for conquest later drove him to the Lost Hex, and became master of the Deadly Six, only for the Zeti to usurp him at the first opportunity; Sonic’s travels across the planetoid in Sonic Lost World soon led him to Sky Road where he confronted Zavok alone.

Select themes from both Zones, all composed by Tomoya Ohtani, have proven to be similar enough to be mashed up for this week’s Mash-Up Monday, as DarkHyperSonic7 has demonstrated with Aquarium Park Act 1 and “Dragon Dance.” Give it a listen below!

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Mash-Up Monday: Crisis City Remastered

Crisis City was once a shining and prosperous metropolis before Iblis was unleashed upon the world, and the immortal Flames of Disaster turned the city to ruin and brought all life in the world to its knees. The apocalyptic city appropriately set the tone for the rest of the plot in Sonic ’06, and not even it being wiped from canonical existence prevented its return in Sonic Generations five years later.

For today’s Mash-Up Monday, we take another look at the music of Crisis City across its ’06 and Generations incarnations, all composed and arranged by Tomoya Ohtani. YouTuber Aeon Eric already mashed the original, Classic, and Modern themes up together in the past, but a remastered edition was produced not long after. As a bonus, keener listeners might pick up on a Kingdom Hearts-related surprise towards the end of this mashup.

Check it out below!

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Mash-Up Monday: Reala’s Stardust Speedway

While Sonic celebrates his 25th anniversary, there is another SEGA superstar whose milestone we should honour: Naoto Oshima’s own NiGHTS, who debuted in NiGHTS into Dreams… on the SEGA Saturn over twenty years ago. The androgynous Nightmaren keeps watch over the dream world of Nightopia and protects it from the evil Wizeman.

Since their premiere on the Saturn, only one other game exists to their name on Wii with Journey into Dreams, and barring their appearances on several spinoffs, it is unknown if we’ll ever see NiGHTS again in the future, but hope yet remains. We pay tribute to NiGHTS for today’s Mash-Up Monday with a pair of mash-ups by Chiruliru and James Fisher, featuring the Japanese themes of Stardust Speedway from Sonic CD and “NiGHTS and Reala” from NiGHTS into Dreams… Check them out below!

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Mash-Up Monday: Team Chaotix X Sweet Mountain Area

The Chaotix Detective Agency: the team that never turns down work that pays, a force where one and one makes three, and experts at taking a look at… more clues. Now, the subject of this week’s Mash-Up Monday!

When Team Chaotix was brought back and redesigned from Knuckles Chaotix into their more modern iterations established in Sonic Heroes, their re-debut came with an awesome and really catchy self-titled theme song with vocals by Gunnar Nelson. It also turns out it mashes together quite well with the Mariko Nanba’s Area theme for Sweet Mountain from Sonic Colours, as YouTuber Newbiespud found out by bringing both tunes together.

Check out their tribute to Vector, Espio, and Charmy below!

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Mash-Up Monday: “Shadow and the Snow Queen”, Plus Sonic Storybook Photoshop Contest

Ah, the Sonic Storybook series – a spinoff that never lived past Sonic and the Secret Rings, which brought the Blue Blur to the many tales of the Arabian Nights, and Sonic and the Black Knight, based on the old legends of King Arthur. The concept of mashing together Sonic with age-old folklore was a fun one that could’ve led to other game ideas: say, Sonic finding the lost city of Atlantis, or facing the Greek hero Hercules, or maybe even going through the pages of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen.

What’s with that specific last example, you may ask? This week’s Mash-Up Monday, being “Shadow and the Snow Queen”—a combination of “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen, “Snow Halation” from the Love Live! anime, snippets of Crush 40’s “I Am All of Me” from Shadow the Hedgehog, and bits of “Rooftop Run” from Sonic Unleashed—based on a very real crossover idea that spawned between the Sonic and Frozen fandoms.

Check it out below, and read on for the Sonic Storybook Series photoshop contest!

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Mash-Up Monday: Lost World’s “Sea Bottom Segue” and Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”

Music mashups of Sonic the Hedgehog and Michael Jackson songs are nothing particularly new, but that doesn’t stop them from sounding incredibly amazing – and with Michael Jackson’s involvement with Sonic the Hedgehog 3 confirmed at last (and later confirmed again), the fact that several of these exist across the web isn’t surprising given how well they mix, like thinly sliced fresh cucumbers, a tablespoon of mayonnaise, a pinch of black pepper, and bread no less than 3/4 of an inch thick.

That’s the case once again with today’s Mash-Up Monday, as we take a look at DarkHyperSonic7’s mashup of the King of Pop’s hit “Man in the Mirror” with Tomoya Ohtani’s “Sea Bottom Segue” from Sonic Lost World. Maybe it’s just my personal bias with any song that includes a piano given how gorgeous Michael’s vocals are when in contrast with Ohtani’s beautiful melody on the keyboard, but listen to it for yourself after the jump and let us know what you think of it in the comments!

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Mash-Up Monday: Endless Possibilities X 400m Dash

In 2007, after years of barbs and jabs at one another from either side of the 90s Console Wars, celebrated company mascots Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog finally starred in their first crossover game in the aptly titled Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. 2008 marked a brand new start for the Blue Blur in his own games as well, with the release of Sonic Unleashed later that year on several platforms – a game that brought new life to the series with transitional 2D and 3D gameplay and the Boost ability, a mechanic that went on to become a staple in later titles until recently. Continue reading Mash-Up Monday: Endless Possibilities X 400m Dash

Mash-Up Mondaytale: It fills you with determination.

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UnderTale fan art by Guzusuru!

h0i!!

welcom to…

TEM SONIC STADUM!!!!

u shud check out…

TEM MASH-UPS!!!!

yAYA!!

Toby Fox’s UnderTale has pretty much taken the web by storm at this point. Released for PC and Mac through Steam back in September, the EarthBound-inspired title by the one-man dev team was released to widespread acclaim for its game-changing morality mechanic, unconventional combat, quirky characters and even quirkier writing, and stellar soundtrack. The game has already received a handful of nominations for The Game Awards 2015, for the categories of “Best Independent Game”, “Best Role-Playing Game”, and “Games For Change”.

To those unknowing, the world of UnderTale is that of a realm of monsters, banished from the surface and sealed away beneath the earth following a terrible war against humans countless years ago. You play as a human child named Frisk who falls through a gap up Mt. Ebott, a mountain from which no one who climbs it ever returns from, and finds themselves trapped underground among the same monsters of legend with no way out, save for a magic barrier at the end of the caverns. Filled with determination, Frisk then travels through the underground, but how they travel is ultimately up to the player.

You can either spare the monsters you come across and move on, adopting the route of the pacifist, or you can kill them and unleash a full-blown genocide onto the denizens of the underground and level-up conventionally. The path you choose will ultimately and entirely affect the rest of your time spent playing UnderTale, to a degree that has yet to be explored in video games up until now.

Now with that short stint of exposition out of the way, why not see out how UnderTale music meshes with classic Sonic tunes? Three of ’em, in fact! Special thanks to my friend Stingybee365, for her support and input on selecting this week’s mash-ups!

For your sakes, I’ll try to keep major spoilers to an absolute minimum where avoidable.

Our first mash-up, courtesy of Lavalamp, is… well, special.

Carnival Night Zone stood out as a stage in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles for the sudden change of tone it provided: after blazing forest fires, wide-spanning and interconnected underwater tunnels, and ruined remains of a long lost civilization (all thematically fitting for a fabled floating island) came a theme park with flashing bright lights and towering machinery, colourful balloons floating about, and that damned barrel that brought many Sonic players to their knees way back before online guides were even a thing.

As wacky as some of UnderTale’s characters and locations can get, none can really compare to the very infamus (VERY!!!!!!!!!) hidden village of the Temmies within the Waterfall region… called Temmie Village. Its citizens? Temmies. Their diet? tem flakes. The save point? Fills you with detemmienation.

So of course, it warrants for both of their abominable songs to be blended together into one unholy union.

celbrating tems new colleg degree, proving tem learnt MANY THINs, “tem go 2 carnivl!!!!!”

awawawawah!!

Now that we’ve said b0i!! to Temmie, we can move on to the nittier and grittier mash-ups and higher standard grammar.

Next one up, called “Genocide Adventure 2”, is by MtH!

Crush 40 need no introduction, but Toby’s “MEGALOVANIA”? Definitely. Played during a particular boss fight exclusive to the game’s dubbed Genocide Route, the tune originally appeared in the EarthBound Halloween ROM Hack back in 2009 (made by the same guy, actually!) for the final boss, and again as Vriska’s theme for one of the official Homestuck Adventures albums.

it’s a beautiful day outside. birds are singing, flowers are blooming… on days like these, kids like you….

S h o u l d b e b u r n i n g i n h e l l.

Take heed should you choose that particular path… because you’re going to have a bad time.

This next one wasn’t one that I’d have ever anticipated, but the end result was definitely a song worth savouring! Why? Of all things, this is a Sonic Rush Adventure mash-up — didn’t see that one coming, did ya?

The sequel to Sonic Rush saw its release on the Nintendo DS back in 2007, starring Sonic and Blaze once again as they chase after the scourge of the seas, Captain Whiskers. The robotic and familiar looking pirate made off with the Jewelled Sceptre: native to Blaze’s world, the sceptre possesses the Power of the Stars, which has the power to alter reality to one’s favour, and dwarves even the Chaos Emeralds and Sol Emeralds in comparison. After Sonic and friends succeed in retrieving the sacred artefact, it is stolen once again under everyone’s noses, this time by the real villainous masterminds behind the game’s events: Doctor Eggman and Doctor Eggman Nega.

The ensuing final battle that takes place in the Deep Core underneath Southern Island was a memorable one indeed, all the more with the music provided by Seirou Okamoto. Sir Spacebar felt it appropriate to combine it with one of UnderTale’s own climactic boss battle tunes, “Finale”. Without further ado, here’s “DeepCoremination”!

Last, but not least, isn’t the kind of mash-up you might be expecting, but nonetheless, I just wanted to share it because it sounds plain friggin’ cool.

Martyn Davies, also known as BlastProcessed, rearranges tunes as though they were being played off of a SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive. His effort is worth noting, seeing he bars himself from ever using MIDI files and simply transplanting them into a different sound font before calling it a day, instead relying on a YM2612 VST alone to get the job done (and going over the actual console’s sound limitations for the plain hell of it). That calls for some serious time, effort, and energy.

That is why I feel the need to cap off this Mash-Up Monday with his take on “ASGORE” from UnderTale, the tragic theme to the King of All Monsters in the Underground!

BlastProcessed has also done UnderTale’s “Spider Dance” — feel free to check out the rest of his “Genesis covers” library too while you’re at it!

Found any other interesting Sonic music mashups out there on the web? Maybe you have one of your own you’d like to share? If so, you can reach me via any of the following to see your choice on the next Mash-Up Monday:

Feel free to post your respect and recognition towards Lavalamp, MtH, Sir Spacebar, and BlastProcessed’s mash-ups below in the comments! Nyeh heh heh!

Mash-Up Monday: JoJo’s Sonic Adventure

OH! MY! GOD! Three mash-ups on a single Monday!?

Conceived by Hirohiko Araki back in 1986 and acting as one of the forefathers of modern shōnen, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is an ongoing Japanese manga series that tells the tragic tale of the Joestar family, whose members possessing unique latent powers are forever bound by destiny to battle against supernatural forces. JJBA spans across multiple story arcs following the preluding battles between Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando, each part with their own starring JoJo, and is currently well into its eighth part almost 30 whole years later, dubbed JoJolion.

After a handful of OVAs and a number of video games over the past few decades, JoJo has finally received a stellar anime adaptation for its first three arcs so far – Part 1: Phantom Blood, Part 2: Battle Tendency, and Part 3: Stardust Crusaders. However, one of the unspoken rules of a good anime is that it needs a really good opening sequence, and thankfully, the JJBA anime has had four incredible ones as of now!

Why all the JoJo exposition on a Sonic fan-site, you say? Context for this week’s mash-ups, of course! No need for alarm either: I can assure you that none of these are the work of an enemy「Stand」.

First up is mash-up artist BotanicSage‘s concoction, which brings the opening tune “Bloody Stream” for Battle Tendency and Hideki Naganuma’s “Vela-Nova” from Sonic Rush together into an even funkier jam combined. I suppose you could say that the end result is a real match…「Made in Heaven」! Eh?

Eh?

…get it?

. . . . . .

Yare yare daze, you’re no fun at all.

Anyway, here’s “Bloody Nova”!

We’re switching gears from jazz to rock now as we turn to our next JoJo/Sonic mash-up, this one by guilhox!

When some people think of a memorable Sonic theme, chances are they’re going to think of the iconic “Live and Learn” by Crush 40. When it comes to JoJo, understandably, a lot of folks will point to Jin Hashimoto’s “Stand Proud”, the opening track for the first half of Stardust Crusaders, the arc that formally introduces the ethereal spiritual projections known as “Stands” into the JoJo universe. Rock out to the fused “Live and Stand” below!

Albeit this is a Jet Set Radio mashup rather than a Sonic-themed one, we might as well feature this final gem for the week! Richard Jacques’ “Everybody Jump Around” from the SEGA Dreamcast classic is mixed together with “A Fine Fellow Arrives” by Yugo Kanno, the latter straight from the original soundtrack for Stardust Crusaders. Courtesy of Swordy, here is “Jet Set JoJo”!

Found any other interesting Sonic music mashups out there on the web? Maybe you have one of your own you’d like to share? If so, then you can post some in the comments below (as well as your thoughts on BotanicSage, guilhox, and Swordy’s mash-ups above!), or you can reach me via any of the following to see your choice next Monday:

Even Speedwagon would be impressed!

Mash-Up Monday: Till Our Planet Dies

 

Hiroyuki Sawano is a brilliant composer, there’s no two cents (or pence?) about it. Without you knowing, you might’ve already listened to some of his work if you’re an avid anime watcher: Blue Exorcist, Attack on Titan, and Kill la Kill are among a number of shows he had scored. Recently, he has even lent his talents for a little Monolith Soft-developed game called Xenoblade Chronicles X, which is hitting the West in early December!

However, to one man, he felt that Sawano’s music was missing something, some sort of spark… say, a dash of blue.

So he went and combined some Sonic music with it and called it a day!

All kidding aside, Triple-Q has done an amazing job in combining the vocal track “Till I Die” from Kill la Kill, composition by Sawano with lyrics by cAnON and vocals by CASG, with a small selection of Sonic music from recent games. From Sonic Colours comes the Area and Act 1 themes of Planet Wisp, by Mariko Nanba and Kenichi Tokoi respectively, with a later transition into Tomoya Ohtani’s “Sea Bottom Segue” from Sonic Lost World.

The end result is absolutely nothing short of spectacular, because “Till Our Planet Dies” sounds like pure magic to the ears. Give it a listen yourself!

If you’ve liked what you’ve heard, you can check out Triple-Q’s library of mash-ups on his YouTube channel, which includes other Sonic-themed mashups that we have featured in the past: “Pull Over (That Metal Too Fast)“, “Knuckles Gets It Started In Here“, and “Green Panty Zone“! You can also download the collaborative KLK tribute album organized by Triple-Q, Cut, Paste and Kill, which is full of wonderful mash-ups just like this one. Click here for more details!

Found any other interesting Sonic music mashups out there on the web? Maybe you have one of your own you’d like to share? If so, then you can post some in the comments below (as well as your thoughts on Triple-Q’s mash-up above!), or you can reach me over the following to see your choice next Monday:

Have a good week, everybody!

Mash-Up Monday: Generations of a Lost World – TENDERONI Cinema

And now, for something completely different, here’s a quirky yet pretty cool mash-up TailsChannel put together not too long ago!

When Sonic Generations was formally announced by SEGA through a trailer showcasing Sonics classic and modern in action, many were quick to discover that the track used in the anniversary title’s first preview was Kele’s TENDERONI.

With the trailer to Sonic Lost World gone online via a pre-E3 Nintendo Direct, it was soon pointed out that the tune accompanying the video was none other than Benny Banasi and Gary Go’s Cinema.

I don’t think I have to tell you much else about what we’re showing off for Mash-Up Monday!

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Don’t forget to send your mash-up tips over via vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Toot Toot Green Hills Warrior

Hey, TSSers! Long time no see!

To those who’ve been asking what happened to the mash-ups, well, my health plummeted, I got bedridden, this, that, a little bit o’this. Didn’t have a ton of energy to even write, but hey, kicked pneumonia square in the rear since then! It’s good to be back!

So, it’s Labour Day today! Cozy? Good. Relaxed? Great! Well rested? Awesome! Bored? Outstan–wait, wait, not outstanding! We can’t have that, not at a time like this! With that diagnosis, there is only one known cure… The return of Mash-Up Mondays, of course! And what better way to celebrate than to highlight a game with some of the cheesiest theme songs ever, like Sonic CD?

Now, it’s no mystery that You Can Do Anything, the Japanese main theme to the time-travelling SEGA CD escapades of the Blue Blur, and Green Hills of Sonic 2 8-bit fame share the same melody. This shouldn’t come across as much of a surprise, seeing that both tracks share the one and only Masafumi Ogata as the composer. Many have wondered of a possible combination of the two songs, and many others have attempted at mixing the two together, but there is one arrangement that I feel stands above the others!

Put together by Hyper-Shan of the SSMB, this particular mash-up not only combines the two aforementioned tracks, as it incorporates the similar sounding Mecha Green Hill from Sonic Chaos as well into a 5 minute masterpiece! So plug in those headphones and enjoy what many consider to be the definitive version of You Can Do Anything! Sing along, now!

Sonic CD – You Can Do Anything (Remix)

Don’t forget to keep sending your Mash-Up tips and creations at vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

You will also be pleased to know that Mash-Up Monday is also part of the now active #SSRisBack revival campaign – assembling a new crew of DJs was only Phase One; social media presence is Phase Two! For all sorts of music updates, including latest discoveries and occasional previews of The Sonic Stadium Music Album 2013 & Knuckles, and for a roaring good time altogether, don’t delay! Follow us today at SEGASonic:Radio!

And if everything goes according to plan…

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Mash-Up Monday: You Rock My World’s Stardust Speedway

It’s been proven time and time again that Michael Jackson songs mash-up with Sonic tunes, and it’s not limited to Sonic 3. At this rate, it’s basically scientific fact!

So, for this week’s Mash-Up Monday, Ao Erizo, just like others before, has successfully applied this theory in the following mash-up combination. The vocals to the King of Pop’s You Rock My World gets thrown together with Sonic CD US’s Stardust Speedway – the Cash Cash vs. Jun Senoue edition, to be precise!

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Got a mash-up of your own you’d like to see on the site? Or found one you think deserves the spotlight? Either way, send ‘er over at vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Collision Chaos Light

Nice and relaxed? Headphones on? Then you’re good to go, for it’s Monday business as usual here at the Stadium – Mash-Up Monday!

KenJones3023 decided to combine the Japanese iteration of Collision Chaos Good Future, by Masafumi Ogata, with Lights by Ellie Goulding!

Ellie Goulding vs. Sonic – Collision Chaos Lights

Kinda fitting… the lights of Collision Chaos only shone for Sonic once he was alone.

Special thanks to Hyper-Shan of the SSMB for the tip. If you want to submit a mash-up you’ve found or made yourself, feel free to send in what you’ve got over at vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Rooftop Clarity

Combining Tomoya Ohtani’s classicized take on Rooftop Run from Sonic Generations with Zedd and Foxes’s ClarityXlovesMiku presents a  Rooftop Clarity – a rather unique combination what with the bittersweet lyrics playing over a jaunty tune!

Perhaps, to those who tragically missed the SoS waves, maybe this Mash-Up Monday could be your remedy?

[Mashup] Rooftop Clarity

…and I am not sorry for that pun. No refunds.

Got a mash-up of your own you’d want featured on TSS? Or have you found one that you believe deserves the spotlight? If your answer is yes to either question, send your submissions or findings our way via vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org.

Soundcloud, and Bandcamp submissions cannot be accepted at this point in time. Attached files will be ignored.

Mash-Up Monday: Get Wispy

To mark tomorrow’s release of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, here’s the Mash-Up Monday to suit the occasion!

SexualOmochao went and spliced together the French duo’s recently released hit single Get Lucky, a collaborative work featuring singer Pharrell Williams and guitarist Nile Rodgers, and Planet Wisp’s Act 3 iteration from Sonic Colours.

She’s up all night ’til the sun,
I’m up all night to get some!
She’s up all night for good fun,
I’m up all night to get Wispy!

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Email me at vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org if you have a mash-up of your own to share or found one you’d like to see featured!

Ample Renitence Releases Sonic and Beastie Boys Mash-Up Album

You wanted one mash-up for Mash-Up Monday? Well, have 10!

Some of you might recall one Alien.Renegade, a musician who made a bit of a name for himself on TSS via both 2011 and 2012 music albums and various Mash-Up Mondays. He has since changed his name to Ample Renitence, and with the name change comes a juicy compilation of high quality mash-ups!

Coined Hedgehog Committee Part Two, the album features ten unique mash-ups of select Beastie Boys songs paired with various Sonic the Hedgehog tunes. We have featured some of these in the past (Intergalactic Cosmic Wall is another example), and with more mash-ups like Egg Emperor’s SabotageNo Sleep till Red Hot Skull, and Ch-Check Metal Sonic Out, what are you doing reading about all of these delicious mash-ups here?

Head on over to the album’s page and give them all a listen, and if you like ’em, you know what they say: don’t delay! Download it today!

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Oh, and if you can support AR and buy his own (debut!) album, that’d be swingin’ too!

Mash-Up Monday: Come On! Shrek It Up!

Some folks understand how to make mash-ups. See, mash-ups are like… onions. And onions, like mash-ups have layers.

And no one knows this better than CamisadoRush.

The vocals of Smash Mouth’s infamous All Star, notoriously known for its heavy usage in Dreamworks’ Shrek movie series, gets layered over the instrumental version of Escape from the City from Sonic Adventure 2.

I know, I know, but… just give it a listen, just one, then it will all be ogre.

come on shrek it up

Check yourself before you shrek yourself.

Found a unique mash-up out there on the web? Or do you have a mash-up of your own you’d like to see on the front page? If yes to either question, then submit your findings over to vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Pull Over (That Metal Too Fast)

Some of you might know of an anime/light novel series called Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!… If not, then you might at least know of Rikka Takanashi, one of the lead characters, who has gained some amount of internet fame through a short video featuring her spinning her fingers and shaking her hindquarters to Trina’s Pull Over.

TripleKyun then had the brilliant idea of mashing the entire track with Stardust Speedway Bad Future JP, as it was arranged in Sonic Generations! For Mash-Up Monday, with plenty of finger wagging from Metal Sonic and Rikka, here is Pull Over (That Metal Too Fast)!

Pull Over (That Metal Too Fast)

If you have a mash-up of your own, or found one you find should have a spot on the front page, you know where to send it! Hit me up at vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Bill Nye Panic Zone

This is just another one of those things I can’t tell whether they’re Freak-Out Friday worthy or Mash-Up Monday worthy.

Then again, this is a mash-up of Panic Puppet of Sonic 3D Blast fame and the theme of Bill Nye the Science Guy, put together by Rushnerd… And I mean Jun Senoue’s Panic Puppet from the Genesis version (then used for Twinkle Cart in Sonic Adventure), mind you.

Oh, and it’s not just Bill Nye’s theme, but it also uses clips from the show itself as well!

…you know what? Monday it is! Here you go, some science-y stuff to start la semaine because why not?

BILL NYE PANIC【ZONE】ビル ナイ パニック【ZONE】

Hadn’t had one of these on the front page in a while… Welcome back, Mash-Up Mondays! Special thanks to AcidGamer64 on the SSMB for the heads-up!

If you want to see one of your own creations on the front page, or if you found one you’d like to share, you know the drill! vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org is where to send your stuff!

Mash-Up Monday: Intergalactic Cosmic Wall

More Beastie Boys and Sonic mash-up goodness? Yes please!

Alien.Renegade is at it again, folks. For the year’s first official Mash-Up Monday (shoulda been last week OH WELL), he played the lyrics of the group’s Intergalactic with Cosmic Wall’s music from Sonic Adventure 2!

Pretty fitting themes! Space!

Intergalactic Cosmic Wall (Beastie Boys x Sonic Mashup)

Mash-Up Monday: Closer at Ice Cap, Cooler at Tempest

It’s Christmas Eve now! Yow, was that ever fast!

In any case, it’s Mash-Up Monday now. Just chill out, you’ll get your presents soon.

First up, KenJones3023 brings together Ne-Yo’s Closer and that one Sonic the Hedgehog piece that everyone knows for one cool mash-up: the one and only Ice Cap Zone of Sonic 3 & Knuckles fame!

After the break is a crisp mash-up between Phendrana’s Edge from Metroid Prime and Tidal Tempest Present JP from Sonic CD, courtesy of Hauntershadow!

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Mash-Up Monday: Savannah Citadel’s Giant Egg

Billy Hatcher Mash-Up Monday? CyanBlur, I approve!

The Gamecube classic’s main theme is thrown together with Savannah Citadel Day for Mazuri from Sonic Unleashed!

Savannah Citadel – GIANTEGG

Found an interesting mash-up out there on the world wide web? Have one of your own you’d like to see featured on TSS? If so, then send what you got over to vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Sweet Labrys

It’s too cold outside. We need more hotblooded mash-ups. Good thing for Mash-Up Mondays!

For this December week, we have just the remedy: Labrys’ boss theme, The Ultimate in Mayonaka, from Persona 4: Arena appears to work incredibly well with Sweet Mountain from Sonic Colours! Definitely one hot mix!

Sonic Colors vs. Persona 4 – Arena – Sweet Labrys

Found an interesting mash-up out on the web? Have one of your own you’d like to see featured? If so, send what you have found or put together over to vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: I Will Survive Speed Highway At Dawn

Now here’s a classic!

Now how many of you aren’t familiar with Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive? It’s only been played a million times over the past few decades!

Whether you are familiar with the tune or not, here’s a mash-up of it and At Dawn… for Speed Highway, brought to you by MegaMacTV!

Sonic Adventure – I Will Survive (Speed Highway at Dawn Mix) [Remaster]

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Mash-Up Monday: Still Alive Running

Now this Mash-Up Monday… This one right here is beautifulDear Wind Waker-level beautiful.

For today, we have Crush 40’s Live Life from Sonic and the Black Knight combined with Still Alive from Mirror’s Edge.

I just can’t stop listening to this without all my feels being perturbed. It’s too beautiful a mash-up to be put down!

Still Alive Running Remix (Mashup)

Newbiespud, thank you so much for this gem.

Found an interesting mash-up somewhere on the web? Have one of your own you’d like to see featured on TSS? If yes, then send it over to vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Sonic Wright – Hedgehog Attorney

HOLD IT! Don’t move anywhere just yet! This Mash-Up Monday trial has only just begun!

Two crucial pieces of evidence have been brought forward, thanks to Eggman Enterprises. The first was found at the scene of the crime: Logic and Trick of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series has been found mashed with Sonic 3 & Knuckles’ Competition theme on the edge of Angel Island. Any reasons as to why you think this happened, defendant?

Sonic 3 & Knuckles + Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney = Logic and Competition

The second piece has been a lot more difficult to track… about as difficult as cornering ghouls at the Pyramid Cave, wouldn’t you say?

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Mash-Up Monday: I Am All of Mute City

HYES! Someone get Captain Falcon on the line! These moves need to be shown to the world!

This week’s Mash-Up Monday is a real blast! Mute City of F-Zero fame gets crossed over with Shadow the Hedgehog!

Mute City / I Am ( all of me )

Special thanks to Shadowlink4321 for making such a thing possible.

In the meantime, I’ll be punching things righteously. With a flaming falcon. Bursting out of my arm.

Think you found a better mash-up than this out there? Or do you think yours has what it takes to contend against this one here? If so, then let me know at captainfalcon@…. wait a minute… vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Pump it at the Tropical Resort

Pump it LOUDER!

For this week’s Mash-Up Monday, we’ve got Tropical Resort from Sonic Colours with the vocals of the Black Eyed Peas with their take on the folk song Misirlou, the 2005 hit Pump it!

Enjoy!

The Black Eyed Peas vs. SEGA Sound Team – Pump It vs. Tropical Resort Act 1

Found something interesting for a future Mash-Up Monday? Or do you have something of your own? In either case, send it over to vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Girls Run the Stardust Speedway

This week’s Mash-Up Monday has been brought to you by SEGASonic: Radio!

…no, really!

DVoLVE, otherwise known as Dan Dyer of SS:R, has brought together Stardust Speedway Bad Future US from Sonic Generations with Beyoncé’s Run the World (Girls) for your audial enjoyment!

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Found an interesting mash-up somewhere on the web? Have one of your own you’d like to see on TSS? Then send it over to vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Multi-Game Megamix – The Greatest Enemy

“Megamix” is right! What a gargantuan mash-up!

Hauntershadow, who you may recall as the one behind the Bowser vs. Eggman mash-up a while back, put this together… and holy hell, what a masterpiece!

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In fact, head on after the jump to see a list of all the tracks that have been put together!

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Mash-Up Monday: Masked Shadow Ultra

As it is also Kirby’s 20th anniversary this year, it’s only appropriate to give the little pink warrior a proper send-off, right?

So, we’ll honour the music of the Kirby franchise through Mash-Up Monday! A mash-up truly fit for a King!

The Masked Dedede battle theme from Kirby Super Star Ultra‘s Revenge of the King is combined with Sonic Adventure 2‘s Rhythm and Balance for White Jungle!

Kirby/Sonic Mix: Masked Shadow

We could use more Sonic/Kirby mash-ups…

Found an interesting mash-up on the web? Have one of your own you’d like to see get featured? If so, then send what you have over to vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org!

Mash-Up Monday: Dear Wind Waker

A special combination indeed…

For this week, we bring you a mash-up that can only be described as special. Fans of The Legend of Zelda will surely be pleased with this one!

Mashed together by Shadowlink4321Dear Wind Waker is as written. The ending credits theme to Wind Waker fuses with that of Sonic UnleashedDear My Friend!

And thus, I dedicate this Mash-Up Monday to my own special friend, who I hold very dear.

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Mash-Up Monday: The Level Beyond Adventure

What better way to celebrate the upcoming release of Sonic Adventure 2 HD on XBLA, PSN, and PC, than with this ?

We’ve got quite a super Mash-Up Monday for you all today! Those who cannot withstand mash-up power levels exceeding 9000 are advised to proceed with caution. (There, I just saved you all the joke.)

The main theme to the Dreamcast classic, Crush 40’s Live and Learn, fuses with Bruce Faulconer’s SSJ3 Ascension theme from Dragonball Z to commemorate this great occasion! Super Sonic and Super Saiyan Goku? Now that, I dig.

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Those asking about the featured image, drawn by Trunks24, can find it here.