Clear your afternoon schedule for some music time, as video game music remix community OverClocked Remix has released its latest album, Serious Monkey Business. The source this time around is Nintendo's 1995 Super NES release Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, and the OCRemix artists have turned the memorable soundtrack upside-down across a variety of musical genres including new age, trance, rock ballad, and orchestral. The album is freely available in both MP3 and FLAC formats complete with cover art. Here's a little sample of the goodness within in the form of the first track, "Sturm and Kong" as crafted by David "djpretzel" Lloyd.
I've been listening to Serious Monkey Business all morning and it's one of OCRemix's best efforts to date. Then again, I loved the original Donkey Kong Country 2 soundtrack in my teenage years so much that I actually bought the soundtrack CD from Nintendo Power and kept it in regular rotation in my car's CD player, so I may be a bit biased. For more on the Serious Monkey Business album project, be sure to listen to the OverClocked Remix episode of Power Button featuring OCRemix's Larry Oji and David Lloyd.