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artist: The Greatest Bits

album: 8-Bit NES Top 50 Volume 1

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Video game music dj and producer The Greatest Bits released the first album of his personal NES music top 50 this week. The album contains an original blend of 8-bit chiptune sounds and real drums, bass and other acoustic instruments.

The album contains new takes on the music from Nintendo classics like Duck Tales, Double Dragon, Journey to Silius, Super Mario Bros 3, Snake’s Revenge, Silver Surfer, Metroid, Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, Blaster Master, Contra, Kick Master and Mega Man 3.

The new versions by The Greatest Bits feel like 1991 but they sound like 2014.

The Greatest Bits: Video Game Music DJ

The Greatest Bits (1978) is a Dutch DJ/Producer and musican who played in various bands for half of his life. The other half was mostly spent playing video games. The Greatest Bits already released critically acclaimed music tributes to Mega Man 2, Donkey Kong Country, Tetris, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon Red and Blue and Street Fighter 2.

The Greatest Bits loves the chipsounds of the old game consoles and remixes them with modern beats and instruments. The result is a chiptune crossover style that combines the best of both worlds. Retrogame classics for the sound systems and portable music players of today.

The 8-Bit NES Top 50 Volume 1 has been digitally released on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and most other digital music stores. The album is also online on streaming services like Spotify.

Press quotes on The Greatest Bits' previous albums:

"A wonderful blend of 8 bit beeps and drones with a whole new modern twist. I am happy to give this a rating of 97%" ( on Mega Man 2 )

"The Greatest Bits manages to keep everything sounding simultaneously cheap and blippy yet full and modern. Most importantly, this sounds fun, and fun is what video games are supposed to be about." ( Roctober Magazine )

"The Greatest Bits releases finely mixed, loud and proud video game arrangements that knock harder than Takashi Tateishi could have ever imagined!" ( DJ Cutman on )

“The Greatest Bits’ Tetris EP is something of musical genius. Its quick, its catchy and its beyond clever.” (


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