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The Nerd Music Meltdown features interviews with the top acts and personalities in video game music, nerdcore, chiptune, and geek rock. Host extraordinaire Kent Ward picks the minds of these fine guests and plays some great tunes to bring you into the magical world of nerd music.

Presented by Ongaku Overdrive.

Nerd Music Meltdown Kent Ward

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The Nerd Music Meltdown features interviews with the top acts and personalities in video game music, nerdcore, chiptune, and geek rock. Host extraordinaire Kent Ward picks the minds of these fine guests and plays some great tunes to bring you into the magical world of nerd music.

Presented by Ongaku Overdrive.

    NMM #62: LadyJ and Cam3 of Wreck the System

    NMM #62: LadyJ and Cam3 of Wreck the System

    LadyJ and Cam3 of Wreck the System just released a new Kingdom Hearts-inspired album called Vessels of Light. We talk about the album, the obstacles they faced producing it during the pandemic, what Kingdom Hearts means to LadyJ and Cam3, what's new with Wreck the System,  running a studio, ideas for future concept albums, and more.
    Check out LadyJ at createladyj.com. and Cam3 at cam3mix.com. Wreck the System can be found at wreckthesystem.bandcamp.com. Virtua Ongaku 5 will be LIVE on twitch.tv/ongakuoverdrive on Saturday, October 24th. Want to get future episodes of the Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 50 min
    NMM #61: Talkin' GameGrooves with Allen B.

    NMM #61: Talkin' GameGrooves with Allen B.

    GameGrooves not only brings fans news, interviews, and editorials in the world of video game music, but they are also a VGM publishing label as well!
    We have GameGrooves founder and manager Allen B. to talk about what GameGrooves is, the Materia Collective vs Game Chops fallout, favorite VGM albums of the year so far, Fall Guys, YouTube VGM performers, the shift to covers of contemporary VGM, and the albums that GameGrooves has released so far.

    You can check out GameGrooves at game-grooves.com and at gamegrooves.bandcamp.com. Want to get future episodes of the Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    Music:
    Confronting Myself (from "Celeste") by Lacey Johnson from Her Music: A Tribute to Women in Gaming
    Break it Down (from "Persona 5") by Legendav from Steal Your Heart!

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 1 hr 7 min
    NMM #60: Ro Panuganti

    NMM #60: Ro Panuganti

    VGM metal man Ro Panuganti is on to discuss many topics, like the fifth anniversary of Undertale and his Fallen Hero album that was released to celebrate that. How does a 24-track metal album get produced in less than 9 months on top of weekly music video releases on YouTube? That's a wild story Ro tells.

    We also talk about a year without MAGFest, Ro's British and metal musical influences, Legend of Zelda, his relationship with Materia Collective, and what to expect from him this Saturday at Virtua Ongaku 4!

    Check out Ro Panuganti at ropanu.com. You can watch Virtua Ongaku 4 on twitch.tv/ongakuoverdrive. Want to get future episodes of the Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 1 hr 6 min
    NMM #59: 88bit

    NMM #59: 88bit

    Cleveland -based pianist and video game composer 88bit has been one of the more prominent acts in the era on virtual concerts.
    On this episode we talk classic games and their soundtracks, composers like David Wise, Tim Follin, and Nobuo Uematsu, piano technique and practice, the Cleveland gaming scene, the importance of virtual concerts for musicians, his part in the Forever Famicom remaster, what 88bit has coming up next including his upcoming game, and more.

    Get more 88bit at 88bitmusic.com. Want to get future episodes of the Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 46 min
    NMM #58: Press Start Morlock

    NMM #58: Press Start Morlock

    Press Start to Continue is an amazing radio show that plays video game music and nerdcore, and we have the host and founder of the show Morlock as our guest!

    We talk about how the show came to be, the state of nerd music in 2013, OverClocked Remix, mc chris, the evolution of nerdcore, current acts we love, PAX East, and more! It's basically two nerds nerding out about nerd music.
    You can find out how to listen to Press Start to Continue at starttocontinue.com and follow Morlock on twitch.tv/pressstartmorlock. Want to get future episodes of the Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    Music:
    Adam WarRock - Columbia (from Bioshock Infinite)
    A_Rival - Wind Shear (from Mega Man 2)

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 1 hr 5 min
    NMM #57: Lacey Johnson

    NMM #57: Lacey Johnson

    One of the emerging stars of the virtual concert era is Lacey Johnson. She can play nearly every instrument and has been thriving on YouTube and Twitch. We talk about that, Lacey's crazy content creation schedule, her desire to compose for video games, thoughts and theories on Final Fantasy VII Remake, her band Super MadNES, and more!

    Check out Lacey Johnson on youtube.com/laceyjohnsonmusic and twitch.tv/laceyjohnsonmusic. Want to get these episodes sooner? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 48 min

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Fun show to keep in the loop of all things need music.

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