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Episode 309: Jake Kaufman

In this SUPER FUNKY episode, the guys finally focus on the incredible career of the one and only Jake "virt" Kaufman! Taking one track from 20 different titles in his career, this playlist is a smattering of some of the best VGM composed in the past 16 years. Enjoy!


Choice Nuggets - Jake Kaufman - 2006 - Staring at my Spaceship
Shantae - Jake Kaufman - GBC - 2002 - Sequin Land East ~ Day Travel
Contra 4 - Jake Kaufman - DS - 2007 - Jungle 1
Mighty Flip Champs - Jake Kaufman - DSi - 2009 - World Final
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Jake Kaufman - PC/DSi - 2010 - Burning Town
Thor: God of Thunder - Jake Kaufman - DS - 2011 - Valhalla Awaits
Mighty Milky Way - Jake Kaufman - DSi - 2011 - World 1 (Space)
Bloodrayne: Betrayal - Jake Kaufman - PC/Xbox 360 - 2011 - Dusk Falls (Mix)
Mighty Switch Force! - Jake Kaufman - PC/Wii U/3DS - 2011 - Whoa I'm in Space Cuba
Double Dragon Neon - Jake Kaufman - PC/Xbox 360 - 2012 - City Streets 2 (Mango Tango)
Mighty Switch Force 2 - Jake Kaufman - 3DS/Wii U - 2013 - Rainbow Love Zone
Ultionous: A Tale of Petty Revenge - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2013 - Zone 1
Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman - Everything - 2014 - Main Theme
Boot Hill Heroes - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2014 - Doc's Theme
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - Jake Kaufman - 3DS/Wii U/PC - 2014 - DO U EVEN WHIP?
Adventures of Pip - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2015 - Sir William (the Ghost Knight)
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows - Jake Kaufman - Everything - 2015 - The Final Note
Supreme League of Patriots - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2015 - Stan's Theme
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Jake Kaufman - PC/PS4/Switch - 2016 - Counterfeit Mermaids
Cat Girl Without Salad - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2016 - BGM Radical Galaxy
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment - Jake Kaufman - Everything - 2016 - Hidden by Night

Episode 261: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

In this blood-pumping episode, the guys dive into the score of the newest Shovel Knight DLC- Specter of Torment! Jake Kaufman outdoes himself with another incredible piece of VRC6 art. Enjoy the shreddage!


Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment - Jake Kaufman - Yacht Club Games - Switch - 2017
-From The Shadows
-One Dark Night
-The Magic Mirror
-Both Eyes Open
-Incompleto Sin Ti
-In the Halls of the King
-Hidden By Night
-The Price of Doing Business
-Facing The Task
-Tools of War
-A Wintry Paradise
-A Cargo of Fineries
-The Lonely Parapet
-Fate Approaches
-Hitting Close to Home
-Go No Further!
-Embraced By Darkness
-Know Thy True Self
-An Imposition of Order
-Shadows and Scythes

Episode 254: The Shantae Series

In this very groovy episode, the guys focus on the phenomenal music of the Shantae series! This shouldn't come as a surprise, since these scores were composed by Jake Kaufman. Enjoy some masterful video game music that will make you want to get up and dance!

Shantae - Jake Kaufman - Capcom - Game Boy Color - 2002
-Sequin Land East ~ Day Travel
-Welcome to Water Town!
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Jake Kaufman - WayForward - DSi/PC - 2010
-Burning Town
-Scuttle Town
-The Final Challenge
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - Jake Kaufman - WayForward - 3DS/PC/PS4 - 2014
-File Select
-Trip Through Sequin Land
-Scuttle Town
-We Love Burning Town
-Rave in the Grave (Zombie Island)
-Arctic Justice
Shantae: Half Genie Hero - Jake Kaufman - WayForward - PC/PS4/Wii U - 2016
-Dance Through the Danger
-Mermaid Falls
-Counterfeit Mermaids
-Rottytops' Song
-Tassle Town

-Special thanks to Phil for the episode suggestion!-

Episode 127: Shovel Knight

Time to face the inevitable: It's the spotlight episode on Shovel Knight! The guys dive deep into the best soundtrack so far of 2014, and honestly one of the most exciting in recent memory. Karl & Will discuss what makes Jake Kaufman's VRC6 chiptune score so darn remarkable, and truly his greatest work yet. Enjoy the spotlight on this modern classic!


Shovel Knight – Jake Kaufman – Yacht Club Games – Wii U/3DS – 2014
-Main Theme
-One Fateful Knight
-Strike the Earth! (Plains of Passage)
-The Rival (Black Knight – First Battle)
-In the Halls of the Usurper (Pridemoor Keep)
-High Above the Land (The Flying Machine)
-An Underlying Problem (The Lost City)
-No Weapons Here (Village)
-Watch Me Dance!
-A Thousand Leagues Below (Iron Whale) [Manami Matsumae]
-Of Devious Machinations (Clockwork Tower)
-The Schemer (Tinker Knight Battle)
-Waltz of the Troupple King
-Courage Under Fire – Armorer Village
-Fighting with All of Our Might
-Flowers of Antimony (The Explodatorium) [Manami Matsumae]
-La Danse Macabre (Lich Yard)
-The Fateful Return (Tower Approach)
-The Betrayer (Enchantress Final Form)
-A Return to Order (Ending)