Time to break out your ice beam and chill with some of the most notable tracks from the Metroid series! The games already have a lot of quiet, ambient music anyway, but the lo-fi hip-hop spin still brings a unique flavor to them that makes them perfect for relaxing after a long session of playing, say, Fusion or Dread.
Favorite track: Magmoor Caverns.
Another great lofi album to add to my collection for relaxation and writing. The tracks are all great, but my current favorite is Crashed Ship due to how well the original lends itself to a more relaxing vibe. Awesome album and awesome album art!
Samus & Chill is the music of Metroid if it had a lofi hip hop soundtrack.
Samus & Chill is a tribute to the music of Metroid, Nintendo’s beloved sci fi video game series. Producer Tune in with Chewie transforms the dark, atmospheric Metroid soundtrack into laid back lofi hip hop, featuring soft piano chords, smooth vintage synths, and expressive guitar. Samus & Chill is a carefully crafted homage to the music of Metroid.
Samus & Chill marks Tune in with Chewie’s first release with video game record label GameChops. Exploring a wide array of tracks from the Metroid series, Chewie remixes tunes ranging all the way from the series’ debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986, through Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, and the Metroid Prime trilogy.
Chewie, real name Nestor Estrada, is a guitarist and music producer native to Los Angeles, California. Producing and composing music for over a decade, he’s also the lead sound designer at Output, a software instrument company. Chewie produced Samus & Chill with Logic Pro using custom-built synthesizers, orchestral sound libraries, and vast textures created from his eurorack and guitar. While Chewie’s been a guitarist most of his life, his piano chops also shine through across the album.
released October 1, 2021
Produced by Tune in with Chewie
Mastered by Dj Cutman
Artwork by Onsta
Typography by Jack Grimes
Samus & Chill features 12 tracks from the Metroid game series, including tracks from Metroid, Super Metroid, Fusion, Prime, Prime 3, Other M, and Samus Returns.
Compositions by Hirokazu Tanaka, Kouichi Kyuma, Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano, Masaru Tajima, and Akira Fujiwara. Compositions are licensed and used with permission.