Monte & Friends - “Like A Boss” (Diddy Kong Racing)

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“N64 was a majestic era in video gaming. There’s something special about those games and the soundtracks that came with them. Diddy Kong Racing is one of my favorites from the console and the music holds some fond memories I closely cherish.
I chose this track specifically because it’s one of the best songs on the soundtrack in my opinion, it’s high energy, and to me it felt like a good keyboard-centric track. I really wanted to utilize Rhodes and organ in a way that would represent the original timbres along with synths that could really give it a unique new sound. It was important to me to have some real horns and banjo since my brother is a player. I'm really stoked on how all the different instruments are working together and while this song was very challenging to mix, I am very happy with how it turned out.”
— Mike Montemarano (Monte)

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from Tribute Album 64, released September 29, 2016
Performed by Mike Montemarano (Monte) – Keyboards
◦ Erich Beckmann (ErichWK) – Drums
◦ Ryan Munz (MunzadetH) – Guitar
◦ Andre Beller (pingosimon) – Bass
◦ Nick Montemarano – Banjo
◦ AJ Peacox – Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
◦ Allissoon Lockhart – Tenor Saxophone
Arrangement and Mixing by Mike Montemarano (Monte)
Based on “Boss Challenge 2” from Diddy Kong Racing, Composed by David Wise

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Tribute Album 64 Long Beach, California

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Nintendo 64 with nearly five hours of video game covers...completely FREE to download! Over 200 musicians from around the world have teamed up to bring you 87 all-new tracks in this massive compilation album. ... more

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