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The Legend of Zelda remixes you didn’t know you needed

Now that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has made its six-year-long awaited debut, loyal fans took the chance to celebrate by taking a much-deserved “Zelda holiday”. With new game releases, there are bound to be artists rushing to make inspired content. 

Remixed Legend of Zelda songs have long been a part of the community. Each mix has its own special twist and cover artists became more and more popular as the fandom grew. Plus, the nature of the series lent itself to a boom in the lofi community.

This year, creators wasted no time getting to work. Including DJs and remix artists across the internet and globe. If you can’t get enough of Tears of the Kingdom or have played since the first NES game, this list is for you.

Check out these hot Zelda remixes you never knew you needed. You can thank us later.


Zelda goes baile funk

Okay, let’s start off with the most exciting and original remix on this list.

Take one of Zelda’s most famous themes and mix it with Brasil’s famous music export, Baile Funk, and you have this masterpiece:

One DJ known as notYero takes experimental funk to a whole new level. Creating short remixes of popular songs and video game tunes; when he dropped a 15-second sample of Baile do Morro crossed with Twilight Princess’ Scared Grove, fans begged for a full version. As you can see, notYero delivered. In collaboration with producer YBRYD, Baile Do Zelda was born. And we’re happy it was. 


The legend of the dance floor

Ready to hit the dance floor? From trap to funk to club hits, these remixes make for the mood booster you were in need of.

World-renowned DJ ZEDD’s appreciation for Zelda showed up on his official channel back in 2011. His six-minute mix will surely lure in both fandom loyalists and club music enthusiasts. Want a nerdy pregame song? This one is a good contender. Looking for Zelda trap music? It exists. Don’t sleep on this mix

Plus, American funk fans will love the Warrior of Funk’s covers mixed with pop songs.


The hero of metal

Don’t think for a moment we would forget remixes for the metal lovers out there. Guitar riffing and loud drum combos pair nicely with the theme songs such as Gerudo Valley covered by Machinae Supremacy and Saria’s Song restylized to sound like an underground metal show by The Only Deer Alive. Frankly, more metal remixes would be happily received.

When you blend pop culture with recognizable media you get a beautiful mix that only creative minds can dream up, and hell, it works. The musicians and DJs behind these remixes are wildly talented. Did I ever think I would listen to a Baile Funk version of Sacred Grove? Not at all, but I’m extremely happy the internet worked its magic. 

Good luck not listening to these mixes on repeat. Next up is hearing these The Legend of Zelda remixes played by DJs across the globe. 

Brianna Fox-Priest

Brianna Fox-Priest is a freelance journalist based in Tokyo. Covering video games and Japanese pop culture, her work can be seen in Otaku USA, Anime USA, Jotaku Network, and Sprudge.