Video game music is celebrated in a new mixtape from Sound Pellegrino co-founder Teki Latex and Digging in The Carts music historian Nick Dwyer.
‘Teki and Nick’s Mixtape Quest Adventure’ features exclusive remixes from Mumdance, Kode9 and Ikonika.
It is described as “a mixtape with a unique blend of golden era [of] video game soundtracks, hip-hop acapellas and bass heavy dance music”.
As well as fusing music from games including Final Fantasy, Streets Of Rage and Chrono Trigger with a capellas from Migos, Outkast and Ryff Ryders, it also features tracks by DJ Lag, Butch and Dizzee Rascal.
To create the mixtape - which they call a “side-scrolling adventure, recorded as a live mix” - Nick searched through 200,000 video game official soundtracks to find the ones that would work best. Teki, who played a back-to-back live set with Nick at Red Bull Festival in Paris in 2018 - then tasked himself with finding the right a capellas and club tracks for it.
The mixtape will be available for free from the 2nd March but before that check out Teki Latex live from DJ Mag HQ.
Then read our feature on the future of gaming in electronic music.
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