Jump around, jump around, jump around-yeah! This week we listen to classic hip-hop, and classic hip-hop inspired, video game music! It gets funky, it gets heavy, and then it gets cheesey… oh boy it gets cheesey in places 🙂
We are joined by the talented producer and video game composer, 2 Mello! (2064 Read Only Memories, Celeste) He wanted to jump on our show and talk about the cross-over of video games into hip-hop, and sometimes vice-versa. We talk about the use of samples, old hardware, and our favorite Jet Set Radio characters.
Let me tell you, that walk to the village isn’t as safe as you think. Let me tell you, that walk to the village isn’t as short as you think. The road is dangerous with RANDOM BATTLES! This week it’s all about that random battle music!
We’re joined by Rex and John from the band Random Battles! We talk about addictive MMORPG games, Gwent, and teaching your children only the music instruments necessary for your band. We get comfortable very fast so there’s also lots of signing and joking around with the music! HEY HO!
Random Battles is a video game prog metal band from Baltimore. Download their latest album REBORT today!
The short-lived Sega Dreamcast had an excellent library which included some great vertical and horizontal shmups! Enjoy this mixtape from one of our earliest episodes with great classic Sega composers!
I Hate Tha Sun – Radirgy – Dreamcast – Daisuke Nagata
24/7 – Radirgy – Dreamcast – Kou Hayashi
Step of Battle – Bangai-O – Dreamcast – Toshiya Yamanaka, Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa
Mazin Core – Bangai-O – Dreamcast – Toshiya Yamanaka, Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa
Stage 1 – Xydonia – PC – Dario Fantini
The Beautiful Love of a Brother and Sister – Bangai-O – Dreamcast – Toshiya Yamanaka, Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa