Posts Tagged ‘Video Games’

January 3, 2017
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One of the qualities that drew me so deeply into Porter Robinson’s album Worlds back in 2014 was how fantastically and dreamily cosmic he sounded on much of the record, oft evoking my video gaming past with his sonic adventuring, particularly when it comes to Japanese RPGs like Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts. It’s that sort of magic that I find in New World, a prismatic and meditative beauty from VALVE. The musician and producer began as a piano player when he was only five, but he started teaching himself to produce in 2005 before really taking off with his trademark progressive approach towards dance music and soundtracks in 2013. New World really does feel like a soundtrack. It seems to take your deepest dreams and paint them in vivid colors for all to hear. VALVE’s progressive is injected with bits and pieces of other electronic genres as well as a bounty of organic elements, making New World a unique journey into the unknown, or perhaps, the subconscious. The breathtaking experience is a limited free download, here. For more from VALVE, check out equally captivating Beyond Earth below, on which you can even find copious drum and bass rolls alongside its anime evoking pastel effulgence. 

June 16, 2016
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“Oops” is certainly not a word I’d normally expect to encounter as a song title. The exclamation usually represents mistake, doubt, and regret. Yet, there’s no way Martin Garrix’s Oops came about by error, and there’s nothing to regret once you’ve plunged yourself deep into the Dutch producer’s bubbly chromatic song, which is the theme for E3′s  “YouTube Live at E3″ program this year. Though I haven’t been a “gamer” in years, I was once addicted to the very video games that also inspire Martin Garrix and so many other prolific modern producers these days. I suppose I can relate to the adventurous wonder and fantasy worlds so creatively and vividly portrayed in the rich synths, lush beats, and vibrant arpeggios found in Oops’ brushstrokes. Oops is a free download, here.

November 26, 2015
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As I mentioned several times lately, respected Hebinomichi collective has been revealing new songs from their Volume 3 compilation on a day to day basis, unleashing on us some spectacular electronic tunes. Today sees them unleashing a fidgeting future bass treat named Without U from a producer from right here in San Francisco named GRIMECRAFT. His mazelike glitch pop and video game inspired beats take us on a colorfully bubbling adventure that borders on nightcore like regions of frenetic rapture and joy. Download Without U for free, here, then head over to Hebinomichi’s Soundcloud to stream what’s been unfolded off Volume 3 so far.

July 7, 2015
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All you fellow Jaymes Young and Lana Del Rey fans out there are going to love this, too. A producer from Seattle named Instant Party! created a ridiculously good remix of LA singer songwriter Jaymes Young’s melting song Moondust, but he also infused it with Lana Del Rey samples (from Video Games, still a favorite LDR tune for me). Then he morphed it into a rousing, spine tingling dubstep track that carries monstrous emotional punch. Lana’s vocals and Jaymes’ voice work together in conjunction like a match made in heaven. Instant Party!’s creation is vivid and powerful, and its available for free, here.

January 7, 2015
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Fellow music heads, here’s a very interesting one I caught wind of late last night. It’s called Lana Del Rae. That’s right, someone named Chazzzy decided to mash up Lana Del Rey and Rae Sremmurd. What is he THINKING, right? Turns out, No Type laid over the orchestral sadcore strings and Lana’s humming off of Video Games works pretty well, in an off kilter, almost ominous but also melodramatic and nostalgic way. Someone do a video mash up, stat! 

Tom Odell – Video Games (Lana Del Rey cover)

February 12, 2014

UK crooner Tom Odell performed a spectacular cover while visiting the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. After all the hoopla, all the controversy, the debut album, the deluxe version of the debut album, and so forth, my absolute favorite Lana Del Rey song still stands as Video Games, one of two songs that first hooked me on to her sadcore music and started it all (the other being Blue Jeans). It’s a song that certainly has a special place in my heart, and I’ve rediscovered that today, thanks to Odell’s immense cover of the track. His beautiful, emotional vocals and piano ballad style fits the song perfectly. 

Tom Odell – Video Games (Lana Del Rey cover)

February 12, 2014

UK crooner Tom Odell performed a spectacular cover while visiting the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. After all the hoopla, all the controversy, the debut album, the deluxe version of the debut album, and so forth, my absolute favorite Lana Del Rey song still stands as Video Games, one of two songs that first hooked me on to her sadcore music and started it all (the other being Blue Jeans). It’s a song that certainly has a special place in my heart, and I’ve rediscovered that today, thanks to Odell’s immense cover of the track. His beautiful, emotional vocals and piano ballad style fits the song perfectly. 

OFFICIAL VID: Snoop Lion – Get Away ft. Angela Hunte (prod. by Major Lazer)

January 7, 2014

If you haven’t seen the new video for Snoop’s new tune Get Away featuring Angela Hunte, it’s time you check it out. The laid back track is produced by none other than Major Lazer, and it’s one of those chill moombahton styled reggae tunes that Snoop drops as Snoop Lion. In general, I’m pretty fond of his work as Snoop Lion. I like those mellow, happy moombahton tunes, especially when produced by the likes of Diplo and friends! The must see video is an homage to old school video games. I grew up playing some of the games referenced in this awesome animated video, so it sure made me want to revisit my youth and dig out my old Super Famicon, SNES, Gameboy…. I still have them somewhere! Get Away is off Snoop’s Grammy nominated album REINCARNATED. 

OFFICIAL VID: Snoop Lion – Get Away ft. Angela Hunte (prod. by Major Lazer)

January 7, 2014

If you haven’t seen the new video for Snoop’s new tune Get Away featuring Angela Hunte, it’s time you check it out. The laid back track is produced by none other than Major Lazer, and it’s one of those chill moombahton styled reggae tunes that Snoop drops as Snoop Lion. In general, I’m pretty fond of his work as Snoop Lion. I like those mellow, happy moombahton tunes, especially when produced by the likes of Diplo and friends! The must see video is an homage to old school video games. I grew up playing some of the games referenced in this awesome animated video, so it sure made me want to revisit my youth and dig out my old Super Famicon, SNES, Gameboy…. I still have them somewhere! Get Away is off Snoop’s Grammy nominated album REINCARNATED. 

French Montana – All For You (feat. Lana Del Rey, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg)

January 3, 2014

Bronx rapper French Montana jumps into the large pool of acts that have sampled or remixed Lana Del Rey with his track All For You. It’s a star studded affair that also features Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. Video Games is still one of my all time favorite Lana Del Rey tunes, and it’s great to hear it again on this track. All For You is off French Montana’s new mixtape Coke Boys 4.

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