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videogame_mixtape_

1st Nov 2020 1st Nov 2021
Project Details
Categories
  • Collectivity
Creative Team
  • Artist and researcher: Larry Achiampong

The videogame_mixtape_ is an ongoing audio-based, research-driven project by Larry Achiampong.

Created with the purpose of exploring the heritage and evolution of music and audio in gaming, this endeavour opens up Achiampong’s interest in this cultural phenomenon through gestures of play and sharing. The project is (re)presented in the form of a series of mixtapes that the artist will disseminate online, complimented by video versions which will include visuals associated with the games. Achiampong will also create playlists for each of the mixtapes, detailing information including game title(s), composer(s) and the gaming platform(s) that the music features on.

The project will also feature podcasts where the artist is joined by invited guests to talk and listen to all things gaming and audio related.

Of the project, Achiampong said:

“I’m very excited to be bringing together my interest in video games and sound into what hopefully builds into an archive of grooves, nostalgia and new discoveries for myself and those of you whom listen to these mixes.

I’m also approaching this research in a way that doesn’t require anyone to have knowledge on the history of gaming – the mixes will be designed for people to enjoy as if they were listening to any other mixtape. With that in mind there will be a range of vibes to explore – from the cinematic, to popular cuts and hidden gems to the downright quirky. I hope you’ll join in and listen as I embark on this exciting journey.”

Listen to videogame_mixtape_ Vol.4 here:

videogame_mixtape_Vol.4_Playlist:

1) Track/Game: 'End of The Dark', Policenauts, Platform/Date: PC-9821, Panasonic 3DO, et al, 1994, Soundtrack Composed By: Tappi Iwase, Masahiro Ikariko, Motoaki Furukawa

2) Track/Game: 'Funky Radio', Jet Set Radio, Platform/Date: Sega Dreamcast, 2000, Soundtrack Composed By: Hideki Naganuma, Richard Jacques, Tomonori Sawada, et al

3) Track/Game: 'DND (Do Not Destroy)', No More Heroes, Platform/Date: Nintendo Wii, 2007, Soundtrack Composed By: Masafumi Takada, Jun Fukuda

4) Track/Game: 'Battle Theme', Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Platform/Date: Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, 1992, Soundtrack Composed By: Ryuji Sasai, Yasuhiro Kawakami

5) Track/Game: 'Main Theme', Shovel Knight, Platform/Date: PS3/3 Xbox One, Switch, et al, 2014, Soundtrack Composed By: Jake Kaufman, Manami Matsumae

6) Track/Game: 'Match 2', Pit Fighter, Platform/Date: Arcade (Atari G1), et al, 1990, Soundtrack Composed By: John Paul

7) Track/Game: 'Team Select Matchup Intro', NBA Jam, Platform/Date: Arcade (Midway T Unit), 1993, Soundtrack Composed By: John Hay

8) Track/Game: 'Main Menu', NBA Jam, Platform/Date: Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, 1994, Soundtrack Composed By: Rick Fox

9) Track/Game: 'Algon Headquarters', Shin Megami Tensei – Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, Platform/Date: Sega Saturn, et al, 1997, Soundtrack Composed By: Shoji Meguro, et al

10) Track/Game: 'Racoon City Theme', Resident Evil 2, Platform/Date: Sony Playstation, et al, 1998, Soundtrack Composed By: Masami Ueda, Shusaku Uchiyama, Syun Nishigaki

11) Track/Game: 'Get Them Before They Get You', Wolfensetin 3D, Platform/Date: PC, et al, 1992, Soundtrack Composed By: Robert Prince, et al

12) Track/Game: 'Paper Route', Paperboy 2, Platform/Date: Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, et al, 1991, Soundtrack Composed By: Rich Shemaria, et al

13) Track/Game: 'Mii Plaza', Mii Channel, Platform/Date: Nintendo Wii, 2006, Soundtrack Composed By: Kazumi Totaka

14) Track/Game: 'Mii Parade', Mii Channel, Platform/Date: Nintendo Wii, 2006, Soundtrack Composed By: Kazumi Totaka

15) Track/Game: 'Cross The Checkpoint', Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, Platform/Date: Sony Playstation, 1998, Soundtrack Composed By: Noriyuki Asakura

16) Track/Game: 'Battle With A Fierce Enemy', Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, Platform/Date: Sony Playstation, 1998, Soundtrack Composed By: Noriyuki Asakura

17) Track/Game: 'A Shine Upon Inkwater Marsh', Ori And The Will of The Wisps, Platform/Date: Microsoft Xbox One, et al, 2020, Soundtrack Composed By: Gareth Cocker

Listen to videogame_mixtape_ Vol.3 here:

videogame_mixtape_Vol.3_Playlist:

1) Track/Game: 'Continue', Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, Platform/Date: Sega Master System, 1990, Soundtrack Composed By: Yoshio Yoshida

2) Track/Game: 'Clotho – Bells', Columns, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1990, Soundtrack Composed By: Tokuhiko Uwabo

3) Track/Game: 'Clotho (Danger)', Columns, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1990, Soundtrack Composed By: Tokuhiko Uwabo

4) Track/Game: 'Beast Form', Altered Beast, Platform/Date: Arcade (Sega System 16), 1988, Soundtrack Composed By: Kazuhiko Nagai

5) Track/Game: 'Kabuto', Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, Platform/Date: Sega Master System, 1990, Soundtrack Composed By: Yoshio Yoshida

6) Track/Game: 'Game Start Music', R-Type, Platform/Date: Sega Master System, 1988, Soundtrack Composed By: Masato Ishizaki

7) Track/Game: 'Stage 1 BGM', R-Type, Platform/Date: Sega Master System, 1988, Soundtrack Composed By: Masato Ishizaki

8) Track/Game: 'Beyond The Galaxy', Galaxy Force 2, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1988, Soundtrack Composed By: Koichi Namiki, Katsuhiro Hayashi

9) Track/Game: 'Episode 1, Page 1-1', Comix Zone, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1995, Soundtrack Composed By: Howard Drossin

10) Track/Game: 'Castle', Shining Force 2, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1993, Soundtrack Composed By: Motoaki Takenouchi

11) Track/Game: 'Mushroom Hill Zone Act 1' , Sonic & Knuckles, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1994, Soundtrack Composed By: Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, et al

12) Track/Game: 'Mushroom Hill Zone Act 2' , Sonic & Knuckles, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1994, Soundtrack Composed By: Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, et al

13) Track/Game: 'Hopeless Mission', Rolling Thunder 2, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1991, Soundtrack Composed By: Ayako Saso

14) Track/Game: 'The Shinobi', The Revenge of Shinobi, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1989, Soundtrack Composed By: Yuzo Koshiro

15) Track/Game: 'Terrible Beat', The Revenge of Shinobi, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1989, Soundtrack Composed By: Yuzo Koshiro

16) Track/Game: 'Theme of Adol', YS I: Ancient Ys Vanished, Platform/Date: Sega Master System, 1988, Soundtrack Composed By: Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa

Listen to videogame_mixtape_ Vol.2 here:

videogame_mixtape_Vol.2_Playlist:

1) Track/Game: 'Get Ready!', Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, Platform/Date: Commodore Amiga, 1991, Soundtrack Composed By: Barry Leitch

2) Track/Game: 'Magical Sound Shower', Outrun, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 1991, Soundtrack Composed By: Hiroshi Kawaguchi

3) Track/Game: 'Intro Theme', Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, Platform/Date: Commodore Amiga, 1991, Soundtrack Composed By: Barry Leitch

4) Track/Game: 'Title Theme', Top Gear, Platform/Date: Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, 1992, Soundtrack Composed By: Barry Leitch, Hiroyuki Masuno

5) Track/Game: 'Las Vegas', Top Gear, Platform/Date: Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, 1992, Soundtrack Composed By: Barry Leitch, Hiroyuki Masuno

6) Track/Game: 'P.E.T.R.O.L. (WipEout Mix)', Wipeout, Platform/Date: Sony Playstation 1, 1995, Soundtrack Composed By: Orbital, Leftfield, et al

7) Track/Game: 'Die Hard: Garage', Die Hard Trilogy, Platform/Date: Sony Playstation 1, Sega Saturn, 1996, Soundtrack Composed By: Niel Palmer, Steve Root

8) Track/Game: 'After Burner', After Burner Complete, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive, 32X, 1995, Soundtrack Composed By: Hiroshi Kawaguchi

9) Track/Game: 'Burning Point', Thunder Blade, Platform/Date: Sega Master System, 1987, Soundtrack Composed By: Koichi Namiki

10) Track/Game: 'Thunder Blade', Thunder Blade, Platform/Date: Arcade (Sega X Board), 1987, Soundtrack Composed By: Koichi Namiki

Listen to videogame_mixtape_ Vol.1 here:

videogame_mixtape_Vol.1_Playlist:

1) Track/Game: 'Dracula’s Theme', Super Castlevania 4, Platform/Date: Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, 1991, Soundtrack Composed By: Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudo

2) Track/Game: 'Turtle Village', Golden Axe, Platform/Date: Arcade (Sega System 16), 1989, Soundtrack Composed By: You Takada

3) Track/Game: 'Go Straight', Streets of Rage 2, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 1992, Soundtrack Composed By: Yuzo Koshiro Motohiro Kawashima

4) Track/Game: 'Hydrocity Zone-Act 2', Sonic The Hedgehog 3, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 1994, Soundtrack Composed By: Michael Jackson, et al

5) Track/Game: 'Night Riders', Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Platform/Date: Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, 1991, Soundtrack Composed By: Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kozo Nakamura

6) Track/Game: 'Alex & Ken Stage (JAZZY NYC '99)', Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Platform/Date: Arcade (Capcom), 1999, Soundtrack Composed By: Hideki Okugawa

7) Track/Game: 'An Oath of the Sword', Soul Blade, Platform/Date: Sony Playstation, 1996, Soundtrack Composed By: Masumi Itō, et al

8) Track/Game: 'Infiltrator vs Parasite (Psycho Mantis)', Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Platform/Date: Nintendo Gamecube, 2004, Soundtrack Composed By: Norihiko Hibino, et al

9) Track/Game: '1990: Siberia', Timesplitters 2, Platform/Date: Multiple, 2002, Soundtrack Composed By: Graeme Norgate

10) Track/Game: 'Brinstar Red Soil Swampy Area', Super Metroid, Platform/Date: Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, 1994, Soundtrack Composed By: Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano

11) Track/Game: 'Stickerbrush Symphony', Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest, Platform/Date: Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, 1995, Soundtrack Composed By: David Wise

12) Track/Game: 'Half Pipe', California Games, Platform/Date: Commodore Amiga, 1988, Soundtrack Composed By: Chris Grigg, Gil Freeman

13) Track/Game: 'Casino Night Zone (2 Player)', Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Platform/Date: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 1992, Soundtrack Composed By: Masato Nakamura

14) Track/Game: 'Boss', Shinobi, Platform/Date: Sega Master System 1987, Soundtrack Composed By: Yasuhiro Kawakami

15) Track/Game: 'Metro City Subway', Final Fight, Platform/Date: Arcade (Capcom CPS I), 1989, Soundtrack Composed By: Manami Matsumae, et al

16) Track/Game: 'Guile I', Street Fighter 2, Platform/Date: Arcade (Capcom CPS I), 1991, Soundtrack Composed By: Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe

17) Track/Game: 'Guile II', Street Fighter 2, Platform/Date: Arcade (Capcom CPS I), 1991, Soundtrack Composed By: Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe

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