Shoutout to the Sleeping Dogs video game soundtrack which showed me some of what Ninja Tune (the record label) has been up to with its own dedicated radio station within the game.
The equivalent of an Asian Grand Theft Auto IV (with a little to be desired in the driving department) Sleeping Dogs was originally released in late 2012, but was given away in January 2014 on Xbox Live’s servers for Gold Members as part of their “Free Games” promotions.
The game is pretty fun, playing as undercover Hong Kong PD cop, Wei Shen, but what surprised me even more was the soundtrack for the game (which only plays while driving usually), for a game released in late 2012 Square Enix chose several songs that were WAAAY before their time (I wish I’d played this game sooner, I wanted to too when it first came out!)
The Electronic radio station “Ninja Tune Radio” features artists such as Emika, Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Bonobo, Plaid, Flying Lotus, Two Fingers and Stateless. I am still analyzing the Hong Kong Hip-Hop/Electronic station (HKLUB) which features many local Hong Kong rap groups and DJs.
Either way big ups to Square Enix for their soundtrack choice in the game, which really surprised me to be honest. Their audio department gets a cookie, most def.
KiD CuDi released Satellite Flight: Journey to Mother Moon with few hours notice on Twitter and exclusively on iTunes.
The album features many of the dark, space-like overtones and sounds Cudi is known for.
Following the Beyoncé marketing/distribution model Cudi released the album two months early, without any promotion and mainly just by informing his followers on Twitter the album was now available.
Standouts include the rock-influenced, WZRD reminiscent “Going to the Ceremony,” and the more spacey, deep tuneage of “Destination: Mother Moon”, “Satellite Flight,” and “In My Dreams 2015.”
“Copernicus Landing” also channels this spirit and the more beat-influenced ride through intergalactic soundscapes of “Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Know,” is what we have come to expect from the Moon Man.
The album is a good listen all the way through and reminds one of his last album Indicud with elements of the Man on the Moon albums and his WZRD project.
If this album release is successful, we are bound to see more artists “suddenly” releasing albums and more no-marketing, direct-to-fan approaches, which for Beyoncé worked incredibly well. Not good news for promotional agents, but great news for music artists and their fans alike.
Queen Bey drops the video to “Partition” and in less than 24 hours has more than 1.5 million views. The comments are rife with stanns, haters and those crying Illuminati. But everyone on YouTube wishes they could pull off a feat as amazing as that. I ain’t mad at her…!
I’ve been posting updates all day on my Twitter account and Facebook. Check ’em out for some news on Games, Music and Chamblee, GA that I don’t feel like reposting all over my blog (sigh, I’m lazy). Also look out for major overhauls on the blog coming this week now that I have some time off from work. And if you have a 3DS get at me (I’m a gamer geek on the inside)!!
I’ve been playing a lot of Bravely Default (review here) and some Pokemon Y (I’m still a newb, so battle me or send me some decent pokeMANS plz, kthxbai), if you’d like my friend code please send me a message on my social media or to email@example.com. I’ve also been updating info on my Youtube account so check me out there as well!
Thanks everyone have a nice evening (and ALL my fellow ATLANTANS, ENJOY THIS BEEEEAUTIFUL WEATHER)!
Some new chill future bass music from APH x Renz, the Australian electronic-DJ duo, A Purple Heart & Renz Beatz. Both hail from Brisbane, Australia and produce electronic music in genres such as FUTURE BASS, Deep Bass, Space Jizz, Jersey Club and more. Look out for more chillwave music from our fellows from waaaay across the pond!