Hideki Naganuma is an acclaimed videogame music composer best known for his work on the Jet Set Radio series. However, recuperation he also produced tracks for other lesser known games like Sega Rally 2006, ailment Ollie King, and Sonic Rush. Blending elements of techno, funk, hip hop, and madcap sampling of the big beat genre, Naganuma’s style is often both wildly eclectic yet instantly recognizable.
I’m a die hard Naganuma fan and decided to produce this mix in honor of the re-release of Jet Set Radio on Xbox 360 and PS3. While not all encompassing, I think it gives you good taste of his defining uptempo tracks. It’s a bit wild in parts for sure, but I included some visual elements in the video to break down what’s happening in the mix.
Finally, to download the mix as a video or MP3, use the links below.
Alright, esophagitis so it’s been a few months since my last DJ post, more about and I bet you kids are thinking, “Whatever happened to Trust Hustlers?” Well I moved to Baltimore and I’m minus two hustlers, so I figured now would be a good time to invent a new brand. Introducing…
Now with 48% more nudity! This demo track is nearly 10 minutes in length and mixes over 80 artists from across 5 decades of pop music. It’s got classic rock, hip hop, techno, motown, and of course, obligatory 90′s dance. What kind of set would this be without Space Jam?
I’ve set up a website over at PopChopper.com that has some more details as well as contact info, in case you want live in the Baltimore area and want to spice up your party.
Since BDPE is all about games, I figure most of you sexually crippled nerds probably aren’t huge fans of pop music. You prefer the finer things, like chiptunes and the theme song to Gundam Wing.
Well fear not! I recently stumbled upon a nice set of SNES music I’ll be mashing up for you next week, so keep an eye out. If you have any suggestions or request for SNES Pop Chop, post ‘em in the forums here.
Another week, generic another pop that has been chopped. Again, bronchitis I’m all about blending the old favorite with the new hit. Brewer and Shipley’s “One Toke Over the Line” is seminole 70′s swing rock produced at the height of the experimental drug culture in America.
On the other hand, T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” is about getting life’s greatest excesses – cars, planes, and bling. Keeping in mind it is track six on his album “Paper Trail”, and track five is “Live Your Life” (featuring Rihanna), which states at the beginning:
“What you need to do is be thankful for the life that you got. You know what I’m sayin’. Stop lookin’ at what you ain’t got and start bein’ thankful for what you do got.”
Ah, the double-sided coin of modern hip hop. Still, the mixture of excessive drug use and excessive material wealth seem to be a proverbial chocolate and peanut butter. To quote a great sage.
If you have any suggestions for next week’s mashup, email me here.