A lot of electronic music producers seem to gain inspiration from video games. Not too hard to believe, since tech skills that can be applied to one may be converted for the other. Take a walk (or dance) down memory lane; here’s a list of some tracks that lie at the intersection of video games and dance music. You may find them both hilarious and strangely appealing.
SoundCloud is a veritable goldmine for creative tracks from living-room producers. Aimlessly trolling through songs has often lead to discovering new originals and even more remixes from obscure artists. Turn Down for Runescape is a hilariously done trap mashup of DJ Snake’s Turn Down for What and the soundtrack for the huge MMORPG Runescape (now almost crossing into the realm of retro games). Upon first listen you may burst into laughter, but the song is weirdly contagious and you’ll find yourself humming along after your initial amusement.
Similar to Turn Down for Runescape, here is another trap remix of an actual retro favorite. The melody may strike fierce nostalgia in some, but the whiny trap flavor gives it a fun twist. Many a 90’s kid will remember sitting in front of their Super Nintendo guiding silent Crono to the End of Time. Relive your childhood with this playful remix.
Another trap remix of a childhood favorite: Victory Road by Psychic Type. This will strike a chord with even those who haven’t played many games due to the widespread popularity of Pokémon (now a video game, TV show, and movie franchise).
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