Nettwerk Records has formed a new partnership with game maker Electronic Arts (EA) that will result in the release of three to six soundtracks per year. Nettwerk will also provide EA with music for vi

Nettwerk Records has formed a new partnership with game maker Electronic Arts (EA) that will result in the release of three to six soundtracks per year. Nettwerk will also provide EA with music for video games that will not be accompanied with soundtracks. The first release under the new deal is "SSX Tricky," due Feb. 12. The game is the sequel to the PlayStation 2 title "SSX."

The album features a K-Rec remix of Run-DMC's "It's Tricky," plus tracks from BT, Mixmaster Mike, Plump DJ's, Hybrid, and Aphrodite, among others.

"Nettwerk's partnership with EA provides both companies with a new area of exploration," Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride said in a statement. "For EA it's a stronger voice in the music they choose to represent their games, and for Nettwerk it's a new avenue of exposure for our artists; it's a very symbiotic relationship."

Earlier this year, "NHL 2002" and "FIFA Soccer 2002: MLS" became the first two games to feature music from Nettwerk artists. The former title also included the Barenaked Ladies track "It's Only Me (The Wizard of Magic Land)," and allows users to insert band members into the game via the create-a-player mode.

"The fact that our music is on what is essentially a hockey game, and to see myself in a [Toronto] Maple Leafs jersey on [National Hockey League] ice, has my 9-year-old mind freaking out right now," BNL drummer Tyler Stewart recently told Billboard.