Tetris. Super Mario Bros. The Legend of Zelda. These video game soundtracks are seriously iconic. Childhood game play helped inspire tons of today's top electronic dance producers to get weird with digital noise, and you can hear the influence these bleep-bloops have in everything from future bass to dubstep, dance-pop and more.
Gaming is quickly becoming one of the largest entertainment markets in the modern economy, thanks to advancements in online gameplay and passive streaming. Twitch helped make international stars out of people like Ninja. He's the most followed streamer on the platform and just might be the most famous gamer in the world. He's also very into music, and now, he's designed a new compilation album he hopes could be your favorite gaming soundtrack ever.
"I'm stoked about this project, first because I truly love the music, but also because I think this is another big step towards bridging the gap between music artists and gamers,” Ninja is quoted in a press release. “Our worlds keep getting more and more connected, and this feels like the next step -- hopefully this can become the soundtrack to gaming. It's also amazing to partner with Astralwerks and Capitol Music Group, because they bring so much credibility to the album. I mean. Come on. Get your ears ready.”