(fortyseven) Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors, the collection of electronic music inspired by the upcoming Mortal Kombat game, is being executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979) and is set for release April 5th.
JFK has assembled a spectacular group of DJs and producers to continue the tradition of weaving electronic music into the Mortal Kombat aesthetic. He enthusiastically describes the project, saying "It's always exciting to have the opportunity to write music for something outside of the traditional means, especially when it is for a project like Mortal Kombat that has had such pop cultural significance for so long. It's a great step forward for the ways that video games can interact with music across unique genres and mediums."
That same excitement has been echoed by the artists who are contributing to the project. "I've been a Mortal Kombat fan since Mortal Kombat 2 came out on Sega Genesis. This was completely a passion project for me, and I'm so honored to be a part of the Mortal Kombat legacy!" declares glitch-step wunderkind Skrillex, who contributes "Reptile's Theme" to the project.
Celebrated producer Harvard Bass, who recorded "Helado (Sub-Zero's Theme)" for the collection, adds emphatically "When I found out I was going to work on music for Mortal Kombat, I almost lost it. I've been a huge fan of the game and it was a privilege to be a part of video game history." And DJ and producer Congorock says "Mortal Kombat has shocked me since the first time I played it…for the album I went for something more atmospheric and less clubby, but still it feels like a dream coming true."
MORTAL KOMBAT: SONGS INSPIRED BY THE WARRIORS TRACK LISTING:
1. Deathstalker (Scorpion's Theme) JFK of MSTRKRFT
2. Mileena's Theme Tokimonsta
3. Helado (Sub-Zero's Theme) Harvard Bass
4. Liu Kang's Theme Congorock
5. Goro's Theme Bird Peterson
6. Reptile's Theme Skrillex
7. Raiden's Theme 9th Wonder
8. Johnny Cage's Theme LA Riots
9. Baraka's Theme Run DMT
10. Kung Lao's Theme Felix Cartal
11. Kano's Theme Them Jeans
12. Shao Kahn's Theme Sound Of Stereo
Mortal Kombat will be in stores April 19 for the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.