Club Needlemouse is a 9-track remix album paying tribute to Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog series. Source games include the original Sega Genesis classic, Sonic CD, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic Unleashed, and even a track from the upcoming title Lost World. The music was written by Italian producer RobKTA, and mastered by GameChops’ own bLiNd and Dj CUTMAN.
From the classic Sonic title theme to level music like Spring Yard Zone and Marble Garden Zone, Club Needlemouse touches on some of the most memorable music from the Sonic series. RobKTA incorporate’s live instrumentation to freshen his remixes, giving an organic sound to each track on the album.
Club Needlemouse is now available, stream below or download on Loudr or iTunes.
I’m very excited to announce the upcoming release of the latest album from my label GameChops, Club Needlemouse. Titled after the code-name for Sonic the Hedgehog back in his early development ( Mr. Needlemouse ), this album takes inspiration from games throughout the Sonic series. It’s created by italian producer RobKTA (Pronouced Rob kay-tee-aee), and it features live instrumentation alongside dance music production.
What’s extra exciting about this album is that it’s done in the style of 90s club and house music. Very different from some of the other GameChops releases, that have gained popularity from a modern EDM sound, like Triforce of Bass and Trash FM.
I think this departure to a different style of dance music is a welcome one, and a sound I personally enjoy. I could listen to this album on repeat for days… it’s being mastered by bLiNd and myself. The mixes feel exciting and fresh while keeping with a more classic aesthetic. I’m particularly happy to hear some tunes from the early Sega Genesis Sonic games re-done in the electronic style of that time. Very cool.
Here’s a youtube trailer I put together featuring a mashup I did of one song and the classic vocal line from Stardust’s “Music Sounds Better With You” Just goes to show you how true these mixes are to the classic house sound. Club Needlemouse is out on GameChops on October 13th 2013.