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Hyperdub Announce Japanese Video Game Music Collection
Christian Eede , September 28th, 2017 14:09

Hyperdub continue their prolific 2017 run with the announcement of a compilation collecting pioneering Japanese video game music

Hyperdub have announced a new compilation collecting the pioneering works of a number of Japanese video game music composers called Diggin In The Carts.

The project is the result of over a year of work compiling and readying the release which has been researched and curated by Red Bull's 'Diggin In The Carts' presenter Nick Dwyer and Hyperdub label head Kode9.

The collection looks deep into the rare archives of the chip era of Japanese video game music and takes in music from games such as Motocross Maniacs, Nemesis and Thunder Force IV. You can get a taste of the compilation above via Soshi Hosoi's 'Mister Diviner', lifted from Majhong Touhaiden. It was made for the Super Famicom company in 1993.

Diggin In The Carts is set for release on November 17 on CD and digital, with a vinyl run to follow sometime after. The collection features artwork by Japanese anime artist and Studio °4C founder Koji Morimoto.

Hyperdub, alongside Red Bull, are lining up a number of special supporting events in Los Angeles, Tokyo and other parts of the world, with Kode9 presenting a new performance using visuals created by Morimoto, who has worked on films like Memories and The Animatrix, as part of the event series.

An event will take place at London's fabric on November 30. You can find details on that here. The Los Angeles event takes place on October 22 at Regent Theatre, while Liquidroom in Tokyo will host an accompanying event on November 22.

The release of Diggin In The Carts comes amidst an eventful year of releases for Hyperdub who've overseen new material from Burial, Lee Gamble, Fatima Al Qadiri, Klein and more so far this year. The compilation is released on November 17 and can be pre-ordered here.

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