Wednesday, February 08, 2012

SSX Soundtrack Unveiled

The complete music track listing for the highly-anticipated return of snowboarding classic SSX was unveiled today by EA Sports. The soundtrack features 36 licensed tracks from a variety of established and upcoming artists alongside 10 completely original tracks composed specifically for the adrenaline fuelled gameplay.

As someone who believed I still had a finger on the pulse of what’s hip and could still be ‘down with the kids’, I’ve been left a little deflated at only having heard of three of the artists on offer.

Still, Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing seems happy, he said: “SSX has always been one of EA’s most music intensive, genre diverse and sonically adventurous titles.

“The songs on this new soundtrack cover ground from indie rock, dub step, hip-hop, drum + bass and beyond. As fans of the ultimate snowboarding franchise have come to expect, our artists range from top cutting-edge stars to tomorrow’s hottest underground acts. Ultimately, it’s a soundtrack full of next-level music that is totally ripe for discovery.”

The complete list of licensed tracks includes:

Artist Track

  • Camo & Krooked Breezeblock
  • Camo & Krooked Portal
  • Dels Capsize ft. Joe Goddard & Roots Manuva
  • Digitalism Blitz
  • DJ Shadow I Gotta Rock (Irn Mnky Swagger Mix)
  • Felguk ft. Example Plastic Smile
  • Flux Pavilion I Can't Stop
  • Foster the People Houdini
  • Handsome Furs Damage
  • Hyper Accelerate
  • J Boogie's Dubtronic Science Magik (Egyptian Lover Remix) ft. Aima the Dream, Cait La Dee & Raashan Ahmad
  • Kid Digital Done With That ft. Profit
  • Konrad Old Money Big Error
  • Lateef the Truthspeaker Oakland ft. Del the Funky Homosapien & The Grouch
  • Nero Scorpions
  • Noisia Could this Be
  • Noisia Machine Gun
  • Pretty Lights Hot Like Dimes
  • Raffertie Twitch (It Grows and Grows: SSX Version)
  • Run-DMC It’s Tricky (SSX Pretty Lights Remix)
  • Skrillex Scatta ft. Foreign Beggers & Bare Noize
  • Styrofoam Ones Better
  • The Big Pink Stay Gold
  • The Herbaliser What You Asked For
  • The Hives 1000 Answers
  • The Naked and Famous Young Blood
  • The Prototypes Your Future
  • The Qemists Bones ft. Kellermensch
  • The Qemists Stompbox
  • The Qemists Lifeline
  • Theophilus London I Stand Alone (Ocelot Mix)
  • TRS-80 Mirage
  • Turbowolf A Rose for the Crows
  • Two Door Cinema Club Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
  • Wretch 32 Traktor
  • Zion I and the Grouch Drop It on the 1
I’m delighted to report that gamers will be able to upload their own music to create custom playlists for both menu and in-game music.

The game also features a dynamic music remix tool, which basically amounts to remixing the tracks based on the in-game action and performance, not sure what this means to players like me who fully expect to be rolling down the hill gathering speed in an ever expanding snowball much akin to a Scooby-Doo cartoon, but it’ll be fun finding out.

SSX is due to hit PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 28 in North America, while us poor relations in the rest of the world will have to wait until March 2.

If it manages to live up to the hype and anticipation then that short wait could be more than worth it.