teki and nick mixtape

Peanut butter and jelly. Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Diet Coke and Mentos. Christmas cake and cheese. What do they all have in common? On paper they absolutely shouldn’t work together, and yet they definitely do. But now we need to add videogame music and clubbing to this eclectic mix of weird combinations with the release of Teki and Nick’s Mixtape Quest Adventure.

The mixtape itself is a strange blend, combining late ’80s and early 1990’s VGM and hip hop acapellas resulting in an 80-minute fusion of the games you grew up with and the beats you danced to.

Featuring sounds from such consoles as the NES/Famicom, SNES/Super Famicom, SEGA Megadrive and Commodore 64 with games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Star Fox, Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Chrono Trigger and many more, there will be something for everyone on here.

Then we have the hip-hop artists that are being cut-up and mashed up alongside the VGM. Featuring artists such as Outkast, Missy Elliot, Dizzee Rascal, Migos, Timbaland and Ruff Ryders, the full tracklisting can be found below:

  1. Philips Interactive Media Logo
  2. Shirō Sagisu – The Secret Of The Blue Water – Visual Scene (PC-Engine CD-ROM) 
  3. Ruff Ryders – Ruff Ryders Anthem 
  4. Kinuyo Yamashita- Esper Dream 2 – Mount Crystal (Famicom) 
  5. Junko Ozawa – Top Striker – BGM 13 (Famicom)
  6. Suiyōbi no Campanella – Momotaro 
  7. Takeaki Kunimoto – Raid on Bungeling Bay – Level BGM (Famicom)
  8. Tsugutoshi Goto – Ultima – Exodus (Final Boost) (Famicom)
  9. Takahito Abe – Susanoou No Densetsu – Battle Field (PC-Engine)
  10. Goblin Sound – Hisou Kihei XSerd – Cutscene (PC-Engine)
  11. Goblin Sound – Hisou Kihei XSerd – Player Turn (Stage 6~10) (PC-Engine)
  12. Goblin Sound – Hisou Kihei XSerd – Opening (Kode9 Remix – Mixtape Exclusive) 
  13. DJ Spinn – Off That Loud Acapella 
  14. Sega Start-Up
  15. Masato Nakamura – Sonic The Hedgehog – Title Theme (MegaDrive)
  16. Hiroshi Kawaguchi – Sword Of Vermillion – Dungeon 2 (Mega Drive)
  17. Toshiya Yamanaka – Star Cruiser – Start (Mega Drive)
  18. Toshiharu Yamanashi – Thunder Force IV – Because You’re The Number One (Mega Drive)
  19. Yuzo Koshiro – Streets Of Rage III – Inga Rasen (Mega Drive)
  20. Noriyuki Iwadare – Langrisser – The Evil Person (Mega Drive)
  21. Masato Nakamura – Sonic The Hedgehog – Final Zone (Ikonika Remix – Mixtape Exclusive)
  22. DJ Lag – Switz
  23. Neil Baldwin – Erik The Viking – Peace In The Harbour (NES)
  24. Migos – Bad and Boujee (Acapella)
  25. Yasunori Mitsuda – Chrono Trigger – Quiet Beach (Super Famicom)
  26. Harumi Fujita – Skyblazer – Beginning Of The Journey (Super Famicom)
  27. Pack In Video Sound Team – A Ressha De Ikou! – Theme 6 (Super Famicom)
  28. Yoshinori Kawamoto – Wagyan Paradise – Castle (Super Famicom)
  29. Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy V – Beyond The Deep Blue Sea (Super Famicom)
  30. Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy VI – Searching For Friends (Foodman Remix – Mixtape Exclusive)
  31. Junichi Masuda – Pokémon Red & Blue – Opening Part 2 (Game Boy) 
  32. Butch – Mushroom Man
  33. Kinuyo Yamashita – Castlevania – Vampire Killer (Famicom)
  34. Kenichi Matsubara – Castlevania 2 – Bloody Tears (Famicom) 
  35. DJ Master D – Mad Drumz
  36. Kenichi Hirata – Datam Logo (Super Famicom)
  37. Quest Sound Team – Quest Logo (Super Famicom)
  38. Hajime Hirasawa – Star Fox – Boxx (Venom Base Short) (Super Famicom)
  39. Hiroyuki Yanada – Last Bible III – Before Battle (Super Famicom) 
  40. Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy IV – Suspicion (Super Famicom)
  41. Tsukasa Masuko – Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei – Kaifuku 2 (Super Famicom)
  42. Yasunori Mitsuda – Chrono Trigger – A Strange Happening (Super Famicom)
  43. Hajime Hirasawa – Star Fox – Black Hole (Map Select) (Super Famicom)
  44. Hiroyuki Yanada- Last Bible III – West Lake (Super Famicom)
  45. Koji Kondo – Legend Of Zelda: A Link to the Past – Safety in the Sanctuary (Super Famicom)
  46. Yuzo Koshiro – Actraiser – Descent (Super Famicom)
  47. Yuzo Koshiro – Actraiser Medley (Mumdance’s Medieval War in the 2014 Remix – Mixtape Exclusive)
  48. Jeremy Soule – Secret Of Evermore – Swamplands (SNES)
  49. Capcom Sound Team – Capcom Logo 
  50. Junko Tamiya – Strider – Flying Battleship Balrog Opening (Capcom CP System)
  51. Manami Matsumae – Carrier Airwing – Boss 4 (Mission 4) (Capcom CP System)
  52. Manabu Namiki – Desert War – Reaction BGM C (Jaleco Mega System 32)
  53. Yoko Shimomura – Nemo – Police Station (Stage 4) (Capcom CP System)
  54. Isao Abe – Knights Of The Round – Decisive Battle at the Kings Castle (Capcom CP System)
  55. Dizzee Rascal – Street Fighter 
  56. YGG – Strikers (Acapella) 
  57. DJ Cable – Cartridge VIP
  58. Mike Jones, Slim Thug, Paul Wall – Still Tippin (Acapella)
  59. Hiroshi Kawaguchi – Sword Of Vermilion – Stats (Mega Drive) 
  60. SRC – Goomba VIP
  61. DJ Q – Sonic
  62. Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka – Metroid – Ridley’s Lair (Famicom)
  63. Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka – Metroid – Brinstar (Famicom)
  64. Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka – Metroid – Kraid’s Lair (Famicom) 
  65. Koji Kondo – Super Mario Bros – Overworld Theme (Famicom)
  66. Timbaland & Magoo feat. Missy Elliott – Cop That Sh*t (acapella) 
  67. DJC – CC101
  68. Neil Brennan – Fist II: The Legend Continues – BGM 3 (C64)
  69. Neil Brennan – Fist II: The Legend Continues – BGM 1 feat. Jammz – Mixtape Exclusive 
  70. Hiroshige Tonomura – DuckTales – Transylvania Theme (Famicom)
  71. Outkast – B.O.B (Acappella)
  72. Manami Matsumae – Mega Man – Elec Man (Famicom)
  73. Koji Kondo – Super Mario 64 – Dire Dire Docks feat. ShiShi Yamazaki – Mixtape Exclusive

Those in bold are even exclusive to this mixtape!

What was a labour of love for Teki Latex and Nick Dwyer is nowhere more apparent than with the boxart, a fantastic throwback to the era this mixtape celebrates.

teki and nick mixtape boxart

Created as the world’s first mixtape as a side-scrolling adventure, this mashup is available to listen to and download right now from teknic.mx, all for the grand price of free. If you have any interest in VGM and want to hear where the likes of Nobuo Uematsu, Jeremy Soule, Yoko Shimomura, Yuzo Koshiro and many, many more cut their teeth, hit up that link for the Teki and Nick Mixtape and turn up the volume!

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