Synths of Rage

by Console Crusaders

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SokK I like to walk on the Beach under the Moon, but I hate it when gangs come and punch me.
This Streets of Rage album is a must have for nostalgic gamers ! Favorite track: Hypercan - 'Moon Beach' (SOR).
Xargon
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Xargon If you have ever played or appreciate SoR you need this in your collection. Favorite track: KFDDA - 'Moon' (SOR 3).
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RS Just listening to this made Me buy the SoR collection for the Xbox One. Favorite track: DATAStream - 'The Street of Rage' (SOR).
Argamae
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Argamae I actually don't like the majority of the tracks on this album. But the ones I do like are worth the price! :) Favorite track: Who Ha - 'Beatnik on the Ship' (SOR).
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veryvery Wow, what a brilliant compilation. Nonstop (synth) action! Favorite track: Gridscape - 'Go Straight' (SOR 2).
swoop
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swoop Streets of rage! Someone needs to make a crossover game, Double Dragon meets Streets of Rage, oh the mayhem! Favorite track: Phaserland - 'Player Select' (SOR).
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about

December 20th is an important date in the history of video games. 22 years ago to the day, Streets of Rage 2 was first unleashed on the Western world by Sega. It was in just about every 12 year old kid's Christmas present stash that year, subsequently becoming one of the most popular games of the 90s.

The fact that the game is still enjoyed over 2 decades later, being played on classic gaming compilations, emulators, tablets, and mobile phones, is testament to its enduring legacy, and its endless "replayability". This isn't just true of Streets of Rage 2 - it's predecessor, Streets of Rage burst on the scene in the late 80s, paving the way for side-scrolling "beat em ups" for years to come. Streets of Rage 3 was an enjoyable, if flawed, addition to the series which featured some insanely hyperactive gameplay.

One of the most enduring things about this series of games are their soundtracks. The unforgettable music originally composed and produced by Yuzo Koshiro, Kyoji Kato, and Motohiro Kawashima, have long stayed in the memory, and when heard, bring back a haze of nostalgia - transporting us back to the early 90s when the world was a very different place, and our only responsibility in life was to wipe out Mr X and his enormous evil empire of street thugs, punks, ninjas, samurais, bikers, boxers, kick boxers, obese baseball players, electric whip chicks, jet pack equipped kamikaze psychos, and whatever the hell else was at his disposal!

We are massive video game fans here at 30th Floor Records, and we're thrilled to present the 'Synths of Rage' compilation album for your nostalgic enjoyment. Each of the 24 producers from around the globe featured here have picked their favourite track from all 3 Streets of Rage soundtracks, reimagined it, and remoulded it to their unique style. Not every single track from the soundtracks are included here, think of it more of a selection of the best bits. We've presented the album in chronological order of each level of the games to give it that extra slice of nostalgia.

Now all that's left to do is select your player.......

Please note: 30th Floor Records does not accept responsibility for any bare knuckle injuries which may result from listening to this album.

Synths of Rage merch: dress for the streets with our high quality T-shirts, vests, sweaters, and hoodies! Also available are clocks, wall art, and phone cases! Order yours here: www.designbyhumans.com/shop/t-shirt/synths-of-rage/80380/

credits

released December 20, 2014

We'd like to extend a huge bare knuckle punch to everyone involved in this project! What started out simply as an idea has turned into a full scale project with many people helping out along the way. It's been a massive undertaking and we couldn't have done it without the hard work, feedback, and commitment from all the incredible producers who contributed a track to this epic album, thank you.

Artwork by the limitlessly talented Alexandre Lemoing of Neon Dream. As always Alex, you da man!

30th Floor Records does not own the copyright to any of the tracks covered here. All tracks originally composed and produced by Yuzo Koshiro, Kyoji Kato, and Motohiro Kawashima.

Creative Director: Mike George at Mike George Multimedia.

Facebook: @MikeGeorgeMultimedia
Twitter: @MG_Multimedia_
Instagram: mike.george.multimedia

Featured producers:

DATAStream: soundcloud.com/martynaudio

Phaserland: soundcloud.com/phaserlandmusic

Python Blue: soundcloud.com/pythonblue

Ex-Machina: soundcloud.com/ex-machina-2

Hypercan: soundcloud.com/hypercan

The Dust Collective: soundcloud.com/thedustcollective

Who Ha: soundcloud.com/thewhoha

Mindsinger: soundcloud.com/mindsinger-dreamdecker

Zonic Zynth: soundcloud.com/bastian-l-er

Fixions: soundcloud.com/fixions

Cosmo Cocktail: soundcloud.com/cosmo-cocktail

Sagittarius V: soundcloud.com/sagittariusvmusic

Future Holotape: soundcloud.com/futureholotape

Gridscape: soundcloud.com/gridscape

SurgeryHead: soundcloud.com/surgeryhead

Killstarr: soundcloud.com/killstarr

Altwave: soundcloud.com/altwave

Batch Sound: soundcloud.com/batchsound

Jon of the Shred: soundcloud.com/jonoftheshred

Alpharisc: soundcloud.com/alpharisc

Beatbox Machinery: soundcloud.com/beatboxmachinery

KFDDA: soundcloud.com/kfdda

Distoryder: soundcloud.com/distoryder

Spacious Sweep: www.facebook.com/SpaciousSweep

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