Hideki Naganuma is an acclaimed videogame music composer best known for his work on the Jet Set Radio series. However, he also produced tracks for other lesser known games like Sega Rally 2006, Ollie King, and Sonic Rush. Blending elements of techno, funk, hip hop, and madcap sampling of the big beat genre, Naganuma’s style is often both wildly eclectic yet instantly recognizable.
I’m a die hard Naganuma fan and decided to produce this mix in honor of the re-release of Jet Set Radio on Xbox 360 and PS3. While not all encompassing, I think it gives you good taste of his defining uptempo tracks. It’s a bit wild in parts for sure, but I included some visual elements in the video to break down what’s happening in the mix.
Be sure to check out Naganuma on iTunes and Amazon – Sega just re-released the original Jet Set Radio soundtrack. Also, check out this recent interview with him over at RadioSega.net
Finally, to download the mix as a video or MP3, use the links below.
After being fired from his industry job, there indie game developer Justin Fic has just 3 months to create his next hit game for the uDevGames competition. This short documentary explores the ups and downs of the indie developer experience.
Alright, technically I didn’t make this video, ESPN did. But I had to post it here anyway.
A few months back ESPN sent a camera crew to Ole Miss to film a short web documentary and commercial for the Admiral Ackbar mascot movement last fall. Everybody around the Student Media Center dressed their best and hoped for a chance to get on the spot. But I had no idea this was happening – I just showed up for work that morning hungover in my airbrushed “Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Good Night” T-shirt.
Yet somehow, there I am – on a national TV spot, ESPN’s homepage, and across the internet. Prominently featured enough that drunk people now shout “BANDANA BRO!” when I’m on the square.
Speaking from personal experience, being a musician in a small town can be pretty crap. You can only get so big until you seem to hit a wall, where your only options of growth become touring out of town or getting signed to a professional label or promoter.
In this short documentary, which was made for a broadcast journalism class, local band Silas Reed n’ the Books tells us what it’s like to be ‘stuck in the middle’.
If you like what you hear, be sure to check out Silas’ music on his MySpace at:
Oxford Mississippi’s Double Decker Festival is wholesome entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Street vendors selling arts and crafts, lively music, and games for the kids. But as with many facets of life in Oxford, there exists a hidden undercurrent of social deviancy.
Perhaps no group better demonstrates this then OUCH³. The Oxford University Community Hash House Harriers.
This self-described “drinking club with a running problem” meets once a month and runs along hidden trails anywhere from 2-7 miles. On the way, “hashers” are required to stop at secret checkpoints, chug a beer from a concealed cooler or perfectly-timed “beer wagon”, and continue to the next checkpoint. By the end most runners are so exhausted, they might actually think Admiral Ackbar IS Colonel Reb.
According to the Local Voice, Hash Runs date back to the 1930’s. While it’s unclear exactly how long the Oxford chapter has been at it, the fact that it only costs $10 to party will probably solidify it’s future for a long time.
Welcome to Movie Mondays! Starting today I’m going to be posting a new video in the feed every Monday until I run out of new stuff (unlikely), or get too lazy to post it (very likely).
Sure, we all know men and women are different. Men like monster trucks, women like, I don’t know – crying and ponies or something. Occasionally, however, these differences can cause conflict – especially in the workplace. This short film examines men and women’s roles in the workplace and just might save you from a sexual assault lawsuit.
This week’s video was produced as a final project for my women’s studies class. Tricked into thinking I would be banging my hot classmates, I decided to go out in style – by producing this masochistic film about a woman’s role in the workplace. All I got when I showed it in class were stunned looks – totally awesome.