If you haven’t heard about the legendary snowboarding game, SSX (Snowboard Super Cross), you’ve missed out on something awesome. SSX, along with a few other games, such as James Bond: Goldeneye 007, were the games of my childhood. For many years I’ve forgotten the days I played on my GameCube, but as soon as I heard that Electronic Arts is releasing a new SSX on February 28th 2012, I recalled those amazing times on my console. I don’t remember much of the soundtracks from my virtual snowboarding experience, but all I can say is that they were catchy. Sometimes I had this urge to play just to be able to listen to the tracks they played. The atmosphere of that game was just perfect for me.
The game already has over 50 confirmed songs for their soundtracks spanning different genres, and we have picked out the top 10 for you. (Note: This is NOT set up in a specific order!)
Oh! Try to guess my favourite! Hint: its written somewhere on this post
Genre? “Pretty Lights”. If you ask me, it’s impossible to place Pretty Lights into any specific genre. No other artists even come close to Derek Smith’s unique style. This is his latest remix: a song by the old-school rap group RUN D.M.C. A classic in my opinion.
A little quality Drum and Bass in a game like this can only do good. And who wouldn’t use this opportunity to have one of Noisia’s biggest tracks?
This track is an interesting pick. I’m a huge fan of Flux, but I just can’t see most of his filthy dubstep hits to be soundtracks, especially this one. Maybe I’ll change my opinion on this when I’m racing down the slopes while pulling off some crazy freestyle tricks.
Here we have Nero again. This British duo is everywhere I look these days. Every time I listen to this track I can imagine myself selecting the character I’m going to use, the map, the difficulty and whatever you do on the menu. Who’s with me?
Plastic Smile is a great tune. Example probably has one of the best ‘dubstep-voices’ out there. Big ups to all those DJs that remix Example’s originals, such as the Bar9 remix of ‘Kickstarts’, or Flux Pavilion’s remix of ‘Midnight Run’.
The Qemists are a drum and bass band from Brighton, UK and consist of 3 members. Believe it or not, their origins are in heavy rock music and are made up of a drummer, bassists and a guitarist. Stompbox really pumps me up, putting me into this mood where I just want to win everything and beat everyone.
The vocals on this track are insanely alike to the young hip-hoper, Kid Cudi, but don’t be fooled! It is the NYC born rapper, Theophilus London, himself. What a mindf*cking similarity, yet Theophilus London only has a little bit more than 1% of the fans Kid Cudi has! (THIS IS MY FAVOURITE)
Mortal Kombat 9 was the last time Skrillex was featured in a video game. While Sonny’s interpretation of the Reptile Theme was a pump-up track that would’ve been epic to snowboard to, it remains part of the MK series as EA Sports used one of his older tracks to keep the soundtrack list a blast. Nevertheless, Scatta is kick-ass.
This is breakbeat; a very interesting genre that usually ranges around 90 – 110 bpm. ‘Done With That’ is a slightly faster production with 115 bpm accompanied by the ill vocals from MC Profit.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but More or Les has a really similar voice to Atmosphere. I’m a big fan of Atmosphere, so it wasn’t hard for me to like ‘A Lotta Talk’. It’s a good track to loosen up this entire EDM track list, especially in a game like this.
All of the tracks featured in SSX are amazing as they only highlight an even more amazing game. Be sure to pre-order it here or get it as soon as it is released February 28th. I am definitely going to get it and lock myself in my room for 48 hours.