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Diddy Kong Racing Gets Electronic Tribute Album

Nintendo 64’s fan favourite Diddy Kong Racing gets an electronic tribute album: Future Dance Land, from Materia collective.

Game music label Materia Collective have announced Future Dance Land: An Electronic Tribute to Diddy Kong Racing, a bumpin’ journey behind the wheel of the classic Nintendo 64 racer just in time for the 20th anniversary of the game’s release.

Diddy Kong Racing fans may still be sour over that cancelled sequel, but Future Dance Land will help you look back on your fond memories, with EDM remixes of all world and boss themes across 20 tracks.

“Diddy Kong Racing contains some of my all-time favorite game music,” notes album producer and arranger Nicholas Arden Day (aka Nikolyst). “I felt it was only fitting to combine these catchy tunes with EDM. Once I discovered the 20th anniversary of Diddy Kong Racing was approaching, the idea for this album was born.”

What do you think of this new tribute to Diddy Kong Racing? Do you have any favourites from the original? Share your thoughts with us!


About Nicholas Arden Day (Nikolyst)
Nikolyst is a composer hailing from a non-traditional music background. The weapons of choice for this experimentally-driven noisemaker are synths, samples, and ALL the effects. His music is composed through the major manipulation and rhythmic reinterpretation of eclectic sound sources into mesmerizing melodies and scintillating soundscapes.

About Materia Collective
Materia Collective is a Seattle-based videogame music publisher and label, representing an international array of renowned video game musicians, composers, and songwriters. The collective supports its members with the financial, legal, logistical, and creative aspects of bringing videogame music into the forefront. The company has become known within the industry as a representation of highly innovative game music endeavors that move and inspire.



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Naila Malik
Naila graduated with a Master’s in Digital Game Design and Theory from Brunel University. As a game designer, Naila appreciates the complexities of combining game mechanics and sound design to create memorable experiences. A huge fan of Metal Gear Solid, she has a Foxhound tattoo on her back and you can find her humming the theme song whenever she’s sneaking in other games.

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