RBMA Tokyo Diggin' In The Carts

Red Bull Music Academy released the first episode of Diggin’ In The Carts, a documentary series about the rise of videogame music – Japan’s greatest musical export.

Episode 1: The Rise of VGM,” which kicks off the 6-part story of the electronic bleeps and simple melodies that took us from the 8-bit era to today, features appearances by Junko Ozawa, Namco’s earliest composer, and also the legendary Hirokazu ‘Hip’ Tanaka, who joined Nintendo in 1980 and created the classic sounds of Metroid and Tetris.

The episode also features artists Mobb Deep’s Havoc, J-Rocc, Kode 9, Thundercat and Anamanaguchi, and launches in advance of RBMA Tokyo – it’s first time ever in Asia.  RBMA will bring 59 carefully selected producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs from 34 countries who will attend intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-built creative studio space in Shibuya, designed by award-winning architect Kengo Kuma.

Watch Episode 1 here and listen to a special Video Game Mix from Anamanaguchi here.


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