Online Documentary 'Diggin' In The Carts' Details The Colourful Past Behind Retro Video Game Music

Diggin-In-The-Carts-Episode-1We can all hum the iconic theme tunes to Super Mario Bros, Sonic The Hedgehog and just about every other classic we grew up with - but how many of us can actually name who composed these melodies? Knowing many of these musicians never got the credit they deserved, the brand new online documentary series Diggin' In The Carts has begun tracking down those involved to give a detailed reminder of those bleeps and bloops of yesteryear.

Focusing solely on Japanese video games, those behind the début of this six part series from Red Bull have sat down with the likes of Hitoshi Sakimoto and Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka to go behind the scenes. With plenty of anecdotes and stories to tell, Diggin’ In The Carts gives a fantastic perspective on the long lost history of gaming melodies - all whilst celebrating their catchiness too.

At just fifteen minutes an episode, you’d be wrong not to sit down and pay tribute to many of the industry’s greats. After all, without them we wouldn’t have Guile’s Theme, The Moon theme from DuckTales, nor the timeless beats behind Streets of Rage.

Episode 2 of Diggin’ In The Carts is due to be released on the 11th of September.

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Link: Diggin’ In The Carts Official Website

Last Updated ( 09 September 2014 )  


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