Cool Up Records presents their new 12″ vinyl album: Retro Game Series. A project consisting of two songs and their respective dub versions. The two singles have been inspired by the classic video games “Castlevania” and “Street Fighter” respectively. Retro Game Series is a tribute to the classic videogames we grew up with and is the first release of a collection with several episodes. In which the digital Reggae, the 8bit sounds and the soundtracks of the best games, will make us travel back to our childhood with a fresh and powerful sound.
This project has been envisioned by Mr John Vanilla, who in addition to creating the covers and animated videos, is also presented to the public with his facet as a “deejay” or “toaster”. Under the name of Jay Smilee. He wanted to take the opportunity to invite different singers who usually work with Cool Up Records.
In Vampire Killah, he has collaborated with the singer Colonel Brown. Who participates in the chorus with his peculiar falsetto voice. You can get this song on vinyl with his “dub version” on the A side. And on the B-side, a version with the German artist Longfingah, a specialist of Rub a Dub and Raggamuffin. Between the two of them, they have created a song called Jahdouken, a play on words with the famous “Hadouken” term from the video game Street Fighter.
The music was produced and composed by Mario García and Franyah Tiken at Legalize Sound studio. Using classic keyboards like the Casio MT40 and the Yamaha CS01. Including some other different chips with 8bit sounds to emulate that vibes from the 80s. The mixing has been made by Mario García, while the master is the work of Ibon Larruzea, from Estudios Euridia.
- Production & composition: Cool Up Records (Fran Narbona & Mario García).
- Original idea: Mr John Vanilla.
- Lyrics & vocals: Jay Smilee & Coronel Brown.
- Mixed: Mario García at Legalize Sound estudio
- Master: Ibón Larruzea at Euridia estudios
- Design & illustration: Mr John Vanilla
Take advantage and get your copy now (Limited edition 200 copies).
- LP 12″ 170 gr. 45rpm
- Colour front and back cover.
- Protective inner paper.
- The vinyl comes protected and sealed.
- As usual with Cool Up Records orders, they all come with free stickers.