Japan's leading composers of video game music meet a new generation of artists.
Kode9 x Kōji Morimoto AV
Ryan Hemsworth x Qrion
Yuzo Koshiro x Motohiro Kawashima Live
DITC音 & visuals by Konx-Om-Pax
Following on from the acclaimed documentary series and Red Bull Radio show of the same name, Diggin’ In The Carts showcases Japan’s leading composers of video game music in the late ’80s and early ’90s alongside a new generation of artists who have been influenced by them. Hyperdub boss Kode9 will present a new performance inspired by Japanese video game music and set to visuals created by Kōji Morimoto, the legendary Japanese animator whose work on films like Magnetic Rose and Dimension Bomb have earned him a cult following around the world. Yuzo Koshiro, who some have called the greatest game music composer of the 16-bit age, will perform together with Motohiro Kawashima, a renowned composer who was Koshiro’s collaborator on Streets of Rage 2 and 3 and Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Both sets will feature VJing by Planet Mu’s Konx-Om-Pax that puts a contemporary spin on the original animations
Connecting different generations of video game music, additional performances come from DITC collaborators Ryan Hemsworth & Qrion and RBMA alumna Tokimonsta, presenting special sets of Japanese video game-inspired music, including old favourites and contemporary interpretations of the genre. Rounding out the lineup is Tokyo-based DJ, music historian and filmmaker Nick Dwyer, who produces and hosts the Diggin’ In The Carts series and will bring his metagame with a DITC音 set, playing favorites from the genre’s rich history.
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