In April Warner Brothers Games released a 9th version of their epic, and my personally favourite, fighting game. This game is named one of the most important games out there as far as inspiring all the modern fighting games. This version was actually banned in Australia and its easy to see why…(check out the video for Baraka’s Fatality move)
The soundtrack to accompany a few select characters was handed over to the electronic music world with JFK (MSTRKRFT & DFA1979) orchestrating the troops of dj’s to come up with what they thought represented the characters. Honestly, there were a few disappointing productions by some of the more well known names, but there a few bright spots of success that all together made up the soundtrack album: Mortal Kombat: Songs inspired by the Warriors.
01. Deathstalker (Scorpion’s Theme) – JFK of MSTRKRFT
02. Mileena’s Theme – Tokimonsta
03. Helado (Sub-Zero’s Theme) – Harvard Bass
04. Liu Kang’s Theme – Congorock
05. Goro’s Theme – Bird Peterson
06. Reptile’s Theme – Skrillex
07. Raiden’s Theme – 9th Wonder
08. Johnny Cage’s Theme – LA Riots
09. Baraka’s Theme – Run DMT
10. Kung Lao’s Theme – Felix Cartal
11. Kano’s Theme – Them Jeans
12. Shao Kahn’s Theme – Sound of Stereo
Speaking of Baraka, this nasty-looking leader of a horde of orcs or whatever-you-call em is featured on our blog cuz Run DMT came up with a pretty sick track to represent this ugly creature. My 3rd fave on the album– some interesting sounds there… click the pic!
Johnny Cage’s theme was handed over to LA Riots. I never liked his character growing up, possibly cuz he was a stuck-up douche.. Nonetheless, the track keeps a good suspense and tempo, which is quite appropriate to the character and the game. A job well done, my 2nd fave.. Click the pic!
And of course if you want something to destroy a dance floor or a fighting rink you ask Skrillex. I’m not sure if Reptile is intense enough of a character for the things that come out of the speakers, but this is a number one for me and is the Theme for this whole game. Click the pic!