The importance of music in a game can’t be understated. It can make all the difference, no matter what type of game you’re playing. Getting the right music was tricky for ModNation Racers since it needed to not only feel like racing, but also to capture the creative spirit and unique visual style of the ModNation Racers universe. Thankfully, United Front Games did a great job finding the right guys for the job.The end result is an upbeat mix of rock, hip-hop, and funk music composed by a handful of talented composers, including Peter Chapman, Marc Baril, and Melissa Reese, who are all featured on the soundtrack.
We are now happy to announce the release of the ModNation Racers soundtrack on PSN for only $7.99. The 16-track soundtrack, featuring 15 songs from the game as well as a bonus track, can also be found on iTunes.
Here are a few of my favorite tracks:
This bonus track is the official anthem for ModNation Racers and everybody who worked on the game is required to sing it to themselves once a day.
Here to Have Fun[audio:https://blog.us.playstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/04_Here_to_Have_Fun.mp3]
This track always elevates my mood… probably has something to do with the vocals saying something about partying all day.
Put Your Headphones On[audio:https://blog.us.playstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/13_Put_Your_Headphones_On.mp3]
This track invariably gets me nodding my head when the chorus kicks in. It’s good driving music too, although I have to remind myself when I am in my car not to boost too much and that drifting is probably not a good idea.
Also, if you have any questions on how the music or soundtracks are put together — ask away and I’ll do my best to answer them.