Interview with K-pop singer and actor, Rain, on The Prince

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Rain is a popular K-pop star and actor, and the first time I’ve heard of him was when he appeared on the Stephen Colbert show. Since then, Rain has starred in Ninja Assassin and other films. Now he can be seen in The Prince, an American gangster thriller film directed by … Continue reading

Soon you can get the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Awesome Mix Vol 1 on cassette tape


One of the highlights for the Guardians of the Galaxy was the choice to include classic songs like Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and Redbones’ “Come and Get Your Love.” These songs helped enhanced the movie and were part of Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol 1, which is now available to … Continue reading

Here’s a teen rom-com starring Jason, Freddy and Carrie

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What would happen if horror and teenage rom-com clashed? We would get this adorable and horrific music video titled “Social Mediasochist” by Chicago’s Common Shiner. The video follows our high school protagonist, Jason Voorhees, as he falls for a fellow classmate, Carrie White. He’s joined by his best bud, Freddy … Continue reading

Deadmau5 turns down Disney’s offer to remix Fantasia for the 75th Anniversary over trademark dispute


Things are starting to heat up between Canadian musician and the House of Mouse. In case you missed it, the whole mess started back in September when Disney denied Deadmau5’s right to trademark the mouse head he wears during his live performances. Deadmau5, aka Joel Zimmerman, was extremely outraged by Disney’s … Continue reading

Netflix Musical: Our Netflix predicament in form of a song!


From the guys who brought you Star Wars: The Musical comes… Netflix Musical! Not sure what to watch on Netflix? Too many to choose from? Well, musical composers George Shaw and Jeffrey Gee Chin decided to put this predicament in a form of a musical starring Harry Shum Jr., Chrissa … Continue reading

New Far Cry 4 trailer shows the dangers of Kyrat with epic ‘I Will Survive’ cover

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Ubisoft knows how to make captivating trailers using unique and interesting songs. For one of the Assassin’s Creed Unity trailers, we were treated with a cover for Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by New Zealand singer Lorde. Now Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Far Cry 4 … Continue reading

Destiny and Paul McCartney’s ‘Hope for the Future’ gets a tribute cosplay song

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Do you have hope for the future? Paul McCartney teamed up with Halo composer Marty O’Donnell to work on “Hope for the Future,” the theme song for Bungie’s Destiny. Now vocalist Jillian Aversa, who has performed on the Video Games Live concert series, has done a cover to the song. … Continue reading

Pharrell Williams shows off his otaku side in a new music video


Pharrell is no stranger to anime culture. Earlier this year, he helped remix Hatsune Miku’s Last Night, Good Night in a music video produced by famous Japanese designer Takashi Murakami and his Kaikai Kiki production company. Today, the duo return with “It Girl”, a five-minute animated musical adventure that combines … Continue reading

Snow White vs. Elsa princess rap battle

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Frozen is one of the most parodied and imitated on the Internet, and now we finally get a rap battle featuring Frozen’s Elsa that’s inspired from Epic Rap Battles of History. Elsa will be going up against Snow White, and in this version, one will lose. These aren’t your Disney-friendly … Continue reading

The Piano Guys perform epic Batman themes through the decades

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Batman is a franchise with one of the most recognizable musical themes. Whether it’s the ’60s Batman TV series starring Adam West or the Tim Burton Batman films, these musicians perform them with great effect. And if that’s not enough, they have a couple of Batmobiles posing in the background. … Continue reading

Hatsune Miku to perform on David Letterman October 8th

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Hatsune Miku, the popular fictional singer voiced by a singing synthesizer application, has been performing in many concerts, including at Anime Expo 2011 and as an opening act for Lady Gaga. Now she’s going to be on national TV by performing on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 8th, … Continue reading

Game Music Connect conference heads to London on September 24th

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Video game music appreciation is on the rise. We have the GameSoundCon coming up in early October in Los Angeles. As for you international readers out there, there’s the Game Music Connect conference in London at the The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, on September 24th. Whether you’re a fan of video game music or an … Continue reading

GameSoundCon, the conference for video game music enthusiasts

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GameSoundCon 2014 is the conference to attend if you’re looking to become a video game composer or sound designer. They have teamed up with EASTWEST, the maker of virtual instruments for music, TV, Film and video game scoring, to give attendees a chance to receive $100 off admission and be entered … Continue reading

Interview with composer Jesper Kyd on Metal Hurlant Chronicles, Assassin’s Creed and Borderlands

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Photo by Fitz Carlile The Metal Hurlant Chronicles Season 2 Original Soundtrack will be out on September 30th, and we had the chance to interview composer Jesper Kyd on his latest project. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, he was responsible for composing music for the Hitman and Assassin’s Creed series. Nerd … Continue reading

Transistor composer Darren Korb to be featured in The Players’ Score: A Videogame Music Documentary


If you’re a fan of video game music, you should definitely help support the Kickstarter for The Players’ Score: A Videogame Music Documentary. The film will follow video game music culture while also featuring interviews from key video game composers, cover bands and chiptune artists. Nerd Reactor is proud to … Continue reading

Longtime Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka wants in on Kojima’s Silent Hills


Hard to believe that Silent Hill is a franchise that has been rolling since 1999. The series has seen many different stories and has had more than its fair share of different game designers. The one constant element in the series has always been the universally acclaimed sound of Akira Yamaoka. Since the … Continue reading