The VGMbassy focuses on a singular composer this week: Hideki Naganuma. Thrust into the spotlight by his amazing work on the Jet Set Radio series, Naganuma has become synonymous with crowd-pleasing, genre-bending electronic jams that put listeners in a mood to party! We’ve got a party going on at the embassy to celebrate, too! Rob Nichols of Rhythm & Pixels leads the delegation, with his cohost Pernell at his side. To mix things up, Todd and Cam Werme join in, too… and everyone’s in the same studio! We hope you enjoy this super fun and super casual episode’s fantastic music.
You can find more of Rob and Pernell at their VGM podcast webpage: https://rhythmandpixels.com/
You can find more of Hideki Naganuma’s works on his Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hideki-naganuma
A huge thank you to Indira J (The Misadventures of Buddy and Friend, Sacrimony) for the amazing VGMbassy artwork and design, and to Trevin Hughes (aka chiptune composer Jredd) for the podcast theme song!
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All Music Composed/ Performed by Hideki Naganuma
1 – “Ebb & Flow” from JRA PAT (Dreamcast, 2000)
2 – “Brother Goes Away” from Ollie King (Arcade, 2004)
3 – “LUV CAN SAVE U” from Beatmania IIDX20 Tricoro, etc (Arcade, 2012)
4 – “Grace & Glory” from Jet Grind Radio (Dreamcast, Xbox, 2000)
5 – “VENDOR POP” from Yakuza 5 (PS3, PS4, 2012)
6 – “Black Hot Vodka” from Dead Heat Riders (Arcade, 2017)
7 – “NEVER 4EVER” from Hover: Revolt of Gamers (PC, Switch, 2018)
8 – “Boosted” from Sega Rally 2006 (Arcade, 2006)