Diggin’ In The Carts launches today.
RBMA Radio has launched a new radio show examining the history and influence of video game music. Diggin’ In The Carts is a continuation of the visual series of the same name by Nick Dwyer. He’ll host alongside a roster of guests including iconic video game composers as well popular artists they’ve influenced.
Capcom, which is revered for its music, is the subject of the first episode. It features composers Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II), Junko Tamiya (Bionic Commando) and Mari Yamaguchi (Mega Man 5), women in a male-dominated field who created many iconic scores (you can hear Shimomura’s work being sampled on Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo). It also features Mumdance discussing his top ten favorite Amiga soundtracks and an in-depth look at influential Metroid composer “Hip” Tanaka.
The first season of the show focuses on Japanese video game music with different episodes focusing on specific composers, developers and games. Episodes will highlight beloved composers such as Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) and Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II) as well as highlight significant game companies such as Sega, Nintendo and Square.
Learn more about the show’s schedule on their website and listen to the first episode below.