Firaga Records presents our new artist-centric series: VGM Essentials. The first entry comes from none other than video game remixing legend, Ben Briggs - full-time musician and DJ, Twitch Streamer, founder of Tiny Waves, and audio director for The Completionist.
With nearly two decades of experience remixing video game music, Ben comes full circle on this album collaborating with fellow artists and friends such as VGR, arthur x medic, RoboRob, Bolide, Vector U, and many more, to create an immersive experience of his own that is VGM Essentials: Ben Briggs.
Ben and his friends cover a variety of nostalgic video game songs from Chrono Trigger, Diddy Kong Racing, Sonic Colors, Super Mario Galaxy, and more. Ben states that “if there’s anything I want people to take away from this album, it’s the feeling that these games from our past life are not only real, but immortal and endlessly magical. I wanted to capture the feeling of playing these retro games for the first time; when our imagination filled in all the blanks between pixels and polygons, and picking up a controller was our ticket to new worlds and the feeling of being surrounded by magic and wonder. A perfectly tailor-made upgrade to your fondest memories.”
released July 22, 2022
"Video Game Essentials: Ben Briggs" was made possible by the following individuals:
Album producer: Ben Briggs
Producers: Ben Briggs, RoboRob, Mega Flare, Vector U, Baircave,
nokbient, Catmosphere, Bolide, VGR, arthur x medic, Besso0
Featured artists: Doug Perry - Marimba
Voice Acting: MegaGWolf track 04, Hannah Flowers track 6
Album Art: Ginkgosan
Layout and Design: Isa Alcántara
Special Thanks: sharkpartyqq, PolyKor, Water Spirit, ectogemia, nesdude, and most of all Charming
Shoutouts to: SimpleFlips.
©Ⓟ 2022 Firaga Records / Materia Music Inc.
Games are © their respective owners. Firaga Records, Materia Music Inc., and collaborating artists are in no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to the game developers or publishers with respect to this album. Musical compositions are used with permission. Sound Recordings © 2022 Materia Music Inc. FIRAGA is a trademark or registered trademark of MATERIA MUSIC INC. All Rights Reserved.
For complete credits and information about this release, please visit Materia Collective: www.materiacollective.com/music/vgm-essentials-ben-briggs