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Game music of the day: Tron Evolution

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Game: Tron: Evolution

Song: Derezzed

Composer: Daft Punk

       
Above: Derezzed by Daft Punk

Even though the game isn't faring too well, Tron Evolution does contain some of the best electronic/dance game music of the year. That's partly thanks to the fantastic original score composed by Sascha Dikiciyan, but even his excellent work has to bow down to the two electrifying Daft Punk songs carried over from the Tron Legacy soundtrack.

The above song, Derezzed, is classic Daft Punk - infectious, repetitive beats dominated by a catchy melody and signature sounds. The group hasn't created a proper album in five years (that'd be 2005's Human After All) but if this song's any indication, they haven't lost their touch one bit. Their distinct style fits perfectly with the Tron universe and concept, so whoever made the call to blend these elements together is a freakin' genius. 


Above: The video for Derezzed, complete with robo-jousting!


Above: Enter the Grid by Dikiciyan, a great complementary track made just for the Evolution game

I actually got to see an early screening of Tron Legacy this week and as far as I'm concered, it's a completely gorgeous film that demands to be seen in the theater. Don't torrent it or dick around and wait for Netflix - just go see the damn thing on a huge ass screen with pounding sound. Personally I thought the whole movie was quality, but even if you want to pick apart aspects of it, there is no denying the visual brilliance at work. Totally worth seeing. The game? Eeeeh maybe just listen to the soundtrack.

 

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  • GamesRadarBrettElston - December 14, 2010 4:10 a.m.

    The other song is supposed to be "The Grid," you can find it on YouTube (i think it's track 02 on the Tron Legacy soundtrack)
  • Spybreak8 - December 12, 2010 7:51 p.m.

    Yeah too bad the game sucks, wow how could you f that one up. Love that music video, saw it on Kotaku a while ago. I love Daft Punk.
  • scottthompson - December 12, 2010 6:39 p.m.

    You know, I keep hearing htat there are two Daft Punk osngs, but all I keep hearing is this one. Wheres the other one?
  • ReSoul - December 12, 2010 2:04 a.m.

    Forgive my error with the t before Daft Punk
  • ReSoul - December 12, 2010 1:55 a.m.

    I got into tDaft Punk when I heard they were doing the soundtrack to Tron and well I've been nothing short of impressed so far. Nice job Brett do more game musics of the day to damn I love these!
  • Ilyere - December 11, 2010 7:59 p.m.

    I love Derezzed, I can't wait to hear more from them!
  • TheWebSwinger - December 11, 2010 7:56 p.m.

    FUCK YEAH. I've been listening to Derezzed on repeat since the album got leaked.
  • AltairFoggz - December 11, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    Daft Punk are just awesome
  • RevolverOshawatt - December 11, 2010 5:10 p.m.

    Wait...the game isn't faring well because eight people said so? o__o Well, at least that was the number I saw when I took a look...
  • Sy87 - December 11, 2010 4:24 p.m.

    Its about time Daft Punk entered mainstream American entertainment. They don't need some over rated singer to sell music. And they know what music is supposed to be not what the industry wants music to be. I am only going to watch Tron just because they are in it. They don't care about being celebrities that why they wear the helmets. They just want to make great music and thats why they rock. Add Daft Punk to Tron and you got a great score.
  • philipshaw - December 11, 2010 noon

    Love Daft Punk and I will definitely be picking up the soundtrack today when doing my Christmas shopping
  • reveffect - December 11, 2010 7:16 a.m.

    its been forever since ive heard anything new from daft punk so its nice to know they still have the robotic midas touch.
  • elpurplemonkey - December 11, 2010 6:31 a.m.

    Good to hear the movie is worthwhile, and damn, this song is now stuck in my head. Also, very glad to see that Game music of the day is back.
  • goochbiscuit - December 11, 2010 4:32 a.m.

    Brett I gotta say I'm very happy with today's music choice. I've been a pretty Daft Punk fan for last 10 years or so, and to see the (sort of) return of them is really exciting. I agree, they don't seem to have lost their touch. I bought the Tron: Legacy soundtrack from Amazon for like $4 and it was so worth. Such a beautiful combination of stunning orchestral work and classic Daft Punk electronic beats. Glad to see the game seems to have gone in the same general direction as the movie's soundtrack. Can't wait to drag my wife to this movieeeeee!!!!!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 11, 2010 3:20 a.m.

    F*CKING HELL I HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE NOW.
  • 8bitBaby - December 11, 2010 3:09 a.m.

    i feel bad, i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE electronic music, but i've never been a big daft punk fan. even tho they clearly make good music... is something wrong with me? D:
  • CaptainSpatula - December 11, 2010 2:28 a.m.

    I'm really not an electronic music fan myself but I've always had a certain respect for Daft Punk. I gotta admit though, these tracks are really great. Might have to pick up the soundtrack some time soon.
  • Doctalen - December 11, 2010 2:18 a.m.

    Daft Punk FTW
  • batmanboy11 - December 11, 2010 2:15 a.m.

    I love these songs so much.

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