Diplo and Ryan Reynolds are rendezvousing in the filmic arena once more, a new trailer for POKÉMONDetective Pikachu confirms.
Due in the US this May, the Warner Bros. live-action mystery, based on the 2016 Nintendo game, orbits Detective Pikachu (voice by Reynolds) in his hunt for the whereabouts of his missing father, with the help of some choice allies, most notably former Pokémon trainer, Tim Goodman (portrayed by Justice Smith).
In addition to a flash of Diplo assuming his most innate position (locked in behind the decks), the trailer hosts sightings of some seriously nostalgia-inducing personalities: Charizard, Squirtle, Jigglypuff, and Bulbasaur, just to name a few. Diplo and Reynolds recently crossed paths in regards to the Deadpool 2 musical score, for which Diplo produced “Welcome To The Party,” the track behind the film’s climactic, over-the-top fight scene.
Fifty years ago this week, Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album, and — well, it’s Led Zeppelin, you know the deal. Revolutionized hard rock, brought it into the arenas, reinvented ’60s psychedelia as ’70s heavy metal, so on, so forth. I figure most of us have opinions on the Zep and what it means … More »
The chill of Halloween is in the air, and Varien‘s here to send even more shivers down listeners’ spines.
Just days after the release of his new EP, Death Asked A Question, the producer/composer has delivered something entirely different: a video game Halloween medley. The eight-minute orchestral suite is packed with nostalgia, mixing in themes from popular ’90s video games. It kicks off with the Lavender Town theme from Pokémon before leading the listener into Super Mario’s “Beware of the Forest Mushrooms.” Gliding hauntingly through each piece of work, he takes the latter half of his composition to pay homage to Banjo Kazooie with “Gruntilda’s Lair” and “Mad Monster Mansion.” Paired with gameplay visuals to accompany the music, Varien succeeds in both evoking fond memories of the past and crafting a gorgeous orchestral piece.
While the producer has made a name for himself through his dark, shadowy electronic compositions like My Prayers Have Become Ghosts, his work over the years has largely been influenced by video games music like these.
Who knows how many centuries the fortune under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson went untapped before the Grosh brothers happened upon it. The Pennsylvanian preacher’s sons had become seasoned prospectors during the gold rush years of the mid-19th century, and that experience served them well in Nevada’s Virginia Range southeast of Reno, where in … More »