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And now for a musical interlude...

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Perhaps you've seen Sega's recent commercial for the game Bayonetta?

It's an oddly subdued (well, considering the subject) and classy commercial for such a bombastic game, and what helps it to achieve this effect is the music playing in the background: Skream's "Let's Get Ravey" Mix of La Roux's "In for the Kill."

I love game commercials. They usually represent everything BUT the game that is being sold, and this eerie accompaniment is no exception. The real Bayonetta includes an earful of bizarre J-pop.

But it's great music and played to great effect, setting an intriguing noir tone for a game that is... well, not really noir, and not really anything easily definable. It makes the viewer take notice. I've certainly taken notice, as I've become somewhat obsessed with the track over the past day or so. I've even edited Skream's mix to become even longer and more downbeat, emphasizing the portion played in the commercial and eschewing the abrupt drum-and-bass section towards the end. The end result is something about 1:50 longer than their commercially available song. Interested?

Download La Roux - In for the Kill (My Extended Skream Remix) (mp3)

And just for fun, here's DJ Tiesto's neat edit of the Dean Coleman and Nima Nas remix, ripped and edited from Tiesto's podcast.

Download La Roux - In For the Kill (Tiesto Remix) (mp3)

Disclaimer: All rights (and praise) to La Roux, DJ Tiesto, Sega, and whoever the heck "Skream" is.

Category Tags
Platform(s): Xbox 360   PS3  
Developer(s): Platinum Games  
Key Creator(s): Hideki Kamiya  
Series: Bayonetta  
Genre(s): Shooting  

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I posted in the "Suggest an Album" thread that La Roux was my favorite pop album of 2009. The whole album is good.

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