May 25, 2011
Skrillex - Reptile's Theme
JFK - Deathstalker (Scorpion's Theme)
Run DMT - Baraka's Theme

If you haven’t really stayed in certain loops as of late you may have missed the hype surrounding this release I’ve got for you today. Accompanying the upcoming installment of the video game series, Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors is a densely packed compilation with some of today’s finest electro stars rewriting themes behind their favorite MK fighters. (!!!!)

From LA Riots and Felix Cartal to Baraka and Raiden, it seems like just about everybody has showed up to the party. Now if you saw Skrillex in Miami, or anytime since, for that matter, there’s a solid chance that you’ve seen him drop his contribution to this bangin’ compilation, Reptile’s Theme. This track’s a bit different from his usual releases, but it’s definitely still identifiable as the man himself. Brutal electro, a head-rocking beat, and a powerful melody are all a norm on this compilation, but it’s arguable that nobody is doing it as well as Sonny Moore these days.

Other standout tracks on the release include JFK’s Deathstalker (i.e. Scorpion), an electro track that’s bit darker than you’d expect from the MSTRKRFT/DFA1979 member, but definitely has the “get over here” factor that you’d expect from the MK vet. Run DMT’s Baraka’s Theme also stands out as a sweat-inducing dubstep banger driven by some heavily awesome hi-hats.

I’m happy to say that Songs Inspired by the Warriors lives up to the initial excitement that the concept gives off. With the latest installment of the Mortal Kombat series being one of the more hyped up games this year, this is a clear sign of EDM getting a warm welcome in other aspects of pop culture. Just about every track in this compilation is worth collecting, so I suggest you get ahold of it!

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