Skario Kart – Mario Kart 64 Inspired Ska Album

Skario Kart – Mario Kart 64 Inspired Ska Album

Fans of Mario Kart likely have a lot of nostalgia for Mario Kart 64. While not the first entry in the series, Mario Kart 64 is definitely the most influential. Not only did it introduce Mario Kart into the world of 3D, but it also set the template for any proceeding kart racers. One aspect of the game, that is often overlooked, is its soundtrack. The music has a distinct feel and is distinguishable from later titles. The music label GameGrooves released Skario Kart on December 14th, 2021

Skario Kart: A Ska Tribute to Mario Kart 64 is an album featuring 16 classic Mario Kart 64 tracks. But there’s a twist! As the title suggests, each of the game’s tracks is actually ska remixes of retro tunes! Producer of GameGrooves, Allen Brasch, was heavily inspired by the musical group Skatune Network. Allen was inspired to completely revamp the Mario Kart 64 soundtrack into something that would celebrate both the game and ska. Through collaboration, he was able to achieve his goal.

“With the help of Brent and Jer from Skatune Network, I was able to contact several artists in the ska community, and together with existing GameGrooves artists, we created a one-of-a-kind album for fans of ska and video game music alike!” – GameGrooves Producer Allen Brasch

The full tracklisting for Skario Kart: A Ska Tribute to Mario Kart 64 is as follows:

1. Mario Kart 64 Theme
2. 3 Raceways / Mario Stadium
3. Moo Moo Farm/Yoshi Valley
4. Koopa Troopa Beach
5. Kalimari Desert
6. Set up and Kart Select
7. Toad’s Turnpike
8. Frappe Snowland/Sherbert Island
9. Choco Mountain/Battle Arenas
10. Koopa Castle
11. Battle Arenas
12. DK’s Jungle Party
13. Banshee Boardwalk
14. Rainbow Road
15. Trophy Presentations
16. Victory Lap

Skario Kart: A Ska Tribute to Mario Kart 64 is available digitally on GameGrooves’ Band Camp for $10. Which ska rendition was your favorite? Let us know in the comments section, and on social media!

Aspiring writer, YouTuber, and comedian, who is always looking to entertain. He's been gaming since a young age and is an avid Nintendo fan. While platformers are his genre of choice, he plays a diverse range of games on any and every platform. When he's not playing or collecting video games, Frank enjoys tinkering around with electronics, cooking, adventuring to new and exotic places, and trying exotic foods.

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