Music

DASH Gamer Playlist #14 – The Paul James Games Playlist

The DASHGAMER.com playlist. Music that we jam to, while being productive with our daily tasks. This week Paul James of Player2.net.au swings by to give us his ultimate gaming mix-tape. This is another YouTube Exclusive week, so no Spotify on the agenda, but a collector’s edition of amazing tracks to adore. We hope you enjoy!

The crazy thing about the gaming industry is how far it has come in only a few decades, and one of the best representations of this progression is in the musical scores that grace our ears. Through this playlist, you’ll hear from some of the golden oldies via Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana, all the way through to modern classics from the likes of The Witcher 3 and Ori & The Blind Forest. For good measure, I’ve also dropped in the best use of musical licensing in the business either, a gem from Cage The Elephant that was superbly used in Borderlands.

Each song, in their own different ways, have resonated with me so deeply, whether that is by getting the energy pumping for the craziness to come, or hitting me squarely between the eyes with a deeply somber tune that makes me reflect on what has been and what is still to come. These are some of the finest examples of orchestration in the business, you won’t find much better.

PAUL: twitter.com/PaulJamesGames