Diggin' In The Carts is a new series from Red Bull Music Academy about the untold story behind the most influential music to come out of Japan. For many of us, the music of video games played more in our households growing up than any other form of music. Diggin’ In The Carts is about unearthing the men and women who inspired an entire generation while arguably creating Japan’s biggest musical export to the world. The series will include six episodes about some of the greatest composers of the 8-bit and 16-bit era of video game music.
Over six episodes Diggin' In The Carts shines a spotlight on the composers who created a style of music that has had an immense impact on modern pop culture. From the personal studios of these legendary composers, to the concert halls of Japan where symphony orchestras are performing their compositions to sold-out crowds today - the series will document how the music of video games was created, what inspired it, and how it evolved into its own cultural phenomenon. Peppered with commentary from some of modern music’s finest DJ’s, musicians and electronic producers from around the world, the documentary also shows the influence these Japanese composers had on the world - and the world of music.
Watch the first episode on redbullmusicacademy.com on September 04. Meanwhile, check out the trailer below.