LA Noire is looking like it’s going to be the biggest selling game of 2011 so far – and quite right too – it transforms what a game can be with its amazing motion capturing technology that blurs the lines between games and films in a way that has never been done before.
Rockstar who are always clever at choosing their soundtracks are making a massive effort with the soundtrack for LA Noire and have gone for a LA confidential-esque jazz soundtrack for the game but with a twist.
The six tracks comprising the EP see classic jazz songs getting reworked by some of today’s hottest and most acclaimed DJs, producers and remixers, including David Sitek (TV on the Radio), DJ Premier (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kanye West), Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Aloe Blacc, Adele), Ticklah (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), Midnight Sun (Midnight Magic) and Detroit techno/house innovator Moodymann.
The latest installment in the Verve Remixed series, the EP was inspired by the timeless songs in the game. L.A. Noire is a crime thriller that follows a young detective in 1947 Los Angeles as solves cases and rises through the ranks of the LAPD in one of the most violent and corrupt years in the city’s history. L.A. Noire will be released on May 17 for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Lionel Hampton – Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Midnight Sun Remix)