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SSX Soundtrack Unveiled

Run-DMC returns!
Author: Scott Rodgers
Published: February 7, 2012
If you're like us, you're definitely looking forward to the return of SSX later this month. It has been a little over seven years since the Snowboarding Supercross series graced the PlayStation family (SSX On Tour in October 2005). One of the best things about this series has always been their strong soundtracks and it looks as though the newest incarnation will have just that. The full soundtrack includes 46 songs, ten of which are original tracks composed specifically for the game, including tracks from The Qemists, Camo & Krooked, Raffertie, and Amon Tobin. If you want check out these tracks they are available now on iTunes.

SSX has always been one of EA’s most music intensive, genre diverse and sonically adventurous titles,” says Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music & Music Marketing. “The songs on this new soundtrack cover ground from indie rock, dub step, hip-hop, drum + bass and beyond. As fans of the ultimate snowboarding franchise have come to expect, our artists range from top cutting-edge stars to tomorrow’s hottest underground acts. Ultimately, it’s a soundtrack full of next-level music that is totally ripe for discovery.”

If you're so inclined to create your own soundtrack then have no fear. SSX will allow players to create custom playlists for menu and in-game music. The game also features a dynamic music remix tool that will automatically remix licensed tracks and custom music based on the player’s actions and performance in-game. I have no idea just how that will work but it sounds absolutely awesome.

Here is a complete list of licensed tracks:

Camo & Krooked - Breezeblock
Camo & Krooked - Portal
Dels - Capsize ft. Joe Goddard & Roots Manuva
Digitalism - Blitz
DJ Shadow - I Gotta Rock (Irn Mnky Swagger Mix)
Felguk ft. Example - Plastic Smile
Flux Pavilion - I Can't Stop
Foster the People - Houdini
Handsome Furs - Damage
Hyper - Accelerate
J Boogie's Dubtronic Science - Magik (Egyptian Lover Remix) ft. Aima the Dream, Cait La Dee & Raashan Ahmad
Kid Digital - Done With That ft. Profit
Konrad Old Money - Big Error
Lateef the Truthspeaker - Oakland ft. Del the Funky Homosapien & The Grouch
Nero - Scorpions
Noisia - Could this Be
Noisia - Machine Gun
Pretty Lights - Hot Like Dimes
Raffertie - Twitch (It Grows and Grows: SSX Version)
Run-DMC - It’s Tricky (SSX Pretty Lights Remix)
Skrillex - Scatta ft. Foreign Beggers & Bare Noize
Styrofoam Ones - Better
The Big Pink - Stay Gold
The Herbaliser - What You Asked For
The Hives - 1000 Answers
The Naked and Famous - Young Blood
The Prototypes - Your Future
The Qemists - Bones ft. Kellermensch
The Qemists - Stompbox
The Qemists - Lifeline
Theophilus London - I Stand Alone (Ocelot Mix)
TRS-80 - Mirage
Turbowolf - A Rose for the Crows
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
Wretch 32 - Traktor
Zion I and the Grouch - Drop It on the 1

Obviously the most important track is from Run-DMC but there's some pretty sweet tunes on there. Be sure to check out SSX when it releases on February 28 here in North America and March 2 for the rest of the world (except Japan, they have to wait until the 15). If you're at all on the fence, and you shouldn't be, check back for our verdict around the game's release.