Music

IVAR & THE HORDE CHARITY EP : ARCADE PARADISE

Produced by Prodigy Drummer KIERON PEPPER, All Bandcamp Proceeds

Donated to Video Game Charity Safe In Our world.

UK Video Game Publisher, Wired Productions have set up a new video game x mental health charity – Safe In Our World; a charity whose mission is to create and foster mental health awareness within the video game industry. Now launching a new music label Black Razor Records’s debut release is a 4 track EP from IVAR & THE HORDE entitled ‘Arcade Paradise’, a stand alone release of the main theme music from the game. All proceeds via sales on Bandcamp will be donated to Safe In Our World.

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The Arcade Paradise EP  is a collaboration between writers – Kieron Pepper (Prodigy drummer 1997-2007), Ben Pickersgill (Brighton based co-producer [Klax, Critical]), and singer Stu Brootal (Ivar & The Horde). The charity EP features a recently released video game of the same name, developed by award-winning independent studio, Nosebleed Interactive. The titular song finds hope in expressing the notion that many find themselves under immense pressure and have to juggle everyday responsibilities with challenging personal relationships. Intense, emotive and full of monstrous riffs, ‘Arcade Paradise’ captures an explosive energy conveying a feeling of stress and anger evocative of the feelings many people encounter on a daily basis. Musically akin to the likes of Rage Against The Machine, the band’s sound 

possesses all the hallmarks of a group ready to break-out on a mass scale.

Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions and founder of Safe In Our World explains:

“I hope gamers and music fans alike appreciate the song’s message and how the money it raises will contribute to the great work that Safe In Our World does” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “Music has always been in the DNA of Wired Productions, so setting up a music label is a natural step for us. As we are independent we choose the projects we work on, so our first release combines our favourite things… video games, great music and supporting a video game mental health charity close to our hearts… because we can!”

TRACK LIST:

  • ARCADE PARADISE 
  • ARCADE PARADISE FUTURE FUNK SQUAD ELECTRO MIX
  • ARCADE PARADISE RADIO EDIT
  • ARCADE PARADISE INSTRUMENTAL

Glen Nicholls a.k.a Future Funk Squad has remixed the likes of Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails, Sia and The Crystal Method. After working with mutual friends – Kieron Pepper and Stu Brootal on various past projects, Glen got commissioned to do a reworking of the Arcade Paradise theme. 

From his south coast studio Glen recalls, “I got this very excited call from Kieron describing the story of the game and era in which it is set; and for me being involved heavily in big beat and breakbeat production still today after cutting my teeth in the early 90s, it was a great opportunity to dig deep into the electro influences that inspired me 30 years ago…