ever since i started producing music as Emperor Steve,
people have told me it "sounds like video game music."
At the time, I felt like the comparison was somehow
degrading to what I believed I was making.
a lot has changed since then, but one thing that really helped me in producing ERA was remembering this...
before fatboy slim, before ATB, before aphex twin...
the first electronic music i ever loved was takashi tateishi's mega man 2 suite.
followed by Kazunaka Yamane's double dragon II.
I LOVE VIDEO GAME MUSIC. I think it's complex, fun, and exciting.
This song and piece of art is my homage to my earliest electronic inspirations.