Talking about the new album Memories Of Toky-o: An Ode To Jet Set Radio by 2 Mello. It's a tribute to the work of Hideki Naganuma, who also has some hidden tunes to discover on his SoundCloud page, including music from the Japanese arcade game Dead Heat Riders.
As with most Mello mash up albums, there is always that theme or through line. Basically, 2 Mello's mash up albums sound like fully realized albums, and not just a collection of mashups he just bundled up and shipped out. It's just one part of why 2 Mello is the man.
Streets of Resistance has a vibe as if the story is being told by all the 'criminals' living in… oh, the city doesn't have a name. Well, crime is a complex thing, you can't get rid of it by just beating it up. Even if you have a bad ass soundtrack while doing it.
Have you ever played the classic Game Gear title Risky Raftin'!? Well you sir are a filthy liar, because the only thing about this game that exists is the kick ass album by Stettes. Funky dance tracks, foreboding arrangements, and even a very nice spacey chiptune jam in Lunar Lake
If you are in need of some 80's style synth with some epic wailing guitar work, well then you are in need of MYRONE my friend. Check out Humanity, his latest work that will get repeated plays as you cruise around in the car you might own, or maybe on the bus. All modes of travel will be much better with this blazing album.