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NBA LIVE 08 in-game soundtrack pumps out the old and new school jams

Posted by: Randy at 9/17/2007 10:27 PM
EA sports titles know how to pull in the soundtrack talent, and NBA LIVE 08 is far from any exception -- you can check for the full lineup inside, but peep these headliners:  Datarock, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Eve, Joss Stone, KRS-One, LCD Soundsystem, the Hives, and Timbaland.  It's pretty hip hop heavy, but that's natural for an NBA theme.  At this point, EA Trax is officially proclaiming itself as a "dynasty," even if that's just because second place is nowhere in sight.


EA TRAX DRAFTS BEST OF OLD & NEW SCHOOL, ROCK, RAVE, R&B AND BEYOND FOR NBA LIVE 08 SOUNDTRACK

 

Top International Artists Include Joss Stone, Timbaland, Stephen Marley, Eve, and The Hives produced by Pharrell Williams

 

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 17, 2007Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today unveiled the music track listing for NBA LIVE 08 set to release October 2, 2007. Long considered the industry’s most influential launching pad for innovative new music, this year’s soundtrack features 19 songs – including 5 debut tracks – for an unprecedented international mix of hip-hop, rock, reggae, R&B and more.

 

The set includes tracks by old school legends DJ Jazzy Jeff featuring CL Smooth and KRS-One & Marley Marl, as well as underground hip-hop players The Cool Kids and Kid Beyond, along with 15 instrumental tracks produced by Agallah the Don Bishop.  Several of the year’s most acclaimed and daring new artists make appearances, including Norway ravers Datarock, New York City’s acclaimed dance-punk project LCD Soundsystem, and Mark Ronson with a cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic”. The NBA’s burgeoning European presence is felt via cuts from Britain’s DJ Vadim, R&B sensation Joss Stone; Ska kings Dub Pistols featuring Terry Hall of ‘80s legends The Specials; and the debut of Electro-Soul collective UnkleJam.

 

Other debuts on the game include “Customer” from rising Bad Boy Aasim; “Get The Feeling”, the title track of the forthcoming debut album from Latino hip-hop/R&B trio The Dey; “It Don’t Make Any Difference” from soul-funk wunderkind Kevin Michael featuring Wyclef Jean; and “Well Alright”, an incendiary collaboration between Swedish rockers The Hives and multi-platinum beat master Pharrell Williams.,

 

“When it comes to defining new music  for the coming year, the NBA LIVE soundtrack is the music industry’s top playmaker,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. “On previous soundtracks, we’ve introduced acts like Fabolous, Gnarls Barkley, Lupe Fiasco and Mark Ronson. This year, Mark returns with a great new track, The Dey and Kevin Michael will be among the year’s breakthrough artists, we’ve got several landmark collaborations, and we’re proud to have what may be the strongest singles ever from Eve, Timbaland and Stephen Marley. The goal remains to further define the global cultural phenomenon of music – and help shape its future – via one of the hottest sports videogame franchises in the world today. The NBA LIVE soundtrack is now officially a dynasty.”

 

The complete in-game soundtrack for NBA LIVE 08 includes:

ARTIST

SONG

Aasim

Customer

Cool Kids

88

Datarock

Fa-Fa-Fa

DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. CL Smooth

All I Know

DJ Vadim feat. Emo and Syrus

Fear Feats

Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall

Running From The Thoughts

Eve

Tambourine

Joss Stone

Tell Me 'Bout It

Kevin Michael featuring Wyclef Jean

It Don't Make Any Difference

Kid Beyond

Mothership

KRS-One & Marley Marl

Hip Hop Lives

LCD Soundsystem

Us v Them

Mark Ronson feat. Tiggers

Toxic

Mr. J. Medeiros

Silent Earth (Ohmega Watts Remix)

Stephen Marley

Hey Baby

The Dey

Get The Feeling

The Hives

Well Alright

Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson

The Way I Are

UnkleJam

Love Ya

 

To purchase the music from the soundtrack, please visit www.ea.com/eatrax/. EA SPORTS™ NBA LIVE 07 was the #1 selling basketball game in 2006*.  NBA LIVE 08 is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver, BC. The game will be available in early October for the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft and the Wii™. NBA LIVE 08 will ship to retailers on PC in late October. NBA LIVE 08 has been rated 3+ by PEGI and “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB; visit www.esrb.org or www.pegionline.eu for updated rating information. For more information, log onto www.nbalive.com. Media can find screenshots of the game at http://info.ea.com.

* Based on total title sales in 2006 according to the NPD.