This summer, we announced that the tracklist for WipEout Omega Collection was missing one special track: yours. We challenged you to come up with an explosive remix of my track Shake It, with the winner of the competition getting their track onto the full game, to join the heavyweights of the franchise’s blistering audioscape such as The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy.
Competition was fierce, the quality was sublime, which meant tough calls by our panel of judges – picked from Sony’s WorldWide Studios – to make. But after a lengthy time spent living the tracks both through the studio’s sound systems and personal headsets, the judges crafted a shortlist of 10 finalists, and from that, a winner.
Step forward Vieille Griffe, who impressed the panel with his piece which felt like it slotted in alongside the already fast-paced beats of the soundtrack.
There were a lot of cool and original remixes out there, with a variety of different approaches. Ultimately though Vieille Griffe produced an ultra energetic, high-speed remix with a tone that fitted WipEout perfectly.
In what may be a familiar story to some, Griffe’s introduction to electronic music scene came when he joined the Anti-Grav League back in 1995. “The soundtrack of the original WipEout was my first experience with that genre; strange new sounds, as powerful as the ships and as uncompromising as the tracks we raced on.
“So when I started making electronic music, I was naturally drawn to the harder and faster genres of Drum N Bass, like darkstep and neurofunk.”
And things came full circle as his own remix was influenced by those genres: “I tried to recreate this futuristic feeling in my remix, which for me is what WipEout is all about.”
Griffe’s track will be brought into the Omega Collection fold via a future update, but you can listen to it right now. Just close your eyes and imagine roaring round futuristic race tracks.
And congratulations to our runners-up as well, who made for such an exciting shortlist of contenders: Dozakh, Mintorment, Greetings Program, Andre Hinrichs, Blindvegas, DJ Simple, Jan Brunzel, Projektflya and Markowy.