VERSUS

GameLark, another great community of game music enthusiasts and musicians, has teamed up with Materia Collective, to create VERSUS, an album celebrating decades of fighting music.

VERSUS is a two-part album that brings together these two communities in creating 47 tracks of fighting game covers, just in time for the 2016 Evolution Champion Series. The album brings in music from world-renown games including Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Pokken Tournament, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, among many others. “VERSUS was a perfect opportunity to show the collaborative nature of the VGM community,” says Allen Brasch, founder and head of GameLark. “We see countless collaborations between individual artists so I thought, why not collaborate between labels?”

Brasch and Sebastian Wolff, the founder of Materia Collective, set up the album to be a friendly competition between the two groups, in the spirit of collaboration and of the fighting game genre. “I think that both GameLark and Materia Collective artists felt compelled to do their best work on this album,” says Brasch. “There was a friendly competition between the labels, but it happened in the best way possible. Everyone was trying to top themselves, to make the best track they could, and I think the end result shows that.”

Track List & Credits

VERSUS was made possible by the following individuals:

: Producer, Creative Director
: Creative Director, Producer
: Marketing
: Album Art, Design
: Marketing
: Album trailer editor
: Marketing
: Marketing
: Marketing
Disc 1
1Holy Orders (from "Guilty Gear XX")4:43
: Producer, Arranger
2Swamp Stage(from "Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes")3:13
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Trumpets
: Saxophone
3Vega's Theme (from "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior")3:32
: Producer, Arranger
4Phantasmagoria (from "Soul Calibur IV")3:15
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
5Ken's Theme Goes With... (from "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior")4:29
: Producer, Arranger
6Xiaoyu's Theme (from "Tekken Tag Tournament")3:03
: Producer, Arranger
7Tiger's Family (from "Dead or Alive 5")1:51
: Producer, Arranger
8Dr. Doom's Theme (from "Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds")2:18
: Producer, Arranger
9Guile's Theme (from "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior")3:18
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
10The Tiger King (from "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior")2:38
: Producer, Arranger
11Moonlit Wilderness (from "Tekken 5")3:11
: Producer, Arranger
12Theme of F.A.N.G (from "Street Fighter V")2:25
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Bassoon
13Theme of Spider-Man (from "Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes")2:59
: Producer, Arranger
14Mortal Kombat Theme (from "Mortal Kombat")3:41
: Producer, Arranger
15Black Winter Night Sky (from "Tekken 2")4:47
: Producer, Arranger
16Orchid's Theme (from "Killer Instinct II")2:33
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
17Jago's Theme (from "Killer Instinct")4:01
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Accordion, Vocals
18Antares (from "Tekken 5")4:29
: Producer, Arranger
19Main Menu Theme (from "Street Fighter V")3:00
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Guitar, Bass, French Horn
20Sabrewulf's Theme (from "Killer Instinct")4:10
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Vocals, Violin
21King George Island, Antarctica (from "Tekken")5:09
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Electric Guitar, Congas, Wine Glass, Additional Synths
22Theme of Jin (from "Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes")4:10
: Producer, Arranger
Disc 2
1Select Your Character (from "Mortal Kombat 1")3:11
: Producer, Arranger
2Best Friends (from "Persona 4 Arena")3:28
: Producer, Arranger
3Guile's Theme (from "Street Fighter")2:35
: Producer, Arranger
4Jin Kazama (from "Tekken 3")3:05
: Producer, Arranger
5Lust Sin (Jin's Theme) [from "Blaz Blue"]2:30
: Producer, Arranger
6Magikarp Festival (from "Pokken Tournament")3:42
: Producer, Arranger, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals
: Additional vocals and claps
: Additional vocals and claps
: Additional vocals and claps
: Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
: Additional vocals and claps
: Vibraphone, Drumset, Vocals
: Additional vocals and claps
: EWI synths, Vocals
: Additional vocals and claps
: Vocals, Violin
: Mixing Engineer
: Bass, Vocals
: Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
7Reach Out To The Truth (from "Persona 4 Arena")4:13
: Producer, Arranger, Guitars, Bass, Drum tracking, Mixing Engineer
8Choose Your Character! (from "Super Smash Bros. Melee")3:22
: Producer, Arranger
9✶✷ CONFRONTATION !! ✷✶「feat. MEIKO V3」(from "Soulcalibur II")4:06
: Producer, Arranger
10Ultra Sabrewulf (from "Killer Instinct")2:11
: Producer, Arranger
11The Last Soul (from "from "Streets of Rage")4:24
: Producer, Arranger
: Vocals, Lyricist
: Piano
: Drums, Vibes
: Mixing Engineer
12ESAKA Team (from "King of Fighters")3:25
: Producer, Arranger
13Stage Sakura (from "Street Fighter Alpha 2")3:39
: Producer, Arranger
1411th Street (from "Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition")3:59
: Producer, Arranger
: Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
: Electric Guitar
15Mortal Skombat(from "Mortal Kombat")2:12
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
16Dance of Dragons (from "Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection")3:34
: Producer, Arranger
17Fighter Select (from "Super Smash Bros")3:05
: Producer, Arranger
18The Lives We Left Behind (from "Skullgirls")3:09
: Producer, Arranger
: Guitars, Vocals, Strings, Synth, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Guitars, Vocals, Drums, Synths
19Forsaken Sanctuary (from "Soul Calibur III")2:56
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
20Guile's Theme (from "Street Fighter")3:41
: Producer, Piano, Mixing Engineer
: French horn
: Drums, Electric Guitar, Mixing Engineer
: Mixing Engineer, Arranger
: Trumpet
: Bass guitar
: Trombone
21Wilderness (from "Golden Axe")1:31
: Producer, Arranger
22Escape From The City (from "Super Smash Bros WiiU")3:09
: Producer, Arranger
: Vocals
23A Challengers Theme (Eiji Theme) [from "Battle Arena Toshinden"]2:22
: Producer, Arranger
: Guest Solo Guitar
: Clarinet
: Mastering Engineer
24Guile's Theme (from "Street Fighter")2:16
: Producer, Arranger
25(I Wanna) Take You For a Ride (from "Marvel vs. Capcom 2")4:29
: Producer, Arranger
: Drums
: Trumpet, Arranger (brass arrangement assist)
: Baritone Saxophone
: Vocals
: Second Guitar solo
: Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: First Guitar solo
: Rap Vocal

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