The music of Rocket League , a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix , is a compilation of electronic dance music EDM produced and curated by Psyonix audio director Mike Ault. It currently features music from 45 different artists, and has spawned a discography of four albums and four extended plays.
The original soundtrack was produced by Ault and his band Hollywood Principle. Ault, having experimented with different genres, used personal projects unrelated to Rocket League as a base for the soundtrack.
What followed was an EDM soundtrack inspired by early-to-mid s progressive house music that Ault and Psyonix felt "embodied the spirit of the game. Positive feedback from players, in addition to Ault's vision of a "big budget" playlist sound emulating Triple-A sports games such as the EA Sports titles, inspired him and the team to feature independent artists to be included in Rocket League ' s soundtrack.
Ault credits the success of the soundtrack to the appeal of the EDM genre to the game's player base. In , Canadian EDM label Monstercat partnered with Psyonix and began to feature its artists, and their music, in Rocket League , with multiple volumes featuring the music being released by the label.
When Ault began work on Rocket League in , it marked a departure from six years of dark fantasy games; a change that Ault welcomed as he transitioned from "gory-type setting[s]" to "cars, boosts, and mechanical sounds. As development on the game progressed, the team felt that the single track used for the menu had become stale. As a solution, Ault created an in-game playlist consisting a large amount of tracks created by Ault and other members of the staff.
The most popular music among the game's team were a number of Ault's personal tracks worked on before he arrived at Psyonix, including "Flying Forever", which was a collaboration with vocalist Morgan Perry. Ault worked with UI artist Jared Adkins to time out the theme's opening build-up to anticipate the appearance of the title screen. Ault describes the Hollywood Principle discography as a "sincere attempt to actually do something with music", in contrast to his earlier solo work.
Music produced by Ault and Hollywood Principle for Rocket League have been released on two soundtrack albums published by Psyonix. The first album was released on July 1, , and included the original eleven tracks included with the game upon its release a week later.
A limited edition of the album featuring picture discs decorated with the in-game cosmetic Invader, Lowrider, and Tempest wheel rims was also released, with a thousand copies produced. After being impressed by the song that was sent to him, Drunk Girl's "Don't Stop the Party" featuring vocalist Deanna, it would be added to the game's soundtrack. In January , Monstercat established two imprints, Monstercat: Uncaged and Monstercat: Instinct, as part of a marketing refresh.
The Uncaged imprint houses the label's bass-heavy artists, while Instinct houses the label's more melodic artists. On February 28, , Psyonix announced that tracks from Rocket League x Monstercat Volumes 6 and 7 would be released throughout the year and available in-game on the same day as the individual song's release.
The soundtrack to Rocket League plays on the game's title screen and menus through an in-game radio branded as "Rocket League Radio" in patch notes and promotional material. This was changed in September , when the function to skip to another track was added. Reception towards Ault and Hollywood Principle's soundtrack from players have been positive. After producer Drunk Girl's "Don't Stop the Party" was added to the game's soundtrack, his followers on Spotify increased from to 60, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Music from the vehicular soccer video game Rocket League. An early, more melodic concept for the menu music in Rocket League , produced by Mike Ault during development .
The final version of the main theme of Rocket League , sporting hallmarks of the electronic dance music genre. Kev Frey's Remix of "Seeing What's Next", one of many tracks by independent artists that were included with updates to Rocket League , following its release.
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