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So while I was in the studio recording Alex Day’s fantastic new EP ’117% Complete’, probably the best EP about video games I’ve ever had the pleasure to produce, we listened to a lot of different things for inspiration and guidance. In particular when working on ‘Pokemon, What Happened To You?’, we listened to a lot of the old music from the games over the years and a lot of music related to the shows that listeners might recognise. While doing this research, we came across this gem:
Now, we were stopped in our tracks by this. We realised that in every song to do with pokemon ever released, there had always been this rapper, doing his business in the background. Mostly consisting of repeated mantras of ‘yeah’, ‘come on’, and ‘yo’, expertly interspersed with obscure references to pokemon, this guy was clearly an essential part in any song about the game. With this revelation, we came to the sad conclusion that we’d made a horrible omission in the final cut of our own attempt.
But we are sad no more, because today in the studio, we took half an hour out of our busy schedule recording Alex’s new album to make a few little additions to the song. Below is ‘Pokemon, What Happened To You’, with myself rapping throughout. We like to call it ”Pokemon, What Happened To You?’ What Happened To You?’.'Pokemon, What Happened To You?' What Happened To You?
You can buy the original EP, with this song, albeit rapless, by clicking here.