Mortal Kombat's Classic Techno Anthem Gets A New Movie Remix: Listen To It Here
Nothing says Mortal Kombat more than an EDM single featuring some guy actually yelling out the title of the infamously bloody martial arts tournament.
There's a new Mortal Kombat movie coming out this month, The Immortal's classic Techno Syndrome track that was introduced in the 1995 movie has been remastered and updated by Shazam composer Benjamin Wallfisch. Famed Skrillex and Lady Gaga music producer Tom Norris added some additional audio engineering to the track, which you can listen to below
"When I was invited to come on board Mortal Kombat, I was very aware of the responsibility that comes with scoring a franchise so deeply embedded in pop culture and with such a passionate fanbase," Wallfisch said in a press statement about remastering the cult classic track. After receiving the blessing of The Immortals to reimagine the EDM single, Wallfisch got to work alongside Mortal Kombat director Simon McQuoid to update the track while retaining its uplifting energy.
"Ben and I both knew that we needed to use the classic Immortals track Techno Syndrome as source material for the entire score of Mortal Kombat," McQuiod added. "But along with that we knew that an updated elevated version of the song also needed to be created. And Ben certainly delivered, I am so excited by this new 2021 version of the track, when I first heard it, it blew my mind. Actually, Ben kind of blew my mind on a daily basis through the making of this film, so we can all thank Benjamin Wallfisch for his genius and passion in creating Techno Syndrome 2021."
The full soundtrack will be released on April 16 and features 24 tracks by Wallfisch, with a number of the tracks being dedicated to characters such as Raiden, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and the film's original character Cole Young. If you're interested in picking it up, it'll be available on multiple music streaming and download services such as Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify, the iTunes Store, and more.
This isn't the first time that Mortal Kombat's signature track has been remastered either, as Mortal Kombat 11's launch trailer also featured a catchy adaptation of the Earthrealm anthem.
Just like the games, Mortal Kombat features Earth’s greatest champions uniting to fight back against the forces of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. Unlike the previous two films, this version of Mortal Kombat is rated R and if you've seen its red band trailer, you'll know that it more than earns its age restriction for its brutal violence. This is in sharp contrast to the original film, which earned a PG-13 rating and mostly avoided showing brutal violence entirely.
Mortal Kombat was delayed by a week and will be released in theatres and on HBO Max on April 23. It'll be available on the streaming service for a period of one month before it moves to regular On Demand platforms. The film stars Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Josh Lawson as Kano, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Lewis Tan as Cole Young, and Chin Han as Shang Tsung.
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