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José the Bronx Rican:

Racing games were a huge love of mine, despite my being mostly terrible at them -- generally, the better the powerslides, the more fun I had -- and Sega's most fondly remembered products of the genre offered unique experiences, usually with music best described as "smooth," from rock to jazz and back again. It was probably fate I ended up working to finalize this album release, formerly subtitled "The Best of SEGA Racing."

This was a long time coming: several years and several directors, many ups and downs, regrettable delays and omissions. Be aware that several tracks may have spent years in limbo, but are presented here without freshness dating. I was asked to take what we had, revise album art and help put together a release package, but I quickly uncovered quite a bit of incomplete work that I felt needed attention and further development. I'm pleased with the result: because of staff and artist efforts, we were able to establish a ten-track album (plus an instrumental), as opposed to a six- or seven-track EP.

The original vision was to showcase the variety of soundscapes a person could drive a vehicle to, from slow-cruisin' tunes to more accelerated, upbeat tracks, to high-powered lead-foot bangers. We wanted to basically give you a smooth, steady ride in each song. What our artists and staff have put over the finish line will hopefully provide that sensation for you, even if you're not licensed and out on the road.

Special thanks to Robbie "AkumajoBelmont" Sabo, creator and initial director, and to successors Niyazi "DiGi Valentine" Somnez, Stevo "Level 99" Bortz, and Dustin "Theory of N" Lagaly. Thanks also to all our contributors past and present. Enjoy the ride!– José E. Felix, Director

Release Director: José E. Felix (José the Bronx Rican)
Album Artwork: José E. Felix (José the Bronx Rican) & Junqueira Viegas (Txai)
Creator/Original Director: Robbie Sabo (AkumajoBelmont)
Associate Producer: Greg Nourse (Gario)
Executive Producers: David W. Lloyd (djpretzel) & Larry Oji (Liontamer)
Special Thanks: Robbie Sabo (AkumajoBelmont), Dustin Lagaly (Theory of N), Niyazi Sonmez (DiGi Valentine) & Stevo Bortz (Level 99)

VROOM: Sega Racing features 11 tracks from 14 artists, arranging music from several arcade and console racing games released by Sega. It was made by fans, for fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sega; all images, characters, and original compositions are copyright their respective owners.

This album was produced to help promote video game music, video games, all the original composers' compositions, and the talented musical and visual artists that contributed to this project.

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Tracklist

1. Ben Briggs, PrototypeRaptor - "Rolling Start!"

Source: Daytona USA (Arcade) - "The King of Speed"
Original Composer: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

2. Dj Mokram - "Green Dust Highway"

Source: Sega Rally Championship (Sega Saturn) - "Forest Replay ~evaluation~"
Original Composer: Naofumi Hataya

3. UV Sir J - "Dat Yugo"

Source: Indy 500 (Arcade) - "Expert's Course BGM (Bay Side Street)"
Original Composers: Tomoyuki Kawamura, David Leytze

4. Palpable, Diodes - "Plastik Skies"

Source: Daytona USA (Arcade) - "Sky High"
Original Composer & Lyricist: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

5. Rexy feat. Xenon Odyssey - "Magical Soul Shower"

Source: OutRun (Arcade) - "Magical Sound Shower"; Cameo: "Splash Wave"
Original Composer: Hiroshi Kawaguchi

6. Tuberz McGee - "YOU'RE TOO SLOWE!"

Source: NASCAR Arcade (Arcade) - "Revvin' Up"
Original Composer & Lyricist: Jun Senoue

7. Txai - "Autos, Arps & Minimoogs"

Source: Daytona USA (Arcade) - "The King of Speed"; Cameos: The Hybrid Front (Sega Genesis) - "Your Army Turn (Part 2 - Variation 2)" and "Ending," Marvel vs. Capcom (Arcade) - "Theme of Morrigan," Thunder Blade (Arcade) - "Thunder Blade"
Original Composer: Naofumi Hataya

8. UV Sir J, DiGi Valentine, J.ME the Sista' UV - "Tail Chaser"

Sources: Metropolis Street Racer - "You Can Love Me," "Let's Get It On Tonight"
Original Composer & Lyricist: Richard Jacques

9. José the Bronx Rican - "Five Laps"

Source: Virtua Racing Deluxe (Sega 32X) - "Replay"
Original Composer: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

10. Level 99 - "Final Ride"

Source: OutRun (Arcade) - "Magical Sound Shower"; Cameos: Daytona USA (Sega Saturn) - "Let's Go Away," OutRun (Arcade) - "Magical Sound Shower," Sonic R - "Can You Feel the Sunshine?," Sega Rally Championship (Sega Saturn) - "Game Over Yeah!"
Original Composer: Hiroshi Kawaguchi

11. UV Sir J - "Tail Chaser (Instrumental)"

Sources: Metropolis Street Racer - "You Can Love Me," "Let's Get It On Tonight"
Original Composer: Richard Jacques

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