The hype over Kingdom Hearts 3 brought to focus how awesome the music is in the Kingdom Hearts series. Materia Collective has responded with Kingdom Heartbeats, a collection of remixes to some of KH’s most memorable songs. RoboRob, a producer/DJ from Tampa, Florida, created these new covers:

01. Simple and Clean (KINGDOM HEARTS)
02. Tension Rising (KINGDOM HEARTS II)
03. The 13th Struggle (KINGDOM HEARTS II)
04. Sora’s Theme (KINGDOM HEARTS II)
06. Dearly Beloved (KINGDOM HEARTS)
07. Face my Fears (KINGDOM HEARTS III)
08. Traverse Town (KINGDOM HEARTS)
09. Sinister Sundown (KINGDOM HEARTS II)
10. This is Halloween (KINGDOM HEARTS)

“I’ve always loved the fluid and soulful nature of the music from KINGDOM HEARTS,” says producer RoboRob. “My main focus when diving into this project was to capture nostalgia while subverting expectations. Electronic dance music has so many sub-genres. With the help of several talented vocalists and producers, we tackled multiple styles while adding a personal degree of grit and attitude to these classic songs that I think fans of the game’s original score and electronic music fans alike will enjoy.”

Officially licensed from Square, Kingdom Heartbeats is available now on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and plenty of other places….choose among them via this link. There’s also a CD and a vinyl release in the works; watch the Materia Collective website to see when they come out.

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