EarlyGame Artist of the Day: Jatayu

EarlyGame's Artist of the Day is Jatayu!

Who is Jatayu? | © Jatayu

Jatayu is a Jazz Rock quartet from the port city of Chennai, India. Using sound and music to tell stories, the band weaves together traditional Carnatic music with Jazz, Funk, Rock, and a whole host of perpetually changing styles and influences to push the boundaries of ‘fusion’. Jatayu is a reflection of modern India - rooted in a centuries old art form, yet current and collaborative in approach.

The goal is to create new sonic soundscapes with people from all over the world, understanding culture through music and exchanging ideas using new perspectives helping create something truly unique which is always evolving.

What is your favorite video game soundtrack?


Who's your favorite video game music composer?

Koji Kondo

What’s your favorite video game?

God of War

What game inspired you to do music?

Super Mario

What video game are you currently playing?

Red Dead Redemption

Would you ever like to write music for video games? What would it be like?

Yes, definitely! It would be something very new and fresh, that sticks and makes you remember the game from the music.

How important is music for video games / video games for music?

Both go hand in hand, apart from the SSFX, music plays an important role in what your agenda/mission for the game is. It drives you to reach your goal and makes it fun while doing so.