EarlyGame's Artist of the Day: Mad & Wild

Mad and Wild, a little Indie electronic music duo from Düsseldorf, are our Artists of the Day. What do they think about video games, though?

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Who are Mad & Wild? | © Mad & Wild

Mad & Wild is an electronic multi-genre duo from Düsseldorf, Germany. Two music nerds who decided early on to make music their profession. Locked up in a small music studio for 3 years gave the two time to find themselves musically. Their music is strongly influenced by house, hip-hop, funk and techno.

Amongst the successes they have seen is their appearance in the US at SXSW, a massive festival held each year in Austin, Texas. An article written about them in We Rave You, a leading electronic music website, is also one of their crown achievements.

One of their best remixes even got Mad & Wild air time with two big radio appearances on 3FM in the Netherlands and 1LIVE in Germany. You can find the remix, a fantastic reimagining of Lykke Li's Two Nights, on Soundcloud, along with a selection of their other tracks.

We decided to ask them a few questions about music and video games. Here's what they said...

What is your favourite video game soundtrack?

Gustavo Santaolalla - The Last of Us

Who's your favourite video game music composer?

Gustavo Santaolalla

What’s your favourite video game?

Batman: Arkham Knight

What game inspired you to do music?

The Last of Us

What video game are you currently playing?

Call of Duty: Warzone

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

Yes. It would be something dark and energizing.

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

It's very important, and the same as in movies. It can lighten up key moments and can give you a deeper connection.