Wouldn’t you know it. As soon as I kick off our As Heard on TV feature several months ago, like clockwork, I stop hearing decent electronic tracks on TV. Maybe it’s because I skip 90% of the commercials. Maybe I haven’t been watching enough TV recently. What I have been doing, what I’m always doing, is playing video games (yes, I’m man-child, leave me alone.) So, for the sake of continuing our little feature here, I’m going to cheat a little bit and post this track from the latest BioWare space opera masterpiece, Mass Effect 2. After all, I still heard it on my TV, right?
If you’ve been playing the game, you’ll recognize this track from the nightclub Afterlife on Omega. The song is called Callista, by Canadian producer Saki Kaskas, and has a bit of that early “electronica” sound … like mid-90s Orbital. In the game it’s used to great effect, filtering out everything but the bass when you are outside the club, then cranking up the volume when you step inside. It lacks the same punch on it’s own, so just image you’re making your way through a moody, neon-pulsing alien nightclub. Or if you’re a hopeless lifelong gamer like myself, just do yourself a favor and play Mass Effect 2. It’s fantastic.