The Grammy-nominated electronic music star will release remixes of Vince Staples, Mabel and Sin.
Pokémon is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Feeling old already?
To celebrate the quarter-century anniversary of the iconic video game, its developers have partnered with Capitol Records to release two new EPs celebrating Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, with the first released today. The Pokémon 25: The Red EP includes three new songs from the formidable trio of Vince Staples, Mabel and Sin, each designed to reflect the long tradition of dual releases for the core Pokémon video game series.
A press release shared by EDM.com reports that the upcoming Blue EP will also consist of three songs, each of which is a remix of Red tracks produced by ZHU. When reached for comment, the longtime Pokémon fan and Grammy-nominated “Faded” singer declined to give a release date.
“I grew up collecting Pokémon TCG cards, so I’m very familiar with the concept of alternate versions in that franchise,” ZHU told EDM.com. “I’m happy to be the artist who will remix three songs in three different ways for the 25th anniversary of Pokémon and celebrate that legacy.”
According to Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International, the Red and Blue compilations were developed as a tribute to the first Pokémon video game.
The music will eventually appear on the extensive P25 compilation album, which will be released this fall at the conclusion of The Pokémon Company International’s massive year-long campaign in partnership with Universal Music Group. ZHU remixes, like the originals, will join tracks by Katy Perry, Post Malone and J Balvin, among others.
You can listen to Pokémon 25: The Red EP below and find the album on streaming platforms here. Fans can also preview The Blue EP, which is expected to be released in August 2021.