The Pokémon games are full of iconic music, but perhaps no compositions are more whimsical than the jingles that play when you’re riding your bike. Remember your first trip down Pokémon Red and Blue’s Cycling Road, how free and alive you felt? Although the music is timeless, producer Grimecraft decided to bring the track, and that feeling, into modern times with an EDM, dubstep-y remix that is beautifully busy.
Game music record label GameChops just released a video for the song, and it incorporates clips from the shows and games, as well as some original footage, from Curse Gamepedia, that shows some “deal with it” glasses falling on Ash as he defies the laws of physics and dances on his bike like it’s a stable platform. All in all, it’s an entertaining take on the original song, even if Ash does one-handed pushups on his handle bars as his feet float in the air behind him.
While the video is new, the song is not. It’s been out since 2013, when Grimecraft released it as part of POKÉP, a concept album mixtape that features other Pokémon-centric electronic compositions that includes thematic elements you might recognize from other songs in the series.
Check out the absurd and delightful video above, and if you really dig the song, great news: It can be yours, totally for free! It, and the rest of the POKÉP, can be downloaded free of charge from Grimecraft’s Bandcamp, so obviously head here and scoop that up.
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