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Video Game Soundtrack of the Year 2012: Forza Horizon

00:00 Nov/30/1999

The fall of 2012 saw the release of one of the most highly expected motorsport video games in recent times with probably the best soundtrack for a video game of all time. The question that pops into mind when you feast your eyes upon the list of tracks is simply- What the...?! This may well be the hottest release of 2012 in motorsports gaming, but what’s more spectacular is the unbelieveble line-up on its O.S.T. So we've decided that the soundtrack of Forza Horizon is The Video Game Soundtrack of the Year. If you are wondering which other soundtracks we took into consideration, the answer is – we didn’t. Alright, alright - we had to consider the soundtrack of Need For Speed Most Wanted as well. But Forza exceeds them by far with a more exciting, versatile and complete selection of driving tunes. And if you start to imagine what we’re talking about, you’ll get what we're saying here.

We’re struggling to come up with words to describe how great this set of tracks really is. So what we’re going to do, is bring you some hand-picked pearls from the ocean of musical supremacy, that is this soundtrack. As we’re all about DJs on DJfollower.com we’re concentrating on DJs rather than bands. However, it must be understood that the bands and artists on this track are as top notch as the DJs/producers. Forza has this great feature of radio stations. So the soundtrack is divided up by 3 radio stations, as described on the official Xbox page:

  •  “Horizon Bass Arena” – “A bleeding-edge mix of the latest electronic and dance music, from dubstep to electro to drum & bass. If it’s got bass, you’ll find it here.”

  •  “Horizon Pulse” – “An eclectic selection of indie festival favourites, remixed to keep you driving”

  •  “Horizon Rocks” – “If it’s got guitars in it, it’s here. Whether these bands are hitting the festival scene for the first time in 2012 or are legends reforming for one last gig, you’ll find a diverse selection of music on this station, all turned up to eleven."

There’s something for every tastebud you have – indie music stars like Santigold, Miike Snow and Hot Chip on the Horizon Pulse. Then there’s the Horizon Rocks, where you’ll find among others the Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, LCD Soundsyctem and The Stone Roses.

Check out the article with the hand-picked tracks from the Soundtrack of Forza Horizon here!

The tracklist consisting of almost 70 tracks:

Horizon Bass Arena

Levels (Skrillex Mix) -- Avicii

Reckless (With Your Love) -- Azari & III

Cinema (Skrillex Remix) -- Benny Benassi

Blind Faith (feat. Liam Bailey) -- Chase & Status

Hot Mess (feat Elly Jackson) (Duck Sauce Mix) -- Chromeo

Encore -- Digitalism

The Power (feat. Dizzee Rascal) -- DJ Fresh

Silicone Lube -- Feed Me

Lies (Alex Metric Remix) -- Fenech-Soler

Icarus -- Madeon

Show Me A Sign -- Modestep

Lick The Rainbow -- Mord Fustang

Remanence (Junior Remix) -- Mr Magnetik

Me & You -- Nero

Reaching Out (Fred Falke Remix) -- Nero

Blue Monday -- New Order

Language -- Porter Robinson

Everyday (Netsky VIP Remix) -- Rusko

Somebody to Love (Sigma Remix) -- Rusko

The Hope -- Scuba

Bass 4 -- The Hacker

Illmerica (Extended Version) -- Wolfgang Gartner

Horizon Pulse

Need You Now -- Cut Copy

Awake -- Electric Guest

Walking on a Dream -- Empire of the Sun

Iron Deer Dream (Chad Valley Remix) -- Fixers

Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) -- Foster The People

Hawaiian Air -- Friendly Fires

Hurting Friendly Fires

No Love -- Hooray for Earth

Over & Over -- Hot Chip

Black, White and Blue -- Ladyhawke

Let Me Go -- Maverick Sabre

Paddling Out -- Miike Snow

Life is Life (Yuksek Remix) -- Noah and the Whale

Take A Walk -- Passion Pit

1901 -- Phoenix

Bom Bom -- Sam and the Womp

Disparate Youth -- Santigold

Spirit of the Night -- Tesla Boy

Pelican -- The Maccabees

Punching in a Dream -- The Naked & Famous

Aroused -- Tom Vek

Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) -- Two Door Cinema Club

Yeah Yeah -- Willy Moon

Horizon Rocks

R U Mine -- Arctic Monkeys

Lonely Boy -- Black Keys

The Infected -- Four Year Strong

Back of your Neck -- Howler

Give It Up -- LCD Soundsystem

Bring Em Down -- Lostprophets

We Bring An Arsenal -- Lostprophets

Teenager -- Mona

Animal -- Neon Trees

Wildfire, Smoke & Doom -- Pulled Apart By Horses

Lazy Eye -- Silversun Pickups

Surrender -- The Duke Spirit

Away from Here -- The Enemy

Had Enough -- The Enemy

Hate To Say I Told You -- The Hives

She Bangs The Drums -- The Stone Roses

Rock n Roll Queen -- The Subways

Motoring -- TOY

Bug -- Wavves

Farewell to the Fairground -- White Lies

Bite My Tongue (feat. Oli Sykes) -- You Me At Six

Get Away -- Yuck



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