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October 31, 2012 3:09 PM   Subscribe

What's some good, preferably obscure, music for an urban foot chase video?

Genre wise, I'd prefer fast, pounding electronic music with a beat to it, but I'm open to all ideas.
posted by Seiten Taisei to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe you can find something in this question I asked a while ago?
posted by Lucinda at 3:17 PM on October 31, 2012

Easily Embarrassed: The Truth
posted by davebush at 3:18 PM on October 31, 2012

A pre-college friend made a video for me to introduce me to Chicago before I moved here in which he recorded himself running around in alleys at night. The song he used as background music was Nuthin but Luv by the Presidents of the USA because of how much he loved Chicago.

The friend and I have since pretty epically fallen out, but every time I hear that song, I think of running around like a crazy person at night in the city, and it makes me smile.
posted by phunniemee at 3:27 PM on October 31, 2012

Not sure if this is obscure enough, but I think anything from the Run Lola Run soundtrack would work well. This page lets you listen to a preview of each track.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:52 PM on October 31, 2012

Man Man — El Azteca
posted by Tom-B at 4:18 PM on October 31, 2012

Well, I would have suggested "Hydrogen" from the Hotline: Miami soundtrack, but I don't know how obscure it is, given how much hype that game has received.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:33 PM on October 31, 2012

Someone once suggested that Amanda Jenssen's "Happyland" would make a great soundtrack for a zombie movie chase scene.
posted by novalis_dt at 5:46 PM on October 31, 2012

Deadly Avenger - Invincible
posted by Durhey at 5:55 PM on October 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

A lot of the first A Hawk & A Hacksaw album is chasey: Maremaillette, A Hack And A Handsaw, A Hard Row To Hoe, ...
posted by scruss at 7:46 PM on October 31, 2012

How about No Step by Christoph de Babalon?
posted by carsonb at 8:32 PM on October 31, 2012

The soundtrack to Hotline Miami.
posted by TimeDoctor at 11:18 PM on November 1, 2012

(maybe ignore the AH&AH suggestion. I've relistened, and it's heavily polyrhythmic, so unless your chase scene involves three-legged protagonists with occasional hopping, it might not be so much use.)
posted by scruss at 8:45 AM on November 2, 2012

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