If you promised yourself that 2018 will be the year you finally join a gym to burn off those love handles, then the following may be of interest.
Run Hundred has released a pair of workout mixes inspired by 8-bit music. After being handed a CD filled with 8-bit tunes, composer Chris Lawhorn found that the uplifting tempos came into their own when listened to during exercise.
â€œThe characters in these games are models of fitnessâ€“constantly running, jumping, flying and so on. They seem to take such pleasure in moving aroundâ€“doing it effortlessly and never tiring. To that end, itâ€™s hard to hear these kinds of tunes and not feel some of that buoyant energy,â€ claimed Chris, discussing his inspiration.
8-Bit Mix I strives for retro authenticity, while 8-Bit Mix II throws in modern beats. Both can be had for $10, with all profits going to Run Hundredâ€™s charity partners.