Far Cry 2 Offers African Beats

By John Walker on October 14th, 2008 at 2:41 am.

BARRELS!

See, I didn’t even realise Adult Swim had a music publishing arm. It’s amazing what you find when poking your nose around the internet during the breaks of the baseball game you’ve stayed up until a million o’clock to watch (go Phillies). So to coincide with the release of Far Cry 2, Ubisoft are getting all cross-promotional, sponsoring the free distribution of an album of South African hip-hop, called African Swim.

The press release from Adult Swim explains,

“Adult Swim travelled to Africa to hand pick songs for African Swim and to meet featured artists like Jozi, Gumshev and Maggz face-to-face. African Swim will also feature interviews and performances that will be available for view at adultswim.com that will highlight the inspiration and talent behind the innovative music. In addition, there will be a free gameplay demo and an exclusive inside look at the making of the highly anticipated first-person shooter game Ubisoft’s Far Cry┬« 2, also set in Africa and scheduled to release October 21, 2008.”

The album is available Oct 20th, and apparently from this link, which doesn’t work yet. My first thought was: that’s all very well for those Americans with their fast cars and fancy ways, but what about us hated Brits? But it seems other free albums (including the really rather splendid Ghostly Swim) are available for download with a single click. Hurrah!

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25 Comments »

  1. Jody Macgregor says:

    That’s a glorious 404 page they’ve got. Listening to Ghostly Swim now.

  2. Eli Just says:

    Did it say game play demo? I thought they said there wouldn’t be one because it’s an open world game.

  3. friday says:

    adult swim has always got some cool mixes for download. I always enjoy the hip-hop ones.

  4. Thiefsie says:

    did that just confirm a demo for far cry 2?

  5. Thiefsie says:

    by the way that ghost swim is great, having fun bopping along at work.

  6. Daniel Purvis says:

    That Dethklok album is awesome.

  7. Pwnzerfaust says:

    Nifty.

    I have nothing further to say.

  8. rumraisin says:

    Phillies! They barely have fans here in the Philly area. Nice to hear of one overseas.

  9. The Dark One says:

    Well, rumraisin, at least he isn’t a Flyers fan.

  10. phuzz says:

    Free new music, fantastic :)

  11. MrDeVil_909 says:

    As a South African I just have to say this news is awesome.

    And some of the other music seems cool as well.

  12. DarthS says:

    Woo! I was trying to find the music off one of the trailers…hopefully It will be included. :)

  13. ZenArcade says:

    metalocalypse/home movies is the only good thing on Adult Swim

  14. John Walker says:

    Apart from all the other great things on Adult Swim, you loony.

  15. StalinsGhost says:

    Cheers for the myspace link Jim, been looking for that song since I heard it on Black Hawk Down all those years ago. I guess I should have just checked the soundtrack info for *that* in retrospect… ah well, all is well now :D

  16. Pags says:

    adult swim have a pretty good record of solid releases, definitive swim should be on people’s priority list of “hip-hop albums to listen to”. and zenarcade needs to watch more aqua teen, harvey birdman, sealab and venture bros. before making such scandalous comments.

  17. videogangs says:

    Any sign of MF Doom? Man I loved the mouse and the mask, it’s a truly awesome album :-)

  18. J says:

    Just get some other MF Doom albums (if you haven’t already).

    It’s a great place to start because he gets even better from there.

  19. StenL says:

    Yeah, the collabo between Def Jux and Adult Swim was pretty damn good. Def Jux has never really put out a bad album by any performer, to be honest. Probably because everybody signed to them is a fucking awesome rapper.

  20. Chis says:

    Well, at last, a PC game that has some interesting licensed music. I have no problem with in-house musicians, but Wipeout benefitted from having both (in fact I’d go as far as to say Cold Storage created a whole new genre – breaks-trance – AND perfected it in one album). As did Descent 2.

  21. Ryan says:

    Please tell me you’re not defending Party Fun Action Committee, StenL, or you and I shall have to agree to disagree :p

    I do admit the music press’s total disinterest in anything Def Jux outside of El-P lately sucks, though, especially since they’ve started doing some really ballsy stuff, like signing Chin Chin for (long overdue) US distribution.

  22. Coz says:

    It brings a tear to my eye to learn that someone at RPS is rooting for the Phillies.

  23. Jetsetlemming says:

    The “Warm and Scratchy” album is fantastic.

  24. Mr. President says:

    Definitive Swim was a great compilation, even though I agree tha Def Jux has been going downhill for a while now.