LOS ANGELES, CA, May 13, 2019 – The 17 year Guinness World Record holding symphonic touring sensation Video Games Live has teamed up with YouTube superstar “TheFatRat” and original Pokémon TV show theme song singer Jason Paige to deliver a stunning orchestral, rock and EDM remix of one of the most beloved songs of a generation. The “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!” Pokémon theme song topped the charts over 20 years ago and is sure to do so again with the release of the Pokémon Theme (TheFatRat remix) single. Along with TheFatRat, the new song was produced by Video Games Live creator and 30 year game industry composer and legend Tommy Tallarico.
TheFatRat has over 3.6 million subscribers on YouTube and is currently the biggest YouTube musician in his home country of Germany. TheFatRat currently has over 720 million video views on his YouTube channel and his unrestricted copyrighted music is featured in over 3 million YouTube videos with over 3 billion unique views. TheFatRat also has over 400,000 subscribers on Spotify and has had multiple singles in the iTunes Top 50 for over 3 years straight. His incredibly melodic themes have been featured in hit games such as DOTA 2™ and Rocket League™ as well as worldwide advertisements for industry giants like Coca-Cola®. “The Pokémon Theme song was an anthem for an entire generation of people,” stated Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico who is currently heading up the release of a brand new video game console for 2020. Tallarico went on to say, “I’ve been friends with Jason and TheFatRat for years and we’ve always talked about doing something together and we’re so excited to finally bring our worlds together in such a unique and fun way.”
The new remix follows on the heels of the new orchestral recording of the song featured on the Video Games Live: LEVEL 6 album which debuted at #5 on the Billboard charts in December and features over 200 orchestral and choral musicians as well as Jason Paige on vocals. Although known in the video game world, Jason has had a hugely successful career recording, performing and touring with such artists as Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, KISS, Billy Joel, Roger Daltrey, Enrique Iglesias, Smokey Robinson, Foreigner, Meatloaf, The Scorpions, Liza Minelli, Ashanti, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross, Mark Anthony, Ricky Martin, Usher, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle as well as taking the lead singer roll on tour with Blood, Sweat & Tears. He has also been the singing voice behind national television commercials for LEGO, Coke, Taco Bell, Subway, Mountain Dew, Pepto Bizmol and Bounty. Jason added, “I’ve been touring and having a blast on the Video Games Live tour for over a year now, so it only made sense to rerecord the song with our own spin over 20 years later. I feel so fortunate to have played such an important role in the Pokémon franchise. For me to now have the opportunity to bring this to an even wider audience on the worldwide stage and to meet the fans and to hear their stories about what the song has meant to them has been an absolute dream come true for me.”
The “Pokémon Theme (TheFatRat remix)” can be seen and heard on TheFatRat YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThisIsTheFatRat and will be available for purchase upon all digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
Revamping a classic