MORTAL KOMBAT’s Iconic Theme Song Gets a Great EDM Remix

Michael Walsh
·3 min read

I don’t like the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie. I love it. Without a hint of irony either. I adore that absurd hot mess so very, very much. It’s why I’m not even sure I want the upcoming version to be legitimately good. Then I’ll have to spend the rest of my life explaining to people why the objectively worse film is “better.” But there will definitely be one thing I love about both movies: an amazing theme song. Because you don’t mess with perfection, but sometimes you remix it. And the new 2021 EDM version of “Techno Syndrome” has me ready for more Mortal Kombat.

The Immortals’ iconic video game track, which became the Mortal Kombat movie theme song, got an update for New Line Cinema’s big budget reboot. “Techno Syndrome 2021” keeps that same thumping bass, but with a renewed energy for the new film. It’s fresh, while still feeling familiar. Most importantly, it will make you want to start raving. Or make you want to punch Sub-Zero’s head off his shoulders. Either/or. Maybe both.

“Techno Syndrome 2021” is the first single from WaterTower Music‘s newly announced soundtrack for the film. It features 24 songs from composer Benjamin Wallfisch (IT, IT Chapter 2, Shazam).

Mortal Kombat actors fighting
Mortal Kombat actors fighting

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“When I was invited to come on board Mortal Kombat, I was very aware of the responsibility that comes with scoring a franchise so deeply embedded in pop culture and with such a passionate fanbase,” said Wallfisch in a statement. ‘My first question was what can we do with ‘Techno Syndrome’; a piece of music so much part of the DNA of the game and the original movies? What motifs could be reinvented and blown up to a full-scale symphonic sound world in the score, and might there be room for a full reinvention of the whole song as an EDM single in 2021? A huge thank you to The Immortals for giving us their blessing to reimagine their classic track in this way, as a celebration of the world of Mortal Kombat and its fans, and of the uplifting power of Electronic Dance Music.”

It will be available for purchase April 16. The album also features character themes for Lord Raiden, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Cole Young, Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and more. As well as “battle themes” for “Kano v Reptile” and “Sub-Zero v Cole Young.” You can find the full tracklist below.

A scene with a frozen gun from Mortal Kombat.
A scene with a frozen gun from Mortal Kombat.

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And you can find me rocking out to this song on repeat. Just like I have been for the last 30 years. In fact, I like this version so much I hope that soon I’ll be able to say I love both Mortal Kombat movies.

Mortal Kombat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tracklist

  1. Techno Syndrome 2021 (Mortal Kombat)

  2. Hanzo Hasashi

  3. Lord Raiden

  4. Bi-Han

  5. Shang Tsung

  6. Cole Young

  7. Birthmark

  8. Sonya Blade

  9. Kano v Reptile

  10. Liu Kang

  11. The Great Protector

  12. Sub-Zero

  13. Kung Lao

  14. Origins

  15. Kabal

  16. Goro

  17. Arcana

  18. Jax Briggs

  19. The Void

  20. The Tournament

  21. Sub-Zero v Cole Young

  22. I Am Scorpion

  23. We Fight as One

  24. Get Over Here

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