Retro console maker Analogue, the company behind the Mega Sg, Super Nt, and the upcoming Analogue Pocket handheld, is releasing an album — in cartridge format — in collaboration with London-based electronic music label Hyperdub. That album will feature 11 tracks that Analogue says will be exclusive to the cartridge — those songs won’t be released on streaming platforms or any other format, according to Analogue founder and CEO Christopher Taber.
The album will feature Hyperdub artists such as Burial, Jessy Lanza, Kode9, and DJ Taye. Their music will be playable on the Mega Sg, and Analogue is releasing a special, limited edition Hyperdub-branded model of the Sega Genesis-inspired console as part of the collaboration. Analogue will make 1,000 units of the Analogue Mega Sg Hyperdub limited edition available for $249.99.
That system will include the following:
- Analogue Mega Sg [Hyperdub LE]
- 8BitDo M30 2.4g [Hyperdub LE]
- Exclusive Hyperdub Album Cartridge [Hyperdub LE]
- Hyperdub ‘3rd Ear Cat’ Metal Keychain
- HDMI cable
- USB cable
- Worldwide USB Power Supply [100-240 v, 50/60 Hz, USA/JPN plug-type]
You can listen to a preview of Burial’s contribution to the Analogue X Hyperdub album, “Starlore,” via YouTube, and sample the rest of the music tracks at Analogue’s website.