In the second installment in Red Bull Music Academy's Diggin' In The Carts, the series dives deeper into the immense inspiration of 8-bit music through Japan's invasive video game industry.

Featured in the joyous episode are plenty of very familiar game soundtracks from the '80s and '90s console game explosion. Of which, primarily featured, are the celebrated works of Konami, which brought the world legendary titles like Contra, Castlevania, and the Metal Gear series, among numerous others. Featured artists Flying Lotus, Oh No, and Anamanaguchi profess their adoration for the work. The latter of which, particularly, market its sound directly around chip-tune inspirations, and truly know the industry.

A few of the Anamanaguchi members note that the company actually included extra hardware in the original NES, giving more power to the music. "Konami was always, like, they always put sound first," they say. "They were, um, one of the few companies that were developing for the NES that decided they wanted to have an extra soundchip devoted to giving you three extra oscillators. So instead of just the two [standard] lead sounds, they gave you four lead sounds and a saw for bass." For an industry truly in its formative years, the move was powerful and profoundly unique.

For those unfamiliar with the series, the first episode is available to view here. And for anyone with even a faint interest in the exploratory vision of Japanese-inspired music or video game history in general, the series is an absolute must.