The web based quiz app KAHOOT! is already a huge phenomenon, with millions of users worldwide. It is being used in schools, at seminars, and in every thinkable situation where a fun, massively multiplayer quiz battle (MMQB, the new MMORPG?) might be just the right thing to jazz up the atmosphere. It has spawned a huge fan culture, and people have both been uploading the original game music on YouTube and their own fan-made remixes on SoundCloud, just because they love the game (and the music!) so much.
I was contacted by the KAHOOT! team when time came to try to take the music in a new direction. The result is the new “British” theme which has now been incorporated into the game as of January 2016. The new lobby theme is basically a reworked arrangement of Alf Inge Wang’s great original tune, with a “British indie pop” inspired sound, with dry drums, nerdy synths and glockenspiels. The same sound is incorporated into the new in-game music. Hope all you Kahoot’ers out there enjoy it!
New music and arrangements by Eirik Myhr
Original Kahoot! theme by Alf Inge Wang
Recorded December 2015
ALL INSTRUMENTS AND PROGRAMMING: Eirik Myhr
Client: Kahoot! AS
Project leader: Johan Brand