Pop star Labrinth has revealed how the sounds of Super Nintendo have influenced his music.
Labrinth, whose debut album Electronic Earth is out this week, is a big Nintendo fan and has even admitted that he cried when his Mum pulled the plug as he reached the Star World in Super Mario World. We don't blame him...
Speaking with The Guardian about his musical influences, Labrinth said: "I did want it to have a bit of a bedroom energy and also while doing that I wanted to have some of my own character in terms of using Super Nintendo sounds. If somebody heard my beat it would be like walking into my room and seeing all the posters of my wall - you would see a bit of Mario Kart, then you would see Bob Marley on the wall, you would see a Dubstep producer. It's just like a collage of what my life was like at the time."
Yet it wasn't just Mario Kart that Labrinth was busy playing in his youth. He was also a Street Fighter fan and he has a horror story to tell about reaching the bonus level in Super Mario World.
"I love it [computer games]. I grew up on it. I remember when we used to be playing Mario and Street Fighter and my Mum would be shouting "come and wash the dishes, come and wash the dishes" and we just wouldn't be listening. We'd be in Star World on Super Mario and she'd just come in the room and just press the power on the console. I don't know how you could cry over those things but at the time I did."
We feel your pain Labrinth. Seeing as he's such a big Nintendo fan, perhaps he should be the next pop star Nintendo use to promote their games after One Direction.