Rémi Gazel redonne vie aux musiques qu’il a composées pour le tout premier Rayman en 1995, avec un groupe Jazz/Rock/Electro.


Les fans des musiques de Rayman 1 témoignent…



Ce projet existe grâce à vous !


La bande son de Rayman est une vraie musique live interprétée par des instruments (on sort tout juste de l’ère des 16 bits, rappelez-vous). Elle sera d’ailleurs récompensée par le Video Game Awards 1995 de la meilleure composition CD-ROM par le magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly (au côté du prix d’animation).

ce sont juste mes musiques de jeux vidéos préférées ! c’est toute mon enfance ! 🙂

Merci pour toutes les musiques de Rayman magnifiques! 🙂
J’adore l’atmosphère calme dans votre musique.
J’aimerais beaucoup d’entendre plus de musique de vous. 🙂


Hi Remi,
So sorry for the delay! Thank you so much for your message, I am very surprised but, I must say, very honored to hear from you personally!
I can only give you a subjective opinion, but I think any fan of your music from Rayman would dream to see new renditions of your pieces today, live, or in the studio. When I first looked around for your soundtracks on Youtube I tried looking for some live performances, and I can bet several fans have tried doing the same thing. I am not sure what negative points I can think of, honestly… apart maybe that it could be too time consuming or may exceed your own expectations personally?? But that’s something worth trying and only time will tell!
I am sure people who appreciate your music can appreciate music in many forms.
Also, an important point, this is Youtube, where a fan of something would think any cover/rendition of a piece they know would be « awesome » or « epic », and also where nostalgia is a huge, HUGE, driver in the way people consume videos of games and soundtracks. You do have a fan page on Facebook, and I’m sure more exist in forums online. Nobody will hate a good video game soundtrack from the 90s especially if it is kept alive today, and if they do people will defend it! What I also learned as a musician is that it is quite refreshing to go back on old projects and see how you may have evolved and what new elements you can bring to it, but I am sure you already know that yourself! 🙂
Like I said this message is quite subjective and biased, but I can’t think of any reason why it would be a bad idea.
One thing, I think, is that perhaps if you made both versions (piano version VS jam version), you could try to give them both different tastes maybe, as to add a bit of variety between both versions? The choice is yours of course, but I would be delighted to hear new versions of my favorite soundtrack from the 90s. The internet can be very powerful in the way it exposes artists and people, so I bet I’m not be the only person who is interested in this idea :)I hope this message helped you a bit in your aspiration. Thank you so much again for your message, I would be very happy to hear more from you!

All the best,


It’s unbelievable how the soundtrack of rayman can send chills up my spine. I gotta go find this game. Thank you.

Monsieur Gazel, vous méritez d’être plus connu, que ce soit pour votre travail actuel ou passé. Je vous souhaite en tout cas bien du courage pour vos projets futurs 🙂

Exceptional, Rayman is amazing – Gives me childhood memories

Hi Remi, I read that you composed the music on Rayman & I just have to say those compositions were exceptional – So many nostalgic memories. Were you self taught on the piano?

wow so you are the guy behind The Rayman 1 soundtracks? They are some of the greatest songs I’ve ever heard in a video game. You should definitely replay some of those songs. Perhaps some from the Band land or forest levels. That would be awesome

that would be awesome man!!!. i heard your work since i was a little kid, so, i would be gratefull if you decide show us some rayman soundtrack played by you on piano =)

I am a great fan of Rayman, since Summer of 2000. It was when I had my first contact with Rayman 1. 🙂 I’m going to subscribe your channel! Fantastic video by the way, mister!

There was a drumsolo in Rayman 1’s soundtrack… in Band Land’s I believe. That ONE drumsolo encouraged me to start playing drums. The Rayman 1 soundtracks were the first I learned to play a bit. Nowadays I can play songs like The Dance of Eternity, by Dream Theater, and Sound of Muzak by Porcupine Tree, without difficulty. So with other words, I discovered that the one goal I want to accomplish in life, is being a great musician. All thanks to you! You are one amazing musician!

La musique de Rayman est la plus meilleure de toutes les genres! Merci, monsieur!

Hi Rémi,

I just wanted to thank you once again for your contributions to the Rayman soundtrack. It has had a huge impact on my early appreciation for music. Out of curiosity, which songs did you have more of an influence on? There are certainly many jazz, orchestral, symphonic, electric, and rock elements.

I’m also curious what gear you used to create the music!

Many thanks again!

Are you the only composer for the original rayman? There are so many tracks, so many instruments, so many different themes, surely it was a collaboration?
I can’t tell you how much that music affected my childhood in its entirety. I adored rayman and I still listen to the music to this very day, it helped spawn my love for music at a very young age.
Thank you so much! Where can I hear your other works outside of youtube?

Bonjour Rémi, merci pour les musiques de Rayman 1, je sais pas si beaucoup vous le disent encore, mais vous êtes pour moi le meilleur compositeur de musiques de jeux-vidéos que j’ai connu…
Bonne continuation, bien que vous ayez décider de changer de voie 🙂

You are without a doubt the best video game composer. His music Rayman 1 is simply amazing.
Greeting 😀

Cher Rémi Gazel je voulais vous écrire ce message pour vous remercier d’avoir fait mon enfance, vous avez du talant
vos musique sur rayman 1 étais et son toujours superbes
vous faite parti de mon enfance je vous ai cherché sur internet et je tombe sur votre chaîne youtube,
je tenais vraiment a écrire ce message car je voulais vous remercier pour ses superbes musique que vous nous avez faite
encore une fois merci

cordialement Evan


I recognize the style of the mind behind Rayman’s « Continue » screen. Always stuck in my head since the first day I randomly bought the game back in the 90s. The continue screen had a count-down and I always felt bad because that means the piece was limited. I wanted to listen to it in loop forever. We lost your jazz and funk in Rayman 2, let’s hope you could write for a new game very soon! And one day I too hope to make sound or music for video games thanks to people like you!

I couldn’t agree more. It’s as if I’m looking at the god who created my creativity.

est-tu LE remi gazel? celui qui fait la musique de RAYMAN 1 ??!! 🙂

umm maan, really you cant play some of rayman soundtrack on piano ? =( ( i guess you are remi gazel)

Masterpiece, Rayman and his music always makes me smile, got my subscribe, nice video btw 🙂

And I forgot! The most amazing childhood memories I have, all have something to do with Rayman 1….. It’s just unbelievable what a few soundtracks and a videogame can do to a child. In fact, THAT GAME has made me who I am now, and who I am going to be! … Just amazing…

most epic game music ever!

This is really cool that I found your channel! I love your songs in the Rayman games, and I wanted to ask… What was your inspiration for the songs « Picture Perfect » and « Harmony », because they are so beautiful. Did you perhaps sample any of the melodies? Or did you ever make them into a full song? I would love to hear them as full orchestral numbers.

Bonjour Rémi, je passais sur ta chaine youtube pour te remercier des magnifique bandes sons que tu as réalisé pour rayman 1, ils me font rêver voyager ce sont tres belles sensations que j’ai en les écoutant, encore une fois merci et bon courage pour le reste de tes entreprises


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