Kraken Up

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Kraken Up
Squid Squad.jpg
Performer Squid Squad
Album Splatune
Fresh Kids (in-game)
Game Splatoon
Heard in Splatoon Multiplayer
Squid Beatz
Composition & Arrangement Toru Minegishi
Vocals Hiroaki Takeuchi
ICHIYA (in-game)
Guitar Susumu Nishikawa
Yoshihiko Haga
ICHIYA (in-game)
IKKAN (in-game)
Drums Akira Tsuneoka
MURASAKI (in-game)
Keyboards NAMIDA (in-game)
Length 2:14
Genre Rock
Key signature -
Track list no. 4 (Squid Beatz)
6 (Splatune Disc 1)
Audio file

Kraken Up is a song by the Squid Squad.


Kraken Up is, like most Squid Squad songs, a fast-paced rock song with prominent drums and guitar. The song mostly features singing to accompany the backing instruments but also includes some short instrumental sections on synthesiser, the latter of which is played alongside the vocals. This is followed by a rap section with slightly stripped-back instruments which plays twice before the first sung line is played again and the song loops. It can also be heard in Squid Beatz.

See also: Kraken Up

The song is also featured in the soundtrack of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, directly lifted from Splatoon. It has a chance of playing on the Moray Towers stage and can also be heard in the Sounds section in the Vault menu.


Kraken Up is a pun on 'cracking up', but including a Kraken, which appears elsewhere in Splatoon.

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