Wipeout, released for SonyPlayStation in 1995, was one of the first video games to incorporate electronic music by non-mainstream, alternative artists into the game. The artwork for the album was made by The Designers Republic in their typical futuristic style, in line with the artwork of the game and its future setting. The cover features the katakana デザイナーズ・リパブリック.
The soundtrack album had a different track list than the game itself, making use of only a few songs that were present in-game. Aside from tracks 1, 2 and 5, no other tracks from the album appear in the game, instead tracks by artist Cold Storage were used. "Wipeout (P.E.T.R.O.L.)" was written and recorded specifically for the game, while "Afro Ride" and "Chemical Beats" are remixes of songs the artists had already recorded.