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OC ReMixer & DDR OST Contributor Beatdrop Interview & New MMX3 ReMix!

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OC ReMixer & DDR Musician Dain 'Beatdrop' Olsen Interview & New MMX3 ReMix!

By: David Lloyd, dlloyd@ocremix.org

"
Whether I'm writing an original or remixing something from a video game, my inspirations never change. My music listening history is one big collage, and I try to pull on all of that.
"

- Dain Olsen, OC ReMix Interview

June 21, 2008

Fairfax, VA -- OverClocked ReMix today published an interview with OC ReMixer & Dance Dance Revolution musician Dain "Beatdrop" Olsen, in addition to posting a brand new ReMix of his from the soundtrack to Capcom's Mega Man X3 for the SNES. Dain talks about the creation of his latest mix, his approach to mixing game music, and his involvement with Konami's DDR competition, which landed him a spot on the soundtrack to Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2.

The interview is available online at:

http://www.ocremix.org/info/ReMixer_Interview:_Beatdrop_%28Dain_Olsen%29

Mega Man X3 'Revolutions' is available for streaming and free download at:

http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01727/

About OverClocked ReMix

Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and interpretation of video game music. Its primary focus is www.ocremix.org, a website featuring hundreds of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans.

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A very enjoyable read. Whether it's revamping "Man With A Trance Machine" or coming full circle with his latest MMX3 ReMix, it's commendable how Beatdrop's always finding ways how to improve his musical abilities. I also appreciate his comment that even if the end product is LOUD, as long as there's no unintentional clipping or distortion, then all the better (not his exact words, but you get the idea). Sweet haircut, btw. :-)

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Thanks! My hair just kinda does this on its own. A little bit of hairspray or gel gets it to go backwards a la Sonic the Hedgehog. Someone in the Post Pictures of Yourself thread in Off Topic was saying I should play what's-his-face from No More Heroes if they ever turn it into a movie, hahaha.

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Quite humbled by this interview with Beatdrop. Wow, I've been a member just as long as his first track. Its actually what brought me here in the first place. Just a search for MegaMan, and voila. Plus I remember his early demo tracks that he let us sample, until he felt sure enough things were "set in motion".

Glad to see him moving to better things, and alot of possibilities.

Congrats! (and excellent interview)

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Interesting interview! It's nice to have an overview of your varied career to look over, Beatdrop. I particularly enjoyed the insight into how you make your mixes.

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Very cool interview, an enjoyable read, and... HUGE thanks for the compliment nestled in there.

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Very cool interview, an enjoyable read, and... HUGE thanks for the compliment nestled in there.

Hey, no problem. Much deserved.

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I'm a little surprised that Beatdrop's DJ Mixes weren't mentioned in the interview, but oh well.

Nice read anyway.

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I'm a little surprised that Beatdrop's DJ Mixes weren't mentioned in the interview, but oh well.

Nice read anyway.

We'll never interview him EVER AGAIN! :lol:

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Eh, my DJ mixes aren't really a big deal at all. I just throw them together for fun, and they're really infrequent. I don't even own a gig setup for DJing, unlike some other site-goers (ie GlobalTrance).

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