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OCR01926 - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 'Down to the Hydrocity's Nightclub'

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#1 djpretzel

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 01:27 AM

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 01:51 AM

Nice. Retains the jazzy feel of the original. If they made Sonic 3&Knuckles HD Remix, this should def. be the theme for Hydrocity zone.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:15 AM

This is actually crazy good...not too sure what the judges were talking about with filling out the soundscape - this kind of chart needs to breathe. (although the 'bones could be louder...)

Anyway, this is definitely one of the better "real ensemble" arrangements I've heard on OC. The licks are tight, the guitar playing is solid, and even though most of it is sequenced, it still feels like it jams - especially around 2:45 and 3:12.
I can definitely see the rhythm section looking over at the players and slightly nodding their heads in time with the solos...:nicework:

The drums rocked the back-beat a bit often, but I can overlook that due to the style you were going for.

Unfortunately, being a brass player, the samples are almost a deal breaker - you really need to ask around for players in the future. The level of arrangement deserves it.

This is an awesome debut.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:22 AM

Hell yes, I've loved this since its DoD win. Excellent remix of my personal favorite Sonic 3 & Knuckles track. The sax sample may not be the best, and inevitably it will be compared to housethegrate's brilliant Walk on Water, but I think Hugo has put together a track that stands on its own very well.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 06:11 AM

I'm pleasantly surprised that Dr. Manhattan decided to sub this track here - I heard it back when it won DoD for that month, and it kicks ass.

So one thing that kind of amazes me is that this was kept to 4.7 MB with the 160 kbps CBR compression. This is a really nice funk approach to this song - brass samples could use some upgrading, but this is clearly quality stuff regardless, something I cannot say about the majority of the really old stuff.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 07:06 AM

awesome. i absolutely love the source tune. it's refreshing to finally have another great hydrocity mix to listen to :grin:

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 10:47 AM

This is a winnar! Crazy job there Hugo! : D

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:57 PM

This...is...awesome....

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 06:12 PM

The brass is my only complaint.
Hydrocity is definitely one of my most favorite songs from any game. It's remixes have been few and far between, all of them awesome...and this one fits right in that category. Awesome work! Major kudos!
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:25 PM

Wow! Great funky stuff...and yeah...as I wrote in a previous review, great brass samples are hard to find. The way they're used here is as at full potential though. The guitar here has some great wah riffs while the lead sucks you right in.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:30 PM

Man, this song makes for some sweet remixes. While I still have to give my favorite to housethegrate's Project Chaos piece, this is really great. Love the Funk/Rock approach, its a lot of fun.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:27 AM

Love the bass, it keeps the track together throughout. Plenty of other awesome stuff going on. The track is never serious, and yet has a great production throughout, even in the 'noodly' sections.

The change of styles throughout is another great point going for this. Just when you get settled into one feel, *bam* there's a change-up. You're on your toes throughout he mix, in a good way.

I'm gonna agree with OA here, the brass isn't great, but it works for what it is, and I honestly didn't find it detracting at all from the overall mix.

Nice work.
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:55 AM

This track totally deserved to get the Duels win, and it was pretty good DoD month, so it wasn't a freebie. Great work overall, I really liked the solo section. Highly recommended to all. :-)
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:07 AM

Funky... I like it! :)

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:54 AM

No complaints from me, this is just so brilliant.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:16 PM

Good arrangement with a nice variety of instruments; especially the wah-riffs are great (e.g. around 2:40). In fact, all of the guitar-work is really good.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:53 PM

Geez, guys! :oops:

Thank you all! Really!

I am now remixing some of my old stuff so i can submit them too...
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:58 AM

I haven't checked many mixes on the front page for a while, but I'm glad I stopped to listen to this one.

Very cool track, and great guitar work especially. Nice job!

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:41 PM

This is just awesome. Just out of curiosity did the Wheel Of Fortune theme inspired you to make this remix? cause I'd swear some of the parts of this song sounds make it sound like I'm watching Wheel.
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:21 AM

Quality production to the end. 'nuff said.
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