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#1 Disco Dan

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Posted 08 November 2002 - 07:05 AM

Chrono Trigger 'Lavos Battle dnBoss'

Mono = Yuck.

This song sounds great if you're listening to it on one of those headphone/mic combinations that has only one ear piece. But if you're listening to it on a system with more than one speaker, it's gonna sound really craptacular. The MUSIC is great, just the mono kills it for me. Download it if you like mono.

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Posted 08 November 2002 - 07:47 AM

I listened to this when it still a WIP, and frankly, the lack of stereo doesn't really bother me all to much. While it would make it better, I don't think it's fair to rag on an excellent ReMix just because it's not in stereo. But, hey, what do I know?
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Posted 08 November 2002 - 07:52 AM

I am highly upset to see an arrangement this good get posted sounding
so bad. Honestly the lack of stereo really kills it for me... :(

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Posted 08 November 2002 - 07:22 PM

Rock! ABG! You submitted! :D I knew this'd get on.. I never mentioned it though, did I? That I thought you should submit this? Anyway.. :P

I've liked this one a lot since I first heard it like some months ago. The choices on the instruments are really fresh and different, yet still fit the original really well. I love the beats, especially how you mixed in these pretty unorthodox stuff in there; however, the main d'n'b beat is a bit bland.. well executed, but it could use some more effects or eq-ing, IMO, to make it sound, well, different in one way or another.

Wasn't the original version longer? I think this really could have carried on for maybe another iteration, perhaps broken by a beat solo type section..

Anyway, I think that this is above average material.. it could be my personal preferences (and the fact that I know ABG from elsewhere) meddling here, but I really like this one.
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Posted 09 November 2002 - 10:00 AM


People I know! I can post my first post now! lol . . . uh, hi people. I was pleasently surprised to see your name when I was downloading the latest mixes tonight. hehe. :)

Anyways, nice mix, ABG. It's got some great sounds to it, and great effects. I think it could have been a bit longer, but other than that, sounds great to me. ;)

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Posted 15 November 2002 - 06:18 PM

I like it! Keep up the good work! 8/10

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 04:53 PM

I like the instruments (keyboard), but there's not enought drums! 8/10
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Posted 25 September 2005 - 07:32 PM

This remix would fit perfectly in a donkey kong game, not only because of the bongodrums, but also that this had a nice and swell rhytm, tempo and a cool synth. But sadly, it sounded a little to MIDIsh for me, so I stay over this one, but I still wait to hear more of you ABG.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:52 AM

I was trying to listen to the highly addictive bongoloop stuffs but all the sudden this bass kick starts up and messes things up a little bit. Not a showstopper, but just something I noticed, which could probably be better implemented with a less narrow soundscape. This was actually like the 10th time listening to this song and I just noticed this. I don't care that it sounds "MIDI-ish". Highly enjoyable piece of rhythmic work that doesn't stray far from the original, yet derivative enough for its own merit. Nice job!
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:47 AM

Def sweet. Love all the variation and the crazy FX and different soundclips. The composition is generally pretty damn catchy too. This one really keeps ya movin. Good stuff.

#11 DragonFireKai


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Posted 01 March 2007 - 07:35 PM

It seems very similar to the original piece until he brings in the bassline at 0:40. After that, it retains the exotic feel of the original piece, but it doesn't expand on it a whole lot.
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 05:20 PM

A good addition to the original that stays pretty static.
The mono sound hinders this quite a bit, which makes it sound midi-tastic despite the use of pretty good samples.
the beats were a nice addition, and the percussive-heavy soundscape gives it a very nice feel when mixed with the sweeping synths, but I can't help but imagine how good this would sound if I was listening to this surrounded by all the different parts rather than listening to it through a straw.
The fadeout started just as I was hoping the theme would be altered a bit, so I think it runs a little short, but despite a few flaws, it's a good mix.
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:15 AM

When I first joined this site and downloaded every CT mix, this one apparently never made my original cut, because it's not in my list of CT mixes. Listening to it now, though, I have a much better appreciation for it. The style is obviously (dur) focused on the drums and bass, which I'll get to in a bit, but the rest of the sounds are pretty good. I'm especially liking the marimba, it works super well in it's function, and the delay on it later sounds cool. Nice throw in of Crono's Theme, btw.

The ethnic percussion really adds some flare to this, and fits in perfectly. Reminds me a little of 65 Million BC, which is a nice touch. Along with that, the variation of percussion throughout the mix is done well. One thing that's throwing me off is the snare roll, which sounds very fake compared to the rest of the percussion. Aside from that, nice work.

I will agree with OA, the fade-out happens just as I wanted a little more variation, but rather a short visit than an overly long one. Nice work, glad I gave this one another chance.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:50 PM

On the contrary, when exploring the field of CT coverage this was one that I was drawn into simply because of the raw energy provided to it. I also remember that ABG later covered it in the style of a Grand Theft Auto car radio broadcast back in the VGMix days (no idea if it exists anymore), so it seems as if he has a passion for the source for some time.

It may be an ugly mono recording, but taking that concern aside it starts off taking the dangerous riffs of the source material and using it to build what seems to be a more worldly DnB take, or rather, "literal Jungle" for what seems to be made out. :razz: The xyolophone to me sounds very firm and fitting, though I would've thought some additional envelope processing to the pan flute might've done some good. The main theme cameo at 1:15 made a good builddown/bridge into section B of the source, so I'm cool with what happened there.
Yet, like a lot of mixes these days it's handled almost too much like actual BGM in that we have a riff leading back to where you started and a fadeout. I know it's OverClocked "Remix", but it's not the best way to stand the test of time if it has that kind of an abrupt nature to it, even when in comparison to its bretheren.

For the time, I'd say it's a cool electronica entry. It's shown a considerable amount of age now in comparison to other entries most notably in regards to production and execution, but if you can tolerate the genre then it should be worth checking out. Though these days, I know that ABG's skills as an electronica musician have improved tenfold, so the quality gap between this and even "Third Eye" is quite substantial; you're going to have to be mindful of that if you're to check out this old quickie which can still be considered a 'goodie' to the CT mix collection.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

Damn, this sampled marimba hurts in my ears somehow. Probably because I'm playing it myself.

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