View Full Version : OCR02248 - Final Fantasy VIII 'Night City Funk'

06-06-2011, 11:13 PM
What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Josh Whelchel
06-06-2011, 11:28 PM
Oh wow, someone's my new best friend ^_^;

06-06-2011, 11:38 PM
Aw yeah, I'm digging this. I've always liked FFVIII so a mix from that game is always welcome. That lead that comes in at 1:40 is awesome. The various synth sounds are really awesome and fit together nicely. Very funky in a dark, synthy way. Kudos!

06-07-2011, 12:28 AM
God, I love this track. Did I ever mention that this is one of my favorites from the WIP forums? I'm glad I had the opportunity to download it when you were showing it off there.

Very tasty soundscape, very nice take on the source. The dirty funk is awesome, and the robo voice is always a great addition (judges be damned!). In all seriousness, though, this is some sweet, sweet tunage, here.

Nice work! :nicework:

06-07-2011, 01:06 AM
Niiiiiiiice. I like this. Yeah definitely sounds like Daft Punk, but that is not a problem IMO. Good work Anti-Syne.

06-07-2011, 01:59 AM
i love the sound design in this. some really killer sounds going on. great work, man!

06-07-2011, 02:45 AM
Definitely a Daft Punk groove and you turned it into something which reflects your own style. Which is awesome. Like dinosaurs-with-ninja-lasers awesome. Keep up the good work man!

06-07-2011, 03:41 AM
Really good stuff here, man. Lots of variety throughout the whole mix - upon first listen, I don't remember hearing much repetition in the material (if any at all), yet it all seems very cohesive. One of my favorite tracks from VIII. Straight download on this one. Can't wait to hear more from you!

Hy Bound
06-07-2011, 03:41 AM
This is great. I really like all the little homages to DP. Great sound design and super clean, sexy, bassy master. I really hope to hear more from you.

Brandon Strader
06-07-2011, 04:20 AM
Pretty cool mix! The robotic voices ARE weird and incoherent. Sounds like they're saying "upchuck" xD

Hey, can someone post a source breakdown of this?

06-07-2011, 05:53 AM
Let's see...

0:07 - 0:24 has a quite synth with the source.
0:25 - 0:41 has a harsh synth with a variation of the source.
0:41 - 0:49 that same synth plays the source straight.
0:50 - 1:22 is straight from the source.
2:13 - end is pretty much a continuous string of source (yeah, I got lazy).

It's pretty well saturated, if you listen for the source.

06-07-2011, 03:32 PM
Glad you're all enjoying this, Gario is pretty much spot on with the source usage breakdown.

Thought I may as well share this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNJKRFHto9c for anyone that's interested in the vague history of this track.
That's a much older, unfinished remix of the same source from my old (haven't touched it in over a year) youtube page from when I first started ReMixing. I actually sampled and salvaged a little bit of this older remix, 'Night City Glitch', to make 'Night City Funk'.

06-09-2011, 12:34 AM
I like this way better than anything daft punk has done, actually.

06-10-2011, 11:24 PM
Oh, this is great. Glad to see you get posted. Gives me hope that the Chemical Plant Zone remix from the WIP section will make it too. Keep up the great work.

06-27-2011, 10:00 PM
It took me awhile to see where it was going, but when it hit, I was impressed. This is an underrated song from FF8, and you turned it into a great remix with that - as it's been said a million-billion times - Daft Punk feel.

Keep up the good work.

Martin Penwald
07-26-2011, 07:48 PM
Yeah, definitely Daft Punk. The Aerodynamic guitar sound around 1:50 is friggin' sweet.

Also, robo-voice is awesome, though after reading this thread, I now hear "upchuck", too (screw you, Brandon! I can't unhear it!).

Looking forward to more from Anti-Syne.

08-05-2011, 09:51 AM
So, okay, I downloaded this a while back because I kinda liked the beat. ESPECIALLY the piano bit. But I didn't REALLY like this mix that much, you know? It was sort of a "well, it's alright, but I'm not crazy about it" deal.

Then it got stuck in my head.

Now, the source was catchy as is. But I didn't have the source playing in my brain. I had THIS EXACT MIX stuck in my head. So I put it on my iPod. I started playing it more, and more, and more.

I realized what was happening. Anti-Syne, you tricky little punk you. You made a viral song.

First listen got me "infected". Subsequent listens helped it "spread". I now listen to this mix at least three times a week, and most often more. I feel like a filthy addict, darn it. XD

On a more critical level? This mix is great. Greater than I thought when I first heard it. I just wish the piano breakdown bit lasted a little longer. But other than that, there is no way I could think of to improve on this. Great job.

08-18-2011, 05:30 AM
I kind of agree with Inferno232. This mix is pretty fun the first time you listen to it, but it takes you over from there. It's one of my favorite songs to play at work. Fantastic.

The best compliment I can give? I know the source material by heart, but had no experience with Daft Punk or anything in this style at all.... and even though I've tried to find other remixes that pull this kind of thing off, nothing else comes close. Phenomenal.

12-17-2011, 04:48 PM
Daft Punk is sure getting some love from the community in the mixes this year, and it shows pretty strongly in this mix, probably more than most. I find it hard to recognize the source on first listen until about 3/4 of the way through (maybe a little before? I'm not Larry Liontamer when it comes to stopwatching :tomatoface: ). Solid mix overall, although I feel it's more of a tribute to Daft Punk than Under Her Control.

11-01-2012, 02:22 PM
So, a Daft Punk-ish take on Under her Control? Freaking sold on this one! Anti-Syne does some damn good work, and this was the one that started it off. I have to laugh at the robo-vocal after seeing Brandon's post, but this is really well put together. Night City Funk indeed, this is my kind of song and I'll be replaying this for quite a while.

08-08-2013, 01:33 AM
The transitions in this are so tight. Great work

01-30-2015, 03:53 PM
Holy crap! This is great! I love the Daft Punk influence here, it works in a very good way. My favorite section is 1:40 - 2:13, cuz it's the most badass section. Love the meldoic usage of glitched robotic vox - it's so neat. Great work, man!