ReMix: OutRun "Instant" 3:58

By Instant Remedy

Arranging the music of one song...

"Magical Sound Shower"

Primary Game: OutRun (Sega, 1986, ARC), music by Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Posted 2000-02-26, evaluated by djpretzel


Okay, no matter who you are and where you live, Instant Remedy OWNZ you . . consistently great work from these guys, with more wonderful tunes available at C64AUDIO.COM . . Outrun had some cool tunage, and also allowed you to pick your song, giving you control over your "car radio" in a pretty inventive fashion . . this update puts a decidedly La Bouche touch on the theme . . I keep waiting for someone to say "Be My Lover" "Tonight is the night" or "Sweet Dreams" . . enjoy!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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TillyFun
on 2017-05-05 19:43:50

When this came up in my playlist, I didn't know it was a remix at first. XD It totally sounds like it could be in a game in the series. It's that good.

Just really catchy and great race music!

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Black_Doom
on 2015-12-14 13:42:03

Just as awesome as the previous (OCR0004) remix. Same ammount of energy, same fun, same feeling of 90's. So great to jam to :) That moment @ 0:33 hits SO HARD, haha. A classic one for sure!

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DjjD
on 2015-12-02 15:05:08

This still remains such a good mix to this day. Incredible.

As one of the first remixes I heard on OCR, this is a rare exception of a remix that's just as refreshing as it was the first time I heard it. I dunno, why or how. Music taste change isn't something rare, but it's almost always different with every person. Looking through the posts before mine, it's good to know I'm not the only one who thinks this mix has remained pretty pristine through the years.

This particular song has been through it all though: Acoustic, Rock, Samba/Orchestral, House...(or both)

Even the name of a project.

...or a band. (Probably not related at all.) :nicework:

Deviations aside, the remix is awesome and I'm pretty sure it'll always remain that way.

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Necrox
on 2014-05-31 23:40:13

Sweet stuff. I did not grow up with the tracker sound like many but I find it quite appealing. Nice way to mix it with some EDM.

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Dafydd
on 2012-11-07 11:22:03

Listening to this takes me way back, and I wasn't even familiar with the source when I first heard it. Good stuff!

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Flexstyle
on 2012-01-16 14:58:59

Wow, totally did not realize this was OCR00005. It's been one of my favorites for a long time, ever since I downloaded the "complete" torrent back when there were about 1800 or so mixes on the site. Without having listened to the source, this is the sort of thing I wouldn't mind hearing on the site even today, as long as a bit of production polish was applied. Pretty much nails the "'90s Techno" sound, which, while cheesy, is something I totally have a soft spot for, since I grew up loving that sorta thing.

Props to Instant Remedy for creating such a long-lived ReMix!

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evktalo
on 2011-12-31 03:21:18

Well done in transferring the source to the genre, and worth hearing for the SID-alicious sounds alone. Sounds good for such an early OCR.

--Eino

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Brandon Strader
on 2011-12-03 04:02:25

Sweet! This song has a fantastic sound that doesn't hurt my ears. It does sound a bit like keygen music, the chirpy synth at 0:54 builds on the keygen vibes. :lol: This kind of 'tracking' isn't something we hear too much on OCR anymore, if at all.. pretty rare. I wish it would make a comeback. I bet halc could do it, if he abandons that damnable dubstep. The samples and mixing on this are a lot better than the Instant Remedy post right before this one. I'd drop the hihat by about 3db which is really the only thing that is slightly bothering. The bass drum is nice and hard, but the clap is far too quiet, and when the snare and clap are exposed, you can hear how weak the samples for both are. I'd go as far as to say that the snare is barely audible during the song, though. Some better samples and more volume would have done well here.

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Gario
on 2011-12-02 00:20:38

Dat C64 chiptune. Fuckin' hell. I hope I don't need to say that I'm a sucker for chiptunes, but if I do then let me tell you that I'm a sucker for chiptunes. These are all so well incorporated, as well - the use of arpeggios, the fade in tracks, the instrument styles, they all work so well together. I'm particularly happy with how well all of it works in concert.

The car in the beginning was fun the first time, meh the second time and annoying the third time. Use an effect too often too soon and you lose it's appeal. I love SFX as much (if not more) than the next guy, but there's a certain finess to using them that this track didn't quite achieve.

That doesn't detract much from this track, though - it's a very solid, well put together track that I thoroughly enjoyed. It easily earns nine tire tracks out of ten.

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Crulex
on 2011-10-06 11:47:33

Unbelievable! This is a cool ReMix and it's really interesting. The chiptune techno with different synths working together makes this pretty unique. I thought it felt like a classic, almost like it could have worked on an actual system back then, so I get more of a nostolgic feeling from the tune rather than the music, cause I've yet to play this game myself. Pretty good.

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Tables
on 2010-07-02 22:54:57

Insant... classic. Once again Instant Remedy knows how memorable a good intro can make a song, and doesn't disappoint. Like people have said, it's a fantastic blend of 8-bit and conventional synths. Pretty sure I can hear the same 'instrument' from the Ghosts and Goblins mix previously that I loved! It's not exactly a revolutionary, take me to new heights song, but it's definitely a groovy track and worth a download.

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-12-29 22:18:16

I'm surprised how well this holds up despite being the fifth remix posted here...ever. Definitely some nice work here. There's some parts that almost sound like a MegaMan track, and other parts the can really get you pumped. While it's not my favorite track around, it was worth checking out and listening to more than once. Nice work.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-10-04 07:18:51

It's ridiculous that hasn't been beaten to hell by the unforgiving hands of time. From the beginnings of OCR to today, and it can still get me moving. I don't get any resistance from the samples or the arrangement amd I don't hear any artefacts that give away the fact that this is about as old as they come.

A huge triumph and a great track. If only every genre could withstand the effects of aging as gracefully as chiptune techno.

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metalsnakejuice
on 2009-04-24 06:37:31

This song is going to be stuck in my head for quite some time.

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Devyn
on 2008-03-21 11:34:53

One of the best OCRemixes. It still holds up so well. It's a perfect tribute to the game, and it makes you feel like you are actually in that red car driving around the beach with the wind in your hair.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
OutRun (Sega, 1986, ARC)
Music by Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Songs:
"Magical Sound Shower"

Tags (11)


Genre:
Dance, EDM, Trance
Mood:
Energetic, Happy
Instrumentation:
Chiptune, Electronic, Sound FX, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
OutRun_Instant_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,892,607 bytes
MD5:
d0a18c9bbd32b0885756d13ca16d31bb
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:58

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