ReMix: Super Mario Bros. "Super Jungle Brothers" 2:44

By Chris J. Hampton

Arranging the music of one song...

"Overworld BGM"

Primary Game: Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, 1985, NES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2000-07-19, evaluated by djpretzel


Ohhhhh . . . check out the sexy processing on this bad boy! (I live for lines like that, I know it's sad . . . ^^) First time contributor Chris J. Hampton, alias 'beek', put this d'n'b remix of the theme from level 1-1 together quite nicely, including some warm analogue modulation type sounds on the lead melody. I JUST got a $200 subwoofer for my birthday (ahead of time . . it's the 25th of July!) and the bass really shined on this mix using it. Chris mentioned that he may also throw a Chrono Trigger mix my way - personally, i can't wait. Be sure to check his homepage, as his original stuff is consistently good as well!

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Discussion

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Tables
on 2015-08-24 09:08:55

I mean, for something so conservative and simple, it at least sounds fine. Production-wise, this could be OCR01081. There's some flashes of what this could have been, towards the end especially where it goes off the rails a bit, and I'm disappointed that it didn't take more of those risks. Or any other risks (although the key change was sorta neat I guess). Then again I guess not every Overworld remix can be Dirty Mix :v (... nor should they be! as fun as that would have been).

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Crulex
on 2014-05-15 10:02:46

Well, this is about as straightforward as it gets, really. It is pretty close to the original, but there is some personalization with the drums and beats, so it has a little something to separate it from the Mario theme. It's not bad, and I even like it because it's basically a spruced up version of the original, but you can definitely see the standards change when looking at this compared to a couple years later.

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Liontamer
on 2011-12-02 01:11:37

Yep, not a groundbreaking arrangement, but the bar for interpretation was a lot lower at the time with OCR being less than a year old. That said, Chris did a great job achieving a more personalized, unique sound for the theme, which is why it earned its place in ye olden days. A conservative, but still fun spin on a classic.

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OA
on 2009-03-17 12:12:27

The drums are interesting and well done, and the bass does some cool tricks, but the arrangement is really bland otherwise.

Midi + excellent drums still is midi + drums. It's really old though, so I think dwelling on it is counterproductive. I'd love to hear a completely nuts version of this source though.

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Spazdor
on 2006-11-18 03:01:49

Yeah, this is definitely not D'nB. Monotonous breakbeat, a total of 3 synth voices throughout the entire track.

Hint: To be DnB/Jungle, you should have a BPM of AT LEAST 155. 170 or 180 is more typical of the genre.

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dmjarrington
on 2006-06-18 20:53:52

this song is awesome. listen not to the naysayers. it made me laugh. just don't take it too seriously and you'll enjoy it immensely... it's too silly not to listen.

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The Vagrance
on 2006-03-26 19:46:09

When I saw Jungle Remix I thought "finally, I've been waiting for a decent DnB remix!"

Then I realized this isn't DnB/Jungle at ALL. In fact,almost no one here can probably tell me what DnB or Jungle is because this sure as hell ain't it. To be honest this is just a boring remix with a boring amen, I don't see how this got past evaluation.

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WindFox
on 2005-12-12 13:22:19

Wow, I still have the old 1998 ImpuleTracker version of this one. Still one of my favorites.

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Kilron
on 2005-06-26 19:15:59

I know most remixes are supposed to stray from the original a little more than this does, but some people do so much that it ends up ruining the original. I like this one a lot. Keep it up.

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Pip is uh.....
on 2005-03-13 22:52:36

Great stuff. I have no idea what Jungle is so I cant really complain about this peice not being jungle. Wait a sec... it isn't jungle! WTF!? My musical ignorance aside its a solid mix. It doesnt leave much to the imagination , and the key change was kind lame but its still solid. Good work!

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CC Ricers
on 2004-08-26 00:33:07

This song is kind of simple with no suprises. And It sounds more like breaks than jungle to me; the drums don't sound hard enough to be jungle.

The sound quality is on par, and this song is straight to the point. But it's not worthy enough to stay on my playlist.

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NinjaJonny
on 2004-08-25 22:02:17

Ahhhhhhhh, yeas. A good song. Wow this sounds so good compared to "Da Pipes". Try listenin to that first, then listen to this. You'll feel like a fat man on a beanbag chair.

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dj muffin man
on 2004-07-10 18:05:42

Very modern class sound the drums are good, as Joe said a good listen. ;)

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Dark Vagabond
on 2004-07-10 14:02:43

Theres a certain lure to the straight foward remixes.

Its just nice to hear the songs how they may of ended up sounding if the nintendo didn't have less power than a cellphone when it comes to sound.

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zdude255
on 2004-06-26 11:43:46

Yeah, its a straight remix, but its pulled off extremely well, and is worth listening to.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, 1985, NES)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Overworld BGM"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Downtempo
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Glitching
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Super_Mario_Bros_Super_Jungle_Brothers_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,708,646 bytes
MD5:
1e96f970cd77e6ee7a947a720ee0972e
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:44

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