ReMix: Final Fantasy VII "Costa del Sol DANCE" 4:55

By posu yan

Arranging the music of one song...

"Costa del Sol"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2000-08-07, evaluated by djpretzel


Nice composition and a very tight sound from first-time contributor Po, who uses a Yamaha CS1x synth for mixing - a nice piece of gear, and one I actually wish I had :) This upbeat take on the Costa del Sol music from the immortal FF7 is both jazzy, funky, and "technoey", without sounding confused. Check out the awesome bassline that reminds me of some better James Brown tunes, and the overall attention to sonic balance - the bass and kick both have a great impact on the ear, and the whole thing is just . . GOOD! Po has at least one other ReMix on the way . . . keep your ears pealed!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
avatar
Tables
on 2015-08-29 16:30:50

Dance? Nah, I feel like I'm in the Dead Rising mall again. Or an elevator. Is elevator house a genre?

This is super basic, from the beat to the handling of the source material, but that's sort of okay. Like the elevator muzak it kind of sounds like, it's inoffensive and has a neat little groove. The percussion is a little bit heavy on those claps sometimes, but the piano sounds nice even if it's very repetitive. Because of how not much happens, I'd say that the song could be half of its length. And it almost is... the last two minutes seem a little unnecessary, although having all the elements of the song together makes them simultaneously the stronger half. It's odd like that.

avatar
timaeus222
on 2015-08-27 01:39:09

Sounds like I'm either waiting in the elevator or in a casino playing Pokemon slots due to that vibraphone and syncopated piano chords. Also reminds me of the Mario 'Invincible' theme. :) Fairly minimalist beat, and not super great, but overall it's pretty cool.

avatar
Crulex
on 2014-06-09 10:02:42

Now this is a mix that is in the "holding up" section. The balance between the bass and the forefront melody is great and helps the e-piano set the mood of a relaxing, yet fun and toe-tapping location. So chill.

avatar
Trientia
on 2012-08-21 01:09:52

I know this may be an old remix. But I just wanted to say that I love the electric piano in this song. It really reminds me of Bomberman Hero. Fantastic job posu yan.

avatar
DragonAvenger
on 2009-12-05 15:16:19

Very chill sound, which is pretty reminiscent of the source. I like how the background really supports the melodies. You can tell a lot of time went into balancing this. Things overall feel a little mechanical, but given that this is 0100 I can be a little forgiving. I've always liked this one anyways.

Nice work.

avatar
OA
on 2008-01-11 11:14:49

New and shiny piano comping added to the original melody, with some funky bass to back it up, I really like the style employed here, and almost wish it had been married to a stronger melody than the overly laid-back coasta del sol theme. I'd have preferred a bit more expansion, but there is enough interesting material here for it to be a very fresh take on the theme.

Regardless, this is a very fun and classy sendup of the track, and it has aged extremely well. Not quite a legendary track that tops the charts, but definitely a classic.

avatar
lady zelda
on 2006-04-05 03:30:13

It's a party, alright. Yup, grab a stereo, towel, shades, sunscreen and head down to the beach. Kick back, enjoy the rays, play in the waves. An awesome one! Keep it up!

avatar
Bummer
on 2005-10-14 08:28:04

Give me a P!

P!

Give me an O!

O!

What do we got?

PO!

Well, that was fun. This was this remix for that matter too. Very good piano, gave the right feel to it. The bells that came after reminded from Zelda I think, and they fitted very good. As a result, a nice track that you can groove to at the beach. Thanks po!

What is it time for?

PARTY!!!

avatar
Sirocco
on 2005-08-10 17:40:28

Love the electric piano and funky bass! I was bobbing my head at school through the whole track, it was very chill and the likes! Nice work indeed.

avatar
A-RoN
on 2003-08-23 08:34:23

Great stuff, po!

You know, the song's a little too repetitive but, it's got everything to satisfy me, good beat, nice piano, and great leads. Love the E Piano on this one.

If Aeris used this track to seduce Cloud, there will be action afterwards! Cloud's jaw will be on the floor with his toungue just nailed there by gravity. Tifa, you loose! :lol:

Again good job!

avatar
Elvenstar!
on 2003-08-20 23:42:10

Smooth like only po! does smooth. Smooth.

avatar
Ryudo_of_Destiny
on 2003-07-31 23:36:02

Smooth Mellow beat. Nice.

avatar
Joshua Morse
on 2003-03-11 14:41:48

Wow! Very nicely done!

avatar
TFXultimaTFX
on 2003-02-14 03:53:34

I listened for about 30 seconds and said ..bleh...but then as soon as i hit the back button i said to myself out loud (yes..i was by myself at tha time) hey that sounds really clean...i like that

Very Good Job!

avatar
sgx
on 2003-01-04 02:31:16

Hey-I use a cs1x too! Neato. Nice job on this mix. Nice and chill, groovy, catchy. I enjoyed it.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Costa del Sol"

Tags (10)


Genre:
House, Jazz
Mood:
Chill, Jazzy
Instrumentation:
Acoustic, Electric Piano, Piano, Vibraphone
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_7_Costa_del_Sol_DANCE_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,808,020 bytes
MD5:
b2cba511c1ac36d734147af82091876b
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
4:55

Promotion

8-bit Jazz Heroes - Press Start
View All

Latest Albums

View All

Latest ReMixes