ReMix: Super Mario Bros. "Da Pipes" 1:49

By Franz Keller

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Underground BGM"

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

Posted 2000-09-09, evaluated by djpretzel


Hey, now this is neat . . . I've always loved the underground theme from the original Super Mario Borthers. Using those first siz simple notes, the game instantly establishes a dark and ominous mood quite different from the boisterous above-ground tunage. Well, Franz Keller has gone and made a hip-hop ReMix of this bgm, and it is SWEET. Very well done. Good enough, in fact, to be in the next Super Mario, whenever it comes out :) I could just imagine 'Gangsta Mario' crusin' the streets with 'Pimpin' Luigi' blasting this song from their retrofitted lowrider ^^

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2014-07-03 19:46:51

Gonna have to agree with anyone who said this would be a great fit for some old hip hop, especially for one of those folks who like to freestyle over beats. I've heard it done with much simpler stuff on youtube, so this would work for that. When looked at in that context, the age and length of the mix aren't the most damaging things to it. Think I would prefer this mix that way rather than on it's own. It's all in the perspective, but other than that, not bad.

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dANGER boy
on 2011-12-13 16:57:36

I don't think this is too short. Great beat and funky sounds. Definitely creates a moody and stellar soundscape and ends just before the distorted, echoing synths get overly annoying. Well done!

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Polo
on 2010-03-06 07:37:58

Two main factors make Da Pipes super-engaging:

1) Mostly due to the snap/clap snare, the whole thing plods along like a dude in baggy clothing carrying a stereo on his shoulder and taking loose but heavy steps to the beat. Which is hilarious in my mind.

2) Gargly startup sound, wahs on reverb, chewy/slimy lead... let's just say that most synths are processed so much like distorted human voices that you can almost imitate them using your own voice.

Additionally, the breathy winds and snare beat changeup nearly miss each other so often that I'm left smiling when they finally cross paths at 1:37.

Can't go wrong with this funky adaptation. :-D

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-12-05 21:05:04

Cool take on the original. I could certainly imagine this being used as a backing to some hip hop. I'd probably laugh if I heard it, but still. The change of structure of the B section was really nicely done, I think that's my favorite section overall.

Pretty fun, check it out.

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tweex
on 2009-10-13 13:39:24

Hard to believe this was made 9 years ago. Very simple mix that would work really well as the backing track for a hiphop/rap track. I didn't have a problem with the snare. The transition into the gentle four on the floor section was interesting. I didn't really like the abrupt ending and would have liked to have heard more happen and for a little more growth in the track, but on the whole, simple isn't a bad thing.

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OA
on 2007-07-16 13:19:51

I understand what people are saying about the stabbing snare. Ouch. It's like each snare hit is bustin a cap in my ears. ;_; Either the rest of the track needs to come up, or it needs to come down. As far as the rest of the track, the synth is pretty cool and subterranean, but a little delay-heavy, and the B section has a cool changeup from the original. I think a non-delayed sub bass would help anchor the track a bit more, and something more going on in the high end besides some occasional chimes and that drive-by snare would fill things out. Another minute of some additional material would be nice as well.

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Dr. Jekyll
on 2006-06-15 11:36:16
I BUMP THEM DAILY IN THE RIDE.

I would, too, if I had a car :wink:

That piece really rocks. It's just a bit too short...

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Soulja113
on 2005-12-30 20:53:02

The underground theme has always been my favorite song from SMB. It's so catchy! 8) Anyway, I love that song, and I love hip-hop. This ReMix pulls them both off great. I really like that scratch at the beginning, too, it really sets the mood for the rest of the song. I'd give it a 9/10.

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Jangadance
on 2004-12-15 18:58:34

I'm sad that this has to be my first post here, but it has to be said.

Is it just me, or does the "whoo-cahh" percussion sound like the one used in Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot? Whatever it is, it's too loud for me, and overused. Funny though. Keep on rollin'!

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NinjaJonny
on 2004-08-25 21:58:47

I might be the only one thinkin this but, I don't like one bit. It hurtz mia ears too much for me to even listen to it in da first place. I liked the original way better then this thingy. Maybe cuz the original dosen't hurt me like the sound of bees stinging me in the ear over and over again. Dunno, not dissin the artist or anything. Just think that he coulda tried something less painful.

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l33t n1nj4
on 2004-03-09 21:28:40

This song only got five reviews?

Anything that can turn SMB music into something so ominous and makes you see Mario and Luigi being in the Mafia is l33t in my book.

Seriously, the song rocks. One of my favorites, easy.

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scorpio7489
on 2004-03-03 18:08:34
:twisted: Man dawg this dude is the shizzle. I have two of his cuts Da Pips Punch Out, they both raw as hell. I BUMP THEM DAILY IN THE RIDE. And everybody in St. Louis soon will too. Keep them comming. :twisted:
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nodspaw51
on 2003-12-20 10:14:57

I like this alot! I have no idea in hell what you used to create that sound, but i love it whatever it is. It creates a whole mood. And the disc scratch in the bckrnd really gives you a punk kind of feeling that lets you know this thing is kick ass. Nice job.

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pancakemaster
on 2003-03-30 08:25:26

I'm new to this place and i only heard like 4 songs but this one is some awsome $h!t

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skawttieboy
on 2002-06-22 16:24:17

Whoa, that's not a bad idea...and who in this world wouldn't recognize the Super Mario Bros. theme!??!?!? I mean cmon! It's the Super Mario Bros. theme!!! :lol:

Anyways, a nice slow, to the point, remix. I like it. ;)

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


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

Tags (7)


Genre:
Hip Hop
Mood:
Dark, Suspenseful
Instrumentation:
Synth
Additional:
Effects > Distortion
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


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Super_Mario_Bros_Da_Pipes_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
1,832,283 bytes
MD5:
82de3885b5461f83704c35f60899660c
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
1:49

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