ReMix: Super Mario Bros. 'Dancehall Ragga'
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Cool . . . McVaffe has sent me several of his excellent ReMixes, but because I've been a bit behind you're only seeing the first of them now. This funky ReMix of the immortal Super Mario theme is really unique as well as great - I do believe it's out first 'Ragga' ReMix submission. It's got some really nice sound effect work towards the end, and is interestingly ambient throughout. Picture Ganja Mario hangin' with Bob Marley somewhere in the great unknown, celebrating the afterlife with some rastafarian rituals and a big-ass bong, and you begin to get da idea :) Nice stuff . . .
- SubNormal J3 on February 21, 2011
This certainly wouldn't be up to today's standards, and the idea itself for the mix is gimmicky, but I wouldn't say this is a bad remix. It IS a throwaway, however.
- Holy Land on October 2, 2010
It's pretty much... actually no, it IS a Mario theme cover.
Granted, it's OK, but it's absolutely nothing you haven't seen before.
Nothing to see here, move along.
- 42 on December 27, 2009
This would have served as a great introduction to a more fleshed-out electronic remix, but it doesn't really stand on its own.
- Emunator on October 4, 2009
This sounds pretty coverish though. Not much going on, and doesn't really vary that much. Can't really say I dig it terribly much due to its simplicity and not really adding much as opposed to the original or the gazillion variants by Kondo and others.
- Bahamut on September 9, 2009
The minimalism makes it feel better than a lot of the tracks from 2000. It's got a timeless simplicity to it, imo. And that's strangely impressive.
- Rozovian on December 10, 2008
Decent, but McVaffe has better.
- DragonAvenger on October 10, 2008
Perhaps "super early WIP" is a bit terse on my part, but it does sound like something is distinctly missing.
- OA on May 5, 2007
I can see some of the point of Liontamer's message, where he points out that McV has better songs on the site. But OA's reference to the "super early WIP" is just sort of unfounded. In some sense, it was a work-in-progress-- as was OCReMix in general at that point.
There's plenty of stuff out there where constuctive (or not) criticism is welcome. Check it out!
Oh, and the cool thing about these reviews is that it shows that OCR truly is longevous. Hooray!
- DemanusFlint on May 5, 2007
- OA on May 4, 2007
- Liontamer on May 10, 2006
What I prefer in it:
-the "8 bit" intro
-the stereo lead (nice sound!)
-FX @ 01:40
What I find less good: the ending is a bit "sudden".
- Coucou on October 30, 2003
- mDuo13 on September 22, 2002
McVaffe with another Mario Bros. tune. This time, the classic Mario song is done here. Very minimal, quite wide with not too many instruments and a variety of classic little SFX thrown in near the end. Now I did like this, but it's nowhere near as good as some other McV mixes, and he doesn't do much with the tune here. I was hoping for a little more.
- Jivemaster on May 17, 2002