To the left is Earl, from the cult classic "Toejam and Earl" Genesis game of the mid 1990's. Wow. Dem were de days. This game had funk to spare, and managed to be entertaining and challenging and unique all at once, while remaining positive and groovin'. I hadn't ReMixed anything in a while - not sure if you guys NOTICED or not - and I felt this game badly needed some lovin', so I put together with some new samples this spaced-out funk fusion version of the main TJ&E theme. I'm proud of this and of my most recent ReMixes specifically because there are NO LOOPS involved, all the rhythm programming, which is fairly complex in this case, is done by moi :)
check out da bassline, yo! hope yall like it ^^
Great mix, it really reminds me of Earthworm Jim running through
some zany subterranean loopy level, jumping all over the place
going ouuwwwwwwwwwwwwww- WesternZypher on February 18, 2013
Brilliant, the bassline is such a great foundation to the mix. The
percussion is definitely worth note here for being complex and
interesting. Lots of energy and an enjoyable mix. For me, its a
little bit full on too much of the time. With more breaks and
relief I think this could be made even better but the soundscape
crafted here is so impressive. Great backing sounds and so much
going on. DJP was certainly setting the bar high even back in 2000- Magellanic on December 11, 2011
0:00 Nice space pad and that bass is going to town.
1:36 digging the solos here.- SubNormal J3 on February 19, 2011
This grooves all over the place thanks to the pretzel stick-ly
percussion, chewy backup synths, a bass phat enough for Earl to
shake his gut to, and other party animals. It's a little
overcompressed in the higher ranges, but each player can be
identified with little trouble. ToeJam Jammin' gets a wobbly
makeover; its initial melody appears early and conspicuously, but
for the most part the mix goes off on its own funk-based tangent.
Cute lead at 1:18-1:35 - flexible and emotive in its simple role.
And the warped synth that glides every so often gives this a
As ToeJam would say: "Crank it Earl!"- Polo on March 28, 2010
Serious funk bass here, which I'm loving. I think the bass is what
makes this mix, but there's plenty of other nice things going on.
The percussion is whacky, but fits the mix just right. And the
'trumpet' that comes in later wouldn't sound good in any other mix
but this. This is a good find.- DragonAvenger on December 5, 2009
The bassline is pretty awesome, and the percussion is great; i
can't figure out what is doing all the rolls and stuff, but it
sounds like a super super filtered snare? I seriously have no idea,
but I really like it. Some of the sounds could a bit separation,
but the melodic progression is nice, and it keeps it interesting
for the mix's duration.
The subtle synth "blast off" effects at the beginning and end were
a nice touch. :-)- OA on December 13, 2007
This just might be the funkiest bit from DJP that I've heard.
However, my opinions might be swayed by that absolutely juicy
I like the whiny lead and swept-filter bass; they're sort of
cliche, but this an old song, and regardless: I like them.
The hopping rhythm is reminicent of "Fortuna Favors the Funk," and
it makes me happy. The drums don't take a very up-front role, with
synth percussion and bass driving most of the rhythm. Perhaps a
little more development on the drum line could make it better, but
it could also make it more cluttered. I like it the way it is, at
"My name is DJP, and this here is my bro big rappin' Earl."- Linearity on October 30, 2005
...Yea. I like this mix.. good job ..- neoyaku on June 16, 2005
Why doesn't this tune get the respect I think it deserves? For me,
it rocks the house.- TaintMasterMitch on January 26, 2005
Eventhough this remix doesn't give me those Toejam & Earl
vibes, it's still a pretty nice remix. Experimental and cool, but a
bit too far from the original's funkyness for my taste. Then again
this tune rocks so I'm not complaining.- Slugbreath on December 30, 2004
This is a great Djpretzel remix.
Good performance, good melody.
The Guy On The Couch wrote: Great remix, the
only one of TJ and E on this site. We need more, baby.
I agree.- Txai on December 14, 2004
Great remix, the only one of TJ and E on this site. We need more,
baby.- Being on November 22, 2004
Dang this is catchy!
The beginning gets you listening but the rest sorta just loses your
attention- jordex on November 22, 2004
Daaaang! This remix is excellent! I've been frequenting ocremix for
some time, now, but I only bothered to register after hearing THIS
remix! I had almost completely forgotten this game- which, by the
way, was probably one of the most wacky-fun games I've ever played,
but I digress. Wow... I can't find a single thing wrong with this!
At all! I dunno, maybe it's a matter of taste, but I find this
remix to be absolutely perfect. An INSTANT favorite. Kudos, man.
Maaaaajor kudos. :D- King Matt I on March 10, 2004
Great! The title is also excellent, as the mental image of James
Brown certainly made listening more enjoyable.- Zeality on December 20, 2003