ReMix: Punch-Out!! "Dream Fighter" 4:53

By Scott Peeples

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aggressive breakbeats dark dnb piano strings tempo-fast timesig-4-4
Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"Get Up!", "Match BGM"

Primary Game: Punch-Out!! (Nintendo, 1987, NES), music by Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto (I), Yukio Kaneoka

Posted 2000-11-09, evaluated by djpretzel


Ya know, I COULD just started reviewing Scott's ReMixes by saying "It's a PEEPLES, what more do you need to know?" . . . but then Scott might feel I wasn't putting forth the effort and stop contributing, and at that point the world would stop spinning and boiling hell would start rising up from the ground. So here goes: Another excellent retro-ReMix from the P-man, this time from that immortal boxing classic 'Punchout' (renamed after Tyson went nuts). Starting off with a delayed piano version of the main theme, Peeples then artistically adds in his very nice pizzicato strings and a good meat-and-potatoes drum loop that DOES do some breaks / offbeats at passage ends. Great mixing and DSP, as always. There . . . good enough? Hope so. Download it!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Crulex
on 2014-09-30 11:26:06

I really loved the piano intro slowly building this mix up before it hits with the breakbeats and slight dnb progression beats. Really sets up a good fight theme for Punch-Out that you can visualize. Using the Get Up theme as a break from the main fight theme was great. A little dated, but not a bad take on one of my favorites.

TillyFun
on 2013-03-12 00:18:57

Always a pleasure to listen to. I love this mix. ^_^

*fist pumps* YEH :D

WesternZypher
on 2013-02-26 11:14:41

Another mystery, a prolific mixer from the site's early days, now long absent. Good song, shame. Is he actively making mixes anymore?

Marmiduke
on 2009-10-04 07:40:08

As far as being divided into sections, I think this mix steps up every time. Most of the action happens in the middle section, which is regrettable for me because I much rather the stuff that happens in the intro and the final switchup. But that's not to say the main section was rubbish, it just wasn't as interesting. Perhaps it could have been trimmed to not flatline within a mix that is otherwise constantly building.

There was nice detail thrown in, and it showcases a good layered approach; not exactly commonplace back when this mix debuted, which deserves recognition. It certainly has a full and polished sound in a more laid back era where that wasn't mandatory.

As a mix, I think it has quite a bit to offer. As a DnB mux however, I think it's had it's day. Fans of this one are surely in it for the cool treatment of the Punch-Out! theme, not the beats.

OA
on 2009-03-26 13:51:23

way too much delay and reverb on the piano for my tastes, but the source tune is solid, and can really take a beating.

The several layers of beats sounds a little overcompressed when the louder group hits, but they are still good enough to be in the ring. It gets a little repetitive when new instruments fail to come in, and the song gets worn down in the later rounds. There's never really a knockout punch either.

A contender, but not the champ.

Liontamer
on 2007-03-10 17:10:09

Engaging intro here. Remember it from way back when, going through the first 700 mixes one by one. Nowadays, the beatwork here comes across as pretty cookie-cutter, but back then the groove was interesting and decidedly different in terms of the treatment of the theme. Good changeups in the instumentation at 2:30; I wish it stayed more like that instead of bringing back the beatwork at 2:42 to keep the feel different.

Arrangement felt a bit repetitive after that, and the weird compression here wasn't doing any favors, but another changeup at 3:18 kept things fresh and inserted some new ideas into the picture before going back to the "Match BGM" arrangement for the last section. Interesting choice of textures, pulled off very well for the time. Cool example of old school stuff.

Ratix Farrence
on 2006-06-02 17:57:07

Scott Peoples has come up with some of the best pieces on OC remix i wonder what else he's got in store?

Fiendofthenorth
on 2006-05-29 03:51:04

Quite a good mix, you wouldn't expect such a trance-like song to come from a game like Punch-Out. Regardless, a great remix.

watkinzez
on 2006-05-29 02:50:22

I've liked this mix for a long while, being one of Scott Peeples' top mixes. But what brought it to my attention again was when listening to it on my new headphones. Some sections are absolutely drowned in bass. Listening to it on low volume is necessary now. Just that one gripe, pretty ace elsewhere. Has aged well.

nardman
on 2006-03-03 22:41:13

this song is great. This to me was always one of the best on nintendo this remix is awesome though

Rainman DX
on 2005-12-12 11:59:57

Okay, let's get one thing straight. This is, arguably, one of the best pure music pieces available at OCR. What with all the sustained strings supporting the piano/keyboard melodies, the rock drumbeat that in no way takes away from the piece but adds just the right flavor, and the fact that it is derived from one of the better NES ditties I can think of, Mr. Peeples proves his worth with this track alone, to say nothing of his other masterpieces.

I can't say as I understand the anti-hype about the drum track. It's repetitive, yes; simple, yes; overbearing, I don't think so; wrong to the mood of the song, definitely not.

Overall, my favorite aspects are the strings (I've always been a sucker for violins), and the reverb on the piano early on.

rayearth05
on 2005-12-12 07:30:10

WOW, AMAZING! I thought that there could be remixes of everything but from this very song, but I am just like :o, and to do this the Scott Peeples's talent was needed of course, amazing remix I give it a 10!! thumbs up!!!

Ruth Loose
on 2005-09-05 00:24:31

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Scottie, you just got YTMND'd!

FTW!

maniacalsephiroth
on 2005-04-25 11:31:30

Wow this ain't too bad. I really like the sound of the begining with the strings and piano. Have to make sure that I get this one .

dragonsoul
on 2004-05-14 08:24:26

This song rules so much! It's very emotional! Somebody recommended it to me so I heard it and thought it ruled!

Did you guys know there is now a music video for this song? Go to www.kingofthemile.com/videos.html and download the video, it's video #12 on the site. It plays the music and the video part is actually the 1996 Olympic Final of the Mens 1500 meters race. If you guys also want to see the race but without music and with commentary then get video #13. I created the video for the site, I own the website on Hicham El Guerrouj. Tell me what your thoughts are on the video, and if you like it please post here or in my forum/tagboard/guestbook. Great work!

Contact me on aim with sn Dragonblades2000 or email me using my site

EDIT (10/4): Hi, I created another music video using this song! The video is only 54 seconds long and includes the best part of the song. The video part is the final 300 meters of the 2004 Athens Olympics Mens 1500m Final(Track Field race of nearly a mile). Hicham El Guerrouj holds off Bernard Lagat and wins GOLD!!! Go to www.kingofthemile.com/videos.html and download video #26, read the Xdrive instructions. If you want to see the full race with no music and only commentary it's video #25. If you like the video post on my guestbook/forum/tagboard or email me using the site or contact me on

aim; dragonblades2000

yahoo; dragonrunner2001

have fun, Mike :D !!!

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)


Primary Game:
Punch-Out!! (Nintendo, 1987, NES)
Music by Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto (I), Yukio Kaneoka
Songs:
"Get Up!"
"Match BGM"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Drum and bass
Mood:
Aggressive, Dark
Instrumentation:
Breakbeats, Piano, Strings
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Punch-Out_Dream_Fighter_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,765,696 bytes
MD5:
d515b36bcafc5aae5b518fff3b60da55
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
4:53

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