ReMix: Punch-Out!! 'Dream Fighter'
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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!
*fist pumps* YEH :D
- Fun on March 12, 2013
- WesternZypher on February 26, 2013
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.
- Marmiduke on October 4, 2009
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.
- OA on March 26, 2009
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.
- Liontamer on March 10, 2007
- Ratix Farrence on June 2, 2006
- Fiendofthenorth on May 29, 2006
- watkinzez on May 29, 2006
- nardman on March 3, 2006
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.
- Rainman DX on December 12, 2005
- rayearth05 on December 12, 2005
Scottie, you just got YTMND'd!
- Ruth Loose on September 5, 2005
- maniacalsephiroth on April 25, 2005
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!
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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
have fun, Mike :D !!!
- dragonsoul on May 14, 2004
- Escariot on March 14, 2004