ReMix: Alex Kidd in Miracle World "Eastside Interlude" 2:00

By djpretzel

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duration-short edm electric-piano electro funky happy hip-hop jazzy lo-fi quirky synth tempo-moderate turntable
Arranging the music of one song...

"Alex Kidd (Main Theme)"

Primary Game: Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega, 1986, SMS), music by Tokuhiko Uwabo

Posted 2000-12-19, evaluated by djpretzel


Okay, I've tried to ReMix this track several times and never liked the results. I'm not 100% on this ReMix - it's shortness probably indicates that, as I tend to be on the long side when I'm more certain. But, rather than NEVER release a ReMix of Alex Kidd, I thought it was better to put this out. It's the main theme song from Alex Kidd in Miracle World, a GREAT Sega Master System platformer, done in an east-coast hip-hop sort of thang, with some scratchin' and some soloin' and what not. Like I said, it ain't too great, but I ain't ashamed of it either. I consider it an above-average take on a song that is just kind of difficult to do cool things with. Oh well, I've covered my ass enough already - it's small; download and form your own opinions :)

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Latest 14 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2016-11-06 01:30:30

I don't think this is terrible, not by a long shot. In fact, I think I would go as far as to say that the low-fi arrangement style and keeping it as a short little ditty probably helped keep it relatively fun. I kinda dig lowfi funky hip-hop sounds, so on that level, it works for me. It is an older ReMix, and it seems even DJP himself wasn't over the moon with this one, but while I may not love it, there was nothing on this mix that really irritated me to the point of complaining about it. Any nitpicking aside, sounds like a decent older mix.

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SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-15 01:41:30

I missed out entirely on the SMS and Genesis. Too bad, but at least I've become familiar with many of their soundtracks.

0:50 digging the keys here

1:07 Rhythms remind me a lot of djp's slick Frogger mix

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Bahamut
on 2009-10-11 03:17:35

I feel like this song ends before it really begins. Also the synthesizer sounds a little too high pitched, it kinda grates me a little.

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-04-17 10:27:47

Sorry, this doesn't do much for me, but it seems that the nostalgia has to be there for things to really click on this one. The funk and the super low bass makes it interesting, but I can't say I'm too into it.

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Liontamer
on 2007-02-22 11:59:45

"Bah" on these lukewarm sentiments. Back in mid'-02 when I was listened to every mix so far in 3 days, this one one of the first ones from a game I never played that caught my attention. Due to being in the A-letter games, it got a lot of repeats as I relistened to stuff I liked before continuing down the list. This does a nice job personalizing the song with ye old djp spices, and the end result was nice and chill. Give it some love.

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OA
on 2007-02-22 11:51:41

Solid lofi beat, but I didn't think the melody really fits the rhythm used, and the suggestion to take it into a minor key would be a pretty cool mix. Pretty obvious it's an earlier DJP mix, and as he even said himself, not something we completely committed to.

Good bg loopage, but doesn't really shine on it's own.

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Txai
on 2005-11-04 13:55:49

Somehow this game was awesome. The soundtrack still works for me. But I think this mix could have more instruments and more ideas. The beginning is...like the end: it come and go away, with fade in and fade out effects. But the drums are some cool thing. I wanna tell this stuff have some little problems in the production and velocity. Not a bad mix. However it really can't be compared to one of my favourite songs by djpretzel 'Starfox Fortuna Favors the Funk OC ReMix'.

Sorry, Dave. I didn't got it.

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watkinzez
on 2005-10-19 19:47:59

An early DJP work. First off, this wins because it covers Alex the Kidd. Simple and fun, listen to it without any amazing expectations and you'll come away happy.

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jordex
on 2005-01-03 03:46:49

short but fun

this familiar song now has a hip hop, funky style but is very calm

what i like most about this song are the scratches in the first 20 seconds of the song

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Durinthal
on 2003-12-15 22:41:34

Short and fairly uninspiring remix; little bit o' funk in it, similar to a lot of other earlier DJP works in that regard but without a lot of the soul. At least it's loopable.

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SegaMon
on 2003-06-24 00:02:07

I have some experience with this song and since you, djpretzel, have chosen the route of deep bass and bass-drum then the major key that you are using would not seem to work (all that well). You can do two things, stop the song from trying to be cool AS WELL AS being deep OR keep it being cool etc but to put it into a minor key (the same key, just 3 flats more...). I'm sure you've done this... but...

Good remix none-the-less, it's still enjoyable and, well, yea, fits the short amount of time nicely.

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GrayLightning
on 2003-04-20 02:15:52

Not the kind of genre I like, but the inclusion of the Alex Kid melody is enough to get me interested. This was one of the first platformers I ever played, so it was nice to hear this again. Not a bad piece given how old it is. I'm sure this was much more impressive when it was first released by DJP. It has aged fairly well. Regular listeners may want to check out DJP's newer mixes, but this is a fun listen all the same.

DJP care for a janken match? ^_^

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mDuo13
on 2003-04-20 01:59:59

This is an interesting song, but it's not exactly a genre I like. The drums are a little boring, and the original melody doesn't seem to have been that good. Unfortunately, djp didn't spice it up as well as he usually does, so this ends up being an unimpressive piece. It has some good points though, and there are certainly worse songs out there. If a slow groove is what you're looking for, this is it. Otherwise, you might want to skip.

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m68030
on 2002-05-16 13:18:30

Alex Kidd in Miracle World 'Eastside Interlude'

This is a fun little funky track... I left this one on loop for a few hours when

I first downloaded it. nice and smooth. great work djp.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega, 1986, SMS)
Music by Tokuhiko Uwabo
Songs:
"Alex Kidd (Main Theme)"

Tags (13)


Genre:
EDM, Electro, Hip Hop
Mood:
Funky, Happy, Jazzy, Quirky
Instrumentation:
Electric Piano, Synth, Turntable
Additional:
Effects > Lo-Fi
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Alex_Kidd_in_Miracle_World_Eastside_Interlude_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,133,787 bytes
MD5:
85fe6e43be25d892b8beffb8a6eba617
Bitrate:
136Kbps
Duration:
2:00

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