ReMix: Sonic & Knuckles "rAAw Battery"

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Hardcore! The return of Jivemaster! This one made me happy as I thought Jive might have given up his excellent habit of producing kickass Sonic ReMixes, but no, he's still here, and comes back in true hardcore rAAw style with this down-and-dirty ReMix of Sonic & Knuckles (our first). VERY meaty drums and crunchy synth make up a pretty rough smorgasbord of sonic goodness, which is highly appropriate considering the zone in the game is the same way. I think the icing on the cake that really sealed it for me was the awesome little 'Battery' vocal sample that pops in during breaks - tres funky :) Good to have him back, GREAT to have this ReMix, BAD to not download it - that's about how things stand, y'all . . . also, be sure to check out the master's new site - still in progress, but lookin' good!

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-20 17:23:34

0:00 the suspense here is awesome because the beat comes out of nowhere.

0:42 'battery' voxs work very well

1:10 that gritty synth bass helps bring the chorus into full focus

2:08 insane beatdrops

2:37 nice change of pace especially when that rocking bass comes in. too bad we didn't get another chorus.

MegamanZeroX
on 2010-11-09 16:44:16

I personally use this mix to test out any sound system i have or am about to use, it has wonderful deep bass, and hits the tweets well and it also makes for a great opener for concerts if anyone thought about that - great work:smile:

OA
on 2009-03-24 10:47:30

Loud beats are loud. Too loud.

Totally breaking from my normal preferences, I kindof dug the battery vocal sample. Weird. Anyways, the way this mixed really can't let me get into it. The synths sound good, but the beats are sooo loud. Sorry dude. :-(

HoboKa
on 2007-01-29 19:43:05

its pretty cool, although i wish that the actual tune was more present in the beat (i think it only shows up two times). But meh still cool.

KogeJoe
on 2007-01-29 05:38:33

I keep wishing for a GOOD re-mix of this song... something with a REAL lead electric guitar in the melody? And the "battery!" word is really annoying! Is it REALLY necessary to mix the zone name in there, as if the piece didn't speak for itself?

Bummer
on 2006-06-07 14:03:04

I jumped in my chair at first, but that's because I needed to twitch the volume control a little to get it suitable. If the volume is the biggest problem with this, then that problem can be easily solved.

Beats and bass all the way I see, Jive is going on full throttle with this and he ain't stopping until 3 minutes and 54 seconds has passed the clock. The melody itself wasn't very present, the stage was mainly dominated by the beats instead. It was still a nice use of them, my foot seemed to move all the time, and the music changed direction often and never went on the same track twice.

Interesting creation we have here, I'll give some stars. :D

TX-419
on 2005-11-21 16:49:03

This is a pretty tough remix. You can't really listen to it: Rather, it prefers to beat you upside the head with the blunt instrument of its choice. That's good in some situations, but I loved the original, and this just strays a little too far for my tastes. Okay track overall.

grayfox9996
on 2004-07-29 04:25:07

Great techno track from one of my favorites (Sonic music + Jivemaster = GREATNESS); I always liked the regular tunage on Flying Battery Zone, until I heard this. Amazing work, totally hardcore take on a great song. Especially at 1'10 and 2'21, where the "chorus" line comes in. It flows, it lays down the beats, and it rocks hardcore. As Bill Ted may say, "Excellent!"

DJ Dark Shadow
on 2004-05-29 11:46:30

I Have heard other flying battery remixes and this has to be the best out of all of them.

Jon Firewolf
on 2004-04-14 07:25:56

I found that song quite new. I never knew that the Flying Battery had that much potential. I like it. The bass is kick ass.

StarKirby
on 2004-04-12 01:39:43

The thing is, this song has about 30 seconds of the original Flying Battery Zone in it. The rest is just some beat going with it. That's why I don't like this mix. But, that's just me, because I'm all about how songs compare to the original...so don't take this post very seriously.

Czar Diego
on 2004-02-09 16:40:15
Is it just me, or do I hear the 007 theme somewhere in this remix?

Nah, that's just part of the chord progression of this song.

defender!!
on 2004-02-09 03:59:25

This thing rocks. It may be a little loud, but I only get a headache after about six listens in a row. But it should say something when you play a song six times in a row, anyway.

Gotta love that tune.

wpifirebane
on 2004-01-28 14:57:56

In the beginnning I'm waiting too long for anything to happen. There is a little buildup of beats, but I'm waiting too long for something to happen. There was one point where a tone came in that was too high pitched for the feel of the song. The beginning part of the origional melody came in too soft. Either that or the supportive beats were too loud. Take your pick. It added a nice touch to the song, but the origional seemed to have more of a feeling, then simply being notes and rhythm.

62.1%

maplejet
on 2003-10-02 00:24:18

I don't mind this track being loud, but its pretty good as always (from the king of fast-beat Sonic remixes, Jivemaster :lol: !)

Is it just me, or do I hear the 007 theme somewhere in this remix?