ReMix: Super Metroid "Maridia Mix" 3:32

By Chako

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breakbeats dark dnb electronic suspenseful synth tempo-moderate timesig-4-4
Arranging the music of one song...

"Brinstar - Red Soil Wetland Area"

Primary Game: Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994, SNES), music by Kenji Yamamoto (I), Minako Hamano

Posted 2001-05-19, evaluated by djpretzel


Very, very sweet Super Metroid ReMix from Dj Chako. I had to try to download this like 10 times off of angelfire as they were going down and up (and I'm on *cable*!) but it was worth it. Slick D'n'B, excellent sequencing, fantastic synth sounds, good variety - it fits the game like a glove, Some cool sweep-filtered pads and an assortment of both analogue and digital synth sounds. Also, a nice electro-triangle in the percussion track, which you don't hear that often. We definitely needed a good Super Metroid ReMix, given the flood of great Metroid ReMixes we've seen, and Chako has delivered. So, no excuses, get downloadin' now!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Chako
on 2011-12-29 05:30:18
This came up just now in my Winamp. This is significant because at the start of this semester, I dumped my unorganized 700 songs of OCR stuff into it and hit randomize. I hadn't listened to this one in years, I couldn't believe it was dated to 2001 when I pulled it up, it's still very catchy. Would love to see how DJ Chako's work has evolved over the last 9 years in a future post.

www.soundcloud.com/chako ...pretzel told me to play no more heroes... and it definitely had some good sounds in there.. i need to goto gamestop and buy another used copy so i can finish it..lol thanx tho.. enjoy

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-20 18:41:10

Digging the sounds here. Electro triangle, slick pads, thick kick drums, and a mean synth bass.

1:25 interesting pentatonic take with the strings.

2:13 love that offbeat sample here.

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Slenit
on 2010-12-04 20:04:45

This came up just now in my Winamp. This is significant because at the start of this semester, I dumped my unorganized 700 songs of OCR stuff into it and hit randomize. I hadn't listened to this one in years, I couldn't believe it was dated to 2001 when I pulled it up, it's still very catchy. Would love to see how DJ Chako's work has evolved over the last 9 years in a future post.

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Chako
on 2010-06-01 10:25:26

im glad to see people still respecting a 2001 mtv music generator mix where i cant even pull the session up anymore...lol i need a new emulator site with roms to all of the old games........... anyone?? i think i'll veer in snk's direction this go round

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Bahamut
on 2009-10-11 22:32:15

This mix gets stale quickly for me - it's too repetitive with the same instruments playing, with new instruments gradually added playing the same part without much change. Not a bad idea, but the execution has left things to be desired.

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Polo
on 2009-04-19 08:34:14

The title isn't exactly misleading. After all, there's two areas where Maridia sounds like Red Brinstar (glass tunnel near Kraid's lair, anyone?). Indeed, this mix has a water-worldly feel to it - or perhaps a new age-y feel. The electro-triangle and rising sweeps in the intro detail and expand the seductive likeness of an aquarium. Especially during the quieter sections, there's an abstract beauty left by the candy-sweet synth that comes in at 1:26. The pseudo-choir and the buzzy synth often play the same notes at the same time, but the latter tends to overpower the former. As a result, I'm more annoyed than awed by their combo attacks. Overall, the techno bass and D'n'beats are simplistic, but unhurried in their methods of clear-cut assimilation with the lead synths.

Pretty sugar-smooth for an oldie.

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Rozovian
on 2008-12-04 03:02:28

Mislabeled... or the remixer spent a little too much time in on Zebes.

This was among the first remixes I downloaded from ocr, back whenever. It's no less enjoyable to revisit, tho I'm hearing some technical issues now that I didn't care about then. A well-remixed source, but this is well remixed in that it's got its own sound. And you remember it.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-10-04 22:24:31

I'm curious why this is named "Maridia Remix" when it is of a Brinstar theme. Regardless, easily my favorite track from the game, and possibly any Metroid game (though I will admit I still haven't played any of the Primes, shame on me).

The rising synth heard throughout is interesting, but it annoys me personally. It fits with the track, though, so I can't fault it. Overall I think what I'm not crazy about is that the entire first minute and 20 seconds or so is a continuous build-up where something new comes in every 4 measures or so. Perhaps it's a little to predictable to me.

Short strings work well here, along with whatever the short synth is playing in the background. The bass works surprisingly well with the mix, not the greatest sound quality, but it fits. I like the dropout section, and the return back.

Overall a decent mix that I don't mind listening to every so often.

(BTW, for some reason in the file info it says 'Metroid', not 'Super Metroid')

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OA
on 2007-06-06 10:22:01

Rhythmically very interesting, I don't remember the source at all, but I certainly don't remember a track in any Metroid game being this attention-getting.

Production is clean, but I think the low end needs a bit more punch, especially the bass drum.

The variation is pretty nice too, with synths and pads coming and going throughout, though switching up the chord progression for a section would have been a nice improvement.

Overall, however, a very nice mix.

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Sakurashadow
on 2006-09-21 14:56:40

Really excellent mix! It's probably the coolest remix I've ever heard... It's really fun to listen to, never seems to drag on or get boring. Really inspiring!

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Pip is uh.....
on 2005-03-14 22:51:27

Its a pretty good mix. I love the intro but I dunno it just tends to drone on near the end. Still good though!

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Sammy D
on 2003-06-25 09:38:37

Not like oh my god great. It's more like, hmmmmmmm, interesting. but definitly beter than most other stuff in the metroid category. It's a Keeper.

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ResdntEvilFreak
on 2002-12-05 23:26:51

I must admit, this remix is really good, but what caught me off guard was the fact that it was made in MTV Music Generator. I use MTV MG and the second this started I recognized pretty much ALL the sounds, etc. Great Use of the program!!

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Garian
on 2002-06-29 10:04:06

I really liked this song. I think the intro was better than these other two say. after reading this post i had to see what was so bad about the intro, but indeed, i liked it. this ReMix is really cool, like the bass, and the other sounds ^_^

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skawttieboy
on 2002-06-26 19:20:23

I must say I enjoyed all of this remix...ok, so not so much the beginning, but overall, it is a very well produced mix. The bass line is very good in my opinion, a little loud, but really hits well. Great mix! :)

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994, SNES)
Music by Kenji Yamamoto (I), Minako Hamano
Songs:
"Brinstar - Red Soil Wetland Area"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Drum and bass
Mood:
Dark, Suspenseful
Instrumentation:
Breakbeats, Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Super_Metroid_Maridia_Mix_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,164,124 bytes
MD5:
197b99ce5ae8a14ffbb878e53a5c06bf
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
3:32

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