ReMix: The Killing Game Show "Daft" 3:09

By mutagene

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dark edm electronic synth talking tempo-moderate timesig-4-4
Arranging the music of one song...

"Title"

Primary Game: The Killing Game Show (Psygnosis, 1991, AMIGA), music by Ray Norrish

Posted 2001-06-03, evaluated by djpretzel


Wow. I've said it before and I'll continue to say it: mutagene got da skillz. I'll also repeat myself and say that he's probably overlooked by a number of listeners who've never heard of the excellent psygnosis games he tends to ReMix and only download squaresoft and nintendo mixes. The sheer amount of textures, innovation at every level, and the ability of the ReMixer to emulate styles (in this case, a shot at Daft Punk that ends up being better in my opinion!) astounds. Just listen to the first two minutes, then notice how at about 1'44" it takes off on a totally different bent. The panning, the effects, and the mixing as well are all dead-on. I'll make a judgement call here: mutagene's ReMixes are probably the most headphone-friendly tracks on this site. The attention paid to imaging and details is fantastic. I should also mention the well-placed samples, which add just the right amount of character. Download.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 14 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Steven McFly Jr
on 2010-04-17 02:15:10

What a tune. NEVER played the game but was surfing thru OCR (WITH my headphones on I might add) was slightly entranced by the smooth textures of this panning from ear 2 ear.

Figures the title was taken from a GREAT band as well. :tomatoface:

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-12-03 21:02:22

Plenty of attention to detail in this. The synths are all sounding pretty good, and the balance is also solid. There isn't too much real melody throughout, making it a bit difficult to focus on (easily distracted here by the internet), but it works nicely as background. I'm still not crazy about the voice clips, but that's a personal pet peeve of mine, and doesn't necessarily mean they are bad.

The panning is particularly good at 1:58 to near the end. I was really enjoying that section. I like the mix, though it's not the most ear grabbing thing out there.

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Bahamut
on 2009-10-04 19:44:06

The bass is too low in this mix, to the point where it can be headache inducing, especially since it doesn't seem to serve much purpose being this low. Otherwise, the arrangement is pretty cool...but the bass part really kills it for me.

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uagrenadier
on 2009-01-07 03:48:40

best killing game show remix

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NeOmega
on 2007-08-29 05:12:41

OMG

I never gave you props for this one.

This one, I always get up and jitterbug to, and pretend I can break.

Mutagene... you are my favorite, bro!

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OA
on 2007-05-10 11:03:41

Super high quality synth work, and great textures, but it seems to me that the source tune is a bit bland? There is a bit of cool riffage sprinkled throughout, but the strengths of the mix come from the attention to detail and personalization.

I guess the lesson here is that Mutagene can take a lame source and make it good. Nice work. :-)

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DDRage
on 2006-06-04 23:13:42

love it. I actually played this on Stepmania with some awesome steps before I realised this song was on OCRemix XD.

Love the Daft Punk feel, being a DP fan.

Keep up the good work!

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Sega.
on 2005-09-20 16:24:19

It has a good groove in the vein of Bangalter and De Homem-Christo. I love it.

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ghaleon
on 2005-09-20 11:19:30

"Now it is time to take longer strides"--Peter Griffin anyone?

Eh, it's a little low-pitched to be Peter Griffin. Anyway, this is a great song...I actually find Daft Punk more annoying than this mix suggests. The graty, underground feeling works well...reminds me of Earthworm Jim for some reason. Props mutagene, one of my favorite remixers on OCR.

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JH Sounds
on 2004-10-25 18:15:40

I too am a Daft Punk fan, but this ReMix only vaguely displays the qualities of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo's work.

You could say it sounds like a bootleg remake of "Aerodynamic", but nothing quite as good as DP's songs.

As a stand-alone effort though, I'd have to say this was very well done, concise work.

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the warlock
on 2003-10-15 14:42:22

This is damn good stuff. Im yet another person who has never played the Killing Game Show but this kind of music makes me think 'what am i missing'. The depth and detail of this piece is incredible. Some might start to think its just daft punk/techno but i like to see what the reality is and this is one of the most creative pieces ive heard. The different layer's of sound is what i like. As well as with "PrimeTime", this piece has superb vocal samples. The opening and ending is outstanding and the way the various features of the piece fit in is good. Top stuff mutagene. I urge anyone and everyone to download this now.

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Orange Pylon
on 2003-05-25 01:13:31

Being a Daft Punk fan, I was eager to download this track, even if I had no freakin' clue what a Killing Game Show was. I must say that I was not disappointed in the least. It does sound a little like Daft Punk, especially after 1:44, which sounds like the song Aerodynamic. The song is great. One of my personal favorites, and not just because of the Daft Punkiness.

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EmptyMy
on 2002-09-23 11:21:42

Never played Killing Game Show, but this is one of my favourites. Very... great. :)

It also reminds me of a song from the old Amiga shoot 'em up POW - Prisoners of War.

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Saunders
on 2002-05-21 23:59:05

Killing Game Show 'Daft'

Mistah P. AKA djpretzel, says this mix is a take on Daft Punk's style. Well, I don't know a lot about Daft Punk, in fact the only song I know for sure is that annoying Around the World tune, and so I can't say this sounds like any Daft Punk I've heard. But it definitely sounds better than Around the World. This is a fairly fast mix with a lot of different things going on, on different layers. The drums are cool, the melody is okay, the samples are pretty cool. Not in my top ten, but still pretty damn good.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Killing Game Show (Psygnosis, 1991, AMIGA)
Music by Ray Norrish
Songs:
"Title"

Tags (7)


Genre:
EDM
Mood:
Dark
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth, Talking
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Killing_Game_Show_Daft_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,115,430 bytes
MD5:
076dd34183af371b9434e7054ca4195f
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:09

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