ReMix: Mega Man 8 "Frosty Delight" 4:34

By Chako

Arranging the music of one song...

"Ice Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man 8 (Capcom, 1997, PS1), music by Shusaku Uchiyama

Posted 2001-06-09, evaluated by djpretzel


Dj Chako's second ReMix and our first Megaman 8 ReMix, 'FrostyDelight' features some frigidly phased synths that really do have a 'cold' feeling to them given the heavy phasing. I've always liked analog synth chirps, and the drum track - in addition to a lovely kick - features some excellent rolling patterns using them. Throw in a cool little 'You have lost your touch' sample and you have a pretty good - wait a sec - no bass? That's right, listeners, Chako has forsaken the bass on this ReMix. Always an interesting decision that massively changes the feel of a piece, I think leaving out a bassline here makes a little sense, as it gives the phased background pads room to breathe and makes the piece feel colder and emptier. Some may disagree though - you'll just have to hear it fer yerself, won't you?

djpretzel

Discussion

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Necrox
on 2015-12-08 18:49:07

Everything's phased? haven't heard that before. The tone is actually nice for it. The melody synth is static as a statue and I'm not feeling the sample, but it's decent. I like how it feels cold and calm despite being a dance mix.

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Crulex
on 2013-06-29 10:50:11

May have just been me, but it seems like with headphones on, this has a neat little 3D sounding effect. Without the bass, it sounds like there are two layers of song going on, one in the background and one in the foreground in each separate ear bud. Just noting how cool that seemed. Wasn't fond of the "lost your touch" sample, but I didn't hate it either. It just seemed like it could have done fine without it. For a ReMix well over ten years old, this has held up fairly well, I'd say. Not bad at all.

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Chako
on 2011-12-29 05:25:59

If this is what you could've produced then... what, pray thee, can you do now?

www.soundcloud.com/chako

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Chako
on 2011-12-29 05:24:39

lol yeaaa it was one of the first songs i learned to play on the keyboard... that and resisdent evil code veronica's save room theme.... lol

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Jedi QuestMaster
on 2010-08-19 00:52:33

Curse you, DJChAko, for allowing me to listen to this before playing Mega Man 8! Now the OST's bassline sounds out of place! :-x

if i re did this it would be utterly awesome

You should definitely do that!

I really like the "Chill out" vibe this mix gives off, even though I don't really like the "chill out" genre in general (Groove Armada - At the River).

If this is what you could've produced then... what, pray thee, can you do now?

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Jewbei
on 2010-07-24 10:41:52

well sir your mix is giving me ideas for a version im working on ..i Jus finished the opening stage theme from Mega Man 8 (Trance Remix) and wow MTV Music generator that how i got my start i had the PSX version i used that game for like 3yrs to learn how to make music then in 04 i made the switch to Fruity Loops.

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Chako
on 2010-06-04 13:28:08

now i just have to find that midi file again...... its been years man..lol

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Overdriven
on 2010-06-04 07:06:30

that would work. I'd like to see what you'd turn out, using your style. that would be an interesting mix. :)

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Chako
on 2010-06-04 06:16:05
8O calm down dude. its a comments thread. besides, I like your two mixes (i prefer Maridia remix over this one though. I'm a metroid freak.)

you're cool .. you're cool.. you weren;t who i was directing that at... moreso the person who linked to someone else's work via mine..lol if i re did this it would be utterly awesome.. the next remix i might do is the part on supermetroid when she's on top of the planet.. like right when she gets out of her spaceship..

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Overdriven
on 2010-06-01 19:16:21
for all of you trying to harshly comment on a mix i did almost ten years ago on the MTV music generator (of which i cant even pull up the session files anymore) go f!king kill your self... my mixes now will definitly trump your life.. #amen www.soundcloud.com/chako

8O calm down dude. its a comments thread. besides, I like your two mixes (i prefer Maridia remix over this one though. I'm a metroid freak.)

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Chako
on 2010-06-01 10:14:51

for all of you trying to harshly comment on a mix i did almost ten years ago on the MTV music generator (of which i cant even pull up the session files anymore) go f!king kill your self... my mixes now will definitly trump your life.. #amen www.soundcloud.com/chako

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MechaFone
on 2010-05-29 18:38:03

I enjoyed this song. Very chilly sound to it, and I happen to like the 'lost your touch', even though it does seem a little out of place here. Still, not much else happens in the song, there definitely could've been more to it.

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Overdriven
on 2010-04-10 21:08:02

interesting ReMix........seems more soundscape based than anything, but Trevor pulls it off well. leaving out the bassline was a wise desicion here; it would just be out of place in this style. i still find it strange and haunting though......

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42
on 2009-12-20 20:16:56

Basically it starts out strong conceptually, but then gets a bit complacent.

Pretty much this ^

It has a really good ambient build up but never quite lives up to its potential... um.. potential? Also the vocal samples feel out of place. And yet... this mix still resonates with me a little.

The background synths really remind me of arctic wind blowing. And the minimalist nature reminds me of some forgotten ice cave. I'd recommend at least listening to it once.

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WesternZypher
on 2008-12-07 18:31:16

Didn't feel crazy about the ''lost your touch'' sample. Otherwise the song was fine. Didn't quite get the same vibe of ''chill'' tho'.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 8 (Capcom, 1997, PS1)
Music by Shusaku Uchiyama
Songs:
"Ice Stage"

Tags (10)


Genre:
Drum and bass, Experimental
Mood:
Chill, Quirky
Instrumentation:
Breakbeats, Synth
Additional:
Arrangement > Minimalist
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate
Usage > Winter Holiday

File Information


Name:
Mega_Man_8_Frosty_Delight_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,476,279 bytes
MD5:
8b620311ba9ee7ac566090250562ea61
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
4:34

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