ReMix: Final Fantasy VI 'La Locura del Kefka'
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Wow - interesting stuff from the Pancake Chef! This one catches you off guard - da Chef took some definite risks in some of his decisions to mix elements of hip-hop, techno, and latin styles. The solo trumpet alone can make or break a track if the sound ain't quality and ain't articulated right - not only is it handled well here, there's a bitchin' marimba with rolls, a drum loop that trades off with bongos (used similarly to his own 'Arab Painting' ReMix) and even some low brass as well at 0'25". The mix is considerably short, but it's amazing how much musical territory is covered, complete with strategically placed fx. Well explores and communicates the "madness of Kefka" in sound - tres kewl.
- Liontamer on November 28, 2011
And the small touches like Kefka's laughter were great. Really liked how it all sounded
- Undream on July 4, 2008
The synth plus brass is a cool idea, and the transitions are well done, but the hard panning of the beats, as well as some of the levels makes this somewhat painful to listen to. The scratching effects on kefka's voice are awesome though.
This is a really cool envisioning of the theme, but the execution falls a bit short.
- OA on April 17, 2008
Fortunately for me, it said where the sang was from in the end credits. After looking around for a few weeks, I realized that La Locura Del Kefka wasn't the first song I'd heard from OCremix. Notable ones included all of AE's Megaman 2 remixes, which I got of Napster back in the day.
Anyways, back to the point, this is quite possible my favorite song on the whole site, and also, perhaps, my favorite remix. While there are many other remixes that may be stronger in one aspect or another, this one excels in every regard, topping them all. I also agree that it does an exquisite job of putting Kefka's derangement into audio form. The way the differant musical elements are brought together; how too much of this kind of mixing would just be chaos, noise. But it's just right, just at that edge....Like kefka's mind.
This is an amazing remix, and I not only recommend that everyone hear it, but I demand it.
10 out of 10, +1 one for deliciousness.
~Lord Syruss Khalai
- Lord_Syruss_Khalai on November 5, 2005
This mix is one of the better that has succeded to catch Kefka´s more crazy side, the laughs can assure that. Nice instrumentation, there were some techno but the add of trumpet, trombones and marimbas made me wonder what this really was. And now I know. A remix from Pancakedude that kicks, mmmyeeeesss. :wink:
- Bummerdude on October 8, 2005
- Narica on July 31, 2005
Smooth, crisp, nice remix. Apart from the refreshing twist on many elements of the original the trumpet solo was very very well done. It is one of my oldest and prized favorites.
Kefka's laugh in the track is genius as well as fitting.
- Aerous on March 21, 2005
- PancakeHero on October 13, 2004
- A-RoN on October 6, 2004
I love the laugh. It was the one thing that made me want to kill Kefka the most when I played the game. I almost colapsed from laughter when I heard it. Awesome song. I totally recommend it.
- eoaifhgak;shg on October 6, 2004
i liked the part at the end with that blast of sound it goes back to the soft sound, but i never played FF6
- Dart on April 18, 2003
- Elvenstar! on April 18, 2003
- snarfoogle on November 10, 2002
Very nice! A blend of Latin trumpets, a nice hip-hop beat, great synthlines at the beginning and some perfect bongos to give the infamous Kefka a good happy feel to his theme song.
Two things I didn't like. The trumpet solo before the first laugh was waaaaaaaay too loud (I know it peaked in the monitors in my computer), and the panning of that hip-hop loop panned hard left was kind of irritating when I listened to it with headphones.
Other than that, very nice, very clean. Just change those two things and I'll re-download the song.
- A-RoN on November 9, 2002
- MegaElixer on September 23, 2002