ReMix: Super Mario World "Swanky Vegas" 2:35

By djpretzel

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Overworld BGM"

Primary Game: Super Mario World (Nintendo, 1990, SNES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2001-10-07, evaluated by djpretzel


NOTICE: There are several missed notes and off rhythms in this ReMix. There are two good reasons for this: 1. I wanted it to be totally played by me, at tempo, with zero quantization, for a realistic and human feel and 2. I decided to do this after having the Sweetwater Tavern microbrew sampler, a vodka and sierra mist, and a rum & coffee. All things considered, coulda been worse. It's actually one of my better drum tracks, with a lot of articulation & variety, and it has abundant organ slides (or were those simply me falling on the keyboard? Mmmm). This is all Yamaha Motif, btw. Anyway, anyone that knows me knows I value compositional flexibility, and I felt it was time to return to some jazz stuff. Even has a big-band "sing, sing, sing" style breakdown, for your listening pleasure (?). Make sure to play it LOUD so the mistakes aren't as evident :)

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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urdailywater
on 2013-03-28 20:15:57

This is what I imagine was going through Koji Kondo's head when he was composing the original Mario World theme. This is probably one of my favorite Mario World mixes on the site. The production is solid, the performance is perfect IMO, and the arrangement is enjoyable so much so that I found myself putting this on repeat a lot. It's Mario but you definitely put your own twist in it.

Great stuff Mr. Pretzel!

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-21 00:36:54

Very fun ReMix. Definitely captures the spirit of the Super Mario World theme. Really digging the human element of the zero-quantization recording. Love hearing the layers of keys.

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duskvstweak
on 2009-10-10 14:00:24

I've always liked this song. Super Mario World was something else; the castles, the levels, the Yoshies. I remember playing this game so much as a kid, so many times, and never getting bored. Honestly, I know it might be heresy, this is probably my favorite Mario game (gasp!).

This mix is a very fun, upbeat one. Nothing too deep, but I find it nostalgic and enjoyable. Nice work.

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OA
on 2008-03-19 11:38:10

Rum and coffee, DJP? Interesting, i'll have to try it sometime.

I think that the no quantization idea worked very good, and the feeling on everything is very natural.

Arrangementwise it's still pretty close to the source, but I think enough personalization went into the swinging and small ornaments to keep it on the site, at least for the time.

I'm actually not a huge fan of the source. It's got nostalgia points for me, of course, but that's about it. However, the rhodes makes the melody pop a lot more to me, and I think the instruments chosen for the mix in general are perfect.

A little coverish, but if you like mario music, you'll love it.

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MechaFone
on 2007-12-04 10:43:52

Great stuff! I dunno if anyone's ever said this before, but I think the first 35 seconds sounds a little like the introduction to the Muppets show. In my book, that's a compliment.

I love the arrangement of this song, and I love the original. djp does a fantastic job of giving this a Vegas sound. I keep this little diddy on my playlist at all times.

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marational
on 2007-04-23 04:17:05

Not one of my favourite Mario songs, but an excellent remix for sure. All of the different layers blend so well to capture and refresh this classic tune, and makes it oh so much more appealing.

Fantastic job pretz.

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Kitsune90
on 2007-04-11 22:20:21

I like it, very upbeat...

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King Matt I
on 2005-09-07 03:50:08

Gad, man. You blow me away. All I can say is that this freaking rocks. You are one magical musician, my friend. I guarantee you 9 and a half out of 10 people who listen to that will not hear a single mistake. Even if they're trying to pick them out. It's excellently done, man. Excellent.

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super_mario!
on 2005-03-31 10:04:31

i just registered to say...i have downloaded lots of good remixes but no one is so EXELENT like this one :wink: greatest remix ever.

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nomindo
on 2005-02-17 05:41:46

this is fantasic work, one of my all time favorites

its finger-snapping good!

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TheSoulTiller
on 2005-02-12 12:34:15

Hey, Pretzel - There is no such thing as a mistake when it comes to jazz. I love this piece. It compells me to do the... well... pretzel. Anyway, keep up the good work.

[The Tiller of Souls]

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Brim
on 2005-01-27 01:30:08

I love this song, it keeps the original song within but atones it with this awesome IM IN LAS VEGAS feel that keeps me hooked.

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Txai
on 2005-01-24 06:55:15

Dum...dum,dum,dum...BAM! This djpretzel work is really good. Great beats! Unhappyly in 01:43 I detect an undesirable pause. But good work.

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A10WaveRacer
on 2003-05-09 20:35:56

Really good job djpretzel. The drum beats were really enjoyable, although the theme of the song kind of changed near the end. Other than that, i thought it was very good. Keep up the awesome work.

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PhantomMagi
on 2002-08-18 00:15:18

This mix definately fit the title of 'Swanky.'

Loved this mix. Probably one of your better works.

(Although technically, I can't say that because I haven't heard all of your work)

Well, it is of my favourite works you have given us.

Great job. Keep it up.

And you should really work on your self-esteem.

You almost always think your stuff is bad, but it's not.

In fact it's quite good.

Anyway, great mix.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Super Mario World (Nintendo, 1990, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Overworld BGM"

Tags (12)


Genre:
Jazz, Swing
Mood:
Happy, Jazzy
Instrumentation:
Acoustic, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Organ, Piano
Additional:
Arrangement > Quintet
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Super_Mario_World_Swanky_Vegas_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,691,312 bytes
MD5:
360a338e14caabf059cbb11342b76002
Bitrate:
237Kbps
Duration:
2:35

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