ReMix: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers 'Cammy's London Drizzle'

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Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers

McVaffe continues his welcome return to the world of OC ReMix with more SF2 brilliance (hint: there's more where this came from, sf2 fans), this time from the previously-unremixed Super Street Fighter II. McVaffe covers Cammy's theme this go-round, which I had honestly all but forgotten as it's been a long time since I played SSF2. I'd like to say a couple things about Cammy first: 1. She's hot and 2. Given this fact, her Frankensteiner seems like more of a reward than a punishment. Right. A funky hip-hop loop vibe, dark slap bass, great cross-panned comping, piano and a breathy synth lead, and that elsuive and unquantifiable musical quality known simply as 'McVaffe' are all here in force, rounding out a slick and enjoyable ReMix. No one section really stands out - the whole thing is one extended, high-quality jam. This was not one of my favorite tracks and I wouldn't have thought it doable to this level - kudos to McV for prooving me wrong. Do you have to even think about it?

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Crulex
on 2014-05-20 11:12:03
For the fair bit of age it has, this still sounds rather good with it's slick, hoppin' laid-back arrangement that makes it perfect for it's namesake London drizzle. Love that piano work. McVaffe, man, nice work on this awesome ReMix track.
SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-21 00:53:25
Love the Cammy theme. This mix is an excellent interpretation of it. Starts off with some nice panning and a slick drum loop. The real treat, though, is when the piano comes in circa 2:20 with all of its musical intricacies.
WesternZypher
on 2010-12-21 14:22:09
Oh, McVaffe, your last mix was way back in 2008....come back and mix up more beautiful things like this.
This piece is superb - deep, moving - it just moves you, man. You listen to this and feel nothing, you're not a man- you're a stone.
And when that piano comes in...bliss.
joetheatheist
on 2010-03-18 04:11:03
I find this song to be sooo erotic...maybe I'm the only one :whatevaa:
Marmiduke
on 2009-05-13 04:27:17
This is one I've overlooked for quite a while, and I can't imagine why. With its kickass intro and cool, deliberate approach to melody, I've really been missing out. Samples aren't as crisp as they would have been back in 2001, but they still have plenty of life in them.
It's sauve, sophisticated and yeah, as the name suggests, there is that cosmopolitan London tinge to it that may not suit the character of Cammy to a tee, but it goes really well with her theme song.
It took me a while, but I can finally say I'm sold on this mix, and that it lives up to the stellar McVaffe reputation.
OA
on 2008-02-14 12:45:19
I'm a big fan of this one, great groove and some cool ideas like the panning guitar throughout. The drum loop gets a little grating eventually, but melodically the mix is great, with some excellent piano comping and a solid bassline.
Some subtle synth flourishes in the background add a bit of subliminal interest, and all the sounds are well chosen, giving a great mood to the song.
Since the track is so old by OCR standards, it's pretty easy to forgive the single loop usage, when considering the quality of the rest of the track, but it does become a big issue on repeated playthroughs. Overall the song is worth a listen or two.
adam2
on 2007-04-06 09:22:16
This is up there with the best street fighter remixes ever I think, and there are a lot of them. When I used to play SF at the arcade I always used to lose against Cammy and I know why. With an arse crack like that and the great music I was far too distracted.
Katsurugi
on 2006-06-16 11:03:32
Simply amazing. I've always liked Cammy's stage from Super Street Fighter 2 and was blown away when I heard this remix. It makes me always see rain falling in puddles of a bricklaid street. This is easilest my favorite SF remix on OCR.
I'll be looking forward to your future remixes, McVaffe.
That's right, you heard me.
FUTURE. VIDEO. GAME. REMIXES.
DDRevolutionary
on 2006-02-26 19:15:08
Whoah--that's pretty cool. It reminds me of just walking down the street in the rain listening to my head phones. The track manages to be chill without losing the listener's attention.
I really dig the drum sound--how'd you get that feel from them. The electric guitar is tastfully done and the echo in the right speaker isn't obtrusive. It's actually kinda cool how the echo from the eight note and the last quarter of the repeated pattern gives a grace note feel. The melody line from 1:01 to 1:20 is a bit iffy though. I think vibes would have blended better with the jazzy feel.
I was skeptical when I saw it was a remix of Cammy's theme, but this remix gave the tune a completely different feel to me. Thanks McVaffe.
Ruffian
on 2006-02-26 04:06:19
Very well done.
I love how mellow this track is.
You would figure that most people would ruin this if they tried to mess around with it, but you pulled it off very nicely.
Kereb
on 2005-11-11 19:00:27
Hullo. New guy.
Love this track. There's a sample in it that's either from Khaled or Rachid Taha (or someone in that genre), but I can't remember which song and it's been driving me nuts. Anyone recognise it?
KB
DarkWolf
on 2003-07-11 09:28:02
Most of the Cammy remixes I've hard are pretty hardcore, but this one goes the other direction and it was pulled off very nicely. The intro is good and all the instruments complement each other.
burbster
on 2003-04-05 08:08:36
SephyMasamune wrote: Holy hell.....I have been to London, and it is almost always foggy or raining lightly...and this song brings back memories....*wipes away tear*
this song is the melodic personification of London
I dunno about the always raining or foggy. It's normally overcast or sunny there most the time. I would know, being next door to London every day.
Anyway, the song, this is calm, yet suprisingly attention grabbing, as soon as I hear it, I pay attention, it's pretty awesome.
SephyMasamune
on 2003-04-04 23:31:29
Holy hell.....I have been to London, and it is almost always foggy or raining lightly...and this song brings back memories....*wipes away tear*
this song is the melodic personification of London
MagFlare
on 2003-01-15 17:54:27
Whenever I want to trick a nongamer into admitting he or she likes what I will later reveal to be remixed videogame music, I break out the McVaffe.
My classical-elitist aunt fell before the awesome might of the Cutman Sonata.
My father was unable to withstand Cammy's London Drizzle, which captures better than any other song a bleak, overcast day in the dingy rats' nest of Olde London.
My girlfriend succumbed to Psycho Acoustic/Badass Posse.
Today, my primary relationships... tomorrow, the world...