ReMix: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 'Brambles in the Breeze'
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Wow - helluva first submission from Protricity, who according to the ID3 tag used ModPlug and Cooledit to make this great laid-back techno-groove ReMix from DKC2. This is very high-quality stuff, with excellent sounds throughout, expert use of Cooledit to enhance certain bits with effects that go beyond reverb and delay into ring modulation, distortion, phasing, etc. Mixing loops and percussion with a beautifully played piano line, synth / string pads, a remarkable osc-sync synth lead, and synth nuances throughout, this mix breathes with tremendous fluidity and flows very smoothly. It's not so ornate that you can't listen to it as background music, but it's also really intelligently put together and worth focusing intently on as well. I'd even go so far as to say that I and others have things to learn from this ReMix. Must-have, to be sure. Of course, the original track is also amazing, but Protricity's treatment accentuates all the best bits and he made good calls on mixing decisions across the board. Great to see so many top-notch first-time submissions!
That said, this is a great take on the source, one that keeps the vibe of natural beauty and takes it to a whole new level. Beautiful work here! :3
- Mirby on December 25, 2011
- Codamadius on December 3, 2011
- SubNormal J3 on February 27, 2011
- Artificial SUN on July 2, 2010
Overall one that has held up pretty well over the years due to a strong source and a cool production style.
- OA on April 29, 2010
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Stickerbrush Symphony is my favorite song of the 16-bit era. Literally I can't overstate how awesome the source material is and you should check it out. The original has a very distant feel to it, yet also endows the listener with hope. Simply a brilliant piece by Dave Wise.
Now I tip my hat to Protricity because he somehow managed to keep that same feel and bring it up to the modern day. This remix has aged very well and remains one of my favorite on the site, give it a listen!
- SChepulis on March 5, 2010
- Crulex on February 18, 2010
This is a magnificent mix. A ready favourite for wandering to school on cold winter days...Lotsa good times on this one. There's nothing really to complain about or even say - just let its majesty unfurl on you. You'll love it - downbeat-ish with a solid, solid core.
- Sir_Snooze on February 5, 2010
- Pachi Risu on November 17, 2009
A perfectly executed mix and without a doubt one of the best 10 mixes on the entire site.
I shouldn't have to explain why.
- Marmiduke on August 27, 2009
- Sir_Downunder on May 26, 2009
- Lucentas on December 6, 2008
- Lemon on July 20, 2008
- Jamonte on May 18, 2008
Any way, most of Protricity songs are excellent :lol:
- Iridi on June 7, 2007