Posted 2002-02-23, evaluated by djpretzel
Rayza continues a stream of great techno submissions, this time doing SF2 CE's credits theme, happy hardcore style. Things here are FAST - if you try to do the head-bobbing chicken thing, you might just break ya neck (in a bad way, not a Bustah Rhymes way ^^). Blazingly fast Pachelbel's Canon chords (remember those Alcoholics Anonymous ads, anyone?) start us off and establish the beat and sheer driving force, with the main melody entering fairly late at 1'31". At first I didn't recognize things, which is embarassing because I was quite the SF2 fan in my day, and must have beaten the game (yes, on the "hardest" level) a hundred times and heard this theme every time. SF2 has the cheesiest ending sequences, but something about them brings back smiles and makes 'em classic. Clean production, nice vocal sample countdown at 3'08", and in general a very clean, crystalline, and direct tone, with shimmering arpeggios going bonzer in the background over the beats (alliteration is fun). Tight stuff from Rayza, who's style seems particularly well suited to SF2's tunage. Oh yeah, for a nanosecond, the intro triggered flashbacks to the Phantasy Star 3 title music - love those bell pads :)
on 2018-06-14 16:25:23
Ha, those opening claps and thumps are such a generi-teknoz throwback. When the theme actually kicked in around :43, it was certainly an interesting approach. Was never my cup of tea, especially because once the track got going, it was pretty repetitive and didn't have much development or dynamic contrast. I appreciate the interpretation approach, but wish this had more substance and variation behind it.
on 2009-10-01 06:36:54
I very much dig this a lot. This is excellent in so many ways and is very beautiful to listen to.
I just love it so much.
on 2009-02-24 19:06:02
Wow, I'm really embarassed to say this, but I've been listening to both this and Canon for years and I've never realised how reminiscent the two are. Which is staggering now that everyone has pointed it out. I really hope it doesn't damage my enjoyment of this mix in future. It shouldn't.
Anyway, its not a Canon remix and thankfully the theme is only used as a bed to support the main melody.
Rayza is the king of boiling hot dance music that is almost impossible to dance to. No complaints from me, since I don't dance. I enjoy this type of mix because of the audio overload, and that sensation is delivered here while also delivering some kickass tunage as well. You can't ask for much more.
on 2009-02-01 21:43:31
I can see why "happy hardcore" applies here, and I pick out some Cannon in D.
This sounds like some bizarre anime/DDR track. I don't particularly care for it, but I do give credit for trying something different out.
on 2008-02-20 14:59:07
Pretty authentic sounding happy hardcore, I can dig it.
Very much Cannon in D, but it sounds fine. I havn't heard the source and can't seem to find it, but it's a good track.
on 2007-03-28 20:10:11
Wow, I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one to think it sounded like "Canon".
on 2007-01-16 15:47:26
I find it a bit repetitive, but like the general consenus here, it matters not, for it is Street Fighter; Street Fighter represented in a most unadulterated form, as it should be.
Here's to retro ladies and gentlemen.
on 2007-01-08 17:09:27
One of my favorite remixes on here. Been so for awhile. Definetly invokes lots of smiles and lots of tears and things of that nature. Well-played, my man. Permanently in my top 5 of OCR.
on 2007-01-08 03:22:04
This is a great ReMix. GREAT. I discovered it only a little while back when I downloaded the total OCRemix 0001-1500 collection and it has stayed in my "OCR Best" playlist ever since.
Two months ago my brother died in a plane crash, he was a pilot and loved the Street Fighter series his whole life. He was the only one I ever saw get the "You have mastered Ken!" screen on SFII:Turbo [complete the game with all perfect rounds] and we lived and breathed SF as kids.
This song makes me remember him [sFII:CE was another fave] so its really sad for me now, but such an awesome mix and a great reminder of an incredible Ken player and great guy. Long live SF, long live Ken!
on 2006-12-19 16:07:49
Everything Nineko says is spot on. I can't believe this song (from 2002 IIRC) has this few reviews.
This is one of my all-time favourite remixes on OCR, from one of my favourite games of all times. Listenting to this makes me remember the good old days, and I feel like 12 again.
And seriously, we need more Happy Hardcore in here.
on 2006-12-19 12:22:02
I can't believe that this ReMix has so few ReViews! This is BY FAR one of the best remixes ever written. Happy hardcore at its best, this song has everything in it, and the sound quality is excellent. I always listen to this, at least once per week, and it is on the CD I have in my car.
Seriously. GET THIS SONG NOW PLZ.
on 2005-04-27 22:58:55
This song is awesome. Even if you don't like techno, you should check this out. This is one of the most beautiful songs I've heard in the past few years. All of my friends seem to agree too.
on 2004-12-11 05:44:58
Four words: Hot damn, this rocks.
on 2004-11-03 04:58:13
OMG That's the way I like it!!
on 2003-06-03 21:00:56
A good, fast-paced techno-pop piece that manages to be nostalgic in a very upbeat and happy way. Listen to this when you're depressed, and I promise you you'll put the wrist-slitters back.
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- Primary Game:
Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (Capcom, 1992, ARC)
Music by Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura
- "Staff Roll"
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