ReMix: Super Mario Bros. 2 'Super Buck II'

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Um, yeah. Well, people, I sorta feel like an idiot even trying to talk about this mix, because it's just too damn good. Wow. Jazz fans, stop reading RIGHT now and download this. Make eight backup copies, and prepare for bliss. Much as I like doing jazz mixes of my own, listening to this kinda made me feel . . . well . . . let's just say, humble. You can try to emulate acoustic instruments and can come really darn close, but we're not quite to the level, electronically, where anything's coming near an experienced musician, and this band - Estradasphere - are VERY talented. You MUST visit their website and check them out. I am hypnotizing you and controlling your mind and telepathically MAKING you visit their site. But before you do, grab this mix. From the swingin' style arrangement, lovely section bits, a smoking sax solo at 0'45" that'll make you cry, followed by a painfully good upright bass solo that'll make you wince from the pain of trying to cry again after emptying out your tear ducts from the previous solo, to the great ensemble playing that rounds the track out, the vicious drumming, and well . . everything . . . this is an amazingly professional, well-arranged, and immaculately performed mix. The plumber never had it so good - top ten material for quite some time, in my book.

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Protricity
on 2011-11-27 17:27:41
If you enjoy this remix I highly recommend checking out every single Estradasphere album.
Definitely one of my favorite bands.
SubNormal J3
on 2011-03-21 00:23:54
The source tune has been waiting for the proper treatment since the 80s. Honestly, this is incredible. If you like the sound of the OneUps along with some big band, then you'll feel right at home here. This has everything you could ask for: live instruments, the solos, the finale. It's all there.
OA
on 2010-06-08 12:24:46
Energetic and fun, exceptionally well performed, and pretty well produced. I think a little more high end would have been icing on the cake, but this track just feels good. Incredibly competent and tasteful, this mix is amazing. Check it out!
Swann
on 2010-03-10 10:26:10
Wow. How have I not heard this until now? NICE WORK.
Mr_Timelord
on 2010-01-18 16:16:51
I'm from New Orleans, and we know awesome music when we hear it!! I'm going to blast this song on all the parade routes I'm tailgating this Mardi Gras!! Keep up the awesome songs, and keep on swingin!!
Jack Polo
on 2009-12-20 20:51:46
tweek;404603 wrote: This is without a doubt my ABSOLUTE favorite track on OCR.

(Because saying it again would have been redundant)
Wow, so so soooo good. Download immediately if you haven't already. If ever Estradasphere decides to return and grace us again with their excellence, I will be very, very happy indeed.
42
on 2009-03-20 20:59:25
oh, this is like, ok, so I can't think of any good analogies, but
this is
freaking
awesome.
Download this now.
I just wish Estradasphere would come back and give us some more of their divine experience for the ears. :-(
Lovely Peach
on 2009-01-09 13:04:30
This is a really fun piece that makes me feel like dancing. It makes me want to choreograph a full dance routine to go with it. I especially like the bass section in the middle that utilizes the "pause" music well. I only wish this piece were longer since it's so enjoyable!
Incidentally, this reminds me of one episode of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, "The Unzappables", in the scene where Bowser's running a jazz club. This would fit in perfectly.
Fantastic remixing. This is one of the first songs I ever downloaded from OCR and I still love it.
tweex
on 2008-05-05 21:40:32
This is without a doubt my ABSOLUTE favorite track on OCR. If I ever get to work with these guys, I will be a very happy man.
WesPip
on 2008-01-03 04:12:47
Liontamer;361740 wrote: Yeah, clearly all desktop musicians have to do is "press buttons." This comments only shows there are still ignorant listeners out there who don't know anything about what makes good music.

Ooh-hoo, defensive?
To be fair, that is all you have to do. Granted, he's downplaying the time it takes you to do it properly, but if you're sequencing on the computer, you have all the time in the world. Playing a live track, you're constricted by time.
I'm not saying one requires more skill or talent than the other, just that time isn't necessarily a factor if you're creating music on your computer.
Liontamer
on 2008-01-02 22:20:16
Shenlon;361690 wrote: It's extremely refreshing to see a professional band, with very talented musicians, making a remix like this. I second the sentiment of a previous poster about most mixes on this site being done my gamers who happen to know how to press buttons on a software synth. This shows that there are talented people out there who still care enough to make cool VG remixes.

Yeah, clearly all desktop musicians have to do is "press buttons." This comments only shows there are still ignorant listeners out there who don't know anything about what makes good music.
Shenlon
on 2008-01-02 19:45:26
It's extremely refreshing to see a professional band, with very talented musicians, making a remix like this. I second the sentiment of a previous poster about most mixes on this site being done my gamers who happen to know how to press buttons on a software synth. This shows that there are talented people out there who still care enough to make cool VG remixes.
This, since I first heard it, has been right up there with my other favorite, "Spekkio the Brave" by Spekkosaurus. :)
Pink
on 2006-10-07 16:35:51
*bobs her head continually and taps out that swingin' beat* This one here is definitely a classic. This song is a real treat to jazz lovers out there, and myself, having been a percussionist who's played a lot of jazz songs before, can really appreciate the talent behind this work.
The arrangement, rhythm... everything is crisp, clear, and very professionally done. I could listen to this song for hours upon hours and not get bored (In fact I already did that this afternoon while playing one of my games. XD)! This remix really brings justice to that old catchy overworld tune from Super Mario Brothers 2. Even though the game was my least favourite of the series... it still had catchy music.
Every element of jazz is put together nicely here. From swingin' saxes, to raunchy bass, to peppy and high-energy trumpets! I could easily picture the band just swinging left and right and bobbing to the beat of the song.
Methinks they should submit more of their works. :P
That's all I can really think of to say, but hey, this here song is EXTREMELY recommended! Especially to those jazz fans out there! Listen now!
Geoffrey Taucer
on 2006-08-16 00:02:32
metaphist wrote: Such a talented band with only one track. They should return to us to serve up some mo' jazz goodness, me thinks.

Fixed. And check out their site for more jazz goodness.
metaphist
on 2006-08-15 23:35:43
Such a talented remixer with only one track. He should return to us to serve up some mo' jazz goodness, me thinks.