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.
Nostalvania
on 2015-12-12 06:17:22

I dunno maybe it's just me, but i wasn't a big fan of the hard panning of the piano and guitar, it sounded a bit strange to me. :|

Anyway, this is sweet! Very authentic jazz take on this classic source. Expertly played, with great solos, nice horn riffs/backgrounds and drum fills. Definitely one of the best early jazz mixes i heard on the site. :)

Bowlerhat
on 2015-12-05 17:31:51

What I think is the coolest about this mix is that the nice voicings are reserved for the ending. This doesn't only make this piece climax at the end in a dynamic way, but also in a harmonic way. This makes it extra satisfying to listen to. Really cool mix!!

MrKyle
on 2015-05-19 13:27:31

A shorty, but so warm and fun. Awesome mix.

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
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
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
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. :)