ReMix: Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future 'Jungle Jazz'
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This is actually one of McVaffe favorites of his own work, which gotta tell you something right there alone. Our first coverage of Street Fighter 3, this jazz-jungle-blues hybrid ReMix is, in a single, commonly-used conjunction, kick-ass. Almost sounds like some of the (very good) music you hear briefly in car commercials these days, only unlike those those snippets, this is a fully-blown, developed musical idea. Beginning with simply, laid-back jazz piano, you might think at first this is gonna be a strictly instrumental arrangement, and the scary thing is that the piano line here is good enough so that it could stand on its own and be as such, but McVaffe added a lot of other flavors to the stew. Didn't skimp on the drums, using an excellent brushed snare pattern along with a variation of the classic 'amen' breakbeat (that at 2'54" gets some excellent DSP thrown its hungry way and takes off into the stratosphere of cool). Great acoustic bass that jumps around nicely, and smooth-as-silk vibes, as well as some synth bits and string pad swells, round out the flavor, but it's the way these elements come together that spells some real magic: there's something here for Jazz fans, jungle fans, and everyone in between. Though all of McVaffe's mixes display a consistent level of quality and musicality, some of them show a level of craftsmanship that excels even above his own high benchmark, and this certainly qualifies as a member of that elite group. Slick, a classic, and as highly recommended as they come.
And it's pretty chill for a character with a crotch-punching temper ;)
- Fun on November 3, 2013
- ProjectSpam on December 16, 2011
- SubNormal J3 on February 27, 2011
- Crulex on October 12, 2010
- WesternZypher on January 14, 2010
Things fade out once I've had too much to drink. Aw well. 'Twas a lively performance. I'll pay the bartender when I awaken...
- Polo on April 20, 2009
Really classy stuff here though, with nice counterpoint and synths, epiano, mallets, and a lot of additional percussion.
Well done, I like it, regardless of length. :-)
- OA on March 26, 2009
I'm not sure if I would class this as jazz, personally, but I can hear the influence through the DnB. Everything sounds stellar (especially given its age). McVaffe is an expert at sustaining material for vast amounts of time without anything getting stale around the edges, and by this stage he seemed to be right in his element.
Well chosen and placed instrumentation (crunchy distorted percussion for the win!) and consistent arranging is something that was/is pretty much guaranteed by a McVaffe mix. This is a great addition to his playlist.
- Marmiduke on March 4, 2009
Words fail me except for "Download this now".
- 42 on January 18, 2009
Hands down, one of the most kick ass mixes here. That is all.
- Goten X on November 2, 2006
When the song starts, and you just hear the piano, you don't expect too much, but then at 1:03, the beats start to come. And when the melody of the Makoto stage kicks in at 1:56, the feeling is just perfect. And then the more chilly part from 2:19 on...and the faster one starting at 2:42...
- Martin Penwald on November 1, 2005
There aren't too many DnB remixes here, and I should probably look deeper. This is a very good example of the soulful, jazzy DnB style known as Liquid Funk, and now that I found it I can't stop putting it on repeat. I would seriously consider mixing this in a DJ set.
- CC Ricers on August 12, 2005
- Master Spram on July 2, 2005
- neoyaku on June 16, 2005
- Shwenky on March 20, 2005