ReMix: Mega Man 2 "Project X2 - Crash Man" 2:07

By Project X

Arranging the music of one song...

"Crash Man Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES), music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi

Posted 2002-05-16, evaluated by djpretzel


More good'uns from Project X 2, this time in a very different vein - funkdafied hip-hop, replete with flava including but not limited to atmospheric vinyl scratchiness, funk guitar, phatulent synth bass, attitudinal synth, scratchin', and some various hits. I knew Rok and Rawk could brew a mean stew, but this is a very different mix that shows they can groove just as deep and hard as they rock. Only downside is that it's over a little quick, but it uses the time it has well and perhaps works better as a short & sweet little diddy. The key element to making this a VERY tight piece is the funk guitar, which fills the spaces between beats with great + funky articulations. The static can sometimes be a bad idea, but here I think it adds the right amount of space and vintage feeling to the mix (accented by the "woooh . . . . yeah" samples, o'course). Fun for the whole mega-family, and then some. If Project X were a stock portfolio, it'd be very healthily diversified, methinks :) Highly recommended.

djpretzel

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Crulex
on 2013-06-20 10:02:11

I don't really care what anyone says, this ReMix put a smile on my face just from the idea. Funky fresh hip hop beats made from and in addition to Crash Man's theme was great, and the Woo! Yeah! samples fit right in. A little short and most likely could be expanded/evolved today, but for when it was made and what the idea is, I like it.

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Otakatt
on 2010-12-05 03:41:50

Oooh, I remember I used to listen to this every now and again years ago. XD

It's nothing groundbreaking. It's a catchy cover of a catchy theme. Fun to listen to, for sure.

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42
on 2009-12-18 00:40:33

I don't think the album from whence this was cut was like its other a continuous flow of music, so abrupt stops aren't quite as forgivable. Overall its not too bad, but simplistic and short. Still, I like the attempted feel going on here, like a record being played, hence the grain and scratching at the end. I do recommend checking this out and the rest of the album.

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-29 00:08:34

Not a bad approach, but it's way too short and it could explore the melody more I feel. Around where the song ends I feel like it should be developing, not stopping abruptly.

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Dafydd
on 2008-12-23 15:57:11

This is just about the best thing anyone could ever make of this song. The synth lead playing the melody in the beginning (right before the organ) should have been replaced by a rhodes or something though, I think...

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Dhsu
on 2008-10-29 14:00:30

Really likin' this one. Of course, it would be hard to make Crashman *not* insanely catchy. :)

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-06-12 10:45:47

Funkiness is awesome, a great style choice for this song.

Aside from that, I don't see much else going on that's too original, but for what it's done, it's a nice quick listen.

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OA
on 2007-06-21 17:53:09

Funky and creative sound design, but i'm not really feeling the lead; I think it needs more sustain and a little more beef. The new jack sound clip was a bit strange, unless the clip has a longer history than I know of, since the aim of this song seems to be 70ish retro, not early 90's.

The scratching at the end seemed too bassy and a little sloppy, but the thought was there. Decent little mix, on the short side, but it doesn't overstay it's welcome.

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KogeJoe
on 2007-01-27 12:21:49

Again, MY LEAD GUITAR? WHERE IS IT!!! GREAT start, and as usual, awesome background, but no FOREGROUND. A nice distortion guitar for the melody would have been great man... guess you just like those synths eh... keep trying harder. Good beginner's work.

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Bummer
on 2005-11-18 09:04:08

Uhhhhh....what? This was funkiness out of its mind, but I don´t think I´m not a very big fan of woah in the back and the mega-woofer-dark synth.'

Oh, well, but it wouldn´t have hurt to be an another rockremix, although nearly their whole project is made like that.

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MegaManNetRonin
on 2005-06-21 23:59:14

When I first heard this....Well.....

I was extemely let down.

Unsatisfied.

But after listening to it a little more,

I really liked the beat, and eventually I kept listening to it.

One of my least faves from Project X,

but still pretty damn good.

(I hope I don't get into trouble for cursing.) :oops:

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Teddy Dudeman
on 2004-11-27 12:15:43

I especially like that beginning beat that sounds like an old stereo pumping out a beat before the mix gets go. Fo Shizzle

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Woffester
on 2002-07-26 09:53:09

Yeah, kudos on the intro. Ditto to Orky. And oh yeah, crash man rocks the hizz-ouse.

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orkybash
on 2002-06-04 22:26:50

Mega Man 2 'Project X2 - Crash Man'

LOVE the lo-fi sound here. In fact, I can't think of a single element here that doesn't work - it's well arranged and well produced, and quality is high all around. If after hearing this mix you don't run out and download the rest of X2, I don't know what will convince you.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
Songs:
"Crash Man Stage"

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