ReMix: Super Metroid "Dimstar" 4:32

By Beatdrop

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Brinstar - Plant Overgrowth Area"

Primary Game: Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994, SNES), music by Kenji Yamamoto (I), Minako Hamano

Posted 2002-05-23, evaluated by djpretzel


First off, like the name :) Beatdrop's latest is some VERY electronic, slower techno (with a hardcore kick drum) coverage of Super Metroid. I'm of two minds about this mix - on the one hand, I dig most aspects of it - funky beat, some nice tricks and twists, in-your-face synths, and a kickin' upwards pitch-bent snare fill reminiscent of that 'I'm Too Sexy' song from days of yore. At times, though, I did feel like the combination of strong bass and a very deep, loud hardcore kick were overpowering the rest of the mix. I have a feeling this was the intention, however, and it certainly represents a methodology in the genre that is often utilized - it's just not one I'm particularly fond of. Don't let my specific nitpick on that one aspect stop you, though, because this is quite solid electronica, with a broad pallete of otherworldly pads and effects (see intro) and some very aggressive synth and drum textures. Probably I'm just getting old - soon I'll be watching soap operas and eating Metamucil three times a day :) Heavy, pounding, elaborate stuff from Beatdrop.

djpretzel

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TillyFun
on 2015-12-30 21:15:20

What a beat. :D It really gets going and quickly. :) Almost reaches 5 minutes, but I wish it were longer.

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duane
on 2009-07-09 16:15:09

bouncy. trancy. odd. somewhat incongruous, yet i dunno... I like it! good stuff.

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OA
on 2008-02-25 16:44:03

The beat here starts out rather annoying, but as a lot of people have attested to, it really does make you start bouncing. There are a lot of subtle touches that make this one pretty interesting, like the bass drops, the shimmering synths, and some pads as well.

Melodically it isn't too interesting for me, but that is the source rather than any specific treatment of it. Super Metroid's music never struck me as being especially catchy, but you've made it so with that crazy kick.

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nicholai_maelstrom
on 2005-10-21 01:04:51

well... it's a damn good song! What can I say? It's really interesting to me though, for some odd reason, I can't help but feel like a little bit of Mega Man II was taken out and placed as a backbeat...

You know? That one level of Dr. Wily's castle in number two where you had to go through the rusted water and kill the fish with Quick Boomerang and not to mention the boss... But... hell, I don't know. It just seems so damn familiar to me. Sure, you can easily hear the Metroid in it, but, it really feels like there's something extra.

In any case, as I said before, damn good song. Keep it up!

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Hawke Edge
on 2005-01-27 22:02:11

Awesome kick ass song that I remember walking around the campus bobbing my head to nonstop.

So many people gave me such strange looks when I started dancing to the beat afterwards.

This deserves 4 kick asseries out of 5.

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jordex
on 2005-01-27 21:48:03

so many great things in this song to mention them all

0:49 memorable fill right here

1:07 anyone else here that bass drop?

1:20 arhh whats happening? my heads bouncing to the beat of the song! i cant control it, its just so awesome!

i dont think anyone else notices the sweet bassline going on behind the kick here but it is sweet

1:51 has some crazy hihating if thats a word

2:22 thats one of the best sounding bass drums evar

and the rest is all great, if you're lookin for some hardcore pieces to dance to, this is one of the best out there

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Sanguineuniverse
on 2004-09-20 01:28:03

Out of curiosity why did you filter the kick? If you are gunna use distortion on a kick let the distortion be heard

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randomDDRguy
on 2004-08-08 00:15:23

This is one of my favorite songs. :D

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Tenebrys
on 2004-08-07 00:32:21

This was the first OC Remix I ever listened to, and it has a sort of... ethereal... quality to it. The tune at the beginning seemed to herald not from the old computer speakers, but from my own mind. I spotted quite a bit of what sounds like Descent 3 influence in the general makeup of the song... This remix certainly fits the world of Brinstar, mysterious and lonely, technology present but shrouded in gloom... A great piece, worthy of recognition.

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Orion283
on 2003-05-16 23:03:43

Now I triple checked and I found something very weird. There is indeed some cross-pollenation: in my download manager. It got confused and wrote in some Metal Gear song I was downloading in place of Dimstar. Out of curiosity I downloaded Dimstar again to really scrutinize the songs and the one I just got off the site is normal. My apologies.

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Beatdrop
on 2003-05-15 20:09:19

Well, no matter what you "double-checked" (since you didn't double check with ME, the remixer), I based this remix on the song from Super Metroid. I don't remember the music from Metal Gear at all.

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Orion283
on 2003-05-15 17:21:01

I can see how one might mix the two up, they're pretty close. Makes you wonder if there was some cross-pollenation between the Metroid and Metal Gear production teams. But at any rate, I double checked and I'm certain Dimstar is based on Metal Gear. Uh Oh The Beat Have Started To Move by Khalal and Nintendo Guru is a good comparison tune.

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Wabbajack
on 2003-05-15 15:58:18

I have to disagree with DJP and orkybash here, I don't think the beat is overpowering or reason to pack my ears with gauze.

To tell you the truth, I never thought the brinstar music was anything special, but Beatdrop makes it an exciting song. I love the violins with the heavy beat, it always makes me smile.

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Smoke
on 2003-05-14 21:30:30
I noticed something odd about Dimstar by Beatdrop. Although it's categorized and billed as a Super Metroid remix, it is most definitely a Metal Gear remix. Just a thought. (^.^)

Nope, that's definately the Brinstar theme. Plays when you first enter that area. Fire up your copy of Super Metroid and go check.

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Orion283
on 2003-05-14 14:39:42

I noticed something odd about Dimstar by Beatdrop. Although it's categorized and billed as a Super Metroid remix, it is most definitely a Metal Gear remix. Just a thought. (^.^)

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Primary Game:
Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994, SNES)
Music by Kenji Yamamoto (I), Minako Hamano
Songs:
"Brinstar - Plant Overgrowth Area"

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