ReMix: Super Metroid 'Dimstar'
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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.
- duane on July 9, 2009
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.
- OA on February 25, 2008
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!
- nicholai_maelstrom on October 21, 2005
So many people gave me such strange looks when I started dancing to the beat afterwards.
This deserves 4 kick asseries out of 5.
- Hawke Edge on January 27, 2005
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
- jordex on January 27, 2005
- Sanguineuniverse on September 20, 2004
- randomDDRguy on August 8, 2004
- Tenebrys on August 7, 2004
- Orion283 on May 16, 2003
- Beatdrop on May 15, 2003
- Orion283 on May 15, 2003
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.
- Wabbajack on May 15, 2003
Orion283 wrote: 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.
- Smoke on May 14, 2003
- Orion283 on May 14, 2003
Anywho, yeah, they must have totally different settings. The bass drum wasn't very overpowering on my Altec Lansing setup. I have a sub, and two tweeters, and it sounded great. The bass wasn't REALLY overpowering, but it could've been toned down a little bit, not much though, as it would take away from the body of this otherwise great electronica Super Metroid mix. Now, Metroid FUSION anybody? ^_^ *gets to work*
- NSR::Neko on November 27, 2002