ReMix: Streets of Rage 2 "SID of Rage" 3:09

By lazygecko

Arranging the music of one song...

"Under Logic"

Primary Game: Streets of Rage 2 (Sega, 1992, GEN), music by Motohiro Kawashima, Yuzo Koshiro

Posted 2002-06-04, evaluated by djpretzel


Now here's something a little different. Gecko Yamori uses quite a few sounds from the SID sound chip, famous and infamous for thousands of Commodore 64 soundtracks, in this heavy techno coverage from Streets of Rage 2. Sorta neat, as it's using a chip that predates the Sega Genesis' own FM chip extensively :) Of course, there's also house piano, nice electro percussion, and (what made it for me) a great mono-glide analog synth that enters at 0'50". When that synth came in, the song went from alright to kickin' in a heartbeat - really added something that the melody is covered by a panning, chirpy analog synth that also does a cool pitchbend at the end of some lines. Piano actually has a played-through-a-speaker feel to it, which is neat, and the SID sounds, though very easy to spot, do work well with the other elements. If Yuzo had had a SID to work with inside the Genesis, some of his pieces might have uses similar textures in similar ways. Good clean fun, and a successfull and unique experiment. Recommended.

djpretzel

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Schneau
on 2010-02-06 12:08:49

This is a really nice olderish track. You can really rock out to it, even though its a bit repetitive.

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-12-05 18:54:41

The overall chip-feel of the song is pretty cool, because it's kicking throughout, and the SID really supports the other instruments. Repeating everyone above, the melody really brings things up a notch and keeps things fresh. Nice work.

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MechaFone
on 2008-04-14 02:00:49

Well this is interesting. Don't think I've heard this one. I like the beat that starts near the beginning. The chip-sound reminds me of ancient Nintendo gone by. A good, solid mix that I'll be adding to my collection

:)
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Ruffian
on 2008-01-13 17:33:23

i love this stage, and the remix does it justice.

well done

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OA
on 2006-12-28 11:21:09

I wasn't sure what I'd think of this when I read the writeup, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It starts out innocuous enough, with some nice drums and piano helping keep the track grounded in reality while the synths do their thing. As pretty much everyone mentioned, once the the lead comes in, it gets way better. Even though it's a pretty repetitive track, there is enough variation used to not get old, and if you are looking for something that corsses the line of old and new school effectivly, this is the mix for you.

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Pip is uh.....
on 2005-03-13 22:33:30

WOOOOHOOOO! This mix has a groove to it! Man this is some solid mixage. I love the SID usage. I always liked the sound that thing made and its used perfectly! I like how the sound is used in conjunction with the piano even though they have completely contrasting sounds and yet it seems to somehow work! I really dug the sound used for the main melody when it kicks in at :51. Very very nice trippy stuff. Keep em comin gecko!

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'ReaktorZ0
on 2004-03-04 13:32:06

Gecko is a god. :D

This remix just kicks ass.

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DarkWolf
on 2003-07-11 09:42:43

The piano sounds a bit weird with the SID, but other than that it's a great remix. One of my favorites.

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The Berserk Fury
on 2003-07-10 04:53:06
Rather mediocre? The original theme-- from the baseball stadium level, I believe-- happens to be one of my favorites from SoR2.

And, lucky me, this and McVaffe's version of the theme have different merits that make them both so very, very worthwhile.

Pretty good a little tomuch distortion for me but other than that great mix.

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MagFlare
on 2002-11-07 13:30:39

Rather mediocre? The original theme-- from the baseball stadium level, I believe-- happens to be one of my favorites from SoR2.

And, lucky me, this and McVaffe's version of the theme have different merits that make them both so very, very worthwhile.

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SoUnDoLe
on 2002-10-31 05:57:03

I speak without a doubt when I say this is my favourite song EVER. That's a big call. I also love the SID used :)

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Eccles
on 2002-07-25 08:35:45

wheeee!

I love remixes that use SID.

This has lots of SID

I love this remix.

Simple as that.

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Earl
on 2002-07-25 01:34:22

I'm won. This remix rocks! I absolutely love it. Remixer takes a rather mediocre SOR 2 song and makes it great. All the instrumentation was nice and clean and just fit into the right place. The thing that just had to top it off though was the C64 sounds, they really added alot to the piece and gave it a good oldskool twist that just rocked my pants off! This one's deffinetly staying in my playlist!

Great Remix Gecko Ramori!

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The Coop
on 2002-06-17 22:44:02

I'm kinda mixed (no pun intended) on this one.

On the one hand, I do like the way it turned out. The mix of old C64 sounds and modern instrumentation works well. The rhytm created is steady, rich and well crafted. As a whole, it's a well done mix.

On the other hand, I feel it's a bit too repeatative in that there isn't enough between the main rhythm before it starts up again. Some original material using the sounds and rhythms created within the remix, in my opinion, would have added greatly to the song. There's a strong rhythm here, and this tune nearly cries out to be taken into new ground, then brought back to the beat of the original song.

Despite the negative paragraph being longer than the positive, this mix is a good one.

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orkybash
on 2002-06-05 21:39:13

Streets of Rage 2 'SID of Rage'

Cool. I'm a sucker for C64-style arpeggios (even though that system pre-dates me =P ), and this mix has them going throughout almost the whole thing. Other aspects of the arrangement work just as well, and it all combines into a remix that, plain and simply, kicks ass. This has to be one of my favorite mixes of this theme.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Streets of Rage 2 (Sega, 1992, GEN)
Music by Motohiro Kawashima, Yuzo Koshiro
Songs:
"Under Logic"

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