ReMix: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 'Robotnik's Trippin' on Ecstacy'
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Newcomers with interest often ask the question: "How do I become a ReMixer?" While I don't think there's any single magical combination of steps you can take, software or hardware you can buy, or materials you can study and learn from, I'd point to PxFury as someone who's gone about things in a way that makes sense to me. He's worked on his pieces quite a bit and polished this submission *before* submitting it, he's gotten feedback from others and used that to improve his work, and he chose not to submit his earlier piece and waited until he had something he thought was 100% ready. Kudos to yudos, sir. I'm not saying that process is right for everyone, but like I said, it makes sense to me, and the end result is this excellent Sonic 2 ReMix you have before you tonight. Booming, thick techno trance of the "heavy reverb & downbeat" variety, with some piano thrown in, some great swirly glass pads, a nice break at about two minutes and a slick and coherent intro and ending that make for a tight package that comes together well. A stellar first effort, there's perhaps room for improvement in the drums department, though this is a genre that doesn't always facilitate developing that particular aspect. I enjoyed hearing this specific track taken apart and pieced back together like this - worked better than I'd have expected, and some of the chromatic intro/outro stuff is delicious in this context. Great way to start from PxFury, truly, and a recommended track.
- Crulex on December 14, 2010
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- Jeph on April 25, 2008
- Atom45 on December 23, 2006
Seriously, this reminds me of those flashback videos. The video in my head is something like...
*Robotnik finally is going to die. That's the piano bit. Then, he remembers when it first began. On with the flashbacks, the illusions of grandeur, the pain, the tears, the memories... The the piano bit comes back and Robotnik dies.*
Sometimes I have the "Robotnik playing piano then goes to club and makes a rave song" video, but mostly it's the flashback one.
I'm a sucker for songs like this. I haven't meant one I didn't like yet.
- lord of all kobuns on December 21, 2006
While listening to this song, I couldn't help but wonder why the piano was in there at the beginning. Then the image of Gerald Robotnik teaching Julian/Julias...can't remember Eggman's first-name :oops: how to play the piano.
Fast-forward about ten years, and Eggman is a DJ at a rave, playing the very song he learned from his grandfather.
The other theory I had about the song was that perhaps while Robotnik was in a club, he was popping some E, and had delusions of grandeur, so he started creating and building, unaware that he wasn't as great as he thought he was. In comes Sonic, who ruins his plans :)
About the remix, though. I think its very nicely done, and definatly one of my favorites on here.
- InertiaCreep on December 22, 2005
- Ed the Penguin on March 25, 2005
At 1:00 the ecstacy finally kicks in then at 1:36 theres that ol' familiar melody which I love!
I'ld say this song almost feels laid back but its also heavy at the same time
Awesome remix, Px! Reminds me so much of the times when I'ld speed run through the sonic games
- jordex on March 13, 2005
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- mrnario9 on November 20, 2003
- MegaManXxX on July 10, 2003