ReMix: Mega Man 2 "Metal Man Goes Clubbing" 5:18

By Disco Dan

Arranging the music of one song...

"Metal Man Stage"

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

Posted 2002-11-20, evaluated by djpretzel


It's been too long! I'm speaking of course of the considerable hiatus between this and Disco Dan's last ReMix way back in March of this year. But it's actually been unusually long since our last MM2 mix (not ages, granted, but we get a lot of 'em) - so Mr. Cabrera's latest is welcome in a couple ways. Running short on time tonight so I'll keep this brief - if you've been hankering for some Mega Man done DD-style, 'Metalman goes Clubbing' is your salvation. NES-style short-envelope synths, gated patterns, thumping offbeat sub bass, a straightforward unobstrusive house beat, and at 1'26" an excellent hybrid lead sound with some interesting processing are the main ingredients, but with over five minutes to play with, Disco throws all the variations you'd expect (and some you wouldn't) your way with a solid, danceable take on the man of metal. I especially dig the unconventional ending - peculiar & memorable. Dan doesn't specialize in a lot of audio-processing or "cut-up" effects, but instead favors a style that relies more on interacting, layered patterns and legitimate evolution / variation over time - not just addition / subtraction work but more substantive modifications. This is solid stuff with some subtler touches in the background arrangement that add cumulatively to a stronger overall whole. Recommended.

djpretzel

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OA
on 2010-03-16 17:10:19

Pretty straightforward stuff from DD, but Metal Man's theme is a classic, and this is well done, wit some nice counter melody parts. The sounds used are pleasant too. I think it'd be considered too conservative nowadays, but this is still a pretty nice track. The intentionally sequenced delay at the end was a really clever way to close things though, very cool idea. :-)

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Quintesson
on 2009-08-06 00:07:10

To me this one feels like a "remix of a remix", in this case, an excellent remix of AE's already stellar take on the Metalman theme.

Don't ask me to choose who I like best... I'd fall over in my chair if either Disco or AE decided to remix The Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, or Transformers themes (only one is in a video game, and it's not the one you'd expect!)

Although I play this one a bit more (not including how I replay it in my head at work -- you'd be surprised how Metalman's theme flows with moving freight), I really like them both.

-- Cybertronian.

(Absolutely, positively wanting a remix of the Mega Man 2 Boss music.)

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BlackPanther
on 2008-11-06 14:17:01

Funny because I just got done jammin to this song like 50 times over the other day. Has a nice techno feel to it, I like it.

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DjChexxMixx
on 2008-11-06 12:13:07

GLORY TO THE ALMIGHTY METALMAN!!! finally someone who can remix his song into a hot dance beat while keeping the orignal sound and feel to it. I highly sugest this remix if your a megaman fan.

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maelkashishi
on 2007-12-16 17:00:41

A techno song that is obviously carried by the (source) tune and the (source) tune only, which itself fits the style well, being all vivid. This does not help the tune from being sub-par in terms of originality, but for techno this is of course not required. The long and short of it is: it is not a particular interesting remix in any respect, but ok for hearing once- or more often iff you like techno.

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Flashdance
on 2007-05-20 16:01:35

I really enjoyed listening to your Remix, Disco Dan. Oh, how incredulous technology is today...especially when you can match a great beat to a really popular tune! The club mix (what was it you used? A TR-808?) was a perfectly great match to Metalman's track! I downloaded (and saved!) this file and it has been working wonders when I want to get away from it all. It was well-suited to a club remastery, and I listened to it so often it rocks (or should I say, it Rockman and Rolled?!)

You totallyRockman and Roll!

Flashdance

I wish he'd do another just as awestriking.:nicework:

PS If only you could pull off the same great quality of music from your other favorite videogames...:nicework:

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Psychotic Ninja
on 2006-01-27 21:58:19

I loved the original Metal Man's stage music, but, Disco Dan did another great job at remixing a Mega Man 2 song.

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Bummer
on 2005-09-23 09:48:38

I love it. It has the same feel from Rapid Fire, but you can notice that DD has earned some nice new skills. This is a great tranceremix, and I recommend every one to listen to it. No wait, it´s an order.

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MonkeyDRufee
on 2004-09-18 05:27:09

it's been a while since i've been to this site...i just happened to catch the thread reviewing disco dan's 'green amnesia' on the home page...i downloaded that song and i am just systematically downloading all of this guy's songs.

this is hands down the best rendition of metal man's theme i have ever heard. being a techno fan, i really enjoyed this song. keep up the excellent work.

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Northern_Fist
on 2004-07-28 15:57:34

I couldn't agree with you more. This is one of the better Mega Man remixes here in general - period!

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Jooch
on 2004-07-28 12:04:46

Maybe it's all said before, but I just want to let you know why I prefer Dan's mix over all the other metalman remixes.

The original stage music of metalman has some sort of flow in the music which makes listening to it very addictive.

Although the other remixes with metal guitars were refreshing, they could not create the flow that was present in the original.

Dan is IMO the first to create this by his excellent baseline and care of details, he was also able to create more variety in his remix.

All in all, just a excellent piece of remixing! Let's hope Dan continues making remixes, because he is doing a damn fine job at it!

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Royal Sovereign
on 2004-07-14 14:51:15

...now THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call 'breathtaking.' The song is absolutely superb, from its on-the-mark conversion of the famous intro, to the soaring and darklit finale that utterly completes this excellent magnum opus of Disco Dan.

A trance beat set to the original sound of Metal Man's stage provides not just a great, albeit overlooked idea, but also gives fodder for the idea that such work could very well do well in the mainstream -- released, for instance, on an album or other collection.

Disco Dan is an absolute genius.

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Slime Master
on 2004-06-26 21:09:34

When it comes to remixing megaman songs Disco Dan is the man of choice. He sticks to the original tune while throwing in a variety of different instruments. I'd love to see him make a remix of the classic Wily Fortress song.

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Sileet
on 2004-04-19 02:20:32

I love that beat, melody, whatever you call it that comes in at 1:26, it REALLY excites me.. great stuff

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Carbon Dog
on 2004-01-28 17:15:03

I loved the part from 3:17 to 3:30.

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

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