ReMix: Sonic CD 'Stardust Beat'
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This one starts off musically interesting and stays that way for its brief two and a half minutes of fun, hoppin', syncopated Sonic CD mixage from Gecko Yamori. Starting with some dirty, jazzy synth chords and a deep "yeah" sample, highly syncopated 909-style drums come in along with a spastic saxophone that's followed by a groovalicios acid synth lead. And then there's the meaty, dark synth bass to anchor everything. A brassy saw synth and heavier, downbeat drums enter for the chorus round 0'55", a transition that works well and is aided by and old-school tom fall. There's a lot to follow rhythmically at any given point in time - it's fun just to focus on tracking each piece. Ending exposes some textured vinyl static that gives the piece sort of a 70's disco-house aura. Concise, solid, and bit more fun rhythmically than many tracks, GY's latest thus comes recommended.
- Ringworm128 on October 18, 2012
- Dubanubiel on November 20, 2009
A very fun track. :-)
- OA on June 12, 2008
The other iffy part is on the differing from the original. The samples are different, but all in all, isn't this just basically a recreation of the original piece using different samples? Just me.
OK mix though, if you can ignore the opening...
- KogeJoe on January 29, 2007
The samples are different this time, that saxophone isn't exactly high quality and the piano that jams from time to time sounds a little rough. However, although that thought pops up into my mind, it really doesn't bother me that much. If one sample sounds bad but the rest sounds good, then it bothers me. But in this case, almost every sample was happy, trippy and rough so that it created an overall theme to this remix, if there would be a real saxophone playing there it would only ruin it.
After listening to this for a couple of times, I can understand why AD was dancing in the shower, this really is fun stuff. :D
- Bummer on July 13, 2006
DarkWolf wrote: I would have really loved this remix except there aren't any scratch sounds like there are in the original.
Nah, that's not a dealbreaker for me. I'm actually glad it didn't have those, if at least to differentiate it from the source material, since the two songs are structured so similarly. Rather conservative (per the usual), but personalized well-enough. The mix does a good job upping the energy level compared to the original.
- Liontamer on May 10, 2006
- Moogle! on December 6, 2003
I always love your choice of instruments and synths, Gecko. The kind of muffled, distorted piano sounds great. I love the original and you do it great justice, while adding much wonderful arrangement of your own. Being that I don't know remixing terms for shit, I'll stop here with "Keep it up up UP!"
- Your Good Twin on October 16, 2003
That aside it's a good remix.
- DarkWolf on July 11, 2003
- Seriintegra on July 4, 2003
- Atomic Dog on June 5, 2003
- lazygecko on June 5, 2003
I wake up this morning and I take a shower as I always do. Well, my girlfriend decides she wants to surprise me with a nice little shower-for-two. So, she comes into the bathroom and, as usual, I have a a CD playing. She opens up the stall and there I am under the water just dancing my brains out. She stands there, her jaw open, and then she busts up laughing and says, "You're such a dork Tim."
And guess what the song was.
I love this song. It's one of my favorites in the entire OC catalog.
(incidently, I've also been known to dance in the shower to Kono Sekai De)
- Atomic Dog on June 5, 2003
Compared to the AWESOME sax solo in Mustin's Atomizer, the synth sax sucks. However, it does complement the rest of the ReMix, which does have an antiquated 70's feel to it. All in all, this one deserves to be recognized. Congrats, Gecko Yamori!
- Domukaz on December 5, 2002
i am a huge sonic fan, but i have never played sonic CD. i didnt particularly like the intro but i loved the synth effects. when the remix really captures my attention was during the 55' second. after that, i was all ears. the song is mostly synths, there is some piano, drums and sax but nothing as far as my knowledge (which isnt much).
i have to say, i thought the song was on the short side, but then maybe a third repetition would have been too long. kudos to gecko yamori. i love the remixer's name too. sounds like a japanese amphibian.
- Unbiased Reviewer on December 1, 2002