ReMix: Breath of Fire II 'You Must Dance'
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Well, these things happen. "Newcomer" Gman actually submitted a version of this so long ago it predates our judges panel and the newer email address for submissions, and thus it's taken over a rotation of the Earth around the Sun to see the light of day here on OCR. Ah, but as the eternal optimist (hopefully) in all of us might say, "better late than never" . . . This is some very upbeat, catchy techno dance that's anchored by a very liquid analog lead synth that's just quality. The arrangement intros with a very respectable orchestral sorta bit, but transforms into the high-energy, thumpin' 'tronica pretty early. Heavy kick, offbeat (mostly) bass, and a variety of convincing, high-quality analog synths (this is key) complete the sound. There's a good variety of breaks, additions, subtractions, builds, etc. that help fill up about three minutes at a pretty quick tempo. It would have been cool to mix it up a bit and through in an acoustic guitar solo or something more organic, for the variety/hybrid appeal, but what's here is solid and definitely works. The strength of the synth timbres used, and the way that strength is capitalized on, exposed, and "shown off", is what makes it a lot of fun. Plus the original lends itself well to the style. Nothing mind-blowing or genius in terms of innovation, just a good, rock-solid dance track done right. A big thanks to Gman for his patience, and for an impressive debut that was literally a year in the making. Recommended.
I think the mix needs a little more time to breathe a bit; the treble is relentless and really tires my ears out.
Otherwise this is pretty decent; synths are good and the beat is nice.
- OA on October 7, 2008
- DragonAvenger on September 24, 2008
- Jimstander Drago on January 9, 2006
Zidane9999 wrote: which song on Bof is this remixing? Its not even remotely close to any of the ones.
Really good song though!
You Must live
It took me awhile to figure it out too til I replayed the game recently. its kinda vague but when you think about it the conclusion will definitly be drawn
- Runic_Blade on March 30, 2005
Really good song though!
- Zidane9999 on March 26, 2005
The one and only BOF 2 mix is definitely a great one.
- Mighty Gazelle on November 3, 2004
- DragonFireKai on August 25, 2004
0:00 - Nice.
0:12 - Gettin' started...
0:22 - Excellent tuning there.
0:39 - Sounds like a synth duet. Cool.
1:20 - Perfect! I love this part!
1:48 - A pause??? In a DANCE mix??? What am I supposed to do, just STAND there???? [heh, just kidding! this is nicely placed.]
1:49+ - Climactic, sounds like multiple synths, and not just two.
Excellent mix, finely tuned, perfectly placed transitions. 95%.
- Corporal Eschebone on November 9, 2003
Anyway... if you're refusing to even download it just cause it's call "youmust[i]dance[/i]", then don't bother comment on it.
- Euclid on February 28, 2003
Not all songs with "Dance" in the title are dance, and therefore "bad". Download Gman's mix, [i]then[/i] pass judgement.
Very solid [i]dance[/i]... *glares at Emperor* It seems a little top-heavy; I would have liked a stronger bass. Definitely no lack of technical ability. See, when the mid comes in at 2:31, that makes it more balanced. The original seems to have been a very nice melody; never played through BoF2, so I wouldn't know.
Nice work! :nicework:
Discuss what's in the link somewhere else. PM me, if you feel it necessary. I just felt like griping at Emperor...
- Old Omen on February 23, 2003
- The Hiryuu on February 23, 2003
As I am often inclined to say: [b]SOLID™[/b]!
The only things I can say are that I would have liked a bit more delay or reverb to give this piece some "depth," and the snare at the very end sounds a bit too acoustic for a dance song.
Otherwise, great job GMan.
- DarkeSword on February 23, 2003
- Israfel on February 23, 2003
- betavirus on February 22, 2003
Ayear in the making...a year of WAITING. NOT making..more like 3 hours TOPS! Oh well..I guess DJP just put it the wrong way :p The good thing is that I like it and many others like it..So, its fine by me.
Well, this reminds me of FFMusicDJ's Alan & Cerl Breath of Fire ReMix. Puts me in that same weird mood. Enough said.
Good...cause thats what I wanted..I didn't want to keep the emotion, you must DANCE! not cry :P I'm a big fan of FFmusics DJ's BoF song... Its like sad...cry BOOM IN YOUR FACE! I guess its just not your cup of tea.. Like your stuff is to me..
I repeat: NOT a year in the making.
- Gman on February 22, 2003