Posted 2003-03-02, evaluated by djpretzel
djpretzel does trance? Probably as close as I'll get. But first, more about the source material: without a doubt in my mind, of the Sega Genesis game soundtracks I have heard, I believe that Socket's is the most underrated, undervalued OST on the system, and would make my overall list (regardless of hardware) easily as well. This Sonic the Hedgehog clone from Vic Tokai managed to capture some of the appeal of the blue hedgehog it was modeled after, but was on-par or below its forefather in all aspects save one: Socket's soundtrack easily, even favorably compares with the music from the original Sonic as well as its sequels. No one to date, to my knowledge, has requested a track from this game be ReMixed. I've never heard it mentioned in extended discussions of the best Genesis soundtracks. And yet I feel it truly deserves a place in such conversations, as it's consistently excellent and melodically intricate & original. This is the PERFECT game soundtrack for ReMixing, by my own ideals, as it's older, relatively unknown, and deserves a second, third, and fourth listen. It's one of the soundtracks that impressed me enough to record it to casette tape way back when, and probably played an integral part in inspiring the origin of OCR itself. In the time between this mix, which I started a couple days ago, and my previous Tekken 2 ReMix, I started three other ReMixes that I couldn't seem to complete, for one reason or another. One was a lost cause to begin with, the other two I do intend to go back to. But when I found myself humming this theme from Socket a few nights ago, then sat down at the keyboard, everything clicked. This is trance, but breaks it up a bit and has some of what I'd call disco & synth-pop thrown in. It's closer to the original than some of my other creations, but has a different sound - this is another technically complex, from a configuration perspective, mix. It features almost everything in my studio - two software samplers, FM7, D'Cota, Z3TA+, Yamaha Motif, Kawai K5000, and MicroKORG, all working together. The result is maximalist (well, let's just say it's NOT minimalist) trance-ish fare that doesn't try to hide or sublimate the main melody but instead embraces it. I love the original tune to death, and love the Socket OST in general, so this is sort of my tribute to this overlooked, wonderful score. Hope you dig it.
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Sources Arranged (2 Songs)
- Primary Game:
Socket (Vic Tokai, 1993, GEN)
Music by Fumito Tamayama, Shigenori Masuko, Yasuyuki Hamada, Yoko Suzuki
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- Size: 8,550,027 bytes
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