ReMix: Sonic CD 'Saturday Night Speedway'
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Man, I love a good bassline. And from the very first nanosecond of Gecko's latest ReMix, from Sonic CD, he's got one going on. Love the mix title too - this has indeed got a groovalicious vibe that John Travolta could concievably have gotten down to way back in the decade of bad hair and cool pants. There's some interesting panning decisions going on here I'm not too sure about - bass and drums seem a little left-heavy, in particular - but there's some cross-pan delay on a nice synth that widens out the field. We've also got a cool distorted bass synth later on that ends out the track and is killa, some good if not jaw-droppingly realistic saxophone bits, piano, and a very nasal, retro synth lead that pans around a bit and is backed up by some respectable brass. I could dig the retro-factor on this lead - others may not. There's some good snare roll-ins on the drums that help w/ transitions. Biggest hangup I have is the panning, though, as on my headphones everything sounds like it heavily favors the left. Politically, I'm rather okay with that, but sonically it might be too biased :) There are some Beatles tracks I can think of that have bass and drums polarized, so it's not without precedent, it just bugged me a little in this disco/techno context. Other than that, a fun, concise number from Gecko that does achieve a feeling of a night out on the town, cruising under the street lights, like in one of 'dem crazee Mitsubishi ads where the music be playin' and the girl in the passenger seat be movin' her arms around all funny n' stuff. Right - groovy, mellow work from GY.
- Bendario on November 3, 2011
WesternZypher;761262 wrote: Ah, this takes me back. I love all of Gecko's mixes. And yes, you NEED to play this while cruising on a summer Saturday night. It just works.
I agree with this one.
- thals1992 on March 15, 2011
- WesternZypher on March 15, 2011
Easily loopable though, so listen a few times. :-)
- OA on May 4, 2009
It's extremely hard to not like this mix.
This mix is highly recommended if you're stressed and need something to listen to in order to chill out for a while.
- 42 on January 22, 2009
Don't HATE this, it sounds great. However, the music for the Zones in Sonic CD are all basically variations on one melody. There's a "re-mix" for the past and future ALREADY, so there's only really so much you can re-mix, unless you can REALLY get creative...
Other than that, I really like it.
- KogeJoe on January 29, 2007
I really liked this remix, it had a wide selection of samples and instruments, and everything ran smoothly. No complaints, at all. I give this one two thumbs and two toes up, everyone should give this a listen.
Edit: Oh, and Sweden rocks.
- Bummerdude on July 13, 2006
- Kurokun1293 on February 14, 2006
- GS on May 12, 2005
- QuestimElite on December 8, 2004
- Something Else on July 23, 2004
- Less Ashamed Of Self on July 22, 2004
Dhsu wrote: Really? How come the main themes sound the same then? O_o;; (BTW, there's a remix based on the American Present theme in progress in the WIP board :) ).
That's because in the Japanese version the timezone themes are remixes of each other.
- Axe Canabrava on April 6, 2004
- Dhsu on March 10, 2003
Now you need to do Bad Future and Present!
- DragoonFenix15 on March 10, 2003