ReMix: The King of Fighters 2000 'ReBirth'
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You have to hand it to SNK: for quite some time now, they've been updating the King of Fighters series, and unlike the sometimes VERY trivial modifications Capcom would make in christening a new version of Street Fighter 2, they've added new characters, backgrounds, music, and moves. Of course, I'd still take the mechanics of the SF Alpha series (4? Please??) over KoF any day of the week and twice on Sunday, but it's impressive nonetheless. Gecko Yamori gives us our first ReMix from KOF2K, a hard-edged techno arrangement that merges in some phased, delayed, distorted, mean electric guitar for extra punch. Introing light and atmospheric, with a sustained chord, then bass drop, a fuzzy synth line soon fades in. Guitar builds up to 0'58", where the main drum groove comes in and synths take over the spotlight. The lead synth actually sounds like a NES timbre, adding a bit of a retro feel atop the decidedly un-retro backdrop. There's an extended section with lots of development, including nice use of a solid choir patch, until we get the main melody again towards the end. Though I've always dug KoF tunes, I've always seen them as difficult to arrange while maintaining a sense of development, ending up somewhere markedly different from where things began, but that's what GY has done. Though this mix relies on delay effects perhaps a bit too much to fill up space, it's damn fun stuff: biting, heavy, and definitely a solid work. ReMix-starved SNK-fans shouldn't need more than that, but I'd recommend this to all who're looking for some well-constructed electronica. Good stuff.
- WesternZypher on March 8, 2011
Great beats, great synthy bits, and a cool atmosphere, but that lead sound doesn't fit the song at all. :-(
Still a killer track, but i'd love to hear a revised version.
- OA on October 7, 2008
MAC;125796 wrote: I don't belive it. Why does this crap get universal approval? The flanged synths and the synth chord are OUT OF FREAKING TUNE WITH THE SONG! Out-of-tune-ness grates on people's ears!
Whose ears does this grate on? Sure not mine, and apparently, not on most other peoples'. I don't know none of yer fancy technical stuff, but I lurve this tune, it really feels like it has a lot of energy. Especially starting at 1:40 and going on to that build-up at about the 2 minute mark, it's just a fantastic "pump-up" song, and it carries through to the end. The ending, too, is great. The chorus is a nice addition where it's used, really brings those parts out.
I wish you'd post moar leik this, Gecko D: Sounds great.
- Culturekoi on December 4, 2007
- MAC on July 19, 2006
In fact, I think this music is a remix from the KOF 2K arcade port, so it isn't a complete version. But if you listen to the arrange one, present on the PlayStation 2 version, you'll note a big quality similarity.
You can download the full SNK's arranged version from here:
- Occult on March 17, 2005
- Julio Jose on April 20, 2004
- The Instrument of GAWD on September 28, 2003
-can't think of anything else to say-
- †pikachu† on September 18, 2003
Just a very, very listenable SNK remix. Nuff said!
- NightWish on September 13, 2003
Gecko Yamori wrote: I didn't use any ts404s.
Well, whatever kind of patch it was doesn't change what I said about it.
- Dj Orange on September 12, 2003
I only have one complaint about it though. Its missing half of the main melody, which would've made it far more interesting. :\
Regardless, I'm highly appreciative of you giving SNK tunes some coverage with quality and style. I really hope to see more remixes from the greats of SNK from you in the future. :)
- Fygee on September 12, 2003
- GeckoYamori on September 12, 2003
Good, but not what I personally look for in a piece of music, so I'm kinda biased.
- Dj Orange on September 11, 2003
But i do have something itching me with this remix. The root never changes. It would be great if you continued the measures at the end of 3:02 and changed the root. But i need to hear the original first.. dont even know what the original sounds like. this really itches me that its always the same :(.
Good stuff from my boy, Gecko! I hope to hear some more house beats though ;)-
- neostormx on September 11, 2003
nice stuff. Very slick.
- The Xyco on September 11, 2003