ReMix: Raiden Trad "Thunderous Dawn" 4:54

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Rough and Tumble (Round 3, 6)"

Primary Game: Raiden Trad (Electro-Brain, 1991, SNES), music by Akira Sato

Posted 2003-12-05, evaluated by djpretzel


If you're looking for subtlety, you won't find it here. I don't think it should cause Beatdrop much umbrage for me to qualify this as a mix that doesn't focus on little details, and instead goes for the jugular with a hard edge, infectious groove, and hooks-a-plenty. If you're allergic to four-on-the-floor or synthaphobic in any way, this won't be your thing, because the beat is definitely down and synth after synth, with layering to built up a dense wall of electronica, are employed in "thunderous" fashion. If the syncopation on a grainy saw bass isn't conspicuous enough for you, the gradated digital synth timbres that cover melody should do it, and towards the end there's some flamboyant but very catchy hybrid pad/leads that jump and gate all around. Raiden always struck me as one of the truer, oldschool/hardcore shooters, and its soundtrack works well taken in this direction. While it's true there's not much emphasis on refinement or dynamics, the energy is here, and it's here because Dain's put together some memorable synth leads and hooks that have punch and presence. The entrance at 2'39" is just extremely danceable in all ways - fun. If you know you like well-constructed, direct techno that's full-force and all about synths over beats, you can't go wrong. Good subject matter, great energy.

djpretzel

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Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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ProjectSpam
on 2011-12-16 23:55:51

Such a fun and immediately listenable/danceable ReMix. Of course, it's Beatdrop, but this is one of his catchieist ReMixes. I loved this when I first heard it many moons ago when I was a youngster in high school, and listening to it again now, it's surprising to me how much I still love it. Puts me in a good mood.

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OA
on 2008-01-16 11:04:22

I'd had this playlisted for several years and it's super energetic but with a nice and steady beat. It's always been a solid contender for my gym workout mix. What? You think these biceps get so massive on their own? /flex

Anyways, The lead was a bit on the squiggily side (for lack of a better layman's term), but I can speculate that Beatdrop was trying to emulate the feeling of the purple laser in the game that does in fact become "all squiggily". Otherwise it's straight-up Beatdrop style dance and it's well balanced soundwise. Check it out if you are going to pump some iron.

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meccaneer
on 2005-10-03 09:29:25

Although, I wouldn't describe it as 'fag-core,' I'm certainly sick of dance music. It's just too easy to make and doesn't really describe any musicians true abilities. This is no exception; Beatdrop has much better work out there. Also, the synths used in this one are somewhat grating on the ears. And it's too repetitive and lacking in variation.

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DavTheSage157
on 2003-12-16 22:00:06

Holy Shit. This song just put me in a good mood. I have to say this is definitely one of the more fun remixes on this site based purely on ease of listening to it. I would any day throw this on a Cd player and be like listen and observe the pinnacle of boombastic bass loving technotronic electronic melodic sytnthesizing over sweet effects and kicks. The simplicity is what makes this song rock. People often say "How can you like techno, it all sounds the same." Well, if you like one techno song than you like them all. So it's almost better that way. Anyways, I have to give mega props to Beatdrop on brightening my day. :D

To more technical critique:

1. I personally like the synth intro, draws you towards whats to come.

2. The build up to nothing around 0'39 is a nice effect, not over used most direct techno is beat build up in the form of tension and release, this song is more tension, tension, and then release.

3. I like the bass patch, it really sounds sweet around 2'00

4. The break down around 2'39 is very welcomed and leads beautifully into 3'00 where the background synth comes back and rocks with a very nice full not cluttered but full sound.

5. ::high five:: to Beatdrop, I really really enjoyed it.

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z38stinger
on 2003-12-07 12:23:27

.....ok. this one is goin in my upbeat playlist. if you like beatdrop's other work, this is for you.....actually, just DL it cuz its for you whether you like it or not [/communist approach]

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Dydron
on 2003-12-07 02:27:51

OH~

Raiden remix~~!

I have looking for Raiden remixes for a long time.

Now, there exists "Gallantry" and "Fighting Thunder" remixes on this site.

I hope to see others remixes :D

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The list of Raiden BGM is :

Gallantry

Lightning War

Rough and Tumble

Fighting Thunder

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WhiteZero
on 2003-12-07 00:03:22

Ahhh, some good synth. I like.

Score: 7/10

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Sir Alex
on 2003-12-06 23:32:56

I hate the opening synth in the first 14 seconds or so, but the rest of the mix is good in a way which I cannot describe well. Not only is it danceable, it sounds like an actual song, which many pieces in this style don't, and it keeps moving with little true repitition for all 5 minutes. Very well done.

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sgx
on 2003-12-06 17:02:24

Very cool. I dunno if I like the lead synth in the first half of the tune (also comes back later), but the rest is sweet. The synth at 2:08 is particularly h0t. Nice werk.

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Wombatforhire
on 2003-12-05 23:59:16

Highly enjoyable, extremely fun remix.

Nice work! :nicework:

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traviswedding
on 2003-12-05 23:40:21

never played the game, but good all the same

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xamgis
on 2003-12-05 22:47:56

Dude! This is awesome!

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Blake
on 2003-12-05 22:32:47

DItto....Well ditto the positive parts.

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Chique Geek
on 2003-12-05 19:45:59

Generic boom-tis boom-tis gay fagcore synth distortion craziness.

Otherwise a cool remix that eats small furry animals for breakfast.

Peace.

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djpretzel
on 2003-12-05 18:53:51

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

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Primary Game:
Raiden Trad (Electro-Brain, 1991, SNES)
Music by Akira Sato
Songs:
"Rough and Tumble (Round 3, 6)"

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