ReMix: Dizzy the Adventurer 'Mix Dizz'
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Makke is a crazyperson. Granted, not one that should be muzzled, placed in a white rubber room, and monitored constantly - he's found the perfect outlet for a clearly overflowing abundance of creative energies; namely, music. Right from the get-go, the combination of semi-punk doo-wop 50's backup singers, cheesemaster organ, jangly guitar, and boppy beat catch you off guard - this definitely doesn't sound like any other mix on the site, that's for sure. Brandon says:
"Man this is the finger-snappin’ toe-tappin’ jam. Production of instruments and vocals is very clean and does a great job of capturing the genre. I especially like the backup vocal harmony which offsets the interesting and unique male lead. Arrangement is there in the form of cool lyrics (even though Makke’s never played the game before, he just likes the music) and great reinterpretation of the original instruments. Great stuff Marcus."
The male vocal lead has the unpolished charm of Rancid, albeit more British, and the genre fits the source material like a glove. At 2'40", it's a short little piece, true to the roots of its inspiration, but the organ jams out, the guitar (interestingly layered/cross-panned on alternating strums) adds the punk element, there's some self-deprecating dialogue expressing doubt that anyone'll listen to the track, and the real clincher that insists it WILL stick in your head - whether you want it to - is the backup vocal. Drums are peppy and keep things moving, and while the piece does fade out a little abruptly, it's certainly said its piece by the conclusion. My strong advice would be to listen to this song last in any playlist you add it to, because otherwise, in the middle of anything that follows, the infectious chorus and cute little organ riff will slither their collective way into your ears, and all will be lost. This is our first Dizzy mix and may be our last, but if I were the game's creators, I'd be happy - hell, Marcus even went to the trouble of incorporating their title character into his mix title, in a painful-yet-perfect pun. Larry seemed to think this will be "hated" by some people, presumably because of its unabashed happy-go-luckiness and genre choice, but man, it's just... fun. It's not art, but at the same time it's pretty well-made and not simply thrown together haphazardly, and it's so catchy it should be illegal.
- WesternZypher on January 20, 2011
- DragonAvenger on December 1, 2009
I loved the semi-breakdown where Makke has a conversation with himself, very clever and cool.
- OA on December 1, 2009
Bump. Y'all oughta listen to this, it's awesome. :D
- Rozovian on April 19, 2009
- Deathtank on April 18, 2009
BUT he has a lot of songs on http://Remix.Kwed.Org from the C64 and they are mostly all awesome!
- YoshMaster on March 30, 2009
- Jaybell on March 20, 2009
- DJMetal on November 18, 2008
Totally rocked my world!!!! :p
- Deathtank on October 19, 2008
Sounds very professional, in all its simplicity. Did you do it all by yourself, or did someone help you out with vocals or such?... Oh and good on you for remixing an until now uncovered game. :)
- Dafydd on July 10, 2005
This Remix makes me want to get up and swing dance.
- Orion_Black on June 30, 2005
Otherwise, this is great. If this is a "love it or hate it" remix, I'm in the love it camp :) :)
Edit: if you're in the "hate it" camp, you suck!
- Fray on June 26, 2005
- YoshMaster on June 26, 2005
- OmegaSephiroth on June 26, 2005
Man this is GOOD!!!!!!!!!!
It's the first remix ever to go to my "Music Mp3" as well as my regular "Game Mp3" playlists!!!!!!!! It TOTALY sounds like a professional "real" (hate the term but hey you know what I mean) song!!!! :D
This is soooooo happy-catchy-cooooool!!!!!!!!!!!
The vocals are GREAT too!!! You found a VERY catchy way of singing the vocals and I must say I LOVE your voice because its so..... "not pop music-like":)
My good it's on loop for 42 times already:P
I'll be singing this song 4EVER :D
- YoshMaster on June 24, 2005