ReMix: The Guardian Legend 'Ace of Space'
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Dain takes off for boot camp with the United States Navy today (after which he'll be able to sing The Village People's classic "In The Navy" with complete credibility), so wish him luck. The ReMixer writes:
"Got a new submission here (obviously) from Guardian Legend. This one's been sitting around on my hard drive for a few months, and I kept forgetting to submit it, but here it is finally. Worked on it around the same time I worked on "Catapult," but it's completely different. Heavily Ace of Base inspired--thus the name--so I made sure to include a thick synth bass and some punchy drums. Just for the record, the vocal sample is NOT me, and it's saying "I make ya feel oh so fine." Had enough confusion about that with other people that I felt I should mention it."
It's definitely got the Ace of Base kick drum and bass, though it doesn't have that goofy Swedish guy doing makeshift raps between vocals about wanting babies, seeing the sign, etc. A little less edgy and certainly poppier than Beatdrop's other works, this even incorporates orchestra hits - tastefully - and also breaks some synth funk circa 1'30". Shariq cites both of these highlights:
"The man knows how to use orchestra hits. Someone get him a drink. 1:30 is funky fresh. For reals. Nice beats + weird vox = awesome. I love the squarewave around 2:20; awesome stuff there."
Dain elaborates on his new life:
"And by no means is my departure for boot camp and career with the Navy going to prevent me from continuing to work on music. Only time I won't have access to my computer is while I'm in boot camp, so don't worry, the beats will still continue to drop.
In the mean time, check out http://www.pulsenetwork.net to get the latest on the development of an arcade dance simulation game I'm involved with, called DanceTrax. The game also features the musical talent of SuperGreenX and Tefnek, among others, so definitely should keep an eye on that. Also available on the site is the entire 19 tracks of disc 1 of the free release of Everlast, my latest album, along with an exclusive interview conducted by one of the project's directors concerning Everlast, my songs in the game, and my future with the Navy."
As this mix illustrates, Dain's improved his electronica-centric approach to ReMixing over the years, in addition to serving as an OCR judge for awhile, so wish him the best. This is probably his most accessible and compositionally varied arrangement to date, and at 3'39" packs quite a bit of developed, elaborate electronica in. We actually haven't posted a more traditional electronica mix in awhile, so this also comes at just the right time to break things up thematically. Kudos to Dain for an excellent departing gift, one of a number of great pieces, and his months of civilian duty here at OCR as well; looking forward to whatever he sends our way whilst accelerating his life, but in the meantime, I'll be listening to this and enjoying my cushy office job.
- Billy Bullshot on October 4, 2009
Personally i'd have preferred more syncopation in the percussion. There's a whole lot of subdividing, but that's just a personal thing i guess.
Nice synth sounds; all well chosen, and great panning, especially on the descending orchestra hits. Production on this is very strong overall, but I can't help but think the source was a bit too straightforward rhythmically for you to make it more interesting without completely shaking it up.
Regardless, a very good listen.
- OA on April 23, 2008
The samples are nice. Nicer than BD's other stuff I think.
- Audity on April 16, 2006
- meccaneer on March 23, 2006
My favorite part is from 2:00 to 2:15, but the end of the song is a little abrupt.
- Martin Penwald on December 25, 2005
Cheers! Excellent work. Me likey!
- Flare4War on December 24, 2005
And to tell the truth, I was an Ace of Base fan. Even though for a few songs.
Overall, an excellent song, and is a must listen for everyone that loves classic games.
Best of luck out there Beatdrop.
- Kadosho on December 18, 2005
- Flaillen on December 17, 2005
- jorgandar on December 16, 2005
- Azure Prower on December 16, 2005
- dotSe7en on December 15, 2005
My posting here ought to convey well enough how I feel about the piece, in that case. :]
- Red Shadow on December 15, 2005
- cubber on December 14, 2005
Good luck at boot camp.
- PlastikBag on December 13, 2005
(I'm an Ensign in the Navy, down learning to fly in Pensacola, fun stuff)
I feel bad for never playing Guardian Legend, it apparently has music ALL OVER the place, residing in awesomeland. Hyperion is still my favorite, but this bass-pounding blast is just fine too.
- Pander on December 13, 2005