Posted 2006-07-30, evaluated by djpretzel
Yes, we're still here. Things have slowed down to a grinding halt as quite a bit of preparation goes into the 250 mix interval landmark torrent releases. In addition to one last final lockdown/removal of mixes that didn't meet standards at the original time of submission, the details of which are maintained in our changelog, we're also going back and fixing ID3v2 tagging issues, etc. and making sure everything's as clean as possible before re-torrenting. It's a lot of work; please bear with us, as it impacts OCR's overall schedule tremendously. I've recently purchased a Nintendo DS, New Super Mario Bros., and Soul Calibur 3 just to help me deal with the added stress (well, also happened to be my birthday on the 25th). We've also got Otakon coming up next weekend, and a couple site projects waiting in the wings, so these are busy, busy times. Nevertheless, we inch one step closer to 1500 with this collab from RTF and Malcos off of the Blood on the Asphalt project. When I first got into Street Fighter 2, way back in the days when the parallax scrolling effect on the ground was considered scaldingly hot shit, I played as Chun Li. Old thunder thighs served me well; I capitalized on her wall jump and head stomp, rocked the lightning kick, and sort of ignored the whirlwind kick altogether, which didn't become too useful until SF3. But I digress; when SFA came along I finally sold my soul and switched to the Ryu camp, but I still recall the glory years of Chun fun. Now I can recall them in stylish electro jazz that's pentatonic fun for the whole Li family, courtesy Stephen and Caio. Now, Chun's melody was a peppy little pentatonic ditty that most of us are probably familiar with, but I doubt too many would have seen it being adapted to a jazz/fusion piece. That's nevertheless the game here, with extended wah EP, acoustic piano and organ solos, piano comping, acoustic drums layered over electronic ones, synth lead, a nice thick upright bass, and oodles of polish. When these guys collab, it's nigh impossible to tell who did what, because everything sounds absolutely integrated and unified. There's plenty of details like filtered pads, fx, lovely hihat syncopations, and what not to accentuate the solos, but this is pretty much a solo-driven arrangement, with organ and piano duking it out between koto and synth-led versions of the simpler melody. This is a great mix of a classic theme that I would have thought was prohibitively pentatonic and repetitive for a good jazz/fusion rendition; thankfully, RTF and Malcos were up to the task, and created a fantastic groove for the original queen of 2D fighting.
on 2011-12-30 16:45:21
This here's some mighty delicious take out that leaves you wanting more. Would definitely order from again.
on 2011-12-02 01:21:40
Such an awesome take. And IIRC that's a Garageband loop that opens up the track. Wherever the loop was from, it fits well.
Light jazz really suits Chun-Li's theme, though I would have never expected it. Along with the AWESOME synth writing, and fun comping, the ideas in this mix really shine and are such a great example of the creative interpretation that makes artists like Malcos RTF and the community at large so great.
on 2009-01-29 18:18:10
It's hard to not like this track; it's just so harmonious.
Everything just flows its with it.
Very nice, very smooth; it doesn't really strike me as jazz per se, but its close enough for my tastes.
on 2008-12-08 15:37:31
Great solos and very catchy chord comping. The percussion is great, with perfect panning, and some very well put-together layering. Great synth choices, and lots of nice textures. Nothing completely knocks me out of my chair, but it's really solid work and is great to loop. I've been jammin with this one for the last half hour or so. Nice work, I think you guys should collab more frequently.
on 2007-12-09 10:18:33
Lovin the blending of genres here. The concepts and execution are really slick. My fav part is def the intro. Some of the basic ideas and soundscape are repeated throughout but all of the change ups and variations keep it fresh. Hope to see you two collab again you dudes really create a an awesome when making musiks.
on 2006-10-13 18:53:35
Talk about instant nostalgia. The beginning with the smooth piano rendition of Chun-Li's homecourt is so kind to the ears. The song really captures the inner subtle feelings of the simplicity of the stage. This remix a must listen.
on 2006-09-20 10:33:47
Hotness. Can I end it right there?
This remix incorporates different styles with a lot of thought put into transitions. I've always thought of Chun-Li's stage music as kind of bland if not stereotypical, but this spin on the music (even in the first 15 seconds) makes me really enjoy it a lot more than I used to.
on 2006-09-10 13:46:45
9/10 Whoa, this surprised me. I didn't like it very much until the chinese-melody part. Congratulations!
on 2006-08-16 00:28:43
Really enjoy this track. Actually, it's my favorite out of the entire project. Just goes to show you what great stuff the combined efforts of two great remixers can accomplish. Look foward more stuff from you two.
Edit: I have to say, some of the titles on the songs from this project made me lol. Who came up with that stuff?
on 2006-08-08 22:10:20
Just today, I played SF2, which I havn't in years. Then I check ocr for some remixes, and the first song on the front page was this one. Very nice.
on 2006-08-04 22:43:20
Great groove thumpin beat just pounds out of the speakers it's awesome.
on 2006-08-04 11:42:10
I really enjoy working with RTF, we're fans of each other and we both have Reason 3 as well, so it makes collaborations like this one lots of fun!
on 2006-08-04 00:36:45
You guys do outstanding collab works. I have to mirror what djp said about this. It's so smooth and perfectly put together that it's pretty much impossible to tell who did what on this song.
That's because I was kidnapped by an evil organization and infused with Malcos cells to use some of his awesomeness. DJP is spelling my name wrongly, it is K'aio.
Wait, is this the right fighting game?
on 2006-08-02 10:51:32
Very chill. It just grooves well from start to finish.
Some parts of the song remind me alitte of music you would hear from a sonic theme.
Definitely worth mentioning that at 3:29 the piano groovin' just starts kicking ass and taking names, luck for all of us the background beat isn't a whit behind.
I'd say this is now one of my favorite SF remixes.
on 2006-08-02 09:12:34
Also, I'm shocked as to how far RTF has come in so little time. I remember hearing some of your stuff on vgmix around a year ago and thinking it was all right, and now you've been blowing me away with your music. Props to you, man.
Thanks dude. It's just a good deal of homework, eating lot's of vegetables for vitamins and obeying my mom.
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
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- Additional Game:
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Capcom, 1992, ARC)
Music by Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura
- "Chun-Li (China)"
- Piano, Synth
- Origin > Collaboration
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