ReMix: Super Street Fighter II Turbo 'I Don't Fight Boys'
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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.
- WesternZypher on December 30, 2011
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.
- Liontamer on December 2, 2011
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.
- 42 on January 29, 2009
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. :-)
- OA on December 8, 2008
- avaris on December 9, 2007
- Jackson on October 13, 2006
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.
- Katsurugi on September 20, 2006
- John Revoredo on September 10, 2006
Edit: I have to say, some of the titles on the songs from this project made me lol. Who came up with that stuff? :lol:
- Broken on August 16, 2006
- LongeBane on August 8, 2006
- i <3 robots on August 4, 2006
- Malcos on August 4, 2006
PlastikBag wrote: 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?
- Mr. Fox on August 4, 2006
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.
- Flare4War on August 2, 2006
PlastikBag wrote: 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.
- Mr. Fox on August 2, 2006