Posted 2006-11-22, evaluated by djpretzel
Yes, Mr. TheGrate just had a mix posted recently, but this is from Project Chaos, which has been out only three days but already had over 1500 torrent downloads (and still going strong), and is thus being posted in close proximity to his previous awesomeness. Many of you have already heard this festive rock/blues/jazz/salsa ReMix that features house channeling Santana, but for those unacquainted, allow me to elucidate. Alexander takes some risks here with sampled brass, which can often sound synthetic, especially when juxtaposed next to drums, guitar, and organ that all drip with authenticity, but the horns were necessary to the vision. The vision, as I'd describe it, is a rock/blues jam that gets progressively jazzier, then segues into a Latin-infused uptempo breakdown. It's quite different, overall, but the transition reminds me of Led Zeppelin's "Fool in the Rain" - and any comparisons to Led Zep, in almost any context, are always a good thing. The ReMixer is definitely branching out from rock, what with his recent foray into electronica, and now this genre-bending jam. Could we one day see a housethegrate ReMix completely devoid of guitar? With the organ, brass, and percussion parts on display here, I think it'd be a safe bet that Mr. Liss could pull it off. Of course, when you CAN play, and play well, why not utilize it? Guitar is one of those rare instruments that's flexible across dozens of genres, so there's really no need to abstain. And, however intent our schools are in praising its virtues, in this case abstinence would definitely be a very bad thing; house rocks it up, down, out, and around, taking the source material out for a spin to the local dive bar for some whiskey and blues and then next door for chaser mojitos and salsa. You'd be a fool (in the rain) not to join 'em for the ride.
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Sega, 1994, GEN)
Music by Bobby Brooks, Brad Buxer, C. Cirocco Jones, Darryl Ross, Doug Grigsby III, Geoff Grace, Jun Senoue, Michael Jackson, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada
- "Hydrocity Zone: Act 1"
- Funk, Rock
- Brass, Electric Guitar, Synth
- 8,830,824 bytes
- Size: 8,830,824 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: e255e9bfdfccddd0c1623305eb689676
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