ReMix: Star Fox 'Barrel Roll'
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Gratuitous? Sure... but now at least it's out of my system. PrototypeRaptor, aka Jonathan Paulsen, follows his debut FFX mix up with some Star Fox love, anointing said mix with that most famous of imperative exclamations, made famous by Mr. Peppy. Jonathan actually resubbed this one based on judges feedback, and it looks like things worked out. He writes:
"... alright, so I've gone back and revamped my old remix of Star Fox's "Corneria" theme.This theme is one of those songs that is just stuck in your head as a kid...and I've wanted to remix it FOREVER. It's a good thing that it got shot down last time, as I don't think it did the original justice; I've gone back and re-mixed everything, added new melodies, new countermelodies, etc. Hopefully those of you who didn't like the lack of actual arrangement of music from the game will be a bit happier this time around...pretty much everything is based on or around the chords/melodies of the original.
I've also acquired new speakers since last time. (mixing on logitechs FTL) so hopefully it sounds less like "mud men from the swamps of sludge" and more like "star-fox-is-a-bad-ass-game-I-want-to-play-it-now."
... a definite improvement, indeed. In his decision, Jimmy writes:
"This one's got good energy throughout. I'll echo everyone else's thoughts about the vocal clips, but eh, what can ya do. Some people will love it, I'm sure.
I really actually liked the vocoded snippets--thought they were actually pretty unique in their own rights, and we don't hear a lot of vocoded stuff around here. Since Vinnie's pretty thoroughly broken down the arrangement, I can't say I have any qualms there. I'm with Zyko again here. Fans will enjoy this one. Here's to another yes on a trance mix, haterz. :)"
There you go... it's Star Fox, it's trance, there's a good deal of arrangement, and the voice samples... well, they certainly don't let you forget for a second that this is a Star Fox ReMix. They up the cheese/anthem factor by about a thousand percent, and the vocoded/mangled incarnation of the main Peppy quote of note is definitely slick. PR does extend the mix to six minutes plus by incorporating some pretty liberal soloing halfway through, even segueing out of trance into a breakbeat breakdown and working some piano in.
That all works well enough, though I did feel like some of the key changes were over-the-top... it's definitely not a subtle mix any way you cut it, but I feel like it caters pretty effectively to those looking to completely geek out to trance that's firmly set in the Star Fox universe... and damn proud of it. While it's a bit indulgent and flamboyant, it never gets sloppy or stretches beyond the point of musical credibility. Basically, it's damn good fun, Jon made the right modifications with his revision, and it shows off both his love of the game and for trance as well. If Peppy's incessant demands that you do a barrel roll fell on deaf ears, perhaps this will persuade you; either way, it's good stuffs.
I would like very much to listen to the first reject submission, just to see how much the remixer improved from that to this.
- rfgiusti on April 2, 2013
- Overdriven on August 2, 2010
Love it dude :D
- AkumajoBelmont on August 2, 2010
- Pachi Risu on November 12, 2009
I wish the song was a little more intense, especially after that intro, but it definitely has some great parts to it. Nice filters, and that chord progression is great. Breakdown was sick, and overall this was good stuff. Well played, sir. :-)
- OA on November 12, 2009
- Shinkako on December 13, 2008
- wiredzombie on December 10, 2008
Really love the moding/filters on "Do a barrel roll" that made me smile :)
- Mtlbro on December 10, 2008
I usually don't really care for voice samples, but come on, this is Star Fox. It's classic. I could repeat those lines in my sleep, and they add the perfect touch to this mix. Not only that, but every time I listen to this, I am obligated to yell out Peppy's timeless quote regardless of the company I am in. And yes, I do enjoy the stares I recieve.
And the mix itself makes me want to hop in an Arwing and start whooping some serious Andross hide.
- Lucentas on December 6, 2008
I too love the intro voices, really nice touch.
- uranai on November 19, 2008
- DjChexxMixx on November 14, 2008
I like the voice samples used in the beginning of the song. Yes, it's cheesy, but it's also fun. However, I'm not really fond of the "Do a barrel roll" used throughout the mix, simply because I don't like how the "barrel roll" part of it sounds.
Other than that, there's no real issues here. Nice work.
- Martin Penwald on November 6, 2008
- LuckyXIII on November 5, 2008
Perhaps the best compliment I can give you is that if I hadn't known it was you, I would've said without a doubt this was some of Beatdrop's work. Nice work.
- Shadow Wolf on November 3, 2008
- evktalo on October 29, 2008