ReMix: Cheetahmen II 'C.H.E.E.T.A.H.'
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...and managed to post 126 ReMixes, too. I remember when Andy was just starting to work on VotL, and I remember a long forum conversation debating the album title; Snapple seemed to think that "Voices of the Lifestream" was, and I'm paraphrasing here, "too gay", but it ultimately won. I'm glad, too, not only because I think assigning sexual preference to inanimate proper nouns is disturbing, but because the runner-up, "Limit Break," was a little obvious/generic. I love Voices; it has so many fantastic artists, all at the top of their game. I had a blast recording the guitar part to "Short Skirts" with Vigilante, and when I heard the finished album in its entirety... it was one of those moments where you step back and just marvel. Platonically.
So, what 10 Year Anniversary flood would be complete without some Cheetahmen II? Not this one, that's for damn sure. PrototypeRaptor, aka Jonathan Paulsen, joins Anso in the elite group of "OC ReMixers Who've Had C2 ReMixes Posted" - updated total population: two. Remember when I raved about the killer bassline in Tepid's "TRIX"? Well, it's time to bring out my boundless bucket of bass accolades yet again, because PR has crafted a sick electro-funk arrangement of the catchy source tune that has a downright disgusting slap bass. Pops, slips, rips, falls, slaps, bops, tweeps, glomps, and thwacks can all be found in abundance. Aight, I made some of those up just now, but the bass sequencing is superb and makes the mix, no doubt. The artist writes:
"This is a remix of the Cheetahmen II theme - one of the worst games ever with one of the most memorable tunes I've ever heard... eh, go figure. Anyway, it's done in a style I haven't explicitly heard on OC before: electro house ala Justice. There's distortion everywhere, heavy 4 on the floor drums, and lots o' bass...did I mention the bass? Yeah, it was fun to make."
I can tell; I actually don't know how Jonathan was able to keep working on this mix without just getting up and dancing in the middle of mixdown. Infectious? Hell yeah. Even if you missed the pseudo-meme Cheetahmen II craze when it was in its prime, this mix is gonna be your joint - never before have a discarded anthropomorphic trio of feline NES superheroes been adorned with such supreme bass.
- timaeus222 on October 27, 2013
- BaconProcurement on July 27, 2013
- Crulex on April 19, 2012
- Aro on November 4, 2010
- Schneau on February 1, 2010
This remix had me bobbing my head to it on the very first listen, and I wasn't even really paying attention to the song back then. This is absolutely awesome; I've been listening to the song every day since then.
- Martin Penwald on January 3, 2010
I spent hours, days, and even weeks coming up with a short and clear way to express how I view this mix. It's basically boiling down to "what if Daft Punk remixed video game tunes with slap bass in the disco era". This song is just awesome, through and through. Great length, it never feels like it's too long. The production and performance are all top-notch. The entire song has this crunch to it that would make Nestle jealous. Badass.
Who knew cheetah's be so funky?
- Level 99 on December 28, 2009
- Less Ashamed Of Self on December 27, 2009
This is pretty good stuff though - I think my only complaint here is at about 2:15, there's a weird transition before it quickly returns to the original funk. Otherwise, love the groove, and everything else about it.
- Bahamut on December 22, 2009
- SubNormal J3 on December 18, 2009
- stealthchicken on December 16, 2009
- Hollidayrain on December 15, 2009
Great distortion, excellent beats, and super clean production.
This track is a winner. :-)
- OA on December 14, 2009
- DragonAvenger on December 13, 2009
very nice PR
- Radiowar on December 13, 2009