ReMix: Duke Nukem 3D 'All Outta Gum'
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Come get some!! Mazedude turns 50 (mixes)!!
Hot off the presses, Mazedude just finished this mix TODAY, in time for a special Halloween posting, and it's our first ReMix from Duke Nukem 3D!! Balls of steel, indeed. Chris writes:
"Going back to my roots here, from the classic Duke Nukem 3D (often hailed by critics as being better than the Doom scores), remixed in a stylistic blending of the Candyman and Resident Evil movie soundtracks. Made for Halloween. Enjoy."
Some of you who attended MAG last year will recall Jon St. John, the voice of Duke Nukem, counting down New Year's Eve, and of course the relatively recent news that long-running industry joke Duke Nukem Forever is actually going to be MADE bears mentioning. I'm bummed that it might take development time away from a Borderlands sequel, personally, but it should be solid, and so this seems an auspicious time to be releasing our first DN3D ReMix. Plus, it's dark, aggressive, and industrial - Duke may be a wisecracker, but this mix creates an atmosphere that's ominous & serious - making it appropriate for a haunted house of Halloween horrors. Mechanized percussion grinds away as retro-fakey choir samples establish nostalgia & melody and sinister organ lines creep through. Undulating rise-fall FX create the sensation of being on uneven footing, as the "room" sways back and forth and we descend darker into the mind of Christopher Getman.
Mazedude just redesigned his website - again - and, again, it well illustrates his multitalents and formidable body of work. This is his 50th posted ReMix, his first dating all the way back to early 2001. Will this significant milestone spur fellow veteran McVaffe, stuck at 45 mixes, back into action?!? I can think of few better things than a "Cold War" of ReMix stockpiling between these two artists... I seem fairly safe with my seventy-one mixes, at the moment, but a few of those were pretty crap, unlike MzD & McV. At any rate, have a happy & safe Halloween, enjoy our first Duke Nukem arrangement, and give Chris some mad, well-deserved props for hitting the big FIVE-O & delivering yet another singular, distinct, and satisfying ReMix!
- Crulex on May 2, 2012
- ProjectSpam on December 16, 2011
- predcon on March 2, 2011
I think my only gripe is when it appears like it's going to shift to something good, the song just ends :sad: . Otherwise, this is nicely done as usual.
- Bahamut on December 9, 2010
Gollgagh;726580 wrote: classic mazedude
Agree 100%. Great stuff.
- Martin Penwald on November 18, 2010
Why there is no more rmix of duke nukem. Ths game surely needs more remixes.
Departure and Pissed office box would be great euro techno remix or any other kind of tune remix.
This is a nice work;) I enjoyed it a lot.
- morrigan666 on November 16, 2010
What's even more insane is that Chris' musicality and inventiveness haven't diminished 1 iota from mix 1 all the way to mix 50.
That aside, this one was definitely badass. I don't know how you did it, but it totally feels like I'm back in LA shooting alien baddies. Great stuff!
- ktriton on November 9, 2010
- Mr. Steven Wolfe on November 8, 2010
Shinobi: because this tune is side scroller worthy (its duke nukem ya dingus!) and the pace reminded me of running ninjas.
Castlevania: The organ of course! well and the note structure is very castle-y
Resident Evil: because I am reminded of graveyards and other usual locales for things that go bump in the night.
I wish this was in DN3D.
- Csyzr on November 5, 2010
All of the above is present, and it's quite well done, but I would hardly call it "creepy." There's no sense of mystery, no air of the unknown, no fear of the dark to it. It's gloomy, and a bit evil, but I may be desensitized by years of video game playing, but it's not really unsettling or odd.
Maybe... just maybe. It's too kickass to be creepy.
- Master_Yoshi on November 4, 2010
...and congrats on 50, maze. Here's hoping you're still hale and hearty through 50 more!
- VNilla on November 1, 2010
- halc on November 1, 2010
- Dafydd on November 1, 2010
- Gollgagh on November 1, 2010
I'm going to have to say that this mix certainly attains a level of creepiness that is very appropriate for Halloween night. The repetativeness of the piece and the industrail production definitely adds to that. I can't say that I'm really a fan of the mix, partly because I feel like the mix doesn't really build or grow as much as I'd like. However, the mix works for the style it's going for, and is produced very well.
- DragonAvenger on October 31, 2010