ReMix: Mega Man 9 "Daft Drafts" 3:07

By zircon

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electronic funky lyrics-original synth vocals-male
Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Cold Man Stage", "Thunder Tornado (Tornado Man Stage)"

Primary Game: Mega Man 9 (Capcom, 2008, WII), music by Hiroki Isogai, Ippo Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, Yu Shimoda

Posted 2010-12-31, evaluated by the judges panel


Alright, folks, we're gonna close out 2010 right proper with some amazingly funky electronica from zircon, which also happens to be our first Mega Man 9 ReMix!

As a reminder, be sure to check out the Return All Robots! original soundtrack for a metric ton of awesome originals by Mr. Aversa. I've been playing the game lately and it's pretty cool - I like specifically the idea of an overworld for a puzzler that otherwise resembles a mix between Bomberman and Chip's Challenge. Now, on to the mix; Andy writes:

"This was my second round entry in the first Grand Robot Master Remix Battle competition, run by Darkesword. I really had a blast with this contest and went out of my way to try different styles for each round. My robot master theme was Tornado Man, so in the second round, where my opponent was Cold Man, I had to mix both themes together. I decided to do a very smooth, 70s-style remix inspired by Daft Punk and Joshua Morse (again!) but only after tons of failed attempts at transcribing the Cold Man theme, which is actually really complex.

I'm really proud of this remix in particular, since the chord progression was very difficult to smooth out, but I think the end result mixes the two themes seamlessly. I also spent quite a bit of time playing in live parts, particularly the synth solos, bassline, percussion breakdown and of course, the vocals. Please note this is probably the only time you'll ever hear me sing."

Ah, well, never say never... Vocoded vocals and thick beats definitely echo the Daft influence, and I'd say this is Andy's funkiest mix to date. Shariq, playing the roles of Dr. Light AND Dr. Wily in coordinating this prolific & awesome competition, writes:

"Yes!!! I loved this song in the GRMRB. Very groovy, great source usage, extremely cohesive considering the two differing source tunes. I love the vocoded vocals. Very nice!"

This was basically a no-brainer direct-post, save for some source analysis just for due diligence; check the decision thread for a breakdown of what came from where. It's amazingly well-produced and extremely slick, but more importantly, it's infectiously groovy, and for our first MM9 mix, it sets a wonderful precedent; I strenuously recommend its inclusion in any last-minute NYE party playlists!

There's a LOT to be said about OverClocked ReMix in 2010; I genuinely feel like it was our best year yet, in spite of a few significant site updates and features that didn't quite make it in time. This ReMix makes 189 total posted this year, which is more than any year since 2004 (!!), and we also released more albums as well, including some original indie game soundtracks by community members. I've missed doing a "State of the ReMix Address" for a good while, now, but I'll try and sum up my thoughts in a more extended fashion at some point in January. In the meantime, thanks to everyone for making our 10th anniversary year an amazing experience, have a Happy New Year, and we'll see you in 2011!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Black_Doom
on 2015-02-26 03:55:57

Awwww, so much chills... The vocoder lead sounds cheesy, sure, but I like it a lot. The percussion breakdown at 1:10 is also damn sweet. This track can be a theme for a weather reoprt on TV :D Cool work! :nicework:

Crulex
on 2012-10-08 14:50:55

This was my face upon hearing a track with JM-like funk and groove mixed with some vox: 8O. I heard the beat of Cold Man's stage and then the vox came up, and my god, it was glorious. Zircon's music is almost always ace, but it's ReMixes like this one that remind those with short-term memory just how damn good he is. Love the groovy beat to this. Great work Zircon.

Martin Penwald
on 2011-03-02 15:37:59
I love the JM influence and the Daft Vox - so so good

SO SO GOOD!

Seconded on all accounts. The vocoded vocals are most wonderful.

LostChronos
on 2011-01-07 10:38:44

Yeah, I'm an idiot like that. Zircon knows I care. His music is awesome. You know this man.

Benjamin Briggs
on 2011-01-04 17:52:02
We all give a huge thanks for the founding of this site. (*see my sig)

2010 may have been your best year, but I know things will get better. Thank you again for this awesome site and thanks to the REMIXERS that make this site one of my (our) few havens, and also I thank the rest of the folks behind the scenes that I don't know the names of! ;-) You ALL rock. Keep em coming!!!:pretzel:

lol no mention of this track or zircon anywhere in post

gandalf0987
on 2011-01-04 16:04:55

Has a great Daft Punk vibe to it. A great tune. I enjoyed this one.

SubNormal J3
on 2011-01-03 22:59:28

diggin the jazzy sound. very smooth. bit of some jm flava going on. you guys could pull off a sweet collab.

LostChronos
on 2011-01-03 12:55:52

We all give a huge thanks for the founding of this site. (*see my sig)

2010 may have been your best year, but I know things will get better. Thank you again for this awesome site and thanks to the REMIXERS that make this site one of my (our) few havens, and also I thank the rest of the folks behind the scenes that I don't know the names of! ;-) You ALL rock. Keep em coming!!!:pretzel:

rocco_mcgail
on 2011-01-03 04:38:31

cool shite, Mustin should join the nxt GRMRB!

Mustin
on 2011-01-02 22:27:24

god DAMN, son! This might be my new fav from zircon. Not only was his "Training Tutorial" from his Robots soundtrack on loop for days if not weeks - now I have this which will never stop. I love the JM influence and the Daft Vox - so so good

SO SO GOOD!

WillRock
on 2011-01-01 13:21:35
He has a nice voice! I will keep encouraging him. ^_^

I vote that you two do a duet. Seriously, would be awesome.

Nice remix Zircon, one of the best and most original remixes from the GRMRB.

Jillian Aversa
on 2011-01-01 12:50:57

(Pssst, Jill...encourage him to sing more no matter what. His voice can't be that bad)

He has a nice voice! I will keep encouraging him. ^_^

SwordBreaker
on 2011-01-01 06:41:40

Love it. Excellent stuff as usual. Very Daft Punk-esque indeed. I've secretly always wanted a remixer to tackle any game music track and go all Daft Punk on it, so congrats on being the first to do so. Tornado Man is an unusual pick for this experiment, but you managed to make it work overall. I recognize parts of the beginning of the original track here, but I'm not familiar with Cold Man's track at all. Either way, not questioning the usage of the source since you've broken it down in the decisions thread, but I personally would've love more Tornado Man since it's such a cool and catchy track.

Next time, bring Jillian in to do some back-up vocoded vocals or something. That would kick ass!

(Pssst, Jill...encourage him to sing more no matter what. His voice can't be that bad)

AkumajoBelmont
on 2011-01-01 06:02:55

My favourite Zircon mix to date. I'm all about this style of music, and yeah. Top, top stuff.

Level 99
on 2010-12-31 21:55:43

Smooth, funky, and it pushes all my right buttons. Loving the cheesy vocoded robotic voice, amazing production, and yeah...this is really good!

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 9 (Capcom, 2008, WII)
Music by Hiroki Isogai, Ippo Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, Yu Shimoda
Songs:
"Thunder Tornado (Tornado Man Stage)"
Additional Game:
Rockman & Forte (Capcom, 1998, SNES)
Music by Akari Kaida, Kirikiri-chan, Naoshi Mizuta
Songs:
"Cold Man Stage"

Tags (5)


Genre:
Mood:
Funky
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth, Vocals: Male
Additional:
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original

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Bitrate:
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Duration:
3:07

Hurricane, tornado
We got a cold weather front coming in, yeah

This winter spell, I will end sooner
Because my wind don't ever stop
Don't ever stop

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