ReMix: Mega Man 2 'Mechanical Flare'
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Rockman does Rockman; Mr. Harby did my work for me, for the most part:
"WillRock ReMixes flash and metal man. You don't say. Will he ever do anything original? Will he ever do anything that isn't 80's? Will he ever rock? Will he ever stop ripping off digital love? No, No, Yes (one day in the very distant future when alien-cyborgs have taken over planet earth) and Maybe. But not yet. Untill then you get 80's daft punk rip offs of sources I've done before at least 10 times, all in the same style. I should go left field and do a combination Aboriginal Folk, Boogie-Woogie and Celtic Rock, which would be called Aborig-Celtic Boog-Woog Rock."
Sniffin' glue again, that daffy guy... WillRock joins Stevo as the dynamic duo of additional workshop moderators, so you'll be seeing them around on the forums providing feedback/guidance on mixes that will hopefully one day show up here. Props & thanks to both for chipping in! This electronica Grand Robot Master Remix Battle Mega Man 2 mix is actually a little different; even if the production & style are par for the course - which is fine by me, personally - I feel like the arrangement is more interpretive & creative. I really love how Will's not only mashed up these two themes into a single, seamless jam, but also given them a much more major-key setting. The soloing @ 2'27" is indeed straight outta 'Digital Love', but it also works, and if you're gonna nod your head to a synth solo, that's certainly a modern classic that deserves the homage.
Since these are two songs that most of us know very, very well, I think many listeners are going to be able to appreciate how recognizable they both are, but how naturally & creatively they've been recontextualized; deceptively easy to groove out to & dig, but it's really a very sharp, smart arrangement that's a step forward for WillRock, who was no slouch in that arena to begin with. It's the type of arrangement that would impress me even with lackluster or barebones production, which is certainly not the case, plus it does something pretty damn new with two sources that have seen a LOT of combat duty, so kudos there as well. This may not be "Aborig-Celtic Boog-Woog Rock," but to me it's clearly another step forward for a talented artist, and a big one, and it's a Mega Man 2 mix that really stands out.
- Crulex on October 18, 2012
Superbly light, clean, reflective sounds here that sit on the border between chiptune and high quality synth. It makes for some ultra, ULTRA catchy melodies that have been really well arranged into something that sounds both instantly familiar and refreshingly new. It may be my favourite arrangement of the themes I've heard to date, and that's saying a lot considering how popular they are.
Not too much to say about the mix, to be honest. It's yet another slickly manufactured, effortless electro-opus from WillRock, whose track record just gets better and better.
- Marmiduke on April 22, 2012
- djnforce9 on August 31, 2011
- Martin Penwald on June 13, 2011
- Blackwinged Saron on April 9, 2011
as always, remembering this from the robot master compo; epic chillin music. continue being awesome.
- halc on April 4, 2011
Fantastic summer-afternoon lounge track.
- Emunator on April 4, 2011
Congrats to you on coming so far with your music, and for now being in a prime position to help get others to your level. Cheers, mate.
- Level 99 on April 4, 2011
Brandon Strader;766803 wrote: Still not familiar with MM2 sadly..
I can say i suffered from this till about a year ago and I've slowly got through most of the megaman games
But its as he said
Brandon Strader;766803 wrote: Too many games in existence!
- psychowolf on April 4, 2011
Brandon Strader;766803 wrote: Still not familiar with MM2 sadly.....HOW?
- PROTO·DOME on April 4, 2011
Willrock will rock.
- rainmanbk on April 3, 2011
I can't think of any previous mixes that have managed to blend 2 sources quite the way this one has, I am really impressed! Did I mention the song is also extremely catchy? Not exactly shocking, it's a Willrock mix, but hey! I knew I was going to like this but wow, this is just spectacular, probably my favorite mix of the year so far, and it just fell into my lap out of nowhere, keep cranking em out man!
- ZealPath on April 3, 2011
My god man how did you know i love digital love by daft punk, this actually sounds like a sequel which was never made for that song and the discovery album by daft punk.
And i love ever second of it.
I don't know how you do it, but please make more of it.
- psychowolf on April 3, 2011
- WesternZypher on April 3, 2011
- astrovanman on April 3, 2011