ReMix: Sonic the Hedgehog "Subsonic Sparkle" 3:22

By GaMeBoX

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funk jazz synth
Arranging the music of 4 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Act Clear", "Collision Chaos "G"mix (JP)", "Labyrinth Zone", "Special Stage"

Primary Game: Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega, 1991, GEN), music by Masato Nakamura

Posted 2011-04-12, evaluated by djpretzel


Closing out our Sound of Speed mixflood we've got a track from GaMeBoX, aka Steve Olofsson, who we haven't heard from since his last mix in 2007, which was incidentally from the Sonic 3 & Knuckles album, Project Chaos. Clearly a fan of the Sonic franchise, it's good to be posting another ReMix from Steve; I was really digging his mixes four years ago and would have hoped to have posted half a dozen more between then and now, but one is certainly better than none, and his presence on SoS adds a nice legacy factor, connecting the dots between the albums. Director Andrew "halc" Wheeler writes:

"One day, GaMeBoX popped up out of the blue and wanted to do a song. I'm a huge, HUGE fan of his work on Project Chaos (and his style of remixing in general), so I was in no position to turn him down. :P Steve's is the first of three Special Stage remixes, and one of my personal favorites on the album. It's a fairly liberal take on the theme, but the style coupled with clever in-game FX use and cameo appearances (such as the Labyrinth Zone theme and the act clear jingle) made for a very charming and nostalgic piece. Props to Steve for an awesome contribution!"

Super-slick funk/rnb vibe with some badass wah lead going on; I mean that lead is just downright MEAN, man. It stole your happy meal and crapped in it when you were four years old - it's that dirty. The textural variety & attention to detail is fantastic, but it's the FLAVOR that makes this mix amazing, and the funk is off the charts. Steve was great four years ago, but he's gotten better, and I'm just downright jealous of the groove he's concocted around a relatively simple source. Cameo appearances by additional themes round out an intelligent arrangement that's as infectious as it is creative.

That pretty much goes for the whole enchilada, too: The Sound of Speed is an amazing, impressive album that packs in variety while maintaining watertight consistency and polish. Really great work & congratulations to all involved; I knew from early previews that this would be a great album, but I'm blown away, and am gonna be playing the hell out of it!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 11 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Black_Doom
on 2014-11-03 07:48:57

Ah, so classic. Awesome usage of SFX here. Love how Steve combined dreamy atmosphere with some funky gritty synths. Cool beat as well. Sweet piece!

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Bahamut
on 2012-07-15 21:39:08

Love GaMeBoX's style here, it is dreamy yet funky in a way. Great job on this fun song!

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Rexy
on 2011-12-04 15:42:11

When I heard that GaMeBoX was joining in on The Sound of Speed, I ultimately felt overjoyed - LOVED his sfx-manipulation-styled work on Project Chaos, and while the general approach is no different for this one as well the production values have managed to escalate their way to what can be expected from a more modern RnB arrangement.

I similarly enjoyed a lot of the cameos in throughout the whole thing too; people may think they may have their inappropriate place, but all the more to flesh out what could be seen as a simplistic source material to begin with. And like many, the Sonic CD shoutout at the beginning was clearly the premature icing on the cake for me, though I can't really fault most of the others going closer towards the end.

As a fellow Project Chaos musician, I'm proud to see you alive and well, and am hoping to see you keep throwing in the fresh beats whenever you can :D

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EtherEel
on 2011-10-06 20:12:27

Funky and bouncy but somehow relaxing. Nice work, GaMeBoX

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Marmiduke
on 2011-09-26 02:42:01

Wow, okay. Kinda caught me off guard. Terrific style and production going on here. I'm really loving that this is a who's-who of Sonic tunes, sound effects and those miniscule motifs in the Sonic series that everyone overlooks but really contribute a lot to the soundtrack.

This is a brilliant construction and, on top of it all, its wonderfully tuneful too. Everything sounds super fresh thanks to a signature synth-funk sound, carefully placed cameos and a constantly progressing arrangement. Definitely liking this one a whole lot.

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Crulex
on 2011-04-14 16:12:51

Funky. Entertaining. Impossible to ignore if I wanted to, and I don't want to. Nice to hear some good cameo tunes pop up in an already fun track. Great stuff to finish the flood off with.

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Mr. Fox
on 2011-04-14 11:54:42
gamebox is my all time favorite remixer

this remix should be a reminder to everyone that one of the most talented and original members of the community is still alive and well.

stop copying my taste benjamin or i will continue to copy your post style

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Benjamin Briggs
on 2011-04-13 23:17:44

gamebox is my all time favorite remixer

this remix should be a reminder to everyone that one of the most talented and original members of the community is still alive and well.

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lazygecko
on 2011-04-13 19:58:32

Gamebox has a really nice P-Funk vibe that you almost never hear from other remixers.

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MechaFone
on 2011-04-12 22:25:37

Really great stuff here tonight. Very excited for this album, as it comes just a little closer to fulfilling my dream of listening to an album for every Sonic game ever made. (Ya'll are working on stuff for SA, right? RIGHT?)

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djpretzel
on 2011-04-12 22:16:23

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (4 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega, 1991, GEN)
Music by Masato Nakamura
Songs:
"Act Clear"
"Labyrinth Zone"
"Special Stage"
Additional Game:
Sonic CD (Sega, 1993, SCD)
Music by David Young, Mark Crew, Masafumi Ogata, Naofumi Hataya, Spencer N. Nilsen
Songs:
"Collision Chaos "G"mix (JP)"

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Genre:
Funk, Jazz
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Synth
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Duration:
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