ReMix: Mega Man 9 'Showdown'

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"This was the remix that was part of the final round (revenge champion vs normal champion round) of the GRMRB. By this point I was slightly sick of doing another WillRock flash man remix (and assuming my other compo entrys are accepted so should you). Maybe I shouldn't have taken one of the most over remixed themes on the site and remixed it six times in a row.

The remix itself was inspired by prodigy and pendulum, High energy and crazy solos are pretty much part of my standard style and this remix has them both in spades so if you like my other remixes then you should like this one."

Shariq recently kicked off GRMRB 2011, which will no doubt spurn another wave of awesome Mega Man mixes; that franchise is being seriously showered with some amazing arrangements. While not quite as clever & original as his previous 'Flash Man' mashup with 'Metal Man', this one packs a serious punch with a fistful of oscillators, and sets a good contrast with its focus on MM9. I suppose WR's success in the competition meant that he ended up getting VERY intimate with Flash Man, but he's done a good job differentiating each mix while retaining his signature synth/solo-laden style. Good energy, great melding of themes, and classic WillRock execution; not much more to say, but don't let my conciseness suggest anything other than enjoyment!

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
RiverSound
on 2012-05-13 18:49:26
Went on my iPod. Great synth work supported by a fair amount of rockin' ass-kickery. Uniting the melodies works out fine, and overall this mix provides some sexy time.(notice the rhyme.)
Maybe not the most classy, in-depth review from a musical standpoint, but I said the relevant stuff.:lol:
Crulex
on 2012-05-10 14:12:24
WillRock;788681 wrote: Anyway, I came up with the name showdown because this was suppose to be the final track against zircon in the GRMRB and I thought the name showdown was appropriate, altho I thought it was a bit crap.

Anyway, someone mentioned that they thought it was a reference to a track pendulum did called "showdown". Intrigued by this bizzare coincidence, I looked it up, because i'd never heard of this track before. So upon looking it up, I find a track that not only sounds similar to this remix, but it has fucking FLASH MAN in it. I shit you not, go listen to it. I'm stumped. The coincidence is just monumental. I'm not sure if my brain is playing tricks on me or if some great god up in the sky is having a laugh with me or something but I swear i'd never heard of this track before. Life is bizzare.


Best coincidence ever? Either way, this is an awesome drum and bass sounding ReMix with a bit of 8-bit beat to it. I'm loving this.
Bahamut
on 2011-12-20 11:02:43
Some sweet stuff from WillRock that I missed while at the brutal manning up know as boot camp. It's a short fun high energy track that moves along quite nicely with the WillRock synth action. I feel like I've run out of things to say about WillRock tracks though since he cranks so many out at a pretty good level - PROVE ME WRONG WILL!
Marmiduke
on 2011-09-20 23:16:51
High on energy, high on pop sensibility, and just plain high. Nice amount of speed with this one. It just tears from one segment to the next, from one decade to the next. Everything sounds in order.
Yep, there's a smidgen of Pendulum throughout, but I love that it's got a sound all its own. The 8-bit flavours are well-pronounced, suit the breakneck pace and gives some good articulation on those great melodies and the additional interpretations thereof.
This is a lot more poppy than most Drum and Bass skewed mixes on here, but that shouldn't be mistaken for a negative comment. I like the fusion of melody and speed, and I think this is a great example of why that is. Really cool stuff.
Martin Penwald
on 2011-07-19 15:29:23
As Csyzr said, Pendulum is usually more bassy, but I can hear the influence. And as was mentioned by a couple posters before me, Willrock gets right to the meat of the track, which is always nice.
Furthermore, the ratio of chiptune-ish sound to modern sound is pretty good.
Overall, a really enjoyable remix.
Geeky Stoner
on 2011-06-20 17:29:48
WillRock;788681 wrote: LOL, funny story to tell you guys about this that i've just uncovered XD
Ok, so where do I begin... When I made this track, it was inspired by pendulum, you guys know that much.
However, it was inspired by hold your colour, i'm not a big pendulum fan, I don't know shit about most of their other stuff, I'm only familiar with a few select tracks. Anyway, I came up with the name showdown because this was suppose to be the final track against zircon in the GRMRB and I thought the name showdown was appropriate, altho I thought it was a bit crap.
Anyway, someone mentioned that they thought it was a reference to a track pendulum did called "showdown". Intrigued by this bizzare coincidence, I looked it up, because i'd never heard of this track before. So upon looking it up, I find a track that not only sounds similar to this remix, but it has fucking FLASH MAN in it. I shit you not, go listen to it. I'm stumped. The coincidence is just monumental. I'm not sure if my brain is playing tricks on me or if some great god up in the sky is having a laugh with me or something but I swear i'd never heard of this track before. Life is bizzare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJLuwLSBwCw
right at :50
CANNOT UNHEAR
WillRock
on 2011-06-19 01:11:13
LOL, funny story to tell you guys about this that i've just uncovered XD
Ok, so where do I begin... When I made this track, it was inspired by pendulum, you guys know that much.
However, it was inspired by hold your colour, i'm not a big pendulum fan, I don't know shit about most of their other stuff, I'm only familiar with a few select tracks. Anyway, I came up with the name showdown because this was suppose to be the final track against zircon in the GRMRB and I thought the name showdown was appropriate, altho I thought it was a bit crap.
Anyway, someone mentioned that they thought it was a reference to a track pendulum did called "showdown". Intrigued by this bizzare coincidence, I looked it up, because i'd never heard of this track before. So upon looking it up, I find a track that not only sounds similar to this remix, but it has fucking FLASH MAN in it. I shit you not, go listen to it. I'm stumped. The coincidence is just monumental. I'm not sure if my brain is playing tricks on me or if some great god up in the sky is having a laugh with me or something but I swear i'd never heard of this track before. Life is bizzare.
Impreza WRX
on 2011-05-28 23:55:38
A Tornado is powerful, unpredictable, and Chaotic. This song is all of the above. In fact, I actually imagine Mega Man fighting Tornado Man in some kind of Bullet Hell final boss fight, with the way the song plays. Interesting use of the Flash Man sequences, although I didn't feel they needed to be there, you got 'em shoehorned in there well enough no one would notice. Just don't overuse Flash Man sequences or we will have a new kind of Amen Break Beat Syndrome. Good stuff.
KennyFarino
on 2011-05-25 17:40:54
Just like with Mattias Holmgren's remix "Dr. Wily Haunts Flashman," I am really impressed with how well willrock is able to mix two different songs seamlessly into one remix! With other tunes I find on here, sometimes it is jarring when the remixer chooses to alternate from one specific theme to another, but willrock's transitions are smooth and never awkward. I had both the Flashman and Tornadoman themes superglued to my brain from day one, so this high-energy mix does them justice! As others have said, I really enjoy how willrock gets right into the action, and that it is a nice mix of 8-bit and electronica instrumentation! If this had been a straight-up electronica or rock remix, I don't think it would have been as enjoyable as what we have now, so well done dude!
bobby1983
on 2011-05-24 18:15:47
I like Willrock's tracks because he gets going quickly. he usually comes in with the main hook early, this is good
washudoll
on 2011-05-12 14:16:06
Nice :) and as always a crystal clear remix from Will.
Emunator
on 2011-05-10 17:13:11
You're lucky zircon was a no-show or he would have kicked your ass with a showing like this on your part :tomatoface:
Nah, seriously, this one's okay. I really enjoyed the lead writing throughout the song and there were some great transitions, it just doesn't seem to click on an overall scale the same way your other compo mixes did. Still a fun blast from the past though, I really haven't heard this in a while.
Chernabogue
on 2011-05-10 10:08:27
Loving it! It seems Will is ready to crush everyone this time again! :wink:
orlouge82
on 2011-05-10 08:19:49
Glad to see this one posted and not lost forever because it was never "officially" posted as part of the compo.
Csyzr
on 2011-05-10 05:38:58
I like that you held on to the 8bit-ness. I like remixes that I feel I can play the game to. the pace is excellent. while I wouldn't compare it to pendulum (they're a little more bassy) It is still a great track to reminisce to.