ReMix: Streets of Rage 'Bare Knuckle Blitz'
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Start your weekend off wicked fierce & get your Yuzo on with FRIDAY OF RAGE, featuring not one but TWO ReMixes from the legendary beat 'em up Streets of Rage!! How can you go wrong? You can't go wrong. Get punched in the face with beats and groin-kicked by fat, thick synths as we begin the fisticuffs with this cut by WillRock, off of Heroes vs. Villains:
"Heroes Vs Villians. OCR vs Bad Dudes. WillRock Vs Zyko. oh shit. As you have probably gathered, in a head to head I'm screwed, but personally I prefer my sources to his so hahahaha. The idea here was to be big. Big sounds, big production, big beatz, big solos blahblahblah etc. Now, in the name of Axel Stone, go and beat up somebody you hate and make sure you play this music while doing it.
....just kidding :P"
BIG. Like Tom Hanks. Only instead of playing 'Heart & Soul' on the floor piano at F.A.O. Schwartz, he's playing face synth... on your FACE. With a name like 'Bare Knuckle Blitz', you were expecting subdued, ambient, yoga/feng shui "tone colors"? Nah, son. Harby said big, and he meant Super Dynamic Cooking Time, as he chefs up an electronica track that embraces the original style of SoR while upgrading all the sounds and adding WillSolo + WillBeatz.
Judges did note that the arrangement starts strong and stays strong, never really letting go and building back up, which might have been more dramatic... but that too seems to echo the Streets of Rage aesthetic of non-stop action. It's not "Cul-de-sacs of Rage", aight? Vinnie pointed out that some additional low-end would have been nice, which I can dig, but I was too busy being distracted by the hooks, beats, and those shimmering, sizzling, cross-panned synths to give it much thought. VERY nice guit solo, too, just in case you weren't fully sated. Continued excellence from WillRock, who balances quantity & quality with truly impressive grace.
- Crulex on November 2, 2012
- Bahamut on December 17, 2011
There's a reason this ReMix showed up in the "Heroes versus Villains" trailer THREE times!
- Nonamer on December 2, 2011
You have a new fan dude, and it's due to the high production quality, excellent mixing, sound remix structure, willingness to tackle challenging originals, and - like everyone else said - your way around the synth leads. I like. No wonder that this was a headliner track to the HvV promo video. :) Good stuff, keep it up.
- Mazedude on August 3, 2011
bobby1983;788898 wrote: everything Willrock does is amazingSeconded.
This man can work the synth.
- PROTO·DOME on August 2, 2011
So many great synth lines, Ear-candy at its finest! Absolutely lovin' it!:-D
- Magellanic on June 25, 2011
- bobby1983 on June 20, 2011
C'mon! Come on come on come on! Hot! What a hot beat! Whooooah! Yeeeah! Yahoooo!
- docnano on June 19, 2011
- DjMystix on June 12, 2011
- gandalf0987 on June 11, 2011
- Amphibious on June 10, 2011
- Brandon Strader on June 10, 2011
Its so amazing i don't have words to describe it other then amazing.
I have this song on my phone its that awesome, and i only have a select few on there that i find are a cut up above the rest,
Keep up the good work will :D
- psychowolf on June 10, 2011
- eilios on June 10, 2011
- djpretzel on June 10, 2011