ReMix: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 "HydroFunk" 3:55

By WillRock

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funk funky organ synth tempo-fast

Posted 2011-09-27, evaluated by djpretzel

Mistah Harby writes:

"So, this was inspired by two things... sound design, and the spice girls. My youtube subscribers all called it porn music which made me think of a similar and probably inappropriate title for this remix ;) but yeah, I didn't realize that crossing hydrocity and funk would cause people to make that sort of connection... There you go.

Lots of lead sequencing in this, funky bass, wah-wah Rhodes, organs, and guitars make up this remix. In other words, slightly different style but hopefully keeping intact everything that makes my music... well, my music. I don't know about porn music, but this is pretty funky in my opinion, so if you like funky, then go and funk out to this."

WillRock? More like WillFunk, amirite?! I'm going to respectfully disagree with Will's legion YT patrons and say that the tempo & complexity ultimately prohibit it from sounding particularly PRON... not that I'm speaking from an embarassingly encyclopedic first-hand knowledge of such music... or anything. Synth still features prominently, still gets leads w/ plenty of funky vibrato, and the funk rhythm guitar & greasy organ bits are nice additions to Will's sound. This mix reminds me of when AnSo funked out for the Leisure Suit Larry mix we presented in person to composer Al Lowe at Genericon - similarly upbeat, maximalist funk jam that incorporated a similar synth lead. Of course, that source material was pretty funky to begin with, whereas 'Hydrocity' was perhaps more of a leap. I'd say it was a leap well-made, as Will's morphed his style a bit and come up with something as infectious, enthusiastic, and solidly crafted as ever. Now tell us your inappropriate alternate title, sir ;)


Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2011-12-07 18:19:41

This source sure brings out the funk from the community. Not as guitar centered as some of the other takes, but still fun. I think the song sounds on the thin side at times, but otherwise I don't really think much of that since there's enough going on. Can't get enough Hydrocity!

Martin Penwald
on 2011-11-23 14:53:58

Funky as all hell. LOVE the rhodes piano. Soloing is awesome.

I wish the main synth was a little softer though; I find it a bit too loud, overpowering the funk in some places.

Also, how anyone could regard this as porn music is beyond me.

on 2011-10-29 18:04:31

So damn funky. I love it.

on 2011-10-27 01:44:47

I'm agreeing with djpretzel; I do not see how your YT subscribers see THIS as porn music. This remix is nice and funky; it surly got my booty moving before long! I knew that this was going into my library before I finished listening to it--something I don't do often.

Keep up the good work.

on 2011-10-03 20:48:28

Nnnggggghhhh, yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes.

So much wah, so good.

on 2011-09-30 18:27:57

2:10 and on is like sex.

on 2011-09-28 23:42:24

I'm gonna go pimp some hoes to this song; well done.


on 2011-09-28 14:19:51

I'm in a trance, wanna take off my pants and... dance!

Seriously, killer mix Will, and one of my favorites from you (out of many).

on 2011-09-28 14:16:07

Too much energy for porn, but totally funky! The upbeat beats and those delicious wah-wahs make this ReMix from top to bottom. Loved the breakdown near the end and this made my the top ten of my Sonic ReMixes favorites.

on 2011-09-28 12:16:14

Never heard a hydro level bgm track quite like this. Plus it really delivers a level of funk that has been missing lately. And it keeps the same high energy that the original level contained. Nicely done. =D

Giga Bowser
on 2011-09-28 05:15:42

Cannot understand, but the sounds of this mix gives me tears of joy T_T

on the other hand great mix!! 8)

on 2011-09-28 00:59:15

0/10 because this mix is not named HydroFuck.

on 2011-09-27 23:46:09

I will dance at you, I demand a break off.. Heheh, awesome mix yo..

Benjamin Briggs
on 2011-09-27 20:23:39

all the soloing give me a broner

wah wah wah great remix

on 2011-09-27 20:20:20

I remember hearing this on WillRock's YouTube channel. Glad to see it make it onto OCR, its a pretty cool and funky take on one of my favourite tunes from Sonic 3 Knuckles, and I dig it.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Sega, 1994, GEN)
Music by Bobby Brooks, Brad Buxer, C. Cirocco Jones, Darryl Ross, Doug Grigsby III, Geoff Grace, Jun Senoue, Michael Jackson, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada
"Hydrocity Zone: Act 2"

Tags (5)

Organ, Synth
Time > Tempo: Fast

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