ReMix: Wild Arms "Unstoppable"
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Unstoppable? Why yes, we are. This ReMix from Flexstyle has beats the size of the Chrysler building, but you wouldn't necessarily guess it from the mellow, soft jazz radio-filtered intro, which also serves as the outro. Sandwiched in between this smooth, supple downbeat groove is some high-octane electronica, almost like an inverted Oreo cookie that packs hard-hitting chocolate crunch between creamy outer layers. Crap, now I'm hungry. Mike writes:
"Out of the three tracks I did for the Wild Arms project, this one is probably my favorite. Although it's not as technically polished as my other two tracks, I think it manages to convey some incredibly raw energy, especially during the breakdown. I probably had the most fun doing this one, as well—angry wobble basses with raucous supersaw arpeggios make me happy! As with most of my OCR works, I haven't actually played the game, but I hope this song conveys the sense of urgency present in the original source."
Flex showed up big for A&D, and this track pulls no punches. Bass lines up w/ jabbing kick drum for repeated gut pumps of compressed goodness, shimmering trance textures fly over top, and the intro and outro style actually reprise inside the track at 1'54", so they feel less like bookends and more like a key part of the overall story. Jade must have heard me talking about cookies... in the future:
"One word: FLAVORFUL. Flexstyle never ceases to amaze me. This is a fight that no one's backing down from! A false intro starts off with the captivating vinyl-sounding piano, followed by getting thrown for a loop as the track explodes. There are Pendulum influences all over this song, with its driving beat racing to end the battle with victory. The build at 1:54 ends with a slamming statement at 2:16 exploding in your face! OCR is in need of more Drum and Bass and Flexstyle is one of the guys to do it. This track is totally armed and dangerous!"
Which is also the album title, in case you're dead. I definitely agree with her comments, and it's also just great to see Flexstyle sneak a third mix onto the site in 2011, as he's really established himself as a consistent, talented, & creative artist this year. Definitely looking forward to hearing more; another impressive cut off an album that quite simply spoils us with excellence!
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