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"Sagat (Thailand)"

Primary Game: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Capcom, 1992, ARC), music by Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura

Posted 2012-02-03, evaluated by djpretzel


Those Bad Dudes, they sure do love Sagat. I'm not even convinced it's Platonic anymore. I think it was the eyepatch, personally... or maybe they're just into scars. At any rate, this Yan/Morse co-production has an excuse, since it was the jazzy, funky villain half of the Street Fighter pairing from Heroes vs. Villains. Posu writes:

"posu yan - drums, bass, guitar
Stacy Morse - flute
Joshua Morse - everything else

Coconut milk is goood... OM NOM NOM NOM... We went through about 10 different versions of this at first, including some crazy live impromptu jam session Sagats. We have enough demo material for another album of Sagat tracks... maybe one day..."

SO MANY SAGATS. What might otherwise seem like random over-fascination with a given source tune has actually been justified by their varied, interpretive, and - especially in this case - funky takes on the original. As it turns out, Sagat's theme lends itself rather well to such attention, and Heroes vs. Villains benefited from all that Thai Guy experience. Flute's a great addition, so kudos to who I am assuming is Joshua's sister (?) for the collaboration, and of course between po and jm, two like-minded artists with amazing arrangement and performance skills, you know the mix is gonna be hot. While remaining mellow, the up-tempo groove actually has a lot of pep & shuffle to it, real guitar and bass add real texture and dynamics, vibes & organ are slick & supple, and the interaction between the different instruments is really the icing on the cake. Fantastic, coherent, mellow, intricate, and easily as tasty as its namesake beverage, this was yet another reason why HvV kicked ass.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 12 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Black_Doom
on 2015-12-12 14:03:21

Boy, this mix is just as good as coconut milk! Even better, I think :) I freakin' love the quirky solos here; everything is just sooooo smooth! Love the vibes @ 1:55 a lot and the ethreal breakdown @ 2:17 simply gives lots of chills. I suppose this is surely one of my personal favorites from HvV. Great!

Bahamut
on 2012-07-26 12:48:18

Smooth Sagat? Stranger things have been made.

This has a smooth relaxing groove to it, and the keys + flute combo really emphasize that aspect. The guitar also does a great job in enhancing the relaxed nature of the song. I enjoyed the listen quite a bit when I first heard it when HvV came out, but I think I appreciate it more as an individual song. It's well done!

Nase
on 2012-04-05 13:00:52
Actually, it also sounded like souped-up elevator music. :tomatoface:- my face. But I really like elevator music, so that maybe why I thought of it.

check watermelon flava for ultimate elevator goodness. you're right, this smooth type of jazzyness present in many morse/po tracks lends itself pretty well to muzak.

it's probably hard for any musician to not take that as an insult, lol.

definitely not intended as i love the tune. especially the final part! such great flow.

EtherEel
on 2012-04-04 16:34:08

Oo nice! Makes me think of sitting under a palm on the beach having a pina colada. Actually, it also sounded like souped-up elevator music. :tomatoface:- my face. But I really like elevator music, so that maybe why I thought of it.

Nase
on 2012-03-26 17:43:05
this one really stuck with me for a while; good driving music. :P

i dont have a car but i can attest that it's awesome walking music. no matter how mean the street or the faces passing by, this tune makes everything groove along. it's like musical valium or something.

halc
on 2012-02-12 21:28:17

this one really stuck with me for a while; good driving music. :P killer performances from everybody involved, and a great mix overall. nice job, guys. :)

Rexy
on 2012-02-12 17:00:34

I'm pretty sure the Sagat references have become a collective running gag with the Bad Dudes camp, particularly with a handful of individual mixes from members of the roster and the source getting cameo'd in unrelated arrangements from Diggi Dis and even posu himself. :razz: So I'm half-expecting to hear more Sagat for the rest of 2012.

This classy cuban jazz like interpretation apparently fits more of JM's style than anyone else (which does seem odd to think since posu did a handful of the accompaniment work and lead guitar performance), though the translation from the original's 11/8 to a more conventional time signature AND a much more exotic jam setting definitely shines a very intriguing light on the arrangement. The teamwork is shown with a lot of the tradeoffs between posu's drum writing and guitar emphasis with JM's attention on pitched percussion and sweeping strings (with the occasional flute part from Stacy as well, which seems to be rather hidden in comparison); the collaborative effort has done a lot to shape in a much more atmospheric track that captures the more team spirit based nature of HvV extremely well.

I don't think I have much else to say about it, other than it being a very different take on a popular theme by the Bad Dudes, and one to consider as a more distinct track amongst the HvV album tracks. I'm sure JM will be rising with a handful of tracks for 2012, and I'm also sure that Sagat will also make ANOTHER appearance somewhere with the way this is going :razz:

Crulex
on 2012-02-07 09:38:29

Probably the best Sagat theme ReMix I've ever heard. Sagat's theme is usually tailored-made to being done in a way that is soft and laid-back, so a nice tropical beat made from it just seems right. The arrangement and production sound great and there's plenty of variety for the ears to feast on. Great work on this one!

WesternZypher
on 2012-02-03 23:21:48

Morshuyan, what a wonderfully creative duo! The guest sous chef's contributions were delicious!

This is eating summer rolls on unseasonably warm winter-it's-not-even-Spring-yet days. To quote Neverhood, this makes me feel like: "Man. Things are good." Yeah. Yeaaah.

codebeard
on 2012-02-03 21:52:09

How can there only be one other comment!?

This is, without a doubt, the HOTTEST and most amazing remix I've heard this year.

You guys absolutely MUST do some more mixes, okay?

counterpoke
on 2012-02-03 16:20:51

An easy add to my music collection! I think this song would be killer if I ever saw a live performance of this!

djpretzel
on 2012-02-03 15:00:44

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Capcom, 1992, ARC)
Music by Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura
Songs:
"Sagat (Thailand)"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Funk, Jazz
Mood:
Jazzy
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Piano, Flute, Organ
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Fast

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Street_Fighter_2_Coconut_Milk_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,029,582 bytes
MD5:
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Bitrate:
216Kbps
Duration:
3:40
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