ReMix: Mega Man 2 "Blowin'em Outta the Water" 3:33

By TGH

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Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Bubble Man Stage", "Wind Man Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES), music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi

Posted 2012-06-15, evaluated by the judges panel


Based on the mix title, I was expecting something hyper-aggressive, with wubs-a-plenty and all those edgier dubstep FX the kids go crazy for, but this is actually really happy, chippy AND chipper electronica from TheGuitahHeroe, a bit simpler than his other tracks & even more upbeat. The artist writes:

"This was my entry for the first round of the Grand Robot Master Remix Battle headed by Darkesword. I remember having a lot of fun with this one, despite it being the first time I had ever remixed a theme that I did not want to remix :D The round itself was a very close match between Gario and me; our mixes were pretty much perfectly evenly matched, but the votes were slightly in my favor. I really hope you guys get a sub letter from him soon with his mix as well. That's pretty much all I have to say really, it's a bit happy compared to my other stuff, but I hope you guys dig nonetheless :D"

The tone is downright elated, so if someone's being blown out of the water, I'm thinking it's completely consensual. Maybe they didn't WANT to be in the water in the first place, and Jamison's just doing them a favor, eh? It's all about perspective; here's Jesse's:

"Let me tell you, if the beat never changed, I wouldn't have listened twice to this submission, but you really do a good job of mixing it up and keeping my head from untssing right off my neck. Ultimately, the melodic interplay and reharmonization are very well-executed, and while there are moments when I feel very conscious of the fact that I'm listening to a medley, on the whole the writing is quite clever and enjoyable."

halc adds:

"this one doesn't quite feel as distinctive and personal as some of your other mixes, however it's still plenty solid, the two sources are integrated very nicely, and the production, though not as pristine as some of your prior subs mio, is above the bar. what's not to like?"

I'll ditto that this isn't quite as polished & punchy as previously posted mixes, but it's also a bit of a diversion in style, with a chippier, stripped-down aesthetic, so it also feels like it's expanding the artist's repertoire a bit. More good stuff from TGH, who at the moment is almost out-WillRocking WillRock in terms of prolific & excellent electronica ;)

djpretzel

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Latest 6 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2013-06-25 09:45:31

This ReMix couldn't be happier if it tried, could it? Haha, but that's fine, because sometimes you need a piece of candy to enjoy the whole meal. And this sure is one tasty, bubbly, fun meal. Great beat, and great blending of good wonderful themes. Nice work on putting the bubble back in Bubble Man and giving Wind Man a little love as well.

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Bahamut
on 2012-07-04 14:56:57

This has TheGuitahHeroe's trademark happy synths written all over it!

It's a fun song, a bit on the thin side but having been made primarily for a competition with quick turnaround times, I can understand that. A nice part about this song is that it's built for looping quite nicely, so you can keep the happy bubbly feeling going indefinitely.

Good work here!

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orlouge82
on 2012-06-16 00:04:53

This one sticks in my mind the most from the first round of the GRMRB 2011, and it's primarily because I was completely "blown out of the water" by this newcomer whom I had previously heard nothing about.

It's still on my primary playlists today. Great work, and I hope that you'll be entering the next Mega Man compo!!

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SuperiorX
on 2012-06-15 23:36:03

I really enjoyed this song from the GRMRB 2011. It was by far the hardest matchup to decide between in the entire compo in my opinion. Both TGH and Gario had stellar tracks. It's great to see this one up here, nice work!

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Gario
on 2012-06-15 20:09:49

D'aww, no sub from me. I dunno, I just wasn't feeling like I wanted to submit that one. Eh, people can always go on my Newgrounds account and find it there, if they want to compare. :wink:

Actually, I don't submit too many tracks - I suspect if I did I'd have quite a few that would be waiting to be posted (rather than one, probably another on the way when the panel gets it).

Oh well, this was a fun match-up, when it happened. We actually had a similar style going with our chippiness, though yours was certainly bouncier. The arrangement was alright for your track (personal preference to my own, though; I guess you can't blame me, lol), and the production was really great. I'm glad to see this one up here - it was a very fun track.

:-D

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djpretzel
on 2012-06-15 18:48:42

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
Songs:
"Bubble Man Stage"
Additional Game:
Mega Man 6 (Nintendo, 1993, NES)
Music by Yuko Takehara
Songs:
"Wind Man Stage"

Tags (6)


Genre:
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Chiptune, Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Competition
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Mega_Man_2_Blowin'em_Outta_the_Water_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,200,692 bytes
MD5:
d15845b5da08956ce12ee96185fa4b09
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
3:33

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