ReMix: Mega Man 2 'Blowin'em Outta the Water'
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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."
"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 ;)
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!
- Bahamut on July 4, 2012
It's still on my primary playlists today. Great work, and I hope that you'll be entering the next Mega Man compo!!
- orlouge82 on June 16, 2012
- SuperiorX on June 15, 2012
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.
- Gario on June 15, 2012
- djpretzel on June 15, 2012