ReMix: Mega Man X "Stealth Lizard" 3:00

By Vurez

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aggressive electric-guitar folk jazz rock tempo-fast woodwinds world
Arranging the music of one song...

"Sting Chameleon Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man X (Capcom, 1993, SNES), music by Makoto Tomozawa, Setsuo Yamamoto, Toshihiko Horiyama, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara

Posted 2012-07-01, evaluated by djpretzel


Everything Vurez has submitted to the site has been excellent, which is quite an accomplishment given seven years and eleven mixes, with this ethnic rock track off MR making twelve. While he's had slower & faster tracks, acoustic & electronic, etc., all have featured great production values and most have emphasized some form of ethnic or exotic instrumentation; here we get an interesting blend of rock & "jungle folk/jazz," if you will:

"This begins and ends with 80s synth rock. However, be prepared for an unexpected jump into the wilderness before it's all over."

Album director Bahamut writes:

"Vurez provides a solid conservative take on Sting Chameleon with a touch of his ethnic instrumentation that makes his rearrangements unique. This is the first song I have heard from him utilizing the electric guitar & he makes use of it to good effect without going too fancy with it, which is perfect for this track. The song preserves the feel of rolling along from the original & adds a delicate yet appropriate dimension to it."

The guitar isn't competing directly with the likes of Sixto, sure, but it's enjoyable & rocks out pretty hard, plus the South American-inspired ethnic folk bits serve as a mellower Dr. Jekyll to its Mr. Hyde, providing a sort of dual-identity tag team dynamic that keeps the arrangement fresh. Overblown flute/pipe & acoustic guitar feature heavily, although the former actually participates in both genres, acting as a sort of ambassador to the heavier rock bits. Guifrog's recent mixes have actually reminded me a bit of Vurez, since both ReMixers not only employ instruments from many cultures, but also incorporate a large number of instruments in general, opting for arrangements that favor a broader range of colors. Solid, fun stuff from Don which helped contribute to the consistent badassery of Maverick Rising.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 10 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Black_Doom
on 2017-05-19 12:53:22

Ah, crazy energetic rock with a mellow folk/jazzy break! Very delicious tune :)

Crulex
on 2013-02-02 18:40:16

Damn, you really have to play this loud. It just demands it. I really love how Vurez is able to combine hard rock with ethnic sounds in many of his ReMiexs. The breakdown at 1:45 on up really is a sweet change up, but for me personally, the part I fell in love with was from 2:35 to the end. Very strong ReMix of Sting Chameleon!

timaeus222
on 2013-02-01 13:57:18

Fantastic. Energy remains awesome, breakdowns are really nice, especially that first one. I wasn't really feeling the second one at 1:45, but it was still good! Solid mix.

Phonetic Hero
on 2013-01-31 18:22:09
The whole song's amazing, but I think I have a crush on that 1:45-2:35 break... Why the stegosaurus didn't I listen to Vurez's stuff before?! 3

...and then I realize that I actually did.

Haha, before I even found OCR (and was still using Finale 2010 lol), I found his MM6 remixes and started bugging him on his facebook page about what software he uses :P Vurez's work is awesome

Guifrog
on 2012-09-16 22:00:09

The whole song's amazing, but I think I have a crush on that 1:45-2:35 break... Why the stegosaurus didn't I listen to Vurez's stuff before?! 3

...and then I realize that I actually did.

predcon
on 2012-08-01 15:29:24

It certainly is popular. I was just on the phone with the billing department at work, and the woman's phone went off, and this was the ringtone. That bugger was loud, too. Like she wanted everyone to hear it.

Bahamut
on 2012-07-03 23:12:43

Solid meld of rock and ethnic instrumentation here, which is Vurez's forte. The mix is straightforward, but achieves the rocking feel while digressing into new territory. I like it and it fits nicely into the framework of Maverick Rising.

SuperiorX
on 2012-07-02 22:29:44

Definitely one of my favorites of Maverick Rising (although I think I've said that for every song from it posted :razz:). I love Vurez's blending of ethnic instruments rock and each song is incredibly polished. This is no exception, great job!

bobby1983
on 2012-07-02 17:51:06

Awesome. I was waiting a very long time to see if anybody would ever cover this tune. The chameleon boss always seemed overlooked in the world of mega man remix music. I think somebody else uploaded another version of this track a couple weeks ago, but it really didnt capture the aspects that made sting chameleon's stage music so neat. I'm sure it holds up for somebody who likes that "orchestra" stuff, it just wasnt my cup of herbal tea. This one I like better because it stays closer to the original tempo and style. Electric guitars and synth galore!!! I'll be listening to this one...:

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djpretzel
on 2012-07-01 18:38:23

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man X (Capcom, 1993, SNES)
Music by Makoto Tomozawa, Setsuo Yamamoto, Toshihiko Horiyama, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara
Songs:
"Sting Chameleon Stage"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Folk, Jazz, Rock
Mood:
Aggressive
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Woodwinds
Additional:
Regional > World
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Mega_Man_X_Stealth_Lizard_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,366,193 bytes
MD5:
f9ea0e09e6b518f1817fab45cf06ad70
Bitrate:
235Kbps
Duration:
3:00
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Mega Man X: Maverick Rising


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Published 2012-03-14
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