ReMix: Mega Man 9 "Blackout Tower" 3:24

By Nabeel Ansari

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

"Elec Man Stage", "Plug Electric (Plug Man Stage)"

Primary Game: Mega Man 9 (Capcom, 2008, WII), music by Hiroki Isogai, Ippo Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, Yu Shimoda

Posted 2012-08-16, evaluated by the judges panel


Clever mix title for an arrangement of 'Plug Man' and 'Elec Man' ;) Neblix debuted back in May of 2011, and this follow-up dnb/dubstep electronica MM1/MM9 mix from the 2011 GRMRB shows progress & development since then. He writes:

"I remembered to myself that anything that's happy can be made sad or dark by simply transposing it, so that's exactly what I did. :D The dubstep breakdown is sort of inspired by a dubstep remix zircon showed a couple weeks back, and I figured since dubstep is the trendy thing nowadays I'd try my hand at it. I mixed DnB and dubstep (as seen before in bLiNd's Blue Skies mix) and got a dirty, powerful, and apocalyptic piece of high energy in-your-face megaman music."

No shortage of confidence, I guess, but it's definitely a solid track that affirms and exceeds Neblix's original mixpost, demonstrates a good handle on a lot of fundamentals like panning, layering, and employing a variety of synths, and expands into some genre-bending, with a pretty nifty synth solo in there, too. The dubstep influence is probably going to strike hardcore fans of the genre as a little simplistic, i.e. too comfortable calling it dubstep just because there's a wobble bass w/ LFO modulation, but if you ignore the labels & you're not a purist (which incidentally are two keys to living a happy life), I think you'll appreciate it as just another component of the overall arrangement. Jesse approved it, with a couple reservations:

"Fun, energetic track. Plenty of dynamics keeping things interesting. A couple smallish gripes. The bass drone you use...it's really a bit overused. Add a little rhythm. Low frequencies can be really tiresome when they are constantly there. The dubstep bass isn't executed very well. Your LFO rates are kind of too jumpy, and not synched sounding. The breakdown hurts the momentum of the track as a result."

I didn't feel quite as strongly on those points, but I do see where they're coming from. Still, this is a high-energy second mixpost from Nabeel, and most importantly one that shows an improving & expanding skillset, which is all any of us can hope for; good stuff.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 8 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Black_Doom
on 2015-12-10 12:25:20

Elec Man Plug Man themes are my favourites from MM1 and MM9 respectively and Nabeel did a great job blending them into this energy-packed mix. Love how he changed the tone of Elec Man's theme - very neat. It really fits this dark track. Nice dirty wubs at around 2-minute mark. Simply awesome :)

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timaeus222
on 2014-09-09 21:47:36

Probably my favorite aspect of this is the switch to minor all throughout. Creative, yet viable for OCR. Had this track for a long time now, but never commented apart from on YouTube lol.

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Crulex
on 2014-01-30 09:48:42

Awesome. As much as I like Elecman and his stage theme, I always thought it was a little too happy for a dual between MM and an electric stage, so this is what I would have liked to have heard over the original. Same great melody and extension with Plug Man, but more serious, energetic and fitting. Fine job, Neblix, lots of props on this.

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Dark_T_Zeratul
on 2012-08-27 14:37:24

Neblix, is this the same track you submitted for the GRMRB, or has it been tweaked since then?

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New80s+
on 2012-08-25 00:24:24

Few songs out there make you wish you could hear them in place of the original... this is one of them. Cheers!

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Yami
on 2012-08-17 02:32:22

Damn, I f**kin' love Elec Man :mrgreen:

Can't wait to hear that in my car

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zach72
on 2012-08-16 21:41:28

Definitely one of my favorites from the 2011 GRMRB, awesome to see it up and posted :-)

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djpretzel
on 2012-08-16 19:17:14

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

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 9 (Capcom, 2008, WII)
Music by Hiroki Isogai, Ippo Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, Yu Shimoda
Songs:
"Plug Electric (Plug Man Stage)"
Additional Game:
Mega Man (Capcom, 1987, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae
Songs:
"Elec Man Stage"

Tags (6)


Genre:
Drum and bass, Dubstep
Mood:
Aggressive
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Competition

File Information


Name:
Mega_Man_9_Blackout_Tower_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,981,041 bytes
MD5:
b9739e0447b2e1e1c313cb202bdf22e6
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
3:24

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