Posted 2012-10-01, evaluated by djpretzel
DISCO DAN! #OCR02500!!
For ReMix #OCR02500, we wanted to post something special. Mirby was suggesting that since someone named "Dave" (Wise or... otherwise) was responsible for the last few five-hundred interval mix milestones, the trend should be continued, but "Dan" is pretty close, and we couldn't resist highlighting this MM3 mix, our first from Mr. Cabrera since 2007's DKC 'Riptide' track. Dan debuted back in 2001, and in the years that followed he was responsible for some hugely (& deservedly) popular arrangements, with 'Triforce Majeure' standing out as a personal favorite - and not just because I helped name it. Dan was present at one of the very first OCR meetups, in NYC with AntonioPizza & Digital Coma among others, and there was this surreal sequence of events where he had an accident in Central Park, hit his head, and actually had to go to the hospital. Don't worry, it all worked out and he recovered, but for a brief moment he apparently HAD amnesia, and ALL he could remember was that he had written a mix CALLED 'Green Amnesia' - good one, too! It seems like decades ago, and it actually WAS a decade ago, and I think I'm reminiscing mostly because this site has been active & vibrant & moving forward for a VERY long time. To that end, a brief look to the future:
- Following this release of OCR02500, sometime in the NEXT TWO WEEKS, we will be releasing an UPDATED TORRENT that includes fixed ID3 tags for ALL mixes and higher-quality encodes for hundreds of mixes. It will be glorious.
- We will shortly be announcing an awesome stretch goal for our kickstarter, which as of right now is at $82K (!!)
- With the new torrent finally in place, you can expect a couple mix floods & a return to more frequent posting.
- We've got an upcoming EP that should rock and will take a few people by surprise!
- DKC3 album is being reviewed & will see a Q4 release!!
- We continue to work on the next version of the site, V6, and can't WAIT until it's finally live!
So the future is bright, we haven't backed down or slacked off one bit, and you can expect a steadier stream of awesome to henceforth emanate from our storied halls. Q3 2012 has been the rockiest period for the site in a long while, but we're past that, we're moving on, and it's time to start chewing bubble gum, running out, and kicking ass.
With that, I'll cede the stage to the first Disco Dan mix I've had the pleasure to post in a LONG while, a 7+ minute electronica Mega Man 3 jam on 'Dr. Wily - Stage 2' that has the same straightforward, energetic & enjoyable attitude that made Dan's past mixes so fun. He writes:
"As for remix comments, there was some inspiration from "Maniac", though I don't know why. The part near the end with the arpeggios was inspired by the soundtrack from "Mysterious Cities of Gold", or so I think. Yup. That's about all. Let me know if there are any questions. Thanks!"
The arps actually reminded me of Limahl's theme to 'NeverEnding Story,' personally - I could almost hear a mashup working as I listened. While there's a bit of repetition in the last couple minutes that could have diverged more, Dan does use the opportunity to explore the arpeggios and play with them a bit, and the overall arrangement is direct, upbeat, and just plain old fun to listen to. DD always excelled at putting together mixes with a lot of running patterns, strong core melodies, patience, and an approachability that makes them damn hard not to like, and this is no different. Great stuff from an artist who helped define OCR in its early years and who's still got the skills today; here's hoping we see & hear much more from Disco Dan in the OCR02501-OCR03000 stretch, which I'm sure will continue to amaze, surprise, and resonate with lovers of VGM everywhere!
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Mega Man 3 (Capcom, 1990, NES)
Music by Harumi Fujita, Yasuaki Fujita
- "Dr. Wily Stage 2"
- Electronic, Synth
- Time > Duration: Long
Time > Tempo: Fast
- 11,918,495 bytes
- Size: 11,918,495 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 1af351bb4a447a75f553cac6ab2827c4
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