ReMix: Donkey Kong Country 3 "Thump Brothers"

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Mike's all over this album - in addition to doing a great job producing it (gapless = lots of work for something this large), he's got more than a couple excellent contributions, with this funky concoction of beatboxing, synth jams, harmonica, retro chip textures and PURE FUN as a highlight - reminds me of Konami TMNT tunes for all the modulation & the overall attitude, which is definitely a good thing. He writes:

"Well, as many people know, this particular tune was originally gonna be a super-awesome rap collab by Diggi Dis and other various folks, but that whole deal kinda fell through toward the end of the project. When that didn't pan out, I quickly swooped in and had LOADS of fun taking a bluesy source and warping it into a jubilant, phat, bouncy electro-dance track (insert obligatory "and this is also how I like my women" joke). I'm kinda-sorta-totally ripping off an older original track of my own called "Chain Reaction," which had the exact same kind of feel -- driving beat, quirky bassline, and stabby synths which stab things...And yes, I did the beatboxing m'self. Enjoy!"

That's awesome. While I certainly would have liked hearing the planned rap collab, I definitely ain't complaining with this upbeat, carefree, funky jam - brings a smile to my face, a tap to my toe, a bob to my head, and other nouns to other parts. Emunator corroborates:

"Flexstyle is one of the most happy-go-lucky people I know. Throughout the course of the album's development, I've gotten to spend a lot of time with him, both online and in person. This track is the absolute embodiment of Michael Birch — bombastic, fun, and unabashedly larger-than-life. It's rare that you'll see an individual's personality come through in a remix more than you will here. If you can listen to this track and NOT have a huge smile on your face by the time it's over, we'll give you your money back. Guaranteed."

Nice. I like happy, upbeat people. Once in awhile, I am one. Fellow happy person OA writes:

"Pretty cool sound here, and some creative ideas that end up sounding polished and well executed."

halc simply offers - along with his approval:

"ahh, the bass. it's massaging my brain."

Indeed. I love that Flex did the beatboxing himself; it's just the type of tiny detail that shows true craftsmanship and love of the game. Beyond that, the energy is high, the synths they are a'plenty, things dubstep around a bit, and all the bass are belongs to Flex. Great stuff!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 6 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
nitrozsz
on 2015-12-28 12:29:58

I only have one gripe. And that is that the beatboxing almost made me wish that this track included freestyle raps from each of the bears. But I think that’s more wishful thinking than anything else on my part. But I digress, this track is amazing. Everything sounds so catchy, energetic and fun. And the beatboxing is so incredible. From beginning to end, this track is simply incredible.

Black_Doom
on 2014-11-03 08:09:34

Nothing but pure fun. Chippy textures, catchy beats, some nice synths and... beatboxing. That was unexpected, yet so pleasant. Maybe it's repeatative a bit, but I'm never tired of it. The amount of energy is just endless. Oh, forgot to mention, bass is suberb. 3

Schneau
on 2012-12-15 10:36:14

This is a great mix! It's headed straight for my favorites playlist :D

Crulex
on 2012-12-07 10:38:32

This is badass walkin' music, let me tell you. The funky beatboxing intro was so good in setting up the tone of the ReMix. Yeah, really, the chiptune bits and pieces that followed the melody along with the beatboxing, just great arrangement ideas all around. Amazing ReMix, Flexstyle!

WillRock
on 2012-12-04 10:34:18

This is groovin.

WillRock likey.

Awesome work bro! :D

Liontamer
on 2012-12-03 02:14:53

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