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!