ReMix: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! "Blast Beatdown"
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- Game: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Nintendo, 1996, SNES)
- ReMixer(s): tefnek, zircon
- Composer(s): David Wise, Eveline Novakovic
- Song(s): "Nuts and Bolts"
- Posted: 2012-12-03, evaluated by djpretzel
- Album: Featured on Donkey Kong Country 3: Double the Trouble!
- Terms (BETA): aggressive collab electronic glitching industrial
You thought that was IT? Nah son, we got more in store... starting w/ a hard-hitting, grimy, in-your-face, completely unapologetic piece of hard electronica from tefnek & zircon; Emunator writes:
"zircon and tefnek are powerhouses on their own, and have churned out several memorable collaborations in the past. This time around though, I think both artists have outdone themselves in terms of sheer insanity.
"Blast Beatdown" is industrial electronica in its most brutal, unrelenting form, and there's several moments in the song that will hit you hard. Both artists succeeded in ramping up the intensity of the source tenfold, without compromising the gritty atmosphere that made it so memorable in the first place, ultimately producing yet another remix that would feel right at home in a modern-day remake of the original game."
The gloves are DEFINITELY off - this is quite pointedly NOT background music, and if while listening you try to do anything with your brain that involves but a modicum of thought or focus, this mix will slap your cerebrum into submission, handcuff it to a radiator, etc. It's unignorable, it's rude, and - particularly during those triplet runs - it has the potential to induce seizure. I mean this in the best possible way, but playing this piece for someone who ALREADY had a migraine headache would probably kill them. Or they'd end up doing infomercials for the rest of their life, one or the other. I got no beef with Kenny G OR his music, but how excellent would it be for THIS MIX to randomly start playing, full bore, right in the middle of a gig? Pacemakers would short left and right. Andy writes:
"Working with tefnek is just a huge treat. Nobody makes synths as brutal or drums as loud. For this source tune, I knew that a massive, dirty style would fit like a glove, and tefnek was just the man to put it into overdrive. Our collaboration was a simple back-and-forth; I started it off, then sent the project file to tefnek, who worked on it more and then sent it back. Though I laid the basic groundwork for the arrangement, breaks and production, tefnek really injected the whole thing with battery acid and 50ccs of raw adrenaline, handling basically the entire last third of the mix among other things. Prepare to be punched in the face by an 8000 pound gorilla."
"Working on this remix was really exciting because of the moments where I would get the track back from zircon and go, "Wow! I would have never thought of that." This was a great song to work on because of the different directions the source would go, giving us a lot of freedom to do different things. My favorite part of the remix is what zircon did with the first drop, where the lower frequencies fade out and come back in full force. So intense!"
These guys know what they're doing, and they apparently know what they've done, which is dropped a megaton bomb on Double the Trouble! and left us all to savor the fallout. If you taste something funny, it's entirely possible that you've coughed up your own spleen. You've been warned... now enjoy ;)
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