ReMix: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 'Shoto Spirits'

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Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

Happy 30th Birthday to Trenthian!!

John St.John sends us a very special, epic Street Fighter franchise arrangement to mark the occasion, featuring a cameo by ANOTHER St.John of note, the one & only Jon St.John, aka THE DUKE, aka THE VOICE OF DUKE NUKEM!! Many of you caught Jon at recent MAGfests, he's an awesome guy, it's completely badass that he leant his signature ManlyVoice™ to this mix, and Trenthian also collabed with his brother on this one, for a veritable triumvirate of St.Johns; John writes:

"A play by "Dubthunder and Guitars"
Starring: Ryu, Ken, Sakura, Gouken, and Akuma

  • With Special Guest performance of The Demon by Jon St.John
  • Guitars By BrotherSynthe (James "Wolfe" St.John)
  • Arrangements by Trenthian (John St.John)

In celebration of 3 decades of me, Trenthia thought it might be timely to bring a Trio of JSJ's to the tenth power to generate enough hadao for all to enjoy. Please enjoy this gift from us to you.
- The JSJ's

By the way, just to settle an age old argument between me and my brother, I let the Duke choose the pronunciation to use for Ryu (Rye Yu, or Ree Yu) THE DUKE HAS SPOKEN"

I've always understood it to be a single-syllable name ;) Besides answering the age-old question of how many St.Johns it takes to make a badass Street Fighter ReMix, this rock/electronica jam incorporates shakuhachi, koto, searing electric guitar lead, block-rockin' beats, strings, synths, in-game FX, THE DUKE, and... Dan. Fans of the series' music (which should be everyone!!) will appreciate the usage of themes from various SF games, with a stronger emphasis on Ryu & Ken, telling a story; John expanded on this to me on FB chat:

"Originally this started as an SF2 track with just Ryu and Ken, but as I was playing SF4 I really felt strongly about making it about the Journey. Especially since most of the idea behind the mix is centered specifically around Gouken and his influence on the Shoto Boys and especially the arrangement style of Akuma and Gouken's Themes. (In the American dub of the animated movie after all, he asks Ken what he saw in front of his fist which is where I knew what to have the demon say)"

Mission accomplished; Trenthian's always had a flair for the theatrical, but that's come through musically more than ever with this mix. Energy is high, things stay interesting throughout, and the whole mix has that certain "Street Fighter Aura" to it, capturing the honor, fighting spirit, and awesomely cheesy enthusiasm that's endured for so long, for all the right reasons. As a scrub/flowchart Ken player and a HUGE fan of the series, I love what these St.Johns have done to pay homage to the greatest fighting game franchise of all time. I feel like HE's the one giving US a present, but a happy 30th birthday nonetheless to John & congrats to JSJ, JSJ, and JSJ for an excellent, inspired Street Fighter ReMix!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 10 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Trenthian
on 2013-06-18 03:52:37
Glad folks like it :)
genius11433
on 2013-02-26 20:48:50
Awesome mix! Few mixes prompt me to download before I finish hearing the entire thing in preview, and this one is part of that select few. Well have you paid tribute to the Shoto Spirits. (And I just had to laugh at the end! Nice touch.)
Crulex
on 2013-02-22 13:02:25
2 Akumas, Gouken, Ken, Ryu, Sakura, a tiny bit of Dan and three JSJ's with one of them being THE DUKE!? Damn, you guys don't mess around. In a way, I'm kinda glad someone finally put the Hado folks themes together in one kick-ass ReMix. And you said "Ryu" right! The section after 3:13 sounded weird, but cool at the same time. I don't think I can really nitpick anything with this ReMix. So recommended.
timaeus222
on 2013-02-19 15:27:27
Awesome. I loved the half-time sample-rate-reduction segue into the solo. Really captures the feel of the original AND expands significantly. Sweet funky bassline as well. Well done!
PS: You made me figure out how to make a specific type of sound I couldn't wrap my mind around before now. :<
Draconiator
on 2013-02-18 01:35:07
Trenthian kicked ass and chewed bubble gum. :)
TillyFun
on 2013-02-17 17:32:05
O_O
KICK ASS! :D
So many favourite tracks and just... just... just... ^__^ So much power and so seamless and just... wow. c:
... And The Duke (THE Duke! n__n) totally pronounced Ryu right! ;3
WesternZypher
on 2013-02-17 12:01:49
Shre-DU-Ken!

Awesome!! :)!!
Meteo Xavier
on 2013-02-16 21:10:45
Classic Ocremix-style track, but the crediting of all the St. Johns is confusing the living hell out of me.
SuperiorX
on 2013-02-16 19:33:22
This is an awesome rockin' arrangement. Amazing performances and nice cameo by The Duke! And it is awesome that you are all JSJs. Well done sirs!
djpretzel
on 2013-02-16 17:38:20
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