ReMix: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney "spirit of law"

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Absolutely badass Phoenix Wright hip-hop/jazz collab from melody & newcomer Detective Tuesday - following 2P & The Joker's 'Solace' from January, 2013 is already a great year for hip-hop/rap on OCR, and we're not even out of the first quarter! Peter's been growing as an artist, and even his earlier mixes are great, but this collaboration has yielded something completely new, something that puts his sound in a different light & pairs it with great lyrics and fantastic execution from DT.

Stop reading right now & download it, okay?

melody writes:

"coming at you guys with another rearrangement. with this musical offering, i feel Masakazu Sugimori strove to thematically depict the dualities that inhabit the courtrooms of Phoenix Wright. imagine this: the defense and prosecution are locked into a delicate tug-of-war between tenseness and composure, while the gallery is subject to the silence within the storm. every step is carefully calculated and tread on thin ice; the judge exudes equanimity as his sway precariously sits under an unrelenting barrage of potentially convicting or potentially liberating evidence. that's the gist anyway. you guys be the judges (no pun intended) of our success in conveying those themes. speaking of us, to take this song to new heights, i enlisted Detective Tuesday for his lyrical prowess. when pressed for a statement, this is all he had to say: 'The beat made me do it.'"

Courtroom FX intro us in, as the judge's gavel gives way to mellow piano, crunchy drums, sizzling cymbals, swirling string lines, some sampled quotes about conformity & justice that work rather well, and then DT's entrance at 1'01" - "court is now in session" - indeed... Peter brings in a bassline that shows a lot of restraint but then busts some nice lines when it's appropriate and actually adds something, and the piano playing is sublime, with tons of flourishes and waterfall descents. It's sexy, it's classy, and it goes hand in hand with Tuesday's rapping, which sells the concept and lays it all out with authority & style. I'd love to see these two collab again because their respective talents really complement each other and the result is something special.

Nothing else to say; brilliant stuff.


Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2015-12-28 21:54:47

Interesting concept, nice instrumental too. I really like how the instruments alone create the atmosphere of a courtroom while all the rapping is going on; it's very atmospheric stuff. Also, sweet piano runs. Now this is a creative mix.

on 2015-12-28 15:32:23

This is some rap I can get behind. I watched phoenix wright playthroughs as a kid (:lol:) and recently took a Criminal Justice class, so I have a better idea of how court proceedings work and can understand this better. Awesome piano playing, and I don't think the lyrics were overdone. :)

on 2015-12-28 14:54:46

I could've sworn I heard this a long time ago before it was posted and it might've been on #ocremix, but I can never really be sure. melody's remixes always seem to continue in the same vein of awesomeness. I always felt I might've been too critical of his choice of drums, but as time goes by, you just kinda get used to it and realize, "this is his sound." He made them work over time and he marked his signature at OverClocked ReMix. I can't help but respect him for that.

But with this remix specifically, it's really, really awesome. Not only because of the arrangement and smooth feel of the sounds incorporated, but because if you'd just heard this on your mobile device or iPod without any tags, you'd just think it was another well arranged production that didn't ever have any connection to a game soundtrack. The lyrics are extremely well done and the piano is especially crisp, bravo to both of you.

on 2015-06-17 02:25:32

Wait, what's this? A downright awesome blend of jazzy piano, rock-solid drums, fresh strings and rapping which tells us about a trial? Yes, please! I hope these guys will collaborate more sometime. This is a truly catchy kind of hip-hop, so slick.

on 2013-03-12 19:53:50

I heard this whilst listening to this radio show, and it was an instant download! Some of the finest flows ever to be found on this fair fansite. Really natural, organic feel to the beat, and it's just so damn cool.

on 2013-03-06 04:10:18

I love this song! The music is great, and the lyrics and delivery of them are incredible!

Wina A. Kamlongera
on 2013-03-03 12:08:57 is awesome! :-D

Really love this track and how everything clicks. With a track like this, yeah, it's definitely a great time for Hip-Hop on the site!

on 2013-03-01 19:29:54

Great stuff! This is right up there in my favourite rap mixes alongside Cookin with Fire!

on 2013-03-01 09:23:19

Downright fantastic guys :-) Some of the most solid rapping I've ever heard on OCR, and melody... you haven't lost your touch!

CC Ricers
on 2013-02-28 22:23:41

Hey, awesome work. About time it got posted. Everything from the piano to the drums and vocals blend in perfectly. It was already top notch when I heard it way back when too.

MC Final Sigma
on 2013-02-28 20:25:00

Sick! I loved every second of this. Dope flow, fantastic beat, and a very clever concept - I really dig the dialogue and narrative elements. 10/10!

on 2013-02-28 18:58:32

Just when I've been trying to put down some Ace Attorney hip hop of my own...

This is phenomenal, guys; I love it.


on 2013-02-28 18:26:21

This song is friggen' awesome! I love melody's jams, and Tuesday's raps are just perfect over this. More please!!

on 2013-02-28 18:09:56

I'm sorry, but I though OC ReMix posted music on this site.

:. Badass remix.

on 2013-02-28 16:28:39

NOT what I was expecting when I came into this mix, and I left totally satisfied. Brilliant piano work, excellent flow in the rap, relevant and awesome lyrics... A+ for real.