ReMix: Mega Man 3 'Over and Out'

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We've posted several mixes from the Bad Dudes' Jingle All the Way EP, and now Frank joins the club w/ this upbeat arrangement of the short & plucky MM3 password theme. In life, I think it's important to establish some basic rules & principles; one that I've found infallible thus far is as follows: always download every ReMix from Diggi Dis. Seriously amazing, diverse arrangements that ALWAYS have a lot of character to complement the slick execution & sense of style. Jingle was an interesting concept album, and I dig what the Dudes were exploring with it & with their album of nothing but Sagat mixes - almost academic experiments, in a sense, but tons of fun and very accessible & musical. So what can Frank do with a brief password ditty? Quite a bit, as it turns out. He's slowed things down, employed some relatively Beatlesque production & instrumentation, kept that happy-go-lucky chord progression front and center, and extrapolated an arrangement that jams out with a positive, mellow, celebratory vibe before double-timing into a mini-hoedown @ 2'19" with some square wave synths thrown in for fun. This shift does provide a nice conclusion that takes thing up a notch, although it kinda changes the otherwise super-laid back, even temporarily reggae (1'18") groove - I guess think of it as a nice slow dance, then at the end everyone goes batshit and starts with the knee-slappin' and yip-yawin' and what for. A great example of taking a brief but still substantive source and projecting a complete musical experience based on a few bars of music, and of an arrangement that achieves a great deal of variation without significant tonal or structural transitions, save for the tempo bump!

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Discussion: Latest 8 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
MC Final Sigma
on 2013-04-28 16:21:03
By the way, I don't know if this is the first video to do it, but I'm loving the gameplay footage in the OCR Youtube vids. (Nice to see a pro in action, too)
Scaredsim
on 2013-04-26 10:02:59
Bob Marley here ? Haha this is great !
MC Final Sigma
on 2013-04-25 17:47:27
audio fidelity;916003 wrote: The feel-good hit of the year!

Exactly! What a life-affirming romp (through MM3's kinda convoluted Battleship-style password system), I love it, been looping it since post.
Apprentice_of_Funk
on 2013-04-25 15:27:04
This is the first ReMix in a good while to put a huge smile on my face throughout the whole song. Thank you for this, Diggi Dis.
audio fidelity
on 2013-04-25 14:59:11
The feel-good hit of the year!
Brought a big smile to my face listening. I especially got a kick out of the synth brass swells that came in on the first turnaround.
The reggae bit with the spacey guitar reminded me of Major Lazer "Get Free" (which was one of my fav tracks last year.
The only thing you're missing is live bass! Ha
Crulex
on 2013-04-25 09:42:52
Whenever I hear the game over or password tunes from Mega Man 3, I can't help but think of Brentalfloss's bit, but this is a stand out ReMix on it's own. It's the kind of melody that can give you quite the pick up for the rest of the day. Very good.
WesternZypher
on 2013-04-24 22:52:17
A lovely little tune. Puts a bop in your step and a smile on yah face.
djpretzel
on 2013-04-24 16:53:18
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