ReMix: Mega Man 2 "Wily's Bubble Bath" 3:35


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Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Bubble Man Stage", "Wily Stage 2"

Primary Game: Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES), music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi

Posted 2013-04-30, evaluated by the judges panel

MORE TGH MM2! Jamison's made some awesome electronic arrangements of Mega Man 2, and this fifth addition to the family is no exception, working in some MM8 as well; the artist writes:

"The wonderful thing about these compos is that they ALWAYS seem to inspire me to make stuff...before I filled in I was pretty run dry as far as inspiration to make music goes. I figured "what the hell, I'll enter anyway," and before I knew it I was fooling around with the two themes and inspiration struck like a match (is that even a proper use of that analogy??).

Another thing I love about the competitions is how they seemingly force you (or me, at least) to work in styles you're not comfortable working in. Before I made this mix I had never done anything even close to jazz. Also, I don't particularly like this Wily theme either (people please don't kill me :D), and so that made it slightly more of a challenge. All in all I'm pretty pleased with the result here. Special thanks go out to Ectogemia and Willrock for advice :D"

Heavy downbeat, lots of filtering, and hella creative decision to use dem vibes @ 0'47" - works REALLY well. This is one of my favorite TGH mixes to date, because it brings everything I like about his music in general to the table, then adds more than a couple unexpected ingredients that fit right in. Nutritious writes:

"I loved this track in the competition and still love it now. Solid production throughout. Thumpin kick, expressive synths and creative arrangement of both sources."

Emunator adds:

"I'm impressed with your ability to take such a simple pallet of sounds in every one of your mixes and combine them in just the right way to craft a totally unique mood. This is especially impressive considering how many times you've worked with the same source. The lazy portamento lead fits great with the jazzy groove, and the non-synth elements like the vibraphone/rhodes really help ramp up the creative factor here."

Agreed on all counts - awesome mix!



Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2014-10-31 11:23:06

I dig this a lot. It has a nice beat, but it's not very hard-hitting. Accompanied by sweet jazzy synths and glassy vibraphone, this is very soft and relaxing. Awesome!

on 2013-05-02 11:16:54

Relaxing and bubbly. Like a good champagne that tickles your nose playfully.

on 2013-05-01 09:03:22

Dude, for one of your first attempts at some electric jazz, this is really good! Production sounds great and the arrangement is hot! Very smooth and glides with the drums. Nice title as well, although bad images are soon to come in the minds of some. :P Great ReMix.

on 2013-04-30 23:10:43

yeah i like this a lot. i'm really surprised that this is your first attempt at anything jazzy because it's super good in that context. it's super good without it.

if you go for anything like this ever again, try a jazzier drum groove (just using each piece of the drum set to accompany the other instruments). i think it'd work out with your synths and sounds.

good job!

on 2013-04-30 21:35:04

I have to admit that the title caught my attention! This is probably partly on account of me reading it as "Bubble Bath Wily". That conjured images of... well... "Bubble Bath Girls" where all the models heads were replaced with Dr. Wily's. Sometimes my imagination gets away from me!

The mix itself is pretty nice. It conjures -- at least in my mind -- the imagery of a club-type setting. Or a couple's skate at the local rink.:nicework:

on 2013-04-30 17:57:25

This is probably my favorite TGH Bubble Man mix to date. So smooth and sooo groovy. I love that lead solo towards the end too! I remember this being one of my favs from the WCRG. Nice job! :-)

on 2013-04-30 16:12:25

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Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)

Primary Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
"Bubble Man Stage"
Additional Game:
Mega Man 8 (Capcom, 1997, PS1)
Music by Shusaku Uchiyama
"Wily Stage 2"

Tags (6)

Electronic, Synth, Vibraphone
Origin > Competition
Time > Tempo: Fast

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