ReMix: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! "Can't Boss Us Around (Robot Anarchists from Hell Mix)" 3:31

By Flexstyle, HoboKa

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collab dark electronic glitching resubmission synth
Arranging the music of one song...

"Boss Boogie"

Primary Game: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Nintendo, 1996, SNES), music by David Wise, Eveline Novakovic

Posted 2013-07-25, evaluated by the judges panel


Newcomer HoboKa (Alex Shtokalko) collabed w/ Flexstyle on this electronic, dark, & twisted arrangement from Double the Trouble!:

"Well, I've always been a fan of the boss music for DKC3, so when I saw it vacant on the project list, I just had to remix it =p. I think I did a fairly decent job over-all, but I realized that my production skills still aren't up to par...yeah I'm a slow learner. The direction I took for "Can't Boss Us Around" is a more gritty, electronic/DnB take, with my sexy atmospheric touch :D.

Apart from the ridiculously long name, I think that Flexstyle did an awesome job sound-upgrading our remix; I also changed up some of the composition to make it less bland (hopefully). It's a lot more cyber-punky, mixed with industrial and a lot of other weird and cool motifs."

This went through a couple resubs and a re-partnering, hence the track title parenthetical, but the process worked and resulted in a mix that is improved from its initial incarnation, finally passing the panel. Alex has been persistent & persevered through his submissions, so this debut is the culmination of a lot of feedback & development; DKC3:DTT director Emunator addresses the both the improvement and the source usage, which is just over the line:

"Definitely a step-up from the many previous submissions in terms of production. Flex's NiN/DOOM-inspired production overhaul really makes the track a lot more engaging and enjoyable to me. However, the new edit has cut down on the source usage a bit, so I'll need to check it. Let's see... pretty close, and considering you can still make out parts of the riff in the glitched up ending I'm not going to beat around the bush and count seconds here... It's borderline, but I think it just barely falls on the right side of that line.

Congrats on finally getting a mix up that seems to hold up to the quality bar, Alex, even if you had to get some help. I'm glad you were open to the critiques cause this one really clicks and works well for the source."

It's interesting to see a collaboration that focuses primarily on one artist mastering & mangling (w/ FX) another's work, but I think the alley-oop was the best path forward in this instance. Albums are always a little more open for new artists to contribute to, while getting a mix featured on the site can be more challenging, but Alex stuck with this track and pushed it forward, and Mike's assistance really complemented the overall feel nicely. Good stuff!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 13 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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evktalo
on 2013-09-03 08:16:20

Very solid stuff. The beat is dark, gritty, but also bouncy and fun. Lots of great sounds atmospheres throughout the track some stutterific sequencing. I like the past-midpoint changeup too - it shook up the track boosted it with fresh energy! Refreshing to listen to!

--Eino

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KonradZuse
on 2013-08-11 15:43:22

This song is amazing!!!!!

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HoboKa
on 2013-07-26 15:15:37
Actually, I do specifically recall saying "screw what they think, I'm doing my own thing with this overhaul here." :tomatoface: Turns out, this is one of my favorites off the album, probably because it's something so radically different from what I'd done for the rest of the project. A healthy dose of "ain't care" went into my side on this one, just because my goal was to do something DIFFERENT, rather than try and polish what was in place already.

And different is good; don't want OCR to become too mainstream now do we? =p

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Crulex
on 2013-07-26 10:41:39

Alright, I’m going to just say it….I like both this mix and the original mix of this theme. It seems like everyday I go back and forth on which one I like better. But for this mix, I do like the electronic elements used to enhance the track here, and this sounds more like the actual fight, whereas the original sounded more like a pre-fight theme, if that makes any sense to anyone. Both themes are great, so score another win for the bad guys. Great debut for HoboKa and another great ReMix under Flexstyle's belt as well.

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Flexstyle
on 2013-07-26 09:16:29
I won't lie' date=' this remix isn't exactly conventional in the way it was executed, but Emunator, Flexstyle and myself are praying that you higher forms of life will enjoy the remix :D[/quote']

Actually, I do specifically recall saying "screw what they think, I'm doing my own thing with this overhaul here." :tomatoface: Turns out, this is one of my favorites off the album, probably because it's something so radically different from what I'd done for the rest of the project. A healthy dose of "ain't care" went into my side on this one, just because my goal was to do something DIFFERENT, rather than try and polish what was in place already.

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Gario
on 2013-07-25 20:17:10

Nice, sexy mix from Hoboka! Also nice collab with Flexstyle, here :P

I like the arrangement of this one - glitchy, thumpin' and pumpin' drums and an awesome source to boot. A very nice debut from Hoboka, indeed!

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Melbu Frahma
on 2013-07-25 18:22:26

Major congratulations on finally getting posted, Hoboka! You've been working hard to get there for a long time, I know, and you've made it in style with this Remix. :nicework:

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HoboKa
on 2013-07-25 17:04:39

Yeah, I actually intended to use more source but the project file was a complete mess when it was finally sent over to Flexstyle to fix up - so one day I may return to this source and give all of the source tune it's due =p (give or take a couple years lol)

Thx for the comments guys ^^

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Cash
on 2013-07-25 16:37:14

One of my favorites from the album. Excellent to say the least, this is exactly what I'd expect to hear when fighting a boss. Congrats on your first mixpost, HoboKa.

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TenchuX
on 2013-07-25 15:17:24

Good song. I know Flex has done this many times, but this is something you've been wanting for a long time HoboKa. Congrats.

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Dafydd
on 2013-07-25 14:21:01

This brings back memories of Unreal Tournament moreso than DKC3, especially around the 1-minute mark. Sweet!

Also, gratz HoboKa!

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BlackPanther
on 2013-07-25 14:06:21

Nice one Alex. I know it's been a long time coming for you man, I'm glad to finally see you with a posted remix given that that I've heard some of your other stuff and enjoyed it quite a bit. Not sure exactly how the work was diveed up, but nice work nonetheless from you guys.

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djpretzel
on 2013-07-25 13:34:59

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Nintendo, 1996, SNES)
Music by David Wise, Eveline Novakovic
Songs:
"Boss Boogie"

Tags (6)


Genre:
Mood:
Dark
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Glitching
Origin > Collaboration
Origin > Resubmission

File Information


Name:
Donkey_Kong_Country_3_Can't_Boss_Us_Around_(Robot_Anarchists_from_Hell_Mix)_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,619,625 bytes
MD5:
e04b645c8bde6319a4fc4de16d30eb8c
Bitrate:
210Kbps
Duration:
3:31
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Published 2012-12-03
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