ReMix: Mega Man 10 "Totally Rad Winter"

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Mega Man 10

More magnificent Mega Man from Mr. Molina!! Sir_NutS' last mixpost from 2011 was his first since 2005, but I'm glad to see a follow-up in the form of this classic 1980's electronica WCRG entry, the title of which he really took to heart:

"Yelloooo dudes! What's Crackalacking? Sir_NutS here and I'm like totally submitting a new song for you guys to check out, It's the Jam!

So like for this song I totally went back to the past (I stole a time machine from Doulifee. Word!) to get some totally tubular sounds. So like, for the synths I snatched this Juno-106 from some crazy dude in a Karate Gi (the dude was like bouncing all over the place! fricking mental!) then I "borrowed" a linn drum machine from some dutch guys wearing some totally gnarly jackets. So I was like totally ready to make some bitchin' mixes when DarkeSword started this Mega Man compo.

So like I went and did a mix for that compo with my new bangin' equipment and it was like THE BOMB but still missing something, can you relate? so then I had like the most totally awesome idea of plugging in brand new NES I bought before coming back to the present to get some tubular sound and BAM! I had a totally rad mix in my hands! Dope!"

Reminds me a little of Anti-Syne's 'J-E-N-O-V-A' mix due to the explicit & pervasive genre/decade homage going on' - and for rockin' out. For some reason reading the above role-playing submission comments made me think simultaneously of TMNT and the infamous powerglove scene from The Wizard - and that can only be a good thing. An upbeat octave-jumpin' bassline anchors the whole production, with plenty of oscillator-syncin', LFO-modulatin' synth lead action, FMish bell patches, electronic drums, and a general overall 80's sheen & hygiene to the mastering. The artist really went all-out for the 80's vibe; sometimes a mix only vaguely channels music from the decade, sometimes it's a hybrid, but in this case it feels really uniformly authentic. Stick it right in the middle of a playlist filled with New Order or Flock of Seagulls and see if anyone notices :) Fantastic work integrating the themes & keeping the arrangement interesting - at just under three minutes, I probably could have used a little more, but as-is the mix certainly doesn't overstay its welcome, and every second is indeed tubular. And perhaps dudical as well, which is saying a lot. Great stuff from Sir_NutS, who proves that his mental time machine has a very effective & groovy flux capacitor!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 10 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
shadow24
on 2013-08-04 15:47:06

Awesome track dude! Also, thank you for pointing me towards LinnDrum. You use that set quite well!

Sir_NutS
on 2013-08-03 17:37:13
I was thinking about getting the Rock Band drum kit just to use as a set of MIDI drums.

How well does it work?:-P

It's laggy as hell. Also not worth it these days when a rock band drum kit goes for 300 bucks, and then you need the cymbals addons if you want to be authentic and play your own beats. I assigned some samples via midi in my DAW and recorded the drums just listening to the taps on the kit, and not on the actual result. Then I put my headphones on to see if it was any good. With a real electronic drum set (which isn't as laggy) you could just play as with a normal drum set.

BONKERS
on 2013-08-03 03:23:53

I was thinking about getting the Rock Band drum kit just to use as a set of MIDI drums.

How well does it work?:-P

Crulex
on 2013-08-02 11:13:37

Totally getting some New Order feelings up in here. Deliciously 80's vibe and this ReMix is indeed rad. Probably the best kind of Winter I could hope for.

Sir_NutS
on 2013-08-02 11:09:57

Glad some people enjoyed it.

Some fun facts about the track:

-It started with me playing the beat of new order's "vanishing point" on my rock band drumkit connected as an electronic drumkit to my DAW. I thought it was pretty good so I played some variations, quantisized some parts and used it.

-The bass has an striking but unintentional resemblance to Moroder+Donna Summer's "I feel love". I reckon it may have been a subconscious thing since I listen to a lot of Moroder's stuff.

-This song was composed in the same round as Brandon's "She's a squirter". Also it didn't even reach the top 5 in the votes. I guess it was a good round.

-Check out this year's Wily Castle Remix Gauntlet for more Mega Man awesomeness!

Flexstyle
on 2013-08-02 09:57:23

This was a favorite of mine from that WCRG. Great work, Mr. NutS!

Cash
on 2013-08-01 22:28:36

Dat bass. Takes you back to 80's, especially reminds me of New Order. Incredible remix.

BONKERS
on 2013-08-01 21:48:10

OH MY. GOD! :shock:

BEST REMIX? OR BESTEST REMIX?

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timaeus222
on 2013-08-01 19:19:16

This is pretty awesome. I think your arp at 1:16 to the right is my favorite patch in this remix.

djpretzel
on 2013-08-01 14:28:16

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