ReMix: Pokémon Blue Version "Conundrum"
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With a more aggressive, upbeat vibe comes Jakesnke17 (featuring a guitar assist from Source X), offering an eclectic electronic arrangement that has elements of d'n'b, industrial, dubstep, chiptune, big beat, and who knows what else. The transition at 1'56" is pretty damn dramatic, dialing things back into a mellower chip/synth halftempo breakdown, until 3'07" picks things back up. I'm genuinely surprised that these elements, with this structure, all came together into as cogent an arrangement as this ended up being - kudos for simply making it all work, for one, and then double kudos for making it sound great, on top of that. Eevee director Theory of N writes:
"Jake has yet to let me down with any of his tracks and I knew I had to have him on Jolteon. No track from the original Pokémon games is more energetic than the gym battle theme and he somehow managed to pack even MORE energy into his remix."
Not much else to say; Larry informs me that Jake originally had the guitar parts implemented with samples, so the collab w/ Source X helped amp that specific part up a bit. The structural variety here is handled well, and in just four minutes Jake covers a lot of musical territory, partly because of the quick pacing but also due to the contrast between the aggressive upbeat portions and the happier, swayin-in-the-breeze breakdown that offers a brief respite from the storm. An elaborate, enjoyable mix that evolves quite a bit over time, taking the theme of the album to heart in a very tangible sense!