ReMix: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior "Femmes Fatales" 4:09

By OceansAndrew

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

"Chun-Li (China)", "Theme of C. Viper"

Primary Game: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Capcom, 1992, ARC), music by Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura

Posted 2013-10-09, evaluated by djpretzel


Chun-Li & C. Viper team up for some damsel-in-your-FACE, girl-on-girl action!!

I THINK I'm still allowed to say that... right? While would-be cultural critics continue an attempted demonization of every possible female game stereotype known to homo sapiens, including lopsided complaints about the practicality of costumes & accusations of objectification that unknowingly resuscitate failed fringe feminism from the 1970's, I'm personally still playing & enjoying fighting games and SOMEHOW managing to respect women at the SAME TIME!! Impressive, eh? How DO I do it?? Not that there aren't plenty of serious gripes & worthwhile critiques being leveled at gaming (as well there should be - long overdue), it's just that it's damn hard to separate the rationally-concerned wheat from the "this bothers me because I don't like it!!" chaff. If you want my personal advice on extricating the two, well... wheat informs, improves, digests, evolves, includes, and avoids the tempting, cheap thrills of unilateral categorization, knee-jerk mob mentality, and intolerance for dissent. Chaff, on the other hand...

But I digress; OA brings us a sweet upbeat treat with an electronic blend of mademoiselles Li & Viper, featuring different staples from different subgenres of EDM, including some dubsteppish bits in the breakdown. He writes:

"This was a really fun experiment to try some different styles in my mixing, mainly heavy synth sidechaining and a less rock style, but still with a lot of my stylistic ideas and executions. My idea was to combine the 2 themes into something that'd be cool to be played at EVO, but also sortof tell a story of a battle, with the themes going back and forth and interjecting motifs. I took special care with the percussion to stay interesting despite the 4 on the floor, and mixed up the beat for the B section of C. Viper's section, and adding a lot of subtle (and some not so subtle) harmonies to keep the repeat sections fresh.

PS. for the breakdown those are indeed taikos, and yes I realize Chun Li is Chinese and not Japanese, but they sound so damn badass they get to stay. :P"

I'm glad he included that PS, because as we all know, the punishment for "Asian Instrumentation Faux Pas" has historically been decapitation; use those shakuhachis wisely... This mix was made for the World Warrior Remix Royale compo that Shariq helmed; very cool to finally be posting some of the excellent entries! OA keeps this mix primarily electronic but incorporates a lot of different ideas & motifs, including the aforementioned Asian instrumentation, for an arrangement that keeps developing & keeps the energy levels high. I think in the end Chun scores a pretty decisive victory, as her pentatonically super-catchy melody is a little more dominant than C.'s, but it's a great fight & a great intertwining of the motifs by any measure. Excellent, enjoyable, & accessible arrangement of SF2 & SF4's violent femmes!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 8 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Black_Doom
on 2015-12-19 00:57:36

So yeah, this song is pretty badass - I've always been big fan of world-infused music, but it's especially great when it comes to such dance stuff, because you've got a song packed with energy that has a touch of light and elegant asian atmosphere and it's hard not to fall in love with all the effort here. Great job, Andrew!

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TillyFun
on 2013-10-29 22:12:18

Kick ass! :D

I like how the background beat seems to build up to the transition.

And when it does change, it feels like a smooth pivot. :)

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Gordon228
on 2013-10-14 00:41:27

well taikos are Chinese in origin but now there Japanese so it's fine

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timaeus222
on 2013-10-10 16:52:02

YEAH! Awesome blend of chinese melodic content with modern trance and half-time dubsteppish moments (and JAPANESE TAIKOS, GEEZ MAN WHAT WERE YOU THINKING :). Not much nits I can pick here. ;)

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Crulex
on 2013-10-10 10:23:16
OA missed the golden opportunity to name this ReMix "C+C Music Factory." :'-(

Haha, this came off funnier to me than it should have. :lol:

Seems like while Guile's theme may go with everything in general, Chun-li's theme goes with just about any kind of ReMix with another Street Fighter. Sweet electronica OA. You nailed the beat and the energy quite well.

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BONKERS
on 2013-10-09 17:49:59
:nicework:
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Liontamer
on 2013-10-09 17:17:31

After combining these two themes, OA missed the golden opportunity to name this ReMix "C+C Music Factory." :'-(

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djpretzel
on 2013-10-09 16:36:22

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Capcom, 1992, ARC)
Music by Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura
Songs:
"Chun-Li (China)"
Additional Game:
Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 2008, ARC)
Music by Hideyuki Fukasawa
Songs:
"Theme of C. Viper"

Tags (5)


Genre:
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Competition
Regional > World
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


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Street_Fighter_2_Femmes_Fatales_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,882,293 bytes
MD5:
184079c97d2c70e9d511c6210a6ed9b5
Bitrate:
218Kbps
Duration:
4:09

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