ReMix: Castlevania "Electro Killer 6000"
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We've got a thumpin' lineup of spooktacular Castlevania electro ReMixes to make your October 31st a night to remember! Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR awesome CV mixes, starting with this vocoded jam from zircon:
"This remix started out as a 30-second original sketch back in 2010. I was playing with some excellent retro drum machine samples by Goldbaby, using the first vocoded lyric and a few synths to create a basic funky beat. I was inspired by some of Rayza's earlier mixes, namely "Sonik Elektronik." After that initial session, I forgot about the track until last night when I happened to dig it up out of my massive FL projects folder. The beat and vocoding grabbed my attention and I got the itch to turn it into a VGM remix.
I picked Vampire Killer as the source for two reasons: one, I've been meaning to remix it properly for about 8 years now, and two, its relatively minimal nature allows for a lot of fun melodic and harmonic changes. I was really having fun with it, and finished the whole thing within a 24-hour period. I think compared to most of my ReMixes, it has a very raw and dry sound, influenced by artists like po!. Of course, the way I jazzed up the melody and chord progression is very much in the style of Joshua Morse too. I guess this mix is just one big tribute. Get that pork chop!"
Funny you should mention Mr. Morse, as we'll be seeing him in a couple mixes, too :) This was a quick mix for Andy to wrap-up, but that's more a testament to his almost absurdly efficient & refined worklow (and resulting productivity) than it is a statement about the music itself, which is every bit a true zircon mix: infectious, slick, high-energy, and accessible. Larry writes:
"Easily one of the most unique and uncharacteristic takes on Castlevania music that I've ever heard. And I say that having heard my fair share. This is another rare one in that it features zircon on (vocoded) vocals. If electrofunk and pork chop references are wrong for Dracula, I don't wanna be right. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Andy has the time to finish every arrangement idea that comes into his head; yet another piece that has a lot of fun while showing off his unreal creative range."
One may not think "vocoded electro groove" when one thinks of dark & stormy nights and the blood-sucking evil of Count D, but it all works swimmingly & it turns out Drac can really shake it. Great amalgam of influences & flavors in this short-but-sweet mix from Andy that kicks things off nicely!
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