Posted 2013-11-26, evaluated by djpretzel
While this mix from newcomer Portanexus might not have ALL of the depth & complexity of previous floodposts, it's FUN with a capital F, and provides an accessible, toe-tappin' electronic take on some of the same themes OverClocked Assembled arranged with their epic, previously-posted "Time Traveler's Delight," reaffirming the age-old adage that "You can never have enough 'Stardust Speedway' JP!" ;) The artist writes:
"This track puts an electronic twist on the Japanese version of "Stardust Speedway." I use both elements of the Good Future and Bad Future soundtracks. I didn't work with anyone else on this track, but followed criticisms of colleagues."
A man of few words, but effective ones. Album director SuperiorX really did an excellent job of summing this track up:
"Portanexus is another artist from outside the OCR community that approached me about making a track for Temporal Duality (ironically, I think it was via a tweet that DiGi Valentine had made about the project at the time). He came forward with an idea for a really upbeat electronic take on "Stardust Speedway" JP, which I thought would really compliment our other hip hop take on "Stardust" quite well.
I love how Portanexus handled the source material here. The intro buildup really gets things kickin' and the lead instrumentation and the chippy harmony parts keep the energy level up throughout. The section at 1:20 cleverly makes use of the sirens you hear from the Bad Future source, and the subsequent middle section is a nice change of pace featuring some of the Good Future elements. While the arrangement might not deviate a lot from the source material, I think the instrumentation, attention to detail, and production polish really highlight this remix. It's got that "official arrangement" feel to it that makes it sound like it would fit right in with a modern Sonic game re-release."
Pretty much; definitely a treat for fans of more conservative arrangements, this mix successfully reimagines the popular source tunes in a more explicitly EDM context, and has fun in the process. A big welcome to Portanexus, who debuts with a track that's easy to like & fun to listen to - never bad things!
Sources Arranged (2 Songs)
- Primary Game:
Sonic CD (Sega, 1993, SCD)
Music by David Young, Mark Crew, Masafumi Ogata, Naofumi Hataya, Spencer N. Nilsen
- "Stardust Speedway "B"mix (JP)"
"Stardust Speedway "G"mix (JP)"
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