MERRY XMAS!! Here to celebrate the holidays in style is Blue Magic (Damon Campbell), with his third mixpost of the year & ninth overall, offering up a tasty wintry jazz/funk/pop arrangement of POKEMANZ from The Eevee EP:
"This remix is part of the Pokemon Diamond/Pearl project that is directed by Theory of N. If this remix is acceptable, I ask that it gets posted around Christmas time, since it sorta has a holiday vibe to it. However, I do understand if that's not possible. This mix is a chill/uplifting piece, mainly inspired by my daughter. I was actually pictured her and my dog playing in the snow together as I made it (even though she has never seen snow before). I honestly can't think of much to say about this mix. I'm striving to make remixes that outdoes the last one I made in terms of creativity and overall quality, and with that in mind, I feel that this one is definitely my best mix yet."
As the father of a six-day old daughter, I got a little misty reading that description :) Bass has a nice rhythm & range to it, and I really like how the major-key intonation takes time to develop, with the initial structure sounding jazzier but eventually building into more of a sugary, pop/carol vibe. OA writes:
"Nice textures in this, and the bass and drums have a really nice groove together; the synch keeps the main hook present throughout, while the rest is expanded upon. The sounds fit really nicely together, and the overall mood was classy. It has a bit of a winter vibe and an uplifting mood, which makes it really nice to listen to."
We went a little out of sequence to post this one, so we've also got our first judgequote™ from Chimpazilla:
"Great vibe going on here! Plenty of source and fun personalization. I agree about the samples, strings and piano in particular are thin and stabby, but the writing is dynamite. Yeah, drum kit could be better too. Fantastic arrangement though, really nice track. I love the synth lead at 1:21, and the soloing at 1:40 also. I feel like the ending didn't really need to fade... it could just have ended on that last cool chord... but that's a super minor nitpick."
Pretty much; you could ding this on production here and there, but the cumulative dings wouldn't add up to a dent in the overall mix, which focuses on an intelligent & uplifting arrangement and suits the holiday season like a glove or a warm mitten! Congrats to Damon on another excellent mix and one of his most creative arrangements yet, and happy holidays to all, regardless of faith, culture, or tradition, from all of us at OC ReMix!
on 2015-12-30 01:11:46
This is a great holiday track, with a very noticeable winter feeling. I really like the soloish part at 1:39, especially the piano; really creative writing. I can definitely picture a girl/Glaceon playing in the snow to this music.
on 2015-12-08 18:33:06
Really like the image of a small, snow-covered town this brings. Seriously upbeat, yet still with a nice winter atmosphere.
on 2013-12-26 09:07:47
Oh yeah, this is a wonderful ReMix for the holidays and Winter time. Chill, but with some upbeatness that fits this time of year, like in a snow covered town, where you have more action but can still enjoy the peacefulness. I think this ReMix is a great picture of that, in my opinion. Nice job.
on 2013-12-25 23:48:40
This was the perfect track for Christmas time. It is very relaxing once the piano enters and when the sweet sound of it really comes out. Glad to see this as a single as it was great to listen to when the ep came out. If you haven't listened to the ep, by all means you should!
on 2013-12-25 15:52:21
For me, it took a while to really take off (0:39), but once it did, it's pretty chill. The bass was the highlight IMO. Kinda sounds like something from Trilian.
on 2013-12-25 15:24:28
One of my favorites off of the Eevee album, this track comes with Blue Magic's usual excellent writing and arranging. Even if you don't like Pokemon music, I highly recommend giving this one a chance - I doubt you'll regret it.
on 2013-12-25 14:10:28
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Pokémon Diamond Version (Nintendo, 2006, NDS)
Music by Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Morikazu Aoki
- "Snowpoint City (Day)"
- Funk, Jazz, Pop
- Bells, Piano, Strings, Synth
- Time > Tempo: Fast
Usage > Winter Holiday
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