ReMix: Mega Man X2 "Sting Chameleon Uses Bubble Crab's Very Essence As a Cheap Bathroom Product" 3:50

By Theory of N

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chiptune compo funk lo-fi synth timesig-variable
Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Bubble Crab Stage", "Sting Chameleon Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man X2 (Capcom, 1994, SNES), music by Yuki Iwai

Posted 2014-01-13, evaluated by djpretzel


The year is young, but Dustin "Theory of N" Lagaly is already in early contention for "Goofiest Mix Title of 2014" with this elaborate chip funk compo jam that's a complete blast, mashing up reptile & crustacean with delicious results:

"The Grand Maverick Remix Battle 2012: Round 1 (Zero Bracket)

Hey, guys. The first round of voting for both brackets of the Grand Maverick Remix Battle is almost over, but I was so satisfied with my remix, I decided to go ahead and sub what I had. The original title was "Sting Chameleon Takes a Bubble Bath," as suggested by a friend of mine, but as it was pointed out to me by the community, using "bubble bath" in a mix title has been used quite a bit. So I modified it a little.

Aside from one rhythmic motif in Bubble Crab's theme, I pretty much sucked both sources dry of material in this remix. Here's the breakdown I posted on the GMRB thread. For the sake of this, I'm going to say that each source's melody has a part A and part B, which should be pretty apparent from listening to them.

  • 0:08-0:34 - Bubble Crab's (BC) intro modified for 4/4 time. Slightly more subtle at 0:16.
  • 0:34-0:52 - Sting Chameleon's (SC) A
  • 0:52-1:09 - BC's B
  • 1:09-1:27 - SC's A fragmented
  • 1:44-2:03 - BC's B
  • 2:03-2:16 - BC's intro (modified) underneath a heavily modified SC-A for 6/8 time.
  • 2:16-2:29 - BC-A
  • 2:29-2:48 - SC-B
  • 2:49-3:01 - SC-A and BC-A alternating
  • 3:15-3:28 - SC-B and BC-B at the same time
  • 3:28-3:41 - chords are from BC's theme after the melody

Lots of neat things going on with modified, overlapping, and interchanging melodies. Slick 4/4 - 6/8 time change, lo-fi chip breaks... and funk. Hope you guys enjoy!"

Nice source breakdown, and actually Dustin said most of what needs to be said about this mix, leaving me with little to add; it's a really fun ride while still being musically interesting, and the chip/lofi work is spot-on. This is the funkiest & tightest lead AND bass sequencing I think I've heard from Dustin yet, and everything just clicks. Fantastic stuff that blends sources perfectly & amuses with its mix title even as it galvanizes with a truly infectious vibe; the bathroom products may be cheap, but the groove is priceless!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 13 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
lavosslayer
on 2014-01-23 17:45:20

Really enjoyed this mix! Everything flowed so well together and felt at home on a SNES. I especially enjoyed the portion of the song from about 2:24 onward where it almost sounded like Rose's theme from Street Fighter Alpha 2. Fantastic job!

DjCUTMAN
on 2014-01-17 12:59:35

Love that descending arp on the outro! Sounds so much like an arcade game, I love it! Reminds me of the japanese band Sexy Synthesizer

Nostalvania
on 2014-01-17 10:29:17

Great remix man! I especially like the 6/8 part, and the ending was also very nice.

Crulex
on 2014-01-14 10:33:12

Smooth, slick and funky! With a funny title, and a sweet mixing of sources together, this is a very entertaining ReMix! Great job, Theory of N!

Crono3of3time
on 2014-01-14 06:15:36

Cheap bathroom product?

First thing I thought of when I read the title was Poopourri... . augh the influences of a little brother.

jnWake
on 2014-01-13 20:36:01

This one was one of the best songs in that GMRB, nice to see it posted!

LuigiFan
on 2014-01-13 18:30:20

Not only is this arrangement sick as heck, but it's just absolutely well executed. The quality of the sound is just wonderful. Thank you so much.

Moguta
on 2014-01-13 18:17:11

Nice mixpost, bro!

Glad to see it on the site so soon after MAG. :)

SwordBreaker
on 2014-01-13 17:07:58

Leave it to the title to describe the remix.

This is honestly one of the more creative remixes I've listened to in awhile. The concept of meshing Bubble Crab and Sting Chameleon never crossed my mind, but you managed to make it work. Not only is the remix catchy and funky, but the way both sources play off each other is very well executed. My ear picks up more Sting in contrast to Bubble, but it's as if this track works more in Bubble Crab's stage due to the fast-paced melody.

metaphist
on 2014-01-13 16:15:03

I'm all about this mix, right here. Killer stuff.

timaeus222
on 2014-01-13 13:57:29

Awesome arrangement man.

Brandon Strader
on 2014-01-13 13:42:53

Suave and juicy :-)

djpretzel
on 2014-01-13 13:27:08

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

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Mega Man X2 (Capcom, 1994, SNES)
Music by Yuki Iwai
Songs:
"Bubble Crab Stage"
Additional Game:
Mega Man X (Capcom, 1993, SNES)
Music by Makoto Tomozawa, Setsuo Yamamoto, Toshihiko Horiyama, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara
Songs:
"Sting Chameleon Stage"

Tags (6)


Genre:
Funk
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Chiptune, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Lo-Fi
Origin > Competition
Time > Time Signature: Variable

File Information


Name:
Mega_Man_X2_Sting_Chameleon_Uses_Bubble_Crab's_Very_Essence_As_a_Cheap_Bathroom_Product_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,512,788 bytes
MD5:
527b6e54aa91905f52be7eaaaace0fa2
Bitrate:
223Kbps
Duration:
3:50

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