ReMix: Top Gear 2 "Velocity Shift" 4:41

By Sir_NutS

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Ayers Rock"

Primary Game: Top Gear 2 (Kotobuki System, 1993, SNES), music by Ashley Bennett, Patrick Phelan, Paul Hiley

Posted 2014-03-26, evaluated by the judges panel


Sir_NutS hits us up with some pumpin' psy-trance Top Gear 2 action that actually originated way back in 2007:

"Around 2007 I proposed to make a small remix project to a few friends, the game was Top Gear 2, which has an awesome soundtrack and the project was meant to be electronica-only. I gathered around 5 remixers including myself to remix the 5 tracks from the OST. 2 of those remixers couldn't finish their tracks, I was making very slow progress on mine, and the other two were completed. They were bLiNd's "Dance Nation" and Rayza's "Rolling Start".

Back to 2013, I finally finished my track. I've always wanted to make a psychedelic trance remix for OCR, since there seems to be a lack of representation in that genre. But dealing with this remix made me see why, and it's the reason it took so long. Psy trance being a bassline-centric genre, where melody usage is almost non-existent, it was very hard to pull a remix that represented the original well while also sounding authentic. Not to mention trying to nail the acid sounds the genre is known for, and then mastering which was a royal pain in the ass. At times, I abandoned the track in anger for months, only to pick it up later, work on it a it, and get frustrated again.

In the last few months I managed to get the track to a point I'm satisfied with it, and I think it sounds authentic enough. I'm a huge fan of Infected Mushrooms and Juno Reactor, and in this track, it shows. Hope you enjoy it, and I hope we can (finally) have some psy trance on the site."

Awesome to finally come full circle and get a mix from the guy who started the mini-project that resulted in those two (excellent) arrangements from 2007 & 2009; the game has some great tunes, and this is yet another example of that. While zircon may beg to differ regarding no psy-trance on the site, it's a cool subgenre that I'm happy to see more of. Acidic, 303-style bass takes center stage, but before that we intro with some trippy, processed quotes and ambient, granular pads. It's fast, it flutters and modulates by in a 4'41" runtime that seems shorter (in a good way), and it's thus super-appropriate for racing/driving contexts. Nutritious sums things up neatly:

"I remember when I first discovered psytrance many a year ago listening to streams on Digitally Imported. I was instantly hooked. This mix is a great example of why persistence pays off. Production is solid, if not perhaps a bit bright. Nuts pulls of the genre very nicely with the synth choices and writing. Arrangement is creative without losing sight of the source tune.

It's too bad the project never came to fruition, but I'm glad that we are still enjoying some of the results nonetheless."

My thoughts exactly; great to see more music from Mr. Molina, great to finally be posting a mix in 2014 that was part of an effort that resulted in sibling mixes posted over six years ago, and great to see some more psytrance representation on OCR!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Quartekoen
on 2014-05-15 23:26:29

I was really enjoying the song when I started reading the description. When I saw that this was meant to go with Dance Nation and Rolling Start, I immediately went to my music library and checked. Yup. Both of those are in my top rated list, and it looks like this one is poised to join them!

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Crulex
on 2014-03-30 20:25:37

Oh this beat is freaking hot! Fast-paced psytrance to just get the blood pumping really does the trick. Very nice ReMix, I'm really NutS over this one.

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Rayza
on 2014-03-29 12:29:41

Good stuff man, looks like this project is almost complete! Maybe in 10 more years :P Congrats.

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Sadorf
on 2014-03-27 19:00:33

hehe unfortunately i was supposed to be one of the few artists that never finished. In a way i am glad that happened because Blind's, Rayza's, and Nuts' mix would put anything i write to shame lol. There is nothing i could do to put together a mix with this kind of quality.

The whole soundtrack from this game is very awesome indeed, and i hope others will decide to take a crack at some of the kickass source tunes this game has to offer, even if it only has like 5 of them.

What Nuts has done here was turn an already awesome source tune into something muuuuuuuuuuuuuuch better. Honestly until last night i had forgotten that he even finished this song, but im not sure why. I have listened to this song about 10 times since last night and to me it sounds better now than it did a couple years ago. While this isn't a style of music im too familiar with, nuts just makes it sound awesome. Very jealous of your skills. Honestly I don't think you are capable of making a remix sound bad even if you tried haha.

Congrats on the mixpost my friend. I'm sure the next one will be even better.

Talk to ya later! :)

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BONKERS
on 2014-03-26 22:59:20

TRANCEERIFIC! :tomatoface:

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Brandon Strader
on 2014-03-26 14:51:29

This is so GREAT, it's 'NutS'! :whatevaa:

Now my man, you neglect the bass a bit while hyping those highs! It's alright, it doesn't take away from the mix which is awesome. It definitely sounds like it would have been a challenge, with no main leading melody, but you really pulled it off.

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djpretzel
on 2014-03-26 14:11:26

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Top Gear 2 (Kotobuki System, 1993, SNES)
Music by Ashley Bennett, Patrick Phelan, Paul Hiley
Songs:
"Ayers Rock"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Psytrance, Trance
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Sound FX, Synth, Talking
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Top_Gear_2_Velocity_Shift_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,843,761 bytes
MD5:
9dc4562da92508e10ae978eeea9ce8e6
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
4:41

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