ReMix: Super Mario 64 "Hush Hour" 3:31

By Garrett Williamson, Sir Jordanius

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Slider"

Primary Game: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo, 1996, N64), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2014-06-16, evaluated by djpretzel


Jordanius so crazy. If his ubiquity & diversity haven't already floored you several times over, allow me to introduce his latest musical explosion, a zany, loopy, and altogether capricious take on the "Slider" theme that defies conventional categorization:

"When I first eyeballed the project thread back in 2010, my initial claims were for "Inside the Castle Walls" AND "Slider," but several sources got hot-potatoe'd around often and I hadn't reached level 54 in beatsmithing just yet...Fast-forward to 2012, and the track opened up again for grabs. I grabbed the phone and dialed "G" for G-Mixer, and he helped me give birth to this traffic/road-rage-inspired arrangement. G-Mixer's a cool dude... and I'm an even cooler dude, so if you like cool dudes getting together to make babies... um... Just listen to the dang song."

G-Mixer concisely adds:

"Jordanius did a good job. I made other sounds. It was a good remix."

I live in Northern Virginia, and I can't tell you the number of people who drive in traffic as if getting just a couple cars ahead means that they're winning at the game of life, somehow. We also get our fair share of backups & gridlock in the DC area, so the narrative in this case is all-too-familiar. The irony here is that the original game context is rather liberating in this sense - emancipated from other "drivers," the only thing Mario really needs to worry about is the state of his posterior, given that he's sliding at high velocities & for extended durations on his ass. There's funk, there's whistling, there's VEGAS, BABY brass riffs, there's chip breaks, and all in the midst of the swinginest, spunkiest traffic quagmire you've ever heard. It very much reminds me of the types of cues & transitions you'd hear in the scoring for older Warner Bros. style cartoons; almost sounds like Jordan was mentally droppin' anvils on coyote's heads as he was gettin' ideas down. Album Director Justin Medford writes:

"This is another great example of the creative flair of Sir Jordanius with some synth support from G-Mixer. It was nearing the end of the album project when it was looking like the "Slider" track was not going to be covered. That was when Jordan and Garrett stepped in and created this sweet classic big-band-meets-70's-funk track. The intro is a bit long, but the track is worth the wait. So, stop reading this and go check it out."

These stages were always a fun deviation from the norm, breaking up the platforming/exploration with some nice downhill slalom action, and Jordan & Garrett have captured the whimsy and who-cares-just-go-with-it in musical form, while adding an unexpected context of midtown gridlock. This is the most lighthearted, goofy, and downright FUN traffic jam you'll ever hear, guaranteed!

djpretzel

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Latest 13 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Necrox
on 2016-01-01 12:27:10

Pretty par for Sir Jordanius. Wacky and fun arrangement/instrumentation with some crzy vocal stuff (nice intro). That last scream is SMH-worthy.

I wonder if blasting the intro over and over in a huge traffic jam would be fun.

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Vaizar
on 2015-12-31 18:05:38

Chill intro, then we really get into the beauty of Sir Jordanius' mind. There's just so much uniqueness and creativity going on here, with some crazy whistling skills and mad singing (EVERY CAR IS ALWAYS IN MY WAY). Frikin amazing mix!

Maybe listening to this will get me through traffic faster...?

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CC Ricers
on 2014-08-05 01:03:46

Shit reminds me of Rayman Origins, especially when you're chasing the tricky treasures. (I guess it's also true in a sense you're chasing something in Mario 64) It's crazy, off the wall and swarming with magic robots. Too bad it had to end sometime.

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pokezel
on 2014-06-24 16:58:48

The spirit of overlooked remix is alive and well in this mix

10/10

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N1fighterpilot
on 2014-06-20 22:27:37

I don't even know where to begin with what I think about the transitions and the randomness of this piece except to say: Sir J... you have successfully made me laugh today... well done randomness! :grin: :grin: :grin:

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Crulex
on 2014-06-20 13:01:01

Seems that we can count on Sir J to be apart of some of the most unique and interestingly styled ReMixes around, and this is no exception. Throw in some great mixing chops from G-Mixer and you're on a roll. Love that whistling to death, man. Was the perfect touch for this, like the cherry on top. It does sound like something straight out of a Warner Bros. cartoon, and throwing Mario into it is just too much fun. Cool stuff, guys.

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timaeus222
on 2014-06-18 00:05:48
emancipated from other "drivers," the only thing Mario really needs to worry about is the state of his posterior, given that he's sliding at high velocities for extended durations on his ass.

Gosh, Dave, maybe this should have been called Tush Hour :D

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OverClocked PodCast
on 2014-06-17 20:40:06

On another note, don't listen to this song while you're driving, unless you want to have a heart attack.

I DID listen to this song while driving and I was laughing hard enough to endanger me and those in my vicinity. What a ridiculous raucous of an arrangement; so much fun, so much style. Might be my favorite song on the album, and that's saying something.

It actually reminds me of

, come to think of it.
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Garrett Williamson
on 2014-06-16 21:25:24
The instrumentation, arrangement, creative ideas, and production on this track ate simply top-notch. I'm sure this will become one of my favorite tracks. But what else did I expect from two of my fav remixers?

aw shucks

On another note, don't listen to this song while you're driving, unless you want to have a heart attack.

lol so true

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KingTiger
on 2014-06-16 21:07:36

The instrumentation, arrangement, creative ideas, and production on this track ate simply top-notch. I'm sure this will become one of my favorite tracks. But what else did I expect from two of my fav remixers?

On another note, don't listen to this song while you're driving, unless you want to have a heart attack.

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Stevoisiak
on 2014-06-16 15:59:06

Loving this track. The concept of Mario just humming this song to himself while stuck in traffic just makes me laugh to myself. Though, on repeated listenings, the intro is just a bit lengthy. Makes it hard to just listen to if I have my music library on shuffle.

Either way, a very unique track that put a big smile on my face. :-D

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timaeus222
on 2014-06-16 15:54:57

How the hell do you come up with this, j? o_o

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Liontamer
on 2014-06-16 00:13:01

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

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Primary Game:
Super Mario 64 (Nintendo, 1996, N64)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Slider"

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Yeah, me too, alright

Every car is always in my waaaaay

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