ReMix: Shuttle Rush "Tread a Little Heavier"
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Shuttle Rush for Wii U launches TODAY, with an original soundtrack by OC ReMixer DaMonz!! The complete OST is available on OverClocked Records for $2.99+, and OC ReMix is releasing a FREE arrange album, Shuttle Remix, as the third entry in our OCRI catalog line!
So to recap:
- Got a Wii U? Check out Shuttle Rush, which came out today, with music by DaMonz!
- Buy the original soundtrack for $2.99 @ OC Records
- Download Shuttle Remix, a free album of arrangements of the soundtrack, also released today!
It's easy as 1-2-3! We've got two mixes from Shuttle Remix for you today, starting with a chiptunesque EDM jam from DDRKirby(ISQ). Shuttle Rush composer DaMonz writes:
"You'd think that someone who works fast is compromising the quality of his work. Think again. Timmie is the fastest person at making music that I could ever imagine, and yet his music is always of outstanding quality.
As for this track in particular, I really like the direction of the arrangement. Taking it slow, and emphasising the main theme really gave the track an epic, adventurous feel. I think it's an excellent exploration and a very refreshing take on the original, which is more of a frantic and restless... dare I say... rush?"
You dare. Larry sums things up:
"DaMonz's original song from the Shuttle Rush OST, "Tread Heavy" is a great chiptune-style piece with a driving beat, so it was interesting to see that a 9-bit specialist like DDRKirby(ISQ) was tackling it. Like zircon, Timmie is a workflow beast, so I look forward to anything with his name on it. While the soundscape's crowds some from 1:28-2:01 IMO, this was a sweet EDM take that slowed down the pace while adding a different energy through the dance groove, synth padding, and glassy & ambient-style treatment of the leads. I could listen to DDRKirby(ISQ) all day; even if you don't have all day, he pulls double duty on Shuttle Remix, so be sure to also check out his closing track from the album, "The Machine Is in NO Rush"!"
Really nice rolling, shuffling percussion & excellent attention to detail regarding spacing and processing makes this a 9-bit feast. The melodic motif is simple but memorable, and Timmie's expansions on it all click. At just over three minutes, this track has good variety & development, and I especially like how active the bassline is, and the exposed bits like 2'17" where the double kick hits are isolated, like a heartbeat. Crispy, crunchy, clicky, and cool, DDRKirby(ISQ)'s done a great job with DaMonz's source tune, keeping it chippy but dressing it up, slowing it down, and jamming out!