ReMix: Persona 4 Arena "Kuro Yuki" 4:28

By DarkeSword

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dance koto mellow piano synth timesig-4-4
Arranging the music of one song...

"Princess Amagi-ya"

Primary Game: Persona 4 Arena (Atlus, 2012, XB360), music by Shoji Meguro
  • Album: Featured on CEO 2015: Champion
  • Posted 2015-06-22, evaluated by djpretzel

    DarkeSword gave us our first P4A ReMix for the original Apex album back in 2013, and now with CEO 2015: Champion he returns with another arrangement of the game's excellent soundtrack:

    "Yukiko is my favorite character in Persona 4 and my main in Persona 4 Arena. I really love her theme in P4A and figured, "Why not remix it?" I used some koto for that Japanese feel and then basically just did a straightforward dance remix. Old-school DarkeSword fans, however, will recognize the vamp that plays at the end during the fadeout. ;)"

    Very melodic stuff; an updated, more modern soundset for Shariq, but a (very nice) koto figures prominently & ends up defining the aesthetic, in a good way. Things are also pretty durn syncopated at times, and he has fun with dropping out the kick & tweaking the bass around the halfway mark. I think he could have run with the whole Japanese theme and worked in some taiko elements effectively, but there's an accent on the 2nd & 4th kicks that almost serves a similar purpose. The running bassline also rhythmically reminds me of a taiko pulse, which is cool. Great track - straightforward, perhaps, but I like the koto lead and I like the syncopation and I like the additive/subtractive work, all three of which make things rather interesting, on top of being catchy & fun. Of the overall album, Shariq adds:

    "The FGC is one of the most passionate gaming communities out there; probably as passionate as OC ReMix is about video game music. I love getting involved with these big events year after year, gathering talented artists and giving the talented players a soundtrack to fight to. CEO 2015 promises to be one of the biggest and best of those events yet, and I think that Champion is going to capture the drive and determination that everyone competing is going to bring to the table. I hope everyone out there enjoys it!"

    Roger that - if you like fighting games & you like VGM, be sure to check out CEO 2015: Champion, and if you're going to the event, we'll see you there!


    Discussion: Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
    on 2017-04-17 14:55:46
    On 12/22/2015 at 3:47 AM, Chernabogue said:

    Not bad, it sounded rather simple to my ears. The drum work is interesting, don't know what time signature it is though. Also, LOL @ fade-out ending :D Not a fan but decent remix.

    Um...the time signature is 4/4.

    on 2015-12-22 03:47:32

    Not bad, it sounded rather simple to my ears. The drum work is interesting, don't know what time signature it is though. Also, LOL @ fade-out ending :D Not a fan but decent remix.

    on 2015-12-20 00:29:13

    I'm surprised at how well the koto fits the dance backing. Speaking of the backing, nice reverb; the mix has a nice atmospheric space sitting just behind the front stuff. IDK the source, but it sounds good from here. Another fun Persona mix. I also find the outro quite catchy for some reason.

    on 2015-07-17 11:13:25

    I simply adore the koto being used here, perfect for a ReMix of Yukiko's theme. Sweet scattering beats as well, very nice.

    on 2015-06-22 15:47:50

    Aw yeah some Yukiko love. Love her theme from P4A, always thought about remixing it myself. This is a great spin on it, I love the instrumentation throughout!

    on 2015-06-22 14:43:35

    Always love what Shariq puts out. Great stuff, man!

    on 2015-06-22 11:22:48

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

    Sources Arranged (1 Song)

    Primary Game:
    Persona 4 Arena (Atlus, 2012, XB360)
    Music by Shoji Meguro
    "Princess Amagi-ya"

    Tags (6)

    Koto, Piano, Synth
    Time > 4/4 Time Signature

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