ReMix: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 "Ruinous Ruins!" 3:05

By Ben Briggs, Phonetic Hero

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Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Aquatic Ruin Zone", "Rusty Ruin Zone: Act 1"

Primary Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega, 1992, GEN), music by Masato Nakamura

Posted 2015-08-27, evaluated by the judges panel


SO MUCH RUINS!!! Phonetic Hero (Pete Lepley) & Benjamin Briggs join forces for a Sonic 2 (GEN) & Sonic 3D Blast (SAT) synth/chip funk jam arranging both the aquatic ruins AND rusty ruins themes; Pete writes:

"Whatever, who cares!

<3

0:00-0:49 - "Aquatic Ruin" (pretty much all of it straight down)
0:49-1:17 - 0:05 in "Rusty Ruin"
1:17-1:45 - 0:44 in "Rusty Ruin"
1:45-2:04 - 0:05 in "Rusty Ruin" again
2:04-2:23 - Same thing, Ben's solo
2:23-end - "Aquatic Ruin""

We care, Pete. We care. Thanks for the source breakdown, though! If you've been hankerin' for a bouncy arrangement full of swagger that's chock full o' ruins and has DAT FM BASS, your ship has come funkily in. Some portions of this arrangement are on the liberal side, so the judges had some work to do, but when the analysis was over & the dust settled, everything checked out; Larry writes:

"With the source usage checking out as dominant, this was just a formality. Awesome sounds, including the Mega Man X-style orch stabs first used at 2:22. Great energy and dynamic changes, and smooth interplay between the two source themes. Really enjoyed this collab, great work guys!"

The last minute features some SERIOUS oscillator burnin', circuit overloadin' synth soloin' par excellence - why should guitarists monopolize all the wankery, after all? Very fun stuff, and I like the blending of chip textures - older NES style stuff, with more "modern" FM bass - and the springy, punchy production. Phonetic Briggs? Ben Hero? Excellent collab & blending of the two themes - "TWICE the ReMixers, TWICE the ruins!!" - for an enjoyable track that gets down & funks out with full energy & zero shame.

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Discussion

Latest 8 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2016-12-02 20:00:12

Well, I was going to make a "Ruin" pun joke, but maybe I'll skip that. This is very good and the blending of chiptunes with a funky backdrop made this a pretty smooth arrangement. The transition from Aquatic Ruins to Rusty Ruins was pretty tight and I was grooving to this for the entire mix. Really liked the orchestra stabs near the end of the mix, and everything just sounded so clean and slick, so lots of props for that. This is a pretty hot ReMix that I would recommend, so I'm glad y'all didn't...........ruin.......this one. :tomatoface: I couldn't resist!

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Chernabogue
on 2015-12-29 14:07:05

A very nice remix on lesser-remixed sources, in a very cool/groovy style. Love the synths and chiptune used, the pitch effects were on spot. The percussion work was super cool as well, and production was of great quality. Nice job, guys! :)

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Phonetic Hero
on 2015-09-13 00:33:40

You guys are too kind :')

Had a lot of fun working on this one! Big ups to Ben for getting a solo together even though it was pretty last-minute. Glad y'all guys are liking it

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SuperiorX
on 2015-08-31 19:07:13

RUINOUS RUINS!! One of my favorite SZRC 2014 compo tracks! Glad to see it posted!!

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DimeTower
on 2015-08-30 23:26:49

Oh my god, if you can't have fun listening to this and/or find yourself bopping along, you have no life and/or soul. What a wonderfully distinct, upbeat mix. MAJOR props!!! That I can listen to heavy metal and this in back to back songs is part of what makes OCRemix such a gem of a site, but no juxtaposition is necessary to enjoy this great mix. I wish I could hear more songs like this.

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KingTiger
on 2015-08-30 22:19:09

I remember this gem from the compo. It got my 4-yr-old daughter dancing in the backseat of the car so it's def a win ;-)

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Black_Doom
on 2015-08-27 14:55:30

Oh, Pete... He was awesome during that compo. His track for Round 3 (PROWD) became one of my favorite EDM evah. And this funky upbeat jam is damn toe-tapping as well. Love dat bassline and punchy beats. What a wonderful collab!

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Liontamer
on 2015-08-26 14:27:11

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

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega, 1992, GEN)
Music by Masato Nakamura
Songs:
"Aquatic Ruin Zone"
Additional Game:
Sonic 3D Blast (Sega, 1996, SAT)
Music by Richard Jacques
Songs:
"Rusty Ruin Zone: Act 1"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Funk
Mood:
Funky
Instrumentation:
Chiptune, Synth
Additional:
Arrangement > Extended Soloing
Origin > Collaboration
Time > 4/4 Time Signature

File Information


Name:
Sonic_the_Hedgehog_2_Ruinous_Ruins_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,886,859 bytes
MD5:
9d2746f97c5c8b30adc3f6dd5ead70b3
Bitrate:
207Kbps
Duration:
3:05

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