Posted 2016-11-02, evaluated by djpretzel
Okay, as many of you guiltily consume the Halloween candy you conveniently "misplaced" from Monday night, it's time for ONE MORE track from Candy Corn, as YoshiBlade takes on SOTN with a quote-laden EDM/disco spin on "Dracula's Castle" - the ReMixer writes:
"Yeah, not a big wine drinker here, but this track was made for the Castlevania compos a while back and I really do love Castlevania. I also love those 80's style FM basses that are synthy and fat. Loving the heartbeat. (FYI, if your heart ever starts sounding like that, you should see a doctor immediately.) So, I missed out on the release of SotN, but I do love its progeny that are the DS releases. The "Castle Center" theme was in here at some point, but I believe it has been so reduced to just be a generic pad."
Scientists report that drinking one glass of red wine a day is like spending an hour at the gym... or something like that... which, I should be a lot more ripped by now, just saying. I suppose "I never smoke.... tobacco" is the #420blazeit equivalent of the title sentiment :) Regardless of whatever you drink OR smoke, this is a fun, floor-oriented boogie that capitalizes on the catchiness of the lead melody and lays down a modernized disco formula very effectively. Larry Oji writes:
""Dracula's Castle" is such a modern classic that I'm surprised this is only the fourth posted OC ReMix incorporating it. In the small details department, I really liked the rhythmic change at :32 in that final build to the verse. Yeah, I see (and co-sign with) the concerns about the sidechaining as well as the beats needing to feel less static, but what's here was more than enough in the arrangement and production quality to get by.
Yoshi mentioned the CV64 source usage being reduced to a pad, but that tune's opening melody was indeed there from 2:06-2:39; smart, subtle stuff underneath the main source! I appreciated the usage all the more with YB having already arranged it within his debut ReMix.
Funnily enough, I can't make out what the voice clips are saying most of the time, but the tropey vampire/Eastern European cadence still made it all feel right at home here. :-D
We're absolutely going to see more mixposts off of this album, so I want to give a big congrats to YoshiBlade for stepping up his game on this EP, as well as Gario for helping YB with timely feedback. Whether it's Halloween or not, there's a lot to love about Candy Corn all year 'round. While, I'll never eat the actual candy (yuck), Candy Corn deserves your download! :-)"
Agreed on all counts... well, I actually WILL eat candy corn; not my first choice, but also not a hater. Candy Corn (proper noun), on the other hand, is delicious. YB's applied some excellent modern EDM aesthetics to six spooky arrangements and conceptualized the whole thing as a tribute to horror anthology shows & movies, and that's pretty awesome, in my book. Kudos to him for pulling it off, thanks to him & Greg for coordinating, and we hope you enjoyed our Halloween treat!
Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)
- Primary Game:
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Konami, 1997, PS1)
Music by akiropito, Jeff Lorber, Michiru Yamane, Rika Muranaka, Tomoko Sano, Tony Haynes
- "Dracula's Castle"
- Additional Game:
Castlevania (Konami, 1998, N64)
Music by Mariko Egawa, Masahiko Kimura, Motoaki Furukawa
- "Dungeon - Main Theme"
- Dance, Disco
- Energetic, Funky, Spooky
- Chiptune, Electronic, Sound FX, Synth, Talking
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- Size: 5,927,714 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 2d03c8a50a3e36636d8f24e7299f776c
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