ReMix: Mario Kart: Double Dash!! "Shredding the Rainbow" 2:48

By Andy Gillion

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Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"Rainbow Road", "Star"

Primary Game: Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (Nintendo, 2003, GCN), music by Kenta Nagata, Shinobu Nagata

Posted 2017-06-08, evaluated by the judges panel


Another GameCube ReMix? From another newcomer? Also metal? Sure, sign us up! Following on yesterday's dose of Metroid Prime, Andy Gillion debuts with this high-octane, driving rock/metal arrangement of "Rainbow Road"'s Double Dash incarnation:

"Awesome tune, so had to do a guitar tribute to it. I've loved this song for years and can't believe I'd not remixed it before. Everyone's favourite level to fall off the edge off on Mario Kart. I couldn't get it out of my head one day and decided it was time to try and do it justice in a metal guitar orchestrated remix. I recorded all the guitars with my Axe-Fx II preamp and programmed the drums with Steven Slate samples. It was mixed and mastered in Cubase 7.5."

Guitar is front & center with a prominent, tastefully-distorted lead tone that sears & soars over the rolling, punctuated percussion. Gario writes:

"I like it. Solid production, great mixing, nice changes to the textures to differentiate the first half from the second, and while it's clear what sources are used where it nonetheless applies it to the metal style perfectly."

Jivemaster adds:

"An impressive (if somewhat predictable) rock take of the original. Your guitar tone has a good level of brightness to it, the distortion levels have a nice level of bite while keeping things clear and audible. Performance is solid. As the arrangement plays out things start off fairly conservatively, although we do see a number of licks presenting themselves over time to maintain freshness. Parts transition mostly well, although some feel too sudden (such as the break at 1:17). The panning used on the lead to alternate parts added a nice feeling of movement."

So yeah, not many surprises to be found, but does what it does well, and as Joel mentions there's attention paid to swapping between riffs & keeping things dynamic. Strong debut & a good, energetic sprint down "Rainbow Road" from Andy!

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Discussion

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Crono3of3time
on 2017-09-08 20:18:07

Heh, it sounds like it was transposed almost for use in a Sonic game at the start, then it goes off into the double guitar, also popular in Sonic themes.
The reason is that the notes don't go as high, and have that strange capping feel at the top of their audio ranges that most Sonic songs do.

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jnWake
on 2017-06-10 18:56:09

In terms of arrangement this is pretty much the original source with some cool guitar licks here and there (section at 1:58 being the standout). Despite that, the remix sounds pretty good. Guitar playing is nice and the mix is energetic. I like it!

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Jabadoterry
on 2017-06-09 09:15:01

this remix is amazing! now this is a rocking rainbow road remix! love it! definitely shredding! well done! hope to hear many more awesome remixes like this

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Liontamer
on 2017-06-07 12:25:40

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Sources Arranged (2 Songs)


Primary Game:
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (Nintendo, 2003, GCN)
Music by Kenta Nagata, Shinobu Nagata
Songs:
"Rainbow Road"
"Star"

Tags (6)


Genre:
Metal, Rock
Mood:
Energetic
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, In-game FX
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Mario_Kart_Double_Dash_Shredding_the_Rainbow_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,129,993 bytes
MD5:
af8ad2de268bbcb386ecd830a14939a7
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
2:48

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