ReMix: Seiken Densetsu 3 "Moonlight Dance" 5:06

By Batistella

Arranging the music of one song...

"Powell"

Primary Game: Seiken Densetsu 3 (Square, 1995, SNES), music by Hiroki Kikuta

Posted 2018-02-06, evaluated by the judges panel


Newcomer Batistella (Bruno Batistella Favretto) resubmitted this epic house/trance ReMix of Seiken Densetsu 3 - a game you'll be seeing a lot more of, soon ;) - and made some edits based on judge feedback, and I'm sure glad he did, because the result is an EDM banger that blends staples of both genres into a very addictive jam:

"This is a resubmission of "Moonlight Dance," a trance/house-styled remix of the song "Powell" from the game Seiken Densetsu 3. This game marked my childhood, specifically the area in which the original song plays in (Moonlight Forest). I felt the original song's style went nicely as a house rhythm combined with the melodic fundamentals of the trance genre, so I was inspired to remix the track!

I've updated the track, following your feedback after it was initially rejected by the judges panel. Now, the problematic parts should be gone. As you suggested, I've cleaned up the mix so instruments at 2:00 don't fight for your attention and gave more presence to the lead at 4:00.

Hopefully, it's all good now! Thanks for listening!"

That drop at 3'01", and the preceding, rather Latin/South American drum fill right before it = FUN. There's a good deal of melodic repetition that kinda goes with the territory, but Bruno's done a great job teasing out a structure, layering parts, building things up, & letting them rip. His original submission was muddier and judges felt like some parts were fighting each other, but Gario sums up the reaction to this revised & clearer version:

"Oh, hell to the yes; I'm damn glad we sent this back to you the first time - the improvement to it is substantial. The sound is so much cleaner, which makes the meaty drums sound that much more distinct, and the minor issue I had toward the end actually became a highlight of the track when you put the lead up front and center. You absolutely nailed it on this one, which makes me pleased as punch considering it's from one of my favorite soundtracks from that generation.

I have zero issue with source usage on this one, even in the beginning; the chords are definitely from the source, and there are themes that are added in a heavily subtracted state to keep it loosely connected to the source. It's a great way to keep it connected without beating it over your head in the beginning, and it's very clearly based on the source throughout the rest of the track. Nothin' but praise from me, here."

It's fun stuff, and it definitely grew on me as it progressed; at first I thought the blend of styles might be very subtle or on the other end of the spectrum end up gimmicky/overdone, but it's both noticeable AND effective, which becomes more apparent as Bruno develops the groove. A phenomenal soundtrack by Hiroki Kikuta, and a fun, energetic, & passionate EDM tribute and OCR debut from Batistella!

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Discussion

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nyKad
on 2018-02-15 19:23:55

I can't get enough of the song; it's almost like a famous European DJ stopped by OCRemix for the afternoon. :D

The track has a nice slow build until the bass just DROPS all over your entire being, but nothing ever seems boring, stale, or overused. Some great variation that always keeps your ears interested. From what the judges are saying, it's great that you took the song and retooled things before resubmission, because now it just shines. What a great EDM piece, I might just have to put this on loop.

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Phonetic Hero
on 2018-02-13 10:40:06

Super cool track!

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Hneet
on 2018-02-07 03:07:21

Great song

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Liontamer
on 2018-02-05 12:24:10

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Seiken Densetsu 3 (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Hiroki Kikuta
Songs:
"Powell"

Tags (9)


Genre:
EDM, House, Trance
Mood:
Energetic
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Resubmission
Time > 4/4 Time Signature

File Information


Name:
Seiken_Densetsu_3_Moonlight_Dance_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
7,426,417 bytes
MD5:
606473f8c10b6641924acadd9a24153f
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
5:06

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