Posted 2018-02-08, evaluated by the judges panel


Get your BOWFLEX out & your PARTY on as Ivan Hakštok & finbeard (Chuck Simpson) team up & elevate mix title punnery into an art form with an energetic Andrew W.K./Maroon 5-ish fitness rock vocal take on Sonic (2006)'s classic "Dreams of an Absolution" - Ivan writes:

"This song was done last year for Time Travel Month on Dwelling of Duels, but I've reworked it a bit in the meantime and figured I could submit it to OC ReMix. I asked Chuck to do the vocals since he's awesome and this song was awesome, but he made it even more awesome by, as he said, "spraying bullshit all over the song." :)

P.S. We even got compliments from Bentley Jones himself."

Chuck feistily adds:

"adam levine is a hack and i'm coming for his job & wife like that movie where they take the guy's face off"

I can never remember the name of that one... Strong Levine feelings manifest in a brief nod to "Jagger" that you might miss if you're too busy partying; low end dominates, with a deep electric funking it up like John Bassdow. If a late night fitness infomercial got busy with a catchy piece of frat rock, this might resemble the resulting, adorably-doomed chimera. If you're looking for a masterful, Peter Gabriel-esque rendition of this source with approximately 100% less emphasis on muscle tone puns, check out Cyril & M-One's collab from 2010; still a favorite. If, however, you are in dire need of partying hard, and wish to harden both your partying AND your torso, you've come to the right arrangement. MindWanderer is at the party:

"I'm drowning in the cheese! Ivan and Chuck clearly had a ton of fun with this, and it's downright infectious. I love the solos, and the extra melodic elements added onto the original's simple pads and arps add considerable dimension. There's a little bit of frequency conflict in places (e.g. 1:41-1:52), but it's minor. Singing is slightly flat at a few moments, but in this silly mix, I think it's fine (especially in contrast to the massively autotuned original). Let's get this posted and bring some smiles."

Greg was late to the party, but just showing up is half the battle:

"Ah, I've been enjoying this one quite a bit. I didn't feel it was all THAT cheezy overall - if that bowflex ad wasn't in the middle of the track, I would've actually taken it at face value. Also, Ab Solution... I just got it. HA! Anyhoo, it's much bouncier than the source, seeming to take you on a less serious, more fun filled adventure, and I'm digging it."

Any goofiness (real or perceived) aside, the transformation of the original verse structure into a rock power anthem was creative and works oh so well; the chorus is more intuitive/direct, but I was legit impressed at how familiar-yet-new the verse came off with this treatment - kudos. If you've been looking for that special Sonic rock vocal arrangement that will let you burn calories while reliving the glory days of 90's fitness gurus... you're weird. BUT, your needs have been met & thoroughly exceeded by two very special gentlemen who have unleashed upon us an Ab Solution that is truly, as its name proclaims, ultimate. Excellent stuff!

djpretzel

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lemnlime
on 2018-02-12 20:52:32

A solid, pleasing remix with some clever humor. It's ab-solutely worth a listen

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MusicHunter
on 2018-02-08 16:29:59

This song is very 90's sounding and thats in a good love it and kinda felt like listening to something from that era so this hits that spot really nicely!

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Liontamer
on 2018-02-07 11:45:18

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega, 2006, XB360)
Music by Hideaki Kobayashi, Jun Senoue, Mariko Nanba, Seirou Okamoto, Taihei Sato, Takahito Eguchi, Tomoya Ohtani, Yasutaka Kume
Songs:
"Dreams of an Absolution ~Theme of Silver the Hedgehog~"

Tags (15)


Genre:
Pop, Rock
Mood:
Energetic, Funky, Goofy, Happy
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Singing, Talking, Vocals: Male
Additional:
Lyrics > Lyrics: Existing
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Origin > Competition > Dwelling of Duels
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Usage > Workout

File Information


Name:
Sonic_the_Hedgehog_The_Ultimate_Ab_Solution_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
10,722,504 bytes
MD5:
187909676e37ebe54ce87cc96203f0b9
Bitrate:
237Kbps
Duration:
5:59

Greetings, loved ones
Let's take a journey

Whooooo!

In the night light, do you see what you dream?
All your troubles, are they all what they seem?
Look around you, then you may realize
All the preachers, all with their lies

And I might know of our future
But you still control the past
Only you know if you'll be together
Only you know if we shall last

Tonight's the night
Let's live it up
Come party down
Drink in my cup

We're doin' shots
Up in the club
Roof is on fire
Let's raise it up

In the night light, do you still feel your pain?
For all the valor, you wait, it never came
If you were able, would you go change the past,
To mend a faux pas with one last chance?
Yeah!

And I might know of our future
But you still control the past
Only you know if you'll be together tonight

'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lie awake
And I dream of an absolution

'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you (I got the moves like Sega)
But every night it just stays the same (I got the moves like Jagger)
In my dream of an absolution (I got the moo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-ooves like Sega)

[Instrumental]

In the night light, do you see what you dream?
All your triumph, and all you'll ever be
Look around you, then you may realize
Happiness lies trapped in misery

And who knows what of our future
We can all try to change the past
Only you know if you'll be together tonight

'Cause every night I will save your life (every night)
And every night I will be with you (be with you)
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution

'Cause every night I will make it right (I will make it right)
And every night I will come to you (I will come to you)
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution

[Instrumental]

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'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution

'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution

'Cause every night I will save your life (Aand you'll see)
And every night I will be with you (What you'll be)
'Cause every night I still lay awake (And you'll see, yeah)
And I dream of an absolution (All you can be)

'Cause every night I will make it right (And you'll see)
And every night I will come to you (What you'll be)
But every night it just stays the same (And you'll see, yeah)
In my dream of an absolution (All you can be)

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