ReMix: Yie Ar Kung-Fu "Kung-Fu Step" 3:42

By Ezavskih

Arranging the music of one song...

"Level BGM"

Primary Game: Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Konami, 1985, NES), music by Miki Higashino

Posted 2018-11-08, evaluated by the judges panel


Sweet sweet wubs...

Some people don't like the wubs. Some people, like Lieutenant (junior grade) Daniel Kaffee, can't HANDLE the wubs. But deep down, in places they don't talk about at parties, some people NEED those wubs. A Few Good Wubs. Apologies to Aaron Sorkin; I speak of course of dubstep's signature synth wobbles, which newcomer Ezavskih a.k.a. Maksim Ezavskih applies deftly & generously in this aggressive, electrified debut arrangement of Yie Ar Kung Fu:

"Well, it all happened spontaneously. I've been enjoying the music from the OC ReMix community for 8 years. I was fond of this game in my childhood because it was one of the first game that I played. I have never heard remixes on this melody, so I decided to make a contribution. I found it interesting to transpose this music in dubstep style, which is in trend today. I had a CD with samples from Vengeance that I used to write the track. I didn't suspect that it would come out so fancy. I hope you enjoy it!

It's been about 5 years since my last message. In the end, I found the time and the most important is inspiration to finish the work on the track. I tried not only to extend the track time but also to diversify the structure of the track. I hope this time everything is going to be all right about track.

I set the goal to be in the ranks of OC ReMix. ;)"

Goal met! Cool to see Yie Ar Kung Fu getting some love, and I'm very glad Ezavskih revisited & revised this track, offering a more "pure" incarnation of dubstep than we usually see; Gario hits the nail on the head:

"This is definitely different. Ironically, this was submitted way back when dubstep was a new thing, and he came back over five years later to complete the track when it now feels like a callback (it was too short upon initial submission). I've got to hand it to him to come back to this one, he did a great job on it overall.

There's quite a bit go ing for this one, to start with. The production values are very high, first and foremost, and the dubstep hits you hard (in a good way). The FX used throughout are all well implemented, as is the use of space overall in this. The use of space in particular does a great job keeping things clean."

This is dubstep done well; while EDM subgenres move quickly, unless they're supposed to be disposable by design, a bangin' track done in a style from 5 years, 10 years, 15 years ago is still... a bangin' track today. Of course, I still like "Hotel California" on principle, in spite of it being quintessentially overplayed. The ReMixer does a great job mixing it up, using different growls & yeahs & hits, almost like a kung-fu volley of kicks & punches. It works - it's a good source for this type of treatment, and the execution is killer. Liontamer closes us out:

"Along with good original writing transitions that fit together with the arrangement sections, you did a great job changing up the textures, instrumentation, and even the volume of the source theme usage to vary up the presentation.

No matter what the first version sounded like 5+ years ago, the growth you've demonstrated here is clear. Nice work, and great job keeping this concept alive and better realizing its potential. Welcome aboard, Maksim!"

Ditto all that; I dug dubstep back when it was trending more and I still dig it when it's done like this, because most musical genres survive & thrive on the same core appeals/mechanisms. Great stuff - playful, even a tad funky at times, but (critically) nasty, relentless, and rude in all the right, tight, & musical ways. Hope to hear more!

djpretzel

Discussion

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timaeus222
on 2018-11-08 18:31:12

Maybe in the early part of the song, the "yeah"s were a bit overused, but this gets better as it goes on, and becomes rather enjoyable in the end!

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Liontamer
on 2018-11-08 01:11:59

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Konami, 1985, NES)
Music by Miki Higashino
Songs:
"Level BGM"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Dubstep
Mood:
Aggressive, Energetic, Funky
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Sound FX, Synth
Additional:

File Information


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Yie_Ar_Kung-Fu_Kung-Fu_Step_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,735,465 bytes
MD5:
6c0924a52847ae2e3b7fa45e3ca1d835
Bitrate:
239Kbps
Duration:
3:42

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