kagekirazuul

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  1. This is such a great remix. It really fills the space with so much crisp moving notes. I really like the synth used for the melody in the beginning. It is of a similar sound as that used in Strider 1 at the beginning of the Amazon stage. Can't stop listening to this.
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    OCR00382 - Balloon Fight "Ska Poppin'"

    wow. posted back in 2001. This song is so great. The tune by Chip Tanaka has the ska / island flair to it, and this remix takes it where it needed to go. Jake Kaufman, remixer in 2001 who is now having his shantae and shovel knight compositions being remixed by other fans. OCREMIX, the circle is complete.
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    OCR00090 - Shinobi "Phat Musashi"

    Wow. Hearing this again in 2018. Forget all the technical jargon from people in the know when it comes to music theory. I'm a fan of the games. I played it in the arcade. Back in the day when home consoles weren't in every home, just in the rich kid's house that everyone pretended to like so they could play Nintendo. This song just such a great reflection on that time period where the blaxploitation / dubbed kung fu films of the 70's and their accompanying funk were converging with the 80's synth and ninja fever. I mean that bit at 1:25 was killer ! ! ! It is so much fun to listen to this song. Honestly, someone needs to make an AMV with this song featuring Michael Dudikoff, the ninja turtles, and ninja gaiden and you would have 2 minutes and 45 seconds of the greatest memories of the 80s. Djpretzel has given the world something wonderful, with this remix as well as with ocremix itself.
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    OCR01351 - Double Dragon III "J! Groove"

    I have to say that this remixer rocks for remixing this game. In direct comparison with the source material from the "China" stage, I have disagree with the review panel on their thoughts on the zheng or koto sample. In the source material, the electronic bastardization of Chinese a flute is loud and too crisp over the other sounds. Contrasting to this, the remixer gives the lead a drier, almost washed out, zheng sound sound for the lead. This is excellent as it better embodies the location of the stage for two reasons: the zheng is a traditional Chinese instrument and its toned down presentation (in comparison to the other instruments) can be interpreted as a representation of traditional Chinese ideas being more toned down in comparison to Western ideas. Additionally, on its moving parts, 0:40-1:06 and 1:34-2:00, the zheng is given an electronic component. In response to the "banjo"-ness, I think that it makse it even better! Simply because it evokes that late 19th century out west feel during which Chinese immigrants toiled to complete the Transcontinental Railroad. Connections and choices such as these, whether intentional or not, is what makes listening to remixes so great. The original game basically used the stereotype asian sounds just to provide another locale to kick ass at. This remixer has taken music that was intended as background area-recognition noise for a sub-plot beat 'em up and turned it into something that could be played for and enjoyed by non-gamers. On top of that, the remixer has interlaced some 70's funk which manages to translate and instill the idea that this song was meant for a fun purpose. In accomplishing all of this, I say this is worth all 5 stars and more!