OC ReMix is a place I visit once in a while to check out the latest mixes, and it has always saddened me that DKC3 (my favorite DKC game) had always been shafted with only a couple tracks. That’s why I don’t think ANYTHING could have topped the excitement and shock I felt when I found out about this album. I loved Kong in Concert and Serious Monkey Business, so much that I downloaded this album immediately and set aside the whole day to dive into the world of Double the Trouble! I even registered on here a day ago hoping to talk about how much of a masterpiece the album is. ...and um.... I’m sorry, but I’m just really angry that OC ReMix did this, because many tracks completely stripped the souls of the originals, and it pains me to say this because I love OCR. I want to love this album too, but I can’t. I’m just saying my opinion. I respect the work put into this album, but you can tell that, for the most part, it’s just too amateurish and not up to par with what you’d expect from OC ReMix. Now, I don’t think the whole thing is like that. I liked Joe Elm (it’s very Crazy Calypso...y), Bash the Bastards!, Unfinished Business, Exploration C, Shenanigans, and Cliffside Clamber (which was AMAZING. I cried), these I’m keeping those on my playlist because they’re just like the originals. Good job, seriously. But others... let’s take the opening track, “Road to Double Trouble” for instance. The original intro fanfare was zany, a good way to emerge yourself in the game with some xylophone and trumpets. This mix completely takes that away and changes it into a “moody” original track...and not only did directors Emulator and Cody do this track, but producer Flexstyle helped out too? The entire staff couldn’t even tell that it didn’t sound anything like the original? If they haven’t even played DKC3 or listened to its music I honestly wouldn’t be surprised. Another good example is the “Funky’s Joint” track which starts out with.... a bong rip. This is a family game, so why taint it with drug references resembling the activities of some high school drop-out stoner? The other two albums didn’t have drug references, why start now? “Don’t Drink the Water” turns the beautiful riverside music into some generic, upbeat “club-dance” mix that doesn’t sound anything like the original. I’m wondering how this got past the developers, because I don’t hear the original at all here. I’m starting to see a trend here. “Banana Revolution (Live in Kongcert)”..is...um...interesting. Adding vocals in a video game remix can enhance the experience (I really liked the K. Rool death metal from DKC2 and I was anticipating “Enchanted” based on the preview). But adding druggy vocals (“Everything we know is gone / All that's left is just to move on,” None of it will matter in the end, wo-ah”) is enough for me to seriously consider having my ears stapled shut. Again, this is a family game. That and Cranky’s Showdown is the last track you’d imagine vocals on. “Deep Sea Lights” had promise and... it turned into dubstep. In my eyes, dubstep is the lowest form of “music” in the world, if it can even be considered music as that would be too much of a compliment. The artist Theophany evidently has talent, considering he matched the mood of “Water World” adequately before the wubbadubbawub elements came into play. I’m sorry man, I want to like this but I cannot because I’m not deaf. I *know* you can do better. And oh boy, this is just the first disc. Disc 2 was even worse honestly. Half of the time I wondered whether or not the actual remixes were replaced with scrapped original tracks. For the most part, this album was the biggest disappointment of my life and I can’t believe I downloaded this multi-hundred megabyte album expecting a masterpiece, when I personally think it could’ve been much better knowing DKC3’s awesome music. To Directors Emunator and Cody Wedel, instead of envisioning the DKC3 soundtrack in a “new” way like you seemingly intended, you should have taken some pointers from Kong in Concert and Serious Monkey Business. The latter one was the best album off the site, every track was just like the original including fan favorites like Bramble Scramble and Mining Melancholy (which had very good vocals that fit perfectly). I didn’t have to strain to recognize the original in any track like I did here. As someone who didn’t even own a GBA or know DKC3 had a new soundtrack, Discs 3 and 4 sounded droned out and slightly boring with a few good tracks spread throughout. I only added 4 to my playlist: All Mixxed Up, Cranky’s Mojo, Distant Dreams on Stormy Seas (which is the DKC theme, right?) and "The Paper Chase" (the "Hit me's" sounded corny and reeked of a bad rapper trying to mask bad music with generic catch phrases, but I kept it). No offense to the artists, some were pretty enjoyable but simply not on par with “Serious Monkey Business Master Race.” Hopefully my comments will be taken into serious consideration and OC ReMix makes a real DKC3 album sometime reasonably soon, not like the gargantuan wait for this disappointment. Thanks.