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OCR02064 - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 'Chemixtrixx'

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I was not much of a Sonic player, but I did play many of the games somewhat. So many of the tracks I hear from the Sonic games don't really ring a bell. At least not clearly. But this one so does and this remix brings it perfectly into the modern world. Great work!

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I listen to this on earphones quite often. the sidechaining, to me, is obviously stylistic and intentional. I hear it like a percussive instrument, something that establishes the groove

god I love this song

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I am not even familiar with this particular genre (aside from maybe half a dozen songs or so - mostly Daft Punk), but I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

Truly mesmerizing beat...

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Did someone slip some D3@dm@u5 in here? I love it!

Chemical Plant was always my fav Sonic 2 track.

(my god I can't believe how many times I listened to it, time and again)

Never heard a club mix before of CP. Just a sweet beat, all round.

PR, I hope you do more club mixes of familiar themes like this one.

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I can definitely hear the Deadmau5 influence. Do you any other electronica tracks?

The OCR judges do have high standards, and although it sucks sometimes, the challenge makes remixers better remixers as well as better musicians.

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I listen to this on earphones quite often. the sidechaining, to me, is obviously stylistic and intentional. I hear it like a percussive instrument, something that establishes the groove

god I love this song

Just quoting for emphasis; I cannot find fault with this mix, it's infective, malicious, delicious, and a highlight of 2010, for me.

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Just quoting for emphasis; I cannot find fault with this mix, it's infective, malicious, delicious, and a highlight of 2010, for me.

Completely agree. Definitely in my top 5 ReMixes of the year for SURE.

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Shiiiiit. Chemical Plant / Electro House might have been the best idea on OCR this year. Not joking. Love the bass tone, and great kick.:)

Stellar work mister.:)

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It's a cool piece. I like the build at the top. I really enjoy just having this on in the background when I'm working on something. It's not too invasive, and it's fun to have around.

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I get the feeling that, if he continues at this rate, PrototypeRaptor will be one of the most prolific electronic mixers to ever hit the site, right up there with bLiNd and Zircon. He's already touched on so many subgenres of electronica and always does each without ever holding punches. Funky and infectious, this one deserves every ounce of love it's getting!

If you like this, it's definitely worth mentioning that PrototypeRaptor has a lot of original work available here that's absolutely as entertaining and enjoyable as this mix: http://soundcloud.com/prototyperaptor

Give him a listen!! :-D

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This really deserves its own post:

This mix was pretty much begging to be mashed up with Michael Jackson, and sure enough it happened :-D So cool!

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OK in my haste to be the first commenter I managed to use the word "extremely" twice in one sentence, which is erm, extremely bad form... and seeing as I'm on a bit of a review spree I'm going to properly review this track after having had over 100 listens.

What hits you first is the sidechaining - it's cranked up to a higher than normal level as if to say "HEY! I'M AN ELECTRO-HOUSE REMIX AND YOU'RE GONNA DANCE!". The whole song pulses through you with this relentless beat-within-a-beat and it becomes irresistible. Even the melody takes a back seat to the sidechain, but it doesn't matter, because you're dancing, and you know the melody, right? It's Chemical Plant zone! Everyone knows it!

Then come those blippy synths, no idea how they're made, but they just set the industrial scene within the soundscape, before the bass makes its appearance. The bass is chopped and phattened so much, it just oozes quality. Giving the drums a rest at 0:47 allows the bass full range to really snarl, and losing the sidechain momentarily here is a really nice touch and helps accentuate the bass further.

We're then introduced to the melody line, and while a little weak, it's instantly recognisable, and not the main focus of the song. For me, the main focus is the shifting bassline from 1:45-2:15. It's absolutely storming - such a great sound and drive, and brings a superb amount of originality to the track whilst maintaining a verbatim melody line. We're treated to it again at 3:32 and that drop is killer as well.

In amongst all this, you have the great break section at 2:15, which is utilised again to great effect at 4:01 without breaking stride with the kick and bass, adding nice variation to the source once more.

Arguably the weakest point of the tune is 3:00-3:31 where the on-beat snare and claps take over the beat from the kick, but this only serves to accentuate the final drop at 3:32, and is a welcome break for the ears whilst still maintaining intensity.

Overall, it's up there in my top 10 remixes of all time, and I'm sure I'll be listening to it for a long time to come. It's also one of the few mixes I feel confident about playing/linking to my friends and saying "hey this one's a remix of a computer game...", knowing that they'll enjoy it just because it's so damn good.

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I get the feeling that, if he continues at this rate, PrototypeRaptor will be one of the most prolific electronic mixers to ever hit the site, right up there with bLiNd and Zircon. He's already touched on so many subgenres of electronica and always does each without ever holding punches. Funky and infectious, this one deserves every ounce of love it's getting!

If you like this, it's definitely worth mentioning that PrototypeRaptor has a lot of original work available here that's absolutely as entertaining and enjoyable as this mix: http://soundcloud.com/prototyperaptor

Give him a listen!! :-D

don't forget http://prototyperaptor.bandcamp.com/

john is essentially the giga bowser of ocremix

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To this day, this remains, and will ever remain as my favorite remix on Overclocked Remix. PrototypeRaptor, you are the master of ELECTRO and fidget bass. Thank you for giving the world such incredible, catchy, and mind-blowing tunes. I envy you.

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This really deserves its own post:

This mix was pretty much begging to be mashed up with Michael Jackson, and sure enough it happened :-D So cool!

That's crazy! Very nice.

Anyway, this ReMix is so damn good! I can't keep myself from tapping my foot when I listen to this ReMix. Words can't really describe how much this song makes me want to just dance. Really upbeat and full of electrifying energy to keep it going! Woo!

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I definitely am digging the deadmau5 feel man. This track is so tight. So much that I decided to make this my first review of the like 5 years I've been on this site. Great job man. Club worthy all the way

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One of my favorite mixes on the site. Perfect amount of new material vs. original with insane production. Probably my fav Sonic song and this mix more than does it justice. Bravo dude

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