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OCR02661 - *YES* Donkey Kong Land 'Banananaz'

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Name of game arranged: Donkey Kong Land

Name of arrangement: Banananaz

Name of individual song arranged: "Blimp Off"

Link to the original soundtrack:

Your own comments: My stab at a 100bpm glitch-hop-ish track that I

like to refer to as 'walking music.' I call it that because when

listening to this tempo whilst walking, it is easy to fit with your

stride and makes you feel like a badass. I wish I was skilled enough

at making animation to create a video to go along with this remix:

Imagine the Donkey Kong walking down a path (0:00), and Diddy Kong's

sneaky self throws a banana peel (0:48) that DK slips on (0:57) and

starts to fall and hit his head. He hits his head and opens his eyes

and stars are circling over his head (like in Looney Toons) and he

gets up and the setting has changed to a trippy jungle and DK resumes

walking with o-so-much more badassness (1:07). He continues walking

and similar events happen to him a second time - diddy throws a new

banana in this already trippy world and sends DK's mind into a much

more distorted perspective of the jungle (2:43). Eventually, his mind

clears and he comes back to reality. ***0 illegal drugs were used for

the inspiration and creation of this remix***

I wanted to submit a new kind of track (compared to my Dire Dire Docks

submission which is still in the works!) and this glitch-hop 100bpm

genre has been what I've been listening to and liking recently. The

little melodies in many of these DKLand tracks are so clever and I

hope to make people aware of that with this remix.

Thanks OCR!

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This is really awesome, but that snare is completely weak and underwhelming for a good deal of the song.

I love the arrangement and pretty much everything else, though I think the leads could use a touch of stereo delay to sweeten the sound a bit.

I do think the snare is problematic enough to warrant a resub, but I think swapping it out for something beefy would be a straight up YES from me, and the other judges may not care as much. :-)

No, please resub that snare

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This is a completely fun arrangement, and I really enjoyed how you worked with things here. All the glitching is used very well, and nothing feels like it's being used as a gimmick, but as an integral part of the piece.

I can see what Andrew is saying about the snare, but it's not bothering me as much. I'm definitely good for giving this a pass, but I might adjust my vote to get this back to you if overs are favoring the other side.

YES

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OA needs to get over his snare complex.

This is a playful arrangement. Generally pretty solid if a little cookie production, but nothing really stands out of place. The glitches and wub are most adequate. Most adequate indeed.

YES

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Cute arrangement. Though the snare is one of those classic drum machine sounds, it did have some body to it, and in general, the song balance was good. Maybe a little unusual hearing dubstep elements with such dinky percussion, but this wasn't trying to be a club banger and I thought the percussion worked fine.

What was tougher to me was deciding if this was too liberal. There's only a few sections where the source is used explicitly (0:47-0:58, 1:45-2:04, 2:24-2:35, 3:21-3:40) and then some bits and pieces of the melody interspliced with wubs. The chords are used nearly throughout though and I think with pieces of melody sprinkled in, it probably just has enough source to remain dominant. Definitely skirts the edge and I wouldn't be surprised to see someone can this for being too liberal.

YES (borderline)

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Lol at the video idea. I can totally see it. On to the mix! Just to start off with what OA said, I'd say both the kick and snare are pretty weak personally, altho the snare is noticeably weak as OA said. However, I do think that he might have overcompensated based on how solid the rest of the song is. Everything is mixed well, and the sounds all work cohesively imo, even if the sounds generally are a little bland/vanilla,. The arrangement is also pretty sweet, I love all the glitchy sections, and zomg more dubstep.

Yeah this is good, the drums are a bit of an issue, but everything else puts this over the bar imo.

YES

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