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Super Mario Bros. 'Da Pipes'

Franz Keller gives us a slowed down dark rendition of the Super Mario Bros. trade mark tune. Instantly the drums (the claps of which are extremely wide might I add) remind me of some kind of hip-hop beat, like Nelly's stuff (but in a good way). An analogish bass synth with delay plays the main melody, often interrupted by a variety of vinyl, beep, voice and break samples which help the main beat do it's job. Sadly, nothing much changes in the mix apart from what's already stated. I think if this mix was extended and incorporated more elements it would have been a lot better. Still, it's very well mixed, and I do like the overall sound of things. Nice job.

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Whoa, that's not a bad idea...and who in this world wouldn't recognize the Super Mario Bros. theme!??!?!? I mean cmon! It's the Super Mario Bros. theme!!! :lol:

Anyways, a nice slow, to the point, remix. I like it. ;)

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I like this alot! I have no idea in hell what you used to create that sound, but i love it whatever it is. It creates a whole mood. And the disc scratch in the bckrnd really gives you a punk kind of feeling that lets you know this thing is kick ass. Nice job.

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:twisted: Man dawg this dude is the shizzle. I have two of his cuts Da Pips & Punch Out, they both raw as hell. I BUMP THEM DAILY IN THE RIDE. And everybody in St. Louis soon will too. Keep them comming. :twisted:

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This song only got five reviews?

Anything that can turn SMB music into something so ominous and makes you see Mario and Luigi being in the Mafia is l33t in my book.

Seriously, the song rocks. One of my favorites, easy.

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I might be the only one thinkin this but, I don't like one bit. It hurtz mia ears too much for me to even listen to it in da first place. I liked the original way better then this thingy. Maybe cuz the original dosen't hurt me like the sound of bees stinging me in the ear over and over again. Dunno, not dissin the artist or anything. Just think that he coulda tried something less painful.

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I'm sad that this has to be my first post here, but it has to be said.

Is it just me, or does the "whoo-cahh" percussion sound like the one used in Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot? Whatever it is, it's too loud for me, and overused. Funny though. Keep on rollin'!

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The underground theme has always been my favorite song from SMB. It's so catchy! 8) Anyway, I love that song, and I love hip-hop. This ReMix pulls them both off great. I really like that scratch at the beginning, too, it really sets the mood for the rest of the song. I'd give it a 9/10.

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I understand what people are saying about the stabbing snare. Ouch. It's like each snare hit is bustin a cap in my ears. ;_; Either the rest of the track needs to come up, or it needs to come down. As far as the rest of the track, the synth is pretty cool and subterranean, but a little delay-heavy, and the B section has a cool changeup from the original. I think a non-delayed sub bass would help anchor the track a bit more, and something more going on in the high end besides some occasional chimes and that drive-by snare would fill things out. Another minute of some additional material would be nice as well.

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Hard to believe this was made 9 years ago. Very simple mix that would work really well as the backing track for a hiphop/rap track. I didn't have a problem with the snare. The transition into the gentle four on the floor section was interesting. I didn't really like the abrupt ending and would have liked to have heard more happen and for a little more growth in the track, but on the whole, simple isn't a bad thing.

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Cool take on the original. I could certainly imagine this being used as a backing to some hip hop. I'd probably laugh if I heard it, but still. The change of structure of the B section was really nicely done, I think that's my favorite section overall.

Pretty fun, check it out.

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Two main factors make Da Pipes super-engaging:

1) Mostly due to the snap/clap snare, the whole thing plods along like a dude in baggy clothing carrying a stereo on his shoulder and taking loose but heavy steps to the beat. Which is hilarious in my mind.

2) Gargly startup sound, wahs on reverb, chewy/slimy lead... let's just say that most synths are processed so much like distorted human voices that you can almost imitate them using your own voice.

Additionally, the breathy winds and snare beat changeup nearly miss each other so often that I'm left smiling when they finally cross paths at 1:37.

Can't go wrong with this funky adaptation. :-D

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I don't think this is too short. Great beat and funky sounds. Definitely creates a moody and stellar soundscape and ends just before the distorted, echoing synths get overly annoying. Well done!

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Gonna have to agree with anyone who said this would be a great fit for some old hip hop, especially for one of those folks who like to freestyle over beats. I've heard it done with much simpler stuff on youtube, so this would work for that. When looked at in that context, the age and length of the mix aren't the most damaging things to it. Think I would prefer this mix that way rather than on it's own. It's all in the perspective, but other than that, not bad.

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