ReMix: Space Harrier II "GET READY" 4:42

By djpretzel

Arranging the music of one song...

"Harrier Saga"

Primary Game: Space Harrier II (Sega, 1988, GEN), music by Tokuhiko Uwabo

Posted 2000-05-03, evaluated by djpretzel


ALRIGHT!!!! This one took me awhile, but it's purty cool in my own opinion . . it uses some new sounds I've purchased recently that allow for more analogue-style filtering, and also incorporates samples from the game, as well as some nifty jungle breakbeat work . . . I don't usually toot my own horn, but PLEASE download this one - I don't think you'll be disappointed. The game itself is an often overlooked classic - perhaps not as good as the original, but DEFINITELY worth your time. PS: You need to PUMP the volume, so the bass drum annoys anyone in a three mile vicinity^^

djpretzel

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Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Tables
on 2015-07-30 19:56:16

To start, at least it's less sharp and annoying then the original....

But besides that it's very weird and phasey the whole time and frankly annoying, especially that whiney lead. The arrangement itself seems fine, djp is almost always on the ball when it comes to making da song. But the weird production experiments like this are just sooo confusing. I did however enjoy the kind of odd but fun breakbeat jungle drum things popping in and out.

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Crulex
on 2011-11-10 10:24:46

Alright, so this is an okay ReMix and sounds like great backing track tunes. The "Get Ready" bits didn't annoy me as much as it did to everyone else, and the soloing part was nicely done. Not bad.

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-19 20:00:37

0:00 can definitely hear the analog-style filtering going on

1:39 interesting mid-bass line going on here

2:00 jungle elements work very well, as with the improv

3:15 change of pace is good for the piece

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justinj212
on 2010-12-09 12:04:16

Really enjoyed the mini-solo around 2:15, that was the highlight of this track for me and the place where everything seemed to sync up the best. Good use of the voice samples from the game as well.

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-28 21:27:33

This is kinda cool, but I feel like it ended too quickly - I thought it was going to go into something else and then it just stopped.

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42
on 2009-01-21 13:23:39

I don't really care for the sound samples here; they don't really help the mix.

Ultimately, I find this a this mix average; not to bad, but just ok.

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evktalo
on 2008-12-11 16:08:34

Filters are a bit overdone.. happily only a bit! I can still hear the old-skool synth sounds. That first low-bit scream is just right. Wonderful melodies. Drum writing is tripping over itself, not the most purposeful drumming in all. Somewhat overdone, not serving the flow of the song as well as it should. Overall structure could flow a bit better, it feels just a tad long now. Thel squarewave(?) basses / countermelodies / glitchy stuff are very cool.

But seriously dude, get ready yourself..

--Eino

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-09-14 12:52:58

Real groovin' background, nice work on that. I can see what others think on the lead synth, but it doesn't bother me too much. The "Get Ready"s bug me though. I like the modifications on everything, makes a nice 'spacey' feel.

Nice work.

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OA
on 2007-02-22 12:23:01

Well produced, especially considering the time frame where this was released. I'm not totally sold on the lead synth, but it has a lot of personality, which is really important. The constant "get ready"s were grating though. What does that dude want from me? I'm ready! I promise! -_-

Overall a funky and bouncing mix, which is pretty enjoyable.

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kitaiko
on 2005-11-10 09:18:24
One of the best remix's I have ever heard. But we all know you didnt write it.

I've been feeling a bit guilty about this post for the last 2 years. I can't remember why I thought it was funny at the time (It really isn't), and I have no reason to doubt that djpretzel is the remixer. Please accept my apologies.

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Speed Demon
on 2005-08-06 07:59:09

he probably meant he didn't write the original song

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SixthFlyingMan
on 2004-09-25 01:26:08

Can't say I liked it. I really didn't like the way you modulated the synth... Like someone's going "woooooeeeeeeewooeeewooowooeeeeeiioooowoooo". Yeah, that. Although the voice samples and the weird "AA-aaoo-oooh" sound effect was cool too. And at the drum solo, no offense, but it sounded like you were vocoding a fart for the odd little synth percussive sound. All in all, I didn't like it, but I can see what other people DID like about it. Oh, and what makes you think he didn't write it?

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kitaiko
on 2003-12-03 00:37:39

One of the best remix's I have ever heard. But we all know you didnt write it.

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mDuo13
on 2002-09-20 01:12:22

This is a pretty good tune. A very electronic set of instruments, with a good amount of modulation, and perfect timing on the voice samples. The melody is not stick-in-your-head catchy (like DJP's similar Actraiser 'Lord PROTEKTOR' ReMix is) but it's still pretty good. Good arrangement also present, this piece comes with everything except the kitchen sink (even a groovin' drum solo at 3:10)

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Joe Redifer
on 2002-05-11 19:22:11

Space Harrier II 'GET READY'

This is kind of old school djp meets new school djp. Old school because of the warping, flanging and bending filters that he loves to use. New school because it just sounds better. I really like what he has done with the basic beat here. I don't care much for the melody on top of that because of the warping, flanging and bending filters (they sound bad to me) nor the voice samples from the game. But for me the underlying beat makes it quite listenable. Maybe I am spoiled by Sega's own arrangement of this tune. Interesting ending, though!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Space Harrier II (Sega, 1988, GEN)
Music by Tokuhiko Uwabo
Songs:
"Harrier Saga"

Tags (9)


Genre:
EDM, Electro
Mood:
Funky, Quirky
Instrumentation:
Breakbeats, In-game FX, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Distortion
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Space_Harrier_2_GET_READY_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
8,274,232 bytes
MD5:
a59153198d8eb837821d6818b6ce75a1
Bitrate:
232Kbps
Duration:
4:42

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