ReMix: Punch-Out!! "Iron Mic Challenge" 2:00

By Franz Keller

Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"Get Up!", "Match BGM"

Primary Game: Punch-Out!! (Nintendo, 1987, NES), music by Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto (I), Yukio Kaneoka

Posted 2000-11-23, evaluated by djpretzel


Word to my funky homegrown peeps on da west side! Oh bother . . no matter what I can't help sounding really damn white . . . anyway, you HAVE to check this short but innovative west-side rapstyle Punchout ReMix by ace Franz Keller, complete with a speak-and-spell voice saying 'TKO' - AWESOME! I could go on just about how awesome that one detail is, but the blaxploitation synth bassline, the miscellaneous percussive guitar samples, the triple-ring boxing 'start of round' bell - it's PHAT with a capital P. I consider it a required download, because it is a PERFECT genre example of someone fitting the tunes from a given song to given style immaculately. Now all we need is Bustah Rhymes or somebody to do a little Punchout Rap overtop :)

djpretzel

Discussion

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Crulex
on 2015-05-04 14:34:34

The effects and the hip-hop idea of this ReMix appealed to me, and being a fan of Punch-Out, I enjoyed it for what it was. I do have to say that having someone rapping over this would have pushed it over the edge and done wonders for the mix, as this seemed like a base for that. Basically, it's good for what's here, but man, it's begging for that little something extra in the form of lyrics. Not bad though.

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Emunator
on 2009-12-08 19:20:38

I like all the extraneous elements aside from the bass and synths. Particularly, I liked the bell ringing sound effect the first couple of times, but this one feels like the remixer threw together a 30 second loop and played it four times with just a few minor variations.

Someone should freestyle over this song and upload it :-P That would make it a lot more awesome.

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tweex
on 2009-10-13 13:49:35

Hah! Franz pulls out the hip-hop madness again. The style is very similar to your Mario Underworld track. As with that one, I feel that this track would be perfect as the back track for a rapper or singer! Seriously, if you ever find yourself with an abundance of time, I would love to hear it with an MC! Cool sound; very dirty south in a slightly retro way.

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-24 02:14:33

What a strange style.

This mix doesn't really do anything special though with the source, which isn't terribly surprising at 1:59. It's a bit bass heavy also which could use some balancing in terms of frequencies.

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Master_Yoshi
on 2008-12-30 18:06:11

So I totally did the whitest thing imaginable in my car today when this came up. I turned it up and started rapping improv lyrics about little mac to my passenger to the beat of it. Apparently lyrics really will spice this track up. Too bad I suck at rapping.

Ok so the track it self is deceptively simple, but still really great in its own way. It has that kickin sample, nice scratching bits, and there's also that phaaaatttttt bassline. I like it!

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42
on 2008-12-14 00:05:23

Very beatbox worthy.

It sort of reminds me of an underground boxing ring.

Definitely quirky, urban, thumping-y.

I could see this one day getting lyrics, but right now, it just doesn't really impress me.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-08-25 18:51:20

Overall needs something else to really fill in the track. Quirky track, but it doesn't grab my attention overall. Some of these reviews are pretty amusing, though.

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Palpable
on 2007-12-11 14:20:02

Very cool song with a lot going on in it. Perhaps I just like the style of throwing a bunch of different instruments into a pot, and then trying to make sense of it (my own remixes are often constructed that way). The bass is a little ear-killing, but otherwise, I think it has a solid groove. Wouldn't have minded hearing another minute or two of it.

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OA
on 2007-07-03 11:41:03

A contender that could have gone all the way to the heavyweight bout if only it had some lyrics (you like that analogy? I made it up myself. :P ).

There is a ton of style and cool going on here. The ring bell and the speak and spell or whatever is awesome, and the little synth playing a variation of the "you got your ass knocked out" theme is very cool.

I wish it would have had some lyrics and a bit more length though.

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Liontamer
on 2007-03-10 17:03:12

Heh. Dated, but definitely a quirky piece o' work. Short, but an interesting take on the theme.

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DrNeedlove
on 2006-09-21 16:31:40

This needs a flow over the top of it. A nice mix and thumps in the truck. Like stated get someone to lay some rhyme on top of the beat and you got a winner!

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Navi
on 2005-06-11 10:51:27

While that raspy bass can get overwhelming at times and the beat seriously calls out for some vocals, this mix has some redeeming qualities that make it pretty hip and fun to listen to. The sampling of the bell gave the track a cool touch and the spelling tool samples (S...G...X...) were decently applied. Scratching worked well too. The track suffers from repeditivitis, but it's something I usually don't skip over when it shows up on the playlist.

(almost three years between reviews. nice)

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Woffester
on 2002-07-22 12:39:19

Word wigtacious. I love this theme, I leave it on the playlist for when I am in the mood for it, and when I am, I love it very much. Download.

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m68030
on 2002-06-02 19:39:21

Punch-Out!! 'Iron Mic Challenge'

It's not da' pipes this time, it's da mic. The iron mic that is. This funky

hip hop type ditty is a nice interpretation of the theme. If I weren't so

dangerously white i might bust a phat freestyle.

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)


Primary Game:
Punch-Out!! (Nintendo, 1987, NES)
Music by Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto (I), Yukio Kaneoka
Songs:
"Get Up!"
"Match BGM"

Tags (10)


Genre:
Hip Hop
Mood:
Chill, Dark, Funky
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Arrangement > Minimalist
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Punch-Out_Iron_Mic_Challenge_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,007,066 bytes
MD5:
25fbc58d537e47e737e240886aae151a
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:00

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