ReMix: Final Fantasy VI "Celces (Dance)" 3:44

By FFmusic Dj

Arranging the music of one song...

"Celes"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2000-12-10, evaluated by djpretzel


Man! Tell me this doesn't sound like a Front 242 track at the beginning, and you'll be wrong! WRONG! In particular, their newer stuff (well, not new, but newER) has a strong resemblance to this great ReMix from Final Fantasy 6 by the appropriately named ReMixer 'FF Music DJ'. Over the pulsing four-on-the-floor kick drum and staccato synth patterns, the main melody shines through on a lead synth sound that seems like it has a gate assigned to the AMP envelope or something - a weird, hiccuping effect that works well. Fans of techno and of the Final Fantasy series (does that leave anyone out!?) should definitely give it a spin.

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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The Nikanoru
on 2016-09-07 15:28:48

There's a lot of hate for this song on here. I can see why everyone seems to think this falls short of OCR standards, but guys, we were all there once and I'm sure we can all pick songs in the OCR library that we didn't think should make it that did.

Either way, the decision was made at the time and here it is. I think, just like our own libraries, this shows how OCR has improved it's judging over the years. Without a few songs in the mix to show where standards may have fallen short, how would they know where to improve how the judges make decisions? Or, likewise, how could they prove how judging has improved over the years?

For what it's worth, I liked this. Certainly not an OCR flagship remix, but still indicative of the raw creativity that I love coming to this site for. Good job, @ffmusic dj.

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Crulex
on 2016-09-07 03:45:06

I'll just go ahead and agree with most everyone else that FFmusic Dj has done much better work since this ReMix, but I can say that at least the source was recognizable and that the techno beat at least followed it for the most part. As a fan of even the most basic of electronica and such, I don't hate this one, but yeah, the ReMixer sure has grown leaps and bounds since this. Nice early effort though, and I'm glad this mix at least got a fade ending instead of an abrupt one, so good on ya there.

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cipher_nemo
on 2013-07-19 13:24:45

Ewww. Just... ewww. From 2000, but even for that time this was a bad remix.

Artist's newer stuff is good. It's a shame this is still here to stain their current reputation. I hope OC Remix will eventually bury this one to put it out of its misery.

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Daemos
on 2012-03-30 14:26:17

Well, to like this song you need to like Electronica/Techno and I do, so I like this. I will admit that FFMusicDJ has done much better work though.

On a side note, this is the song that brought me to this site. :)

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-12-20 16:53:06

Hate to say it, this one's just painful. Pass.

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TJF588
on 2009-02-16 10:23:37

Of the multitude of OCR songs I have in (for FF, downloaded all the stuff from I through X, along with X-2, with XII's and today XI's in there, too, though some have been released recently that I haven't checked), this is the one I'd outright removed from that playlist's circulation. Reading that others don't like this, too, it may be the lone FF ReMix I plain-out remove. (Not to say there aren't other songs I regularly skip, for certain.)

With techno, I want to like the genre, but it irritates my senses under various circumstances. I'm no bard, and know little if anything about musical technicalities, but something I feel about OCr's 'technos' is that there are many other tracks or beats or whatever that seem completely unrelated to the focused song, which doesn't mesh well for me (and can, if there's too many or they're too pronounced, can bother on my ears and head). For this song, I had formed the opinion (listened to a couple bits some minutes ago, but not enough to re-evaluate), it not only seemed that NONE of the extra noises worked from/on/with/whatever the "Celes" tune/melody/w/e, but that the "Celes" section itself didn't have anything changed about it, like various presets were slapped onto the original or something.

Now, I have FFmDj's others on there, and they're listened to if I'm in the mood or don't mind, but this first attempt doesn't please my senses or sensibilities (as a whole, at least; I'd prolly like some of the noises themselves).

EDIT: When searching iTunes for the song, I was made aware (or reminded) of the spelling "Celces". Makes me think "Celsius" (prolly X-2's fault), but what is the story behind that?

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OA
on 2008-01-10 12:46:53

Not my fav; we'll leave it at that.

Do yourself a favor and check out some of FFDj's newer stuff and let this one be.

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Hollidayrain
on 2006-12-03 16:27:23

8O8O8O FFmusic Dj's worst song right here. Downright horrible, poor synths, frustrating bass sound (sounds like a slapper? wtf? :?). On top of that, there's nothing to complement the lead synth...:oops:

But it's ok, ur still one of my favorite remixers ever, Haroon :D. Everyone's entitled to one of these, and apparently it was your first anyways.

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Bummer
on 2005-10-05 08:09:34

This one is....sorry, haveto say it...HORRIBLE!

The synth killed the Celes melody that´s one of my favorites, and that weird voice echoing all the time drove me crazy. But if you keep in mind that this was FFMDJ´s FIRST remix, you may understand why it may sound like this, because I hace listened to other of his works, and they´re are simply great!

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Genowing
on 2004-05-20 17:24:51

Well I must say that this song brought tears to my Eyes... Just like it did in the games...

Thaks for the sweet tune FFmusic Dj

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Cold Rhapsody
on 2003-09-07 21:00:27

I'm afraid I have to disagree with everyone on this one. I'm not an avid mixer or anything, but I really enjoy this song. I thought it was awesome, I'm not real familiar with all the technical stuff but this song just made me wanna get up and dance (and I did!), so I don't think this is a bad song at all.

Just my opinion, please don't hurt me, eep!

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ffmusic dj
on 2003-08-09 01:57:25

sorry guys, I dont recommend this to anyone who likes any of my new stuff, what can I say, times change, that was 3 or 4 years back, this is now. .. ... just

listen to this song I was working on today

http://66.54.168.83/Haroon%20-%20demo.mp3

I mean, this is what I make now, just leave this song alone, it will show me how bad I was before .... or so YOU all think :P

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Eccles
on 2003-08-05 17:31:01
Can someone please explain how this got accepted?

There were no judges at the time.

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zircon
on 2003-08-05 14:50:04

Let me say this upfront; I've never been a big fan of ffmusic_dj. His remixes have always sounded like purely mediocre techno, the sort of stuff you might hear on a pop radio station at 1am on a Saturday night.

This remix is NO exception. In fact, I believe this is not OCR-quality at all. The 'vocals' are not interesting, but randomly strewn throughout the remix for no apparent reason, adding absolutely nothing to it. In fact, they actually sound very irritating to me. The arrangement sounds like it was done by an eight year old. The melody synth, while somewhat cool sounding, is ruined by the fact that it sounds like it was played with one finger. The accompaniment is pitiful; no chords, no arpeggios, nothing at all to make it interesting to listen to. Then, instead of variation, we get repetition. And one repeat is the same melody with lower volume.

Even as techno tracks go, this one is below average. Even songs like Sandstorm have more interesting accompaniment with strings playing chords in the background.

Can someone please explain how this got accepted?

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Eccles
on 2003-06-30 07:51:55

Im always cautious about approaching remixes like this one with romantic themes like Celes for fear of messing them up and ruining them.

Very much like this one did.

Instead of the repeat fire thing you used for the melody I would have preferred a proper sustained trance lead...possibly a sizzlead (I know Im always suggesting it but thats because it kicks so much ass) but then I dont suppose I can blame you for the atrocity of the main melody...techno Ejay doesnt support more than 8ths does it :wink:

Im not over keen on the robo voices and kinda weird scratchings...poartially cause theyre EJay and that bugs me, but mostly because they dont really link to anything in particular...it sounds like theyre just there for the sake of being there.

The bassline I dont like either...the slap bass just sounds out of place in a techno mix like this one

The ending is pretty bad too...a fadeout of just drums. I'd have preferred a proper ending...not that.

Overall...

Im sorry to say it but this is perhaps the worst FFmusic track on site...I cant recommend it to anyone :(

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Celes"

Tags (6)


Genre:
Dance, EDM
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Sound FX, Synth
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_6_Celces_(Dance)_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,664,669 bytes
MD5:
b9c01b56e41e443a83c79145f9baafa8
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:44

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