ReMix:The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past "Kakariko Rave Party" 3:18

By Zeratul

Arranging the music of one song...

"Kakariko Village"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo , 1991, SNES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2001-04-13, evaluated by djpretzel

Okay - good to see some Zelda3 coverage and good to see Zeratul back in the game. This rave ReMix of the Kakariko theme is booty-shakin' fun for Link and company, and uses a lot of old school TR-808 and 909-ish percussion. If you don't know what I'm talking about when I say 808, 909, or 303, these were classic Roland electronic instruments (808 and 909 were drum machines, 303 was a techno-bass synth) that are still being used today and are considered 'classic' as far as techno / dance is concerned. But back to the music - like I said, very happy mix with lots of snare rolls, bleepy synth lines and a consistent moving pad arpeggio going on underneath it all. Heavy emphasis on the 4/4 kick when it enters, and a nice detail having the hihats filtered a bit. Some nice resonance on all synth parts, really, as Zeratul can always be counted on to pay attention to each individual part of his tracks as well as the whole. Groove.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2011-12-13 20:37:00

This is THE best remix I have EVER heard! Nice work! :D

on 2010-04-03 12:41:38

Yeah! Now we're talking! I love the idea of taking such a slow melody and giving it some life in the form of a rave party. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but at least it's upbeat and enjoyable.

on 2009-06-25 14:05:24

A solid mix all around--love everything you threw in here. Great job.

on 2009-01-06 22:25:52

Hells yea! Rave party baby! Totally dig the layout on this one. Like the phone effects and well, most of the effects used here. Funny because I imagine this as a softer song. Very fun!

on 2008-04-17 01:54:44

This song was among the first I listened to when I found this place. I took it everywhere with me on the 'net, and learned to associate this song with some of my favorite sites, a habit that carries to this day. Aside from happy memories six years ago, this song is still among some of the best that I've heard. Kudos, rave man.

on 2007-08-14 14:26:56

Alright, I'll say what a lot of people seem to have been saying. I'm sorry, I don't particularly like it.

HOWEVER- Many people are neglecting to give credit where it is due. I do think this is well done. Nicely put together. It's just that anyone who is familiar with the game, and the piece, already has such a firm remembrance of a quiet, peaceful village, that it makes this difficult to accept.

on 2007-02-01 17:07:16

Not every melody can be turned into a "rave" track.

Kakariko village is such a soft, calm, gentle tune, it really contrasts being put in a dance track.

Sorry, it just doesn't "go."

on 2006-12-17 15:52:42

An old school synth kickback using zelda 3's source is an idea with potential, but i'm just not feeling this one. The nirvana sample is at a frequency where when it plays (thankfully only twice throught the course of the song), it grabs your full attention, and then when it's done, leaves you with nothing.

The variation is also lacking, and though there are a few nice buildup sections and a breakdown, they are both based on the same melody as the main section.

Gate Jumper
on 2005-08-05 19:42:33

Wow this NICE! It relly reminds me of Zelda (and a party :wink: ).

on 2005-07-10 13:36:52

when you hear this song it's code for PARTY OVER HERE!!!

Slime Master
on 2004-10-01 07:15:37

Wow!! If I ever throw a dance party/rave I'll have another track I can add to my playlist of music. My compliments to Zeratul for making such an awsome dance track.

on 2004-08-25 20:52:44

I love this song, I just can't enough of it! I think i'll play it in da car and amp up the volume. Oh Ya! this is a lookin good, and i give it a 9+/10 :P

on 2004-04-01 18:09:53

You know, as much as I see a lot of the others here with the "I like it" and "It's happy", I just don't like it.

I listen to a lot of rave to keep me interested in a lot of the work I do on my computer. Granted, I've never attempted to make my own, I appreciate the hard work that goes into taking time to do something like this. Super job on Zeratul's part.

But this is a case of where the song should have been left alone. The upbeatness of Rave should have never been mixed with the calm, soothing melody of the Kakariko theme. It just doesn't mix. It's like oil and water.

Granted, this might be the fanboy in me for such a great game. But I just can't get into it.

And all the sweet sounds and things that truly make the song a rave--done before. It sounds just so....generic. As if they're reused riffs and techniques from other techno classics.

I'm not devaluing Zeratul's ability as a remix artist. It's just that, well...this song sucks to listen to.

on 2004-03-26 10:47:10

My first thoughts on this piece were along the lines of: "Techno? Argh, I hate techno!" I honestly really wanted to dislike this remix, but after the first listen I knew it was a keeper instead. Good job.

Axe Canabrava
on 2004-02-19 02:39:41

Hehe, I played this song to my mother, and she said it sounded like a Christmas song... I guess she liked it

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Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo , 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
"Kakariko Village"

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