ReMix:Super Mario Bros. 3 "La Samba de Agua" 2:29

By Mustin

Arranging the music of one song...

"World 3 Map"

Primary Game: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo , 1988, NES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2001-04-19, evaluated by djpretzel

Can you say 'respect'? mmmkay, howsabout 'Mad Skillz'? Good. Now try 'That bruthaa Mustin one bad mutha - shut your mouth - just talkin' bout Mustin - well, we can dig it'. Right. Sorry for the gratuitous Shaft reference, but this ReMix just deserves heaping amounts of praise and admiration for its creator, who played all the individual parts himself, LIVE (not at the same time, but on actual acoustic instruments!!). What instruments? How bout: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Jimbaes, Maracas, Egg Shakers, Claves, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Guitar, and Melodica. A laid back Samba groove provides the excellent backdrop for the big M's acoustical prowess to shine through, with intricate percussion, a well-rounded mix, and masterful instrumentation and decisions about arrangement. Much as I love techno, and much as I think synthesizers, samplers, and PCs are capable of making great music, there's something about alternative musical genres and acoustic instruments that can't be described. You'll really just have to hear this one for yourself and gain a truer understanding of the word "awe" :)



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2014-11-23 11:44:00

Thanks, yo! I'm planning on redoing this as a video, spruced up in the now. We'll see how long it takes me, but watch out for it!

on 2014-11-23 09:12:10

I can't stop listening to this. It's one of the best interpretations of the SMB World 3/Fairy Fountain theme, up there with Solace by The Joker and 2P, for me.

on 2011-03-15 02:58:59

Completely forgot that SMB3 World 3 was the forefather of the Fairy Fountain theme from Zelda. Epic as hell.

Mustin does a tremendous job with the material here, and on a technical level, its a powerhouse. Effective as synthetic instruments are, I think a mix like this proves just how beneficial and special live instruments are, particularly when it's 100% live acoustic. Though it does show signs of being pieced together and not recorded in the one session, it hardly makes a difference. The live vibe is there, and it sounds great.

I liked the sax and the harmonica lead, whereas other elements veered on the edge of being lost in the back. A close and focused listen really brings those elements out though.

Overall, this brings a lot to a very simple melody. It's catchy, elegant and overall, it has an awesome personality thanks to its intimate approach and live emphasis. Feel good stuff.

on 2010-03-05 14:25:50

Warm and Lighthearted - 4/5

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I love the feel to this - as stated very cabana-esque! The only faults that I hear are the overall quality of the track, but at the same time the strength of the performance is good enough to overshadow it. Fun remix!

on 2010-03-05 01:59:00

Hi im a new in this forum :) is amazing,

on 2010-02-27 16:54:01

First things first, the vocal intro is pretty cool. Add to the fact the all these instruments were played live and create a great "cabana" feeling is huge. This is nothing short of epic and probably one of Mustin's best ReMixes.

Jack Polo
on 2009-12-23 17:51:25

A really relaxing, lounge-y feeling piece. :-)

Mustin does a great job on all the instruments he plays here; production sounds really warm, it feels like Mustin's right there (with a backing band of other Mustins, o'course) serenading you on a beach (or similar seaside locale).

... sweeeet.

Pachi Risu
on 2009-11-19 19:06:10

Good remix. Would have been nice if the remix was longer. Kudos.

on 2009-06-09 10:42:18

Nice intro, and i was feelin' the sound of this overall. The trumpet was pretty weak, some intonation and breath support issues there, but otherwise, the rest was awesome. Nice harmonica, and though the production wasn't pristine, the same room sound made it feel really live.

Short and sweet.

on 2009-01-18 22:20:32

I have to admit the introduction at the beginning is a very classy; it really sets the tone for the rest of the song.

I can almost imagine this being played at some resort at like Cancun or something. 8-)

on 2009-01-11 01:33:48

Love this track, And great job to Mustin with his instrumental capabilities. Everything sounds great in this, from guitar to the harmonica solo. The only downside is that the track's a little quiet overall, but hey, that's nothing to be picky about, it just gives me a reason to kick up the volume :D

on 2006-12-19 12:34:15

Mustin is such a great musician. Live ReMixes are always hard to make, and this is excellent.

on 2005-07-07 19:56:01

I heard worlds collided and the heavens cried when Mustin recorded this song.

On a more serious note, this is a great mix - short, but very chill and enjoyable. The talent really shows here, especially in the production. Some people spend days trying to record ONE instrument for a song. Mustin really goes all out on this baby, and it shows.

on 2005-03-10 22:56:57

I absoloutly love this mix!

I'm not a big fan of latin music but this song is still very relaxing

This is probally Mustin's most normal song on the site

I read that Mustin spent more time going around gathering instruments to make the song rather than actually recording it

I also read that this song started a great relation between him and this girl

Awesome job on this, Mustin!

on 2004-11-14 18:57:36

I really enjoyed listening to this. Whenever I hear it I imagine myself in a small cafe in Havana, surrounded by Koopas :D. I like the intro as it adds that personal element to the piece. This is an overall great piece. Nice work!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo , 1988, NES)
Music by Koji Kondo
"World 3 Map"

Tags (9)

Acoustic Guitar,Saxophone,Trumpet,Woodwinds
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Moderate

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