ReMix:Mega Man 2 "Soap and Water" 4:44

By A_Rival

Arranging the music of one song...

"Bubble Man Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man 2 (Capcom , 1988, NES), music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi

Posted 2001-07-02, evaluated by djpretzel

AE is becoming something of a nuisance to me . . . why, you ask in disbelief? Well, he just insists on contributing fantastic MegaMan ReMix after ReMix after ReMix. What can I write about them anymore? It's impossible. Definitely one of the few ReMixers that currently has a "download anything I make" sticker on his forehead for most listeners. Okay, a modest effort: a great, Bubbleman ReMix CHOCK FULL of fantastic programming, synth AND rhythm-wise, mucho sections + variety, massive mad skillz and uber-l33tness through and through. Just a great mix, virtually flawless. Only thing I might add is that I for one would like to see AE branch out and try some other games from other companies . . . but hey, the guy loves his megaman . . .



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2010-08-06 18:26:22

Ah, another classic remix that I remember from long ago. The feeling of this track is very different from the others that we've heard from AE up to this point. Even though the synth choices are very very similar, the down tempo beat gives this a great feel and proves a nice change of pace! You can hear AE stepping out of his shell a little bit with this! The low oscillating bass is great. He loves the high quick synths in there, and I can't fault him for that as they work really well. The brief key change was a very nice touch in helping to break the track up a bit!! Ah, 3:00 brings us more traditional AE flare with the crazy busy drums! But he brings it back down to cool and smooth. It's interesting to hear him use synths to create an atmosphere instead of just using them to create a melody. That's talent! Great stuff!

on 2009-04-03 02:56:58

The first OC ReMix I listened to back in '02 (when it was called "Bubbleman Soap and Water"), and it's still a blast. Panning, processing, filtering... everything sounds fun and well put together. The melodic extension of Bubble Man's theme feels natural and groovy. Even the aural lapses come in at just the right times to ease the listener's ears.

Also, that weird, warbly synth starting at 0:04 and appearing throughout... it sounds like electronic bubbly water or something. Whatever it is, I like it.

on 2009-01-23 17:35:22

The electronic genre has never been one of my favorites, but even so I enjoy this remix. The beat itself is a rap song but the actual sound is that of electronic music; a good combination, if I do say so myself. I like how at about 2:20 it strays off from the source material and goes into a bunch of random beats for awhile but keeps the original feel, too. The creepy, ambient part at 3:25 is a great change of pace, then it hops right back into the original melody, ending with a satisfying fade-out.

Overall, a solid mix. Great work.

on 2009-01-23 12:58:05

i think the song is good. i don't think there are "too many beats" as other's have said. Beaing a drummer i can appreciate the fast drum fills in the middle of the song. But it's not like there are several layers of different rythms clashing into each other. I like the synths. i'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.

on 2008-09-18 11:49:06

This is one of the two bubbleman mixes that were my very first OCR downloads. AE and DiscoDan are pretty much the reason I knew about the site at all.

Needless to say, this is a completely killer track with a great flow, great beats, and some creative synth use. The source itself is also a favorite of mine.

I'd love to hear what AE has been up to. I bet by now he's mixed the entire mega man series. :-)

on 2005-11-13 03:31:40

It gets too complicated in the middle. So many themes and beats going on..... *sigh* (what ^ said) and it gets a bit messy....


on 2005-11-12 12:03:46

I can´t really decide if I´m liking this mix or not. Sure, this a great techno piece with nice synths and a whole arsenal of beats. But then again, there´s too many beats. The beginning is good when the mix builds up itself and trying to get into the groove. But at some times I wonder if it´s too much. But that may also just be around 3:10 and the rest is harmless.

Very aquatic remix from AE, I´ll give ya 4 bubbles of possible 5.

on 2005-09-07 21:02:14

AE is the best. I wish he would submit remixes again like this...

on 2005-08-24 11:04:24

I must confess...

This remix of bubbleman is the best i've heard...[the key change really took me away] next to disco dan's version. I've heard the hardcore rock version thanks to project X, but this one really applies to my "techno" realm. Even though im new here and [sadly] new to the art of remixing, i know talent when i hear it.

Hope to be as good as you one day...keep it up!

on 2004-08-23 03:59:34

This is a great mix, don't hear many like it, It sounds like it's coming from an Industrial/Techno whiz, or it could be that you just got lucky when you mixed it, not that I'm putting down your skill, I just know how it is when mixing things, you can do something accidentally and it turns out to be a killer riff.....heh sorry to ramble.....hang tough

on 2004-08-23 02:24:33

AE is an elite OC Remixer. He puts effort into the work, unlike many of us. It takes time, probably like 40 hours, to make a remix like this. To pay so much attention to detail requires knowledge and ambition. So far, my favorite remixer. On par with any commercial electronic release of yesterday or today.

The guy can mix. I have had the pleasure of listening to this song on a surround sound Genelec system, and this song is like ear heroin. The 2:20 interlude, what can I say. It's beautiful. This guy is going to inspire me to do some more quality work. If you want to make an OC Remix, this should be your template. Hell, if you want to make electronic music that MEANS something, this should be your template.

Shonen Samurai
on 2004-03-26 06:27:12

I'm totally in love with the beat to this song. It's done in a totally different way than you would expect a Bubbleman mix. Awesome. I love it.

on 2004-02-05 21:42:03

On the same day I first heard this song, I put it on a CD after listening to it about 500 times. It's still one of my favorite songs and I listen to it often. Quite the bomb-diggity, in my opinion. I give it a 5/5, 10/10 and all that. Schwing!

on 2004-01-06 16:46:17

Two words, my friends: Awesome Awesome. I realise that technically that was one word but I thought it was such an accurate description, it was worth mentioning twice.

on 2004-01-06 12:19:19

Great! i like this mix a lot.

AE has Skills. I bet every one of us remixers can learn a little somthin From AE.

Good Work.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom , 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae,Takashi Tateishi
"Bubble Man Stage"

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