Posted 2001-09-25, evaluated by djpretzel

This is a fantastic collab by Daknit and Eric Dude - they've taken an RE2 track and actually turned it into not only passable jazz / trip-hop, but also something that could be used as make-out music as well, which is somewhat amusing as it's from a game that doesn't exactly conjure those sorts of images. To me, this sounds a little like some of DJ Krush's work, and is really just fun to listen to. A jazz drum loop is well-used with appropriate start-stops, moody pads lurk around the lowend, the same spooky lil organ pattern repeats throughout, and towards the end a sitar-esque melody comes in. Just very chilled out, groovy stuff, refreshing and a nice direction for Daknit to have gone in.



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on 2009-07-30 17:45:16

This is definitely the best track I've heard on OCR so far. It doesn't rely too much on the source material but still evokes it in a clever way. It definitely reminds me of classic Massive Attack, and that's a complement in the kindest.

on 2008-02-20 14:06:52

A very cool surprise, as this is certainly not what comes to mind when I think of Resident Evil. Very minimalist and subdued, with great attention to detail. Some cool production touches, like the dead silence in-between beats during the middle breakdown section, and some super heavy drums hits. Nice stuff.

Though my knowledge of sitar playing is super limited, it sounds great, and that's what matters in the mix.

Some spots might be a bit close to the limit on sparseness, but it gives the track a great feel.

Nice work guys, very unique sound you've captured here. :-)

on 2007-05-03 18:36:41

This one's never been a favourite of mine. The original piece is hard to beat, for one thing. That eerie mix of heavy and light with the haunting but simple piano melody... probably the best track in the resident evil series.

I don't think this remix does such a track justice. Some songs work when translated into a happier upbeat tone. This one does not.

Eric Dude
on 2007-01-08 07:11:31

I'm missing something here...

on 2006-07-27 09:18:22


on 2006-07-27 09:12:51
Neo Nokio
on 2004-11-18 11:56:06

Very good mix!

i would definitely consider this a genre of jazz....

more specifically a mixture of soft jazz and soundscape...

A Really good mix...

Youve got my 1up on this one, even though this topic IS really old...

My g/f fell in llove with me all over again when I first played it XD

Vash the Stampede
on 2004-05-08 02:29:47

Uber creepy dude, perfectly Resident Evil-eske! I always personally thought the music in the typewritter rooms was always way creepier than any of the music throughout the rest of the police station, even though out there you were subject to be eaten alive or pecked to death and in the save rooms you were always perfectly safe!! :P Well this mix portrays my feeling perfectly, OUTSTANING work man!! :D

Eric Dude
on 2004-03-01 08:04:31

Man, this topic is ooooooollllllld... but I haven't been to OCR in a long time, and after seeing the RE2 remix on the front page right now, I was just kinda curious to see what people had to say about this song.

Honestly, I would give most of the credit to Daknit for this song (which puts us in a funny position). I'm just really happy that people actually liked my sitar part, as I thought I didn't play it all that well.

Just wanted to say thanks for the encouragement! Who knows, maybe I'll be motivated enough to put my own mix together. :)

on 2003-05-24 20:44:12

I am a big Resident Evil 2 fan, and this remix is just as good as I thought it'd be.... actually, even better! I adore the haunting yet slightly relaxing tune and the beat is just beautiful. "Lost Sanctuary Jazz" deserves to be recognized by all remix-lovers, and will certainly be loved by both fans and not of the series. Go DJ Daknit and Eric Dude!!!!

on 2002-08-05 21:38:06

Both contributors to this remix have done an outstanding job! I have already commended EricDude on this work on the Minibosses' messageboard, and I would like to extend my gratitude to Daknit for this piece.

I hadn't played RE2 when I chose to download this tune, but I knew about the series and expected something haunting and moody....and man, I still get shivers listening to this remix! A solid drum beat helps to drive the haunting and "floaty" melody, and I was pleasantly surprised with the inclusion of the sitar, and found that it fits quite well with the ambience of the tune. Give us more!

on 2002-07-11 07:10:19

When I was working on this, I had no idea how to really get involved intimately with the music. I knew I wanted to do something different than what I've already did. I also knew that anything less than 130 beat per minute was harder for me cause I always wanted to just jam and drive my music. Forcing myself to slow down was my challenge.

I lay down the basic music format of where I wanted to go, but I was just so not happy with it.. I went for help in the OCremix chat and no other remixer wanted to help because of thier own private engaments they were working on left no time or engery to help me. Along came Eric Dude from the west coast and he was intrested in listening to my piece so far and offer some help if he could. And he did. He helped me transform the music from a dead jazz piece to more toned out trip hop, which I was more happy with.

After being influenced by the Detroit Jazz fest, I returned to the music to really give the drums a work over. I sent it back to Eric Dude for his thoughts about it and we then both agreed that it was missing one thing--a standout solo. He listened to it over and over, getting the right amount of vibe from it to give us the sitar solo you hear today.

I don't think I ever said it enough, but the bulk of the credit and merit goes to Eric Dude and big thumbs up for this being his first piece.

digital buddha
on 2002-07-10 15:05:43

What are you talking about? No song can only be remixed in 'a certain way.' This is a must-download in my book, as I am big into acid-jazz/trip-hop type stuff. This is smooth. The drumbeat, floaty, ambient- sounding keys, and aforementioned sitar all work excellent together, and in my opinion it is the perfect length. Great job guys.

on 2002-06-09 15:19:51

everyone should know Im not a big fan of daknit, and this remix is one of the reasons why. Secure Place could only be remix in a certain way, and this is an example of a way not to do it. I would actually much rather see a guitar or maybe even a piano arrangement of it done. This one just didnt hit me.

on 2002-06-09 03:49:32

Daknit is one of my favorite mixers and he doesn't disappoint me with this very crunchy mix of the infamous sanctuary music. Its a strange jazz-hiphop hybrid song with plenty of breakbeat thats almost peeples style (a good thing =D). The song slowly evolves and gains the background quality similar to Scott Peeple's Bridman ClearSkies, but in some ways is more dynamic with semi-evolving drums, crazy lead/background (ya i dont understand it either) instruements that come in and carry the song, and an awsome sitar part. Strike one up for Daknit, I give it a 9.5/10 for being so damn enjoyable and different twist on a well known song (atleast to all RE fans out there).

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom , 1998, PS1)
Music by Masami Ueda,Naoshi Mizuta,Shun Nishigaki,Shusaku Uchiyama
"Secure Place"

Tags (14)

Downtempo,Jazz,Trip Hop
Electric Piano,Sitar,Synth
Regional > Indian
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Slow
Usage > Halloween
Usage > Meditation

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