ReMix:Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers "Dee Jay's Caribbean Rave" 3:20

By MkVaff

Arranging the music of one song...

"Dee Jay Stage"

Primary Game: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Capcom , 1994, SNES), music by Alph Lyla, Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura, Yoshihiro Sakaguchi

Posted 2001-12-11, evaluated by djpretzel

Ooooohhhhh . . . this is shmoother than a Gerber baby's butt, my friends. Not that I'd know. What kinda freak do you think I am? When McVaffe decided to ReMix some SF2 tracks, he certainly was serious. This marks yet another delectable entry in the growing McV smorgasbord of Street Fighter II ReMixin' eats. I like this in particular because it's a genre-bender, using techno sounds in a carribean jam setting, to great effect. Drum loop with shouting natives in the background, a funky little synth line doing a salsa-esque piano line, later covered by a piano, to-die-for flute and piano solos, a nice sawtooth bass with good presence, a badass piano bassline as well, myriad percussion layered on top of the loop, and just a lot of panache. Less straightforward than some of McVaffe's other ReMixes, and every bit as enjoyable, so it's definitely a must. So download it. And buy me a pair of those phat-as-hell "MAXIMUM" pants Dee Jay wears. And some maracas too. And Cammy. That's all I ask . . .



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2024-01-11 13:45:28

The flute really adds a lot to the synthy backing and it really keeps the party atmosphere going while going for a smoother vibe. Pretty cool.

on 2010-01-19 20:59:12

I like this but I do have to say, I do not like the harsh synth - it really contrasts in a bad way IMO.

Otherwise, great job here.

on 2009-11-20 21:40:31

This is a little gem that more people should be picking up (and reviewing on!). The sounds are all around fantastic, and as OA mentioned the space each instrument has is very well defined and respected. Nothing's stepping on toes here, and that is a good thing. Very groovy. Great fun, and worth keeping.

on 2009-01-29 18:13:40

This is more Caribbean beach going party as opposed to Caribbean rave.

I'd have expected be faster, more techno, pulse pounding, etc.

I'm not saying it's bad, it's just that I'm a stickler for truth in advertising. :

Still it's very groovy, and I'm digging the flute. This is definitely worth checking out.

on 2006-12-27 16:01:14

This is incredibly good. Totally party music, the beat is infectious, and the saws are very tasteful. The best part of this mix (besides the beat) is the sense of space.

Each instrument is respectful of each other, and there is a lot of variation between sections, most notably the trade offs between the saws and the flute. The piano is nicely handled, and all of the samples are clean and pretty high quality. Nothing here not to like, so check it out.

on 2005-02-01 21:31:02

Awesome mix right here

Sweet synth sounds

Excellent instrumentation

Element of jazz, reggae

Nice melody and arrangement

Favourite parts are 0:13 for those cool notes and 1:11 for that great synth

This song somehow appeals to me because of sort of abstract element to it

Its great, definatly worth checking out

on 2003-07-30 18:03:10

Wicked cool, the flute seems to add this soothing effect to the beat.

Nicely done, he's making Street Fighter, sound better..... :D

on 2003-07-30 05:30:10

I loved the flute, the techno-ish bass backround rocked, and the deep piano back there, this was great. I love how you mixed two styles of music; caribbean and techno. The finished product is one of the best musical styles I've ever heard. Ever.

...Ever. Seriously, it's that good. I'm gonna put this in my comp's drive, and listen to it OVER, and OVER, and OVER again.

Great wukk, McVaffe. :)!!

on 2003-01-23 02:02:20

I finally downloaded this for the first time tonight... and sweet Lord this is amazing! I was talking to BigShot on AIM at the time and I believe my exact words were "holy crap this is good!" I don't think I can improve upon my intial review now either. If someone were to ask me why its so good I'd tell them to load it into Winamp and hit play... you hear that? That's why its so good... because it just is.

the biz
on 2002-12-11 08:46:02

This is actually one of my all time favorite remixes, and in response to the comments about the flute, I always thought the flute was a good contrast to the grinding latin beat. I'm just learning about this stuff, so excuse me if I get my terminoligy wrong. :)

on 2002-12-06 15:19:21

Dude... very, very diggable. I wasn't a huge fan of this when I first heard cause of the blend of synthy lines with latin instruments, but man - it's grown on me. Very fun, very groovy. The effects and filter-flangy stuff on the synths does add a lot too. The piano seems almost laid back too, and that - played against the relentless beat - creates a perticularly interesting mix that ya can't help but want to move to.

One complaint I could make is that the flute line isn't that interesting... If I were to do it I'd throw in trills, and short poppy stuff mingled in... and ooh, some trumpet and brass pops to accent that coulda been fun too. But yeah, that's just me.

Nice tune man. Groovalicious.


on 2002-10-26 12:34:39

The boy's got rhythm, that's for sure! :D

More specifically, this mix shows a lock on polyrhythms that I only very rarely hear. From the kick-heavy backbeat, to the piano, and the maracas, and the "analog-synth" accompaniment, and and and....

The whole mix has a hard hitting feel that just floors me every time I hear it. The only gripe I have is the flute lead. It's just a little weak sounding next to the rest of the instruments. Perhaps a horn trio in its place? I dunno....I've rolled the possibilities around in my head for some time. If McVaffe, is watching this post, I'd love to hear back. :)

on 2002-09-25 13:11:37

Being that I'm from Jamaica, I've always had a bit of a bias towards Dee Jay's theme. This didn't really capture the reggae feel of the original, but rather a latin-type of piece. That's not a bad thing; after all that's the whole point of OC ReMix. I've also used this song as inspiration for a Dee Jay mix of my own without trying to copy this song. But this isn't about me, this is about a hell of a song that you should get your hands on.


on 2002-09-22 14:51:02

Not having heard the original version, I don't know exactly what has happened, but from what I hear, McVaffe has undoubtably made some big improvements. A latin-sounding piano pulls off much of the melody, along with various electronic sounds that I can only describe as "phazzy". There's also a nice flute, and lots of awesome percussion (I think I even hear some Maracas). McVaffe utilizes his superb arrangement skills and manages to vary the beat quite a bit. I like this one quite a bit, and I have no doubt you will too.

on 2002-05-24 22:26:24

Super Street Fighter II 'Dee Jay's Caribbean Rave'

Here is some more sweet McVaffe Street Fighter music to lift your spirits. I'm kind of thinking I'm going to burn all of McVaffe's stuff to one CD and make a point of listening to it for 1 hour and 20 minutes every day. It sounds simply amazing. Excellent work McVaffe, as usual.

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Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Capcom , 1993, ARC)
Music by Isao Abe,Shun Nishigaki,Yoko Shimomura
"Dee Jay Stage"

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