ReMix:Final Fantasy VIII "Final Jungle Fantasy" 3:39

By Liquid Neon

Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"A Sacrifice", "Find Your Way"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VIII (Square , 1999, PS1), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2002-01-12, evaluated by djpretzel

Not too long after his FF9 jungle / d'n'b submission, newcomer Epoch returns with an FF8 submission in the same vein, covering the 'Find Your Way' and 'Sacrifrice' themes in his own style. From the intro alone you know there'll be some nice breakbeat manipulation work at play, along with the same dropping-sub bass he used in the FF9 ReMix. Layered beats, rapidly retriggered vocal samples (again of an MC-nature and not from the actual game), and some nice twists and turns are all present. The second 'theme' enters at 1'57" as a swelling organ bit that fits nicely with the already established groove. Not very subtle, but definitely edgy, chances are if you enjoy the genre and liked Epoch's first submission, you'll dig this well-crafted follow-up track.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2012-01-06 05:14:33

Yea I liek it, pushing squares...who cares if its not close to source material, I come to this site for good music, i couldn;t care less aboput all the politics of video game music. THANKS!!! remids me of the late 90's!!!!!!!!! makes me want to buy a crap load of glow sticks and have a rave party...but nobody would want to do that these days...oh well....

on 2011-03-10 01:28:56

Gosh, this one is a real stretch to even be deemed to be associable with Final Fantasy 8. I had to listen to the source about 5 times before I even pieced together a plausable way in which this could pass off as being even loosely inspired by the same melodies. Really, REALLY pushing the limits of interpretation here. Not even copyright lawyers could nail the mixer on infringement for this one.

Anyway, despite being 90% original, its actually kinda boring on top of it all. A very prosaic approach to mixing, constant repetition and a dated sound leave me questioning how this song is even still around. I don't know, maybe this was at the forefront of energetic mixing back in the day, but today its a retrospective I just wish I wasn't listening to.

on 2008-04-28 01:36:11

Review# 3/1522 Final Fantasy VIII 'Final Jungle Fantasy'

This track features some good pop tech with a steady speed, grabbing my interest through the whole track. The only con to the track is, in my opinion, the unnecessary use of your standard "what what" beat-box, MC Hammer, pop rap much more suitable for Jet Grind Radio. Not really my thing outside of it.

Score: 7.5/10 "Acceptable"

on 2008-02-06 12:50:42

Not quite feeling this one, There are some pretty distinct jungle elements here, but I am having a hard time finding the source. Like super hard.

It's decent enough, but doesn't really get my attention in any way.

Gonna have to give this one the thumbs down. :-(

on 2006-10-31 03:05:55

This is a great track and all, but how is it jungle? I'd say it's more j-style hardcore than anything... I'm really digging the bass drops, it's a good track.

on 2006-10-31 01:40:03

This mix should have gotten alot of more posts. I really liked it, though, I did think that the techno was so overemphasized that the original score was lost in it. I mean, don't get me wrong, this mix was slammin'... but it just seemed like the original score was lost.

Liquid Neon
on 2005-12-05 14:36:18

Im amazed a mix this old is still getting posts!

Im really glad some of you like this song, i personally hate it (its true!)

Even i think i strayed too far from the original on this one, but i was bored and so this was born :P

Oh yes and your right i was known as epoch for a while, you may also remember me as:

Bad Execute, Pheonix, Epoch, ViperX, V2i or Liquid Neon

I have multiple personality nickname disorder 8O

Franz Kefka Palaazo
on 2005-11-18 18:35:49

After listening to the three offending articles, I can barely pick out any resemblence between A Sacrifice and Find your Way, and FinalJungleFantasy.

But, I don't really find that important. It's still mostly good. It's a bit Challange-esque (battle versus Seymour Flux), but mostly good. But if cheese resembled Kefka, this remix evokes thoughts of Kefka on LSD. Whilst dead.

i.e. no resemblence to the origin.

But mostly good! Good effort!

Edit: Actually, no. Sorry. I'll be honest; this is worst than FF10-2. This remix, OK- I'll stomach the techno- brutal, but not Skedar, is bad. Not only does it have only one recognisable piece (and that is minor, altered and techno'd) but it is not well arranged. Sorry. Try posting this as Seymour Xluf, or something like that.

on 2005-11-18 17:27:58

anotha fast car track...tis gud 2 see der still old skool drum bass, jungle, breakbeat goin'. just 2 let the others kno, dis is one of the most original form of 2days drum bass. yes!! UK STYLE!!!

however, u can't call dis experimental anymore cuz it's bin experimented ages ago n it has 'died'. i mean it has evolved, just like phoneix.


on 2005-10-28 02:28:49
Just so you know, You wont find any more stuff from DJ Pheonix because im mixing under Liquid Neon now.

Were´nt your name Epoch? Got a little confused when pretzel siad one thing, the remix information said different, and now you comes around confused.

For your remix, I can admit that this clearly was not my style, I liked that synth in the beginning, but when you released the jungle, it just became too much. Too many beats and stuff, but this actually reminds of NeedForSpeed, very hectic and alot of kewl drums.

Nice work Epoch, I mean Phoenix, no wait Neondude. Thanks.

So confused.

Liquid Neon
on 2005-06-24 21:24:03

Just so you know, You wont find any more stuff from DJ Pheonix because im mixing under Liquid Neon now.

You can find this and my other 70 or so mixes on my website, check my sig

on 2005-06-24 12:02:18

This sounds like a collection of random sounds layerd on top of a broken back beat. I'm sorry, but this song (if it can be called that) bears absolutely zero resemblance to the original. When I first heard it, I thought it was another joke mix along the lines of "Cool Cool Schala" but...the date wasn't April 1, and I wasn't laughing.

Harsh? Maybe. But I tell it like it is.

rating: 1/10

on 2004-03-11 15:45:56

"what the X is that" when i first hear this song. at last i need to listen back the orginal one to know what have yu mix. But it is good song

on 2002-12-12 04:11:45

Couldn't remember this among the many scores of FF remixes, so pulled it out of my HD and lent an ear to it for about 3 and a half minutes.

Liked what my ear told me :P

Good voice samples, which aren't overused. Interesting arrangement... Not bad, just interesting. And, umm, yeah... Decent stuff, I guess.

Not too big of a fan of techno, but I still give an occasional listen :)

on 2002-12-09 16:41:02
8O .....where the hell did this masterpiece come from :?::!: ReMix is quite.......interesting. holy s***, when ever i download one of DJ Pheonix's stuff, im ALWAYS looking for more from him :D very well done ReMix. you REALLY should get this one :!:

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)

Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VIII (Square , 1999, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
"A Sacrifice"
"Find Your Way"

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