ReMix: Phantasy Star II "Pleasantly Dance in the Club" 6:11

By U-ji

Arranging the music of one song...

"A Prologue"

Primary Game: Phantasy Star II (Sega, 1989, GEN), music by Tokuhiko Uwabo

Posted 2002-02-13, evaluated by djpretzel


U-ji submitted a Quartet ReMix a while back that I still listen to often - because the original theme was great and because he did it justice. Back with more Sega action, this time ending my reign on the series (well, for this site anyway^^) with a Phantasy Star 2 ReMix, U-ji definitely does it again. Similar to his first mix, the name of the game is slowly building technotrance. Again, his piece has an extended intro before the game melody enters in, and again there are many builds and releases. And again, the bass is pumpin', the kick is four-on-the-floor, and the production quality is high. U-ji hails from Japan, and like many listeners of the site, English is not his first language (not a dis - English is my ONLY language, and I admire the multilingual). He sent me an email stating "This was completed in trance tune. This remix's concept is to pursue that we pleasantly dance in the club." Thus, the title :) This is a great techno trance tune that covers a fantastic RPG series that had music every bit as good (bring on the flames) as the tunes from "that other RPG series" involving the correct spelling of 'Fantasy'. Highly Recommended.

djpretzel

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Level 99
on 2010-12-27 17:15:04

I'm not sure if it is the MP3 compression of the sample used, but there's a lot of really odd sound artifacts here. I can tell that this is mixed pretty well, though this has quite a trance philosophy attached to it (slow builds and it takes a while for any melody to fully kick in, if it kicks in at all) so I had to fight myself to pay attention. Bass is nice and the pads are slick for the most part (when the eq phaser pushes the high end of the lead synth fully it does hurt my ears a little, though). Despite some quibbles though, actually a pleasant trance mix. Not supershine highproduction stuff but I liked it, would put it on as just music to play at a party or something.

DANCE, DEIA'S LARRYSIG, DANCE!

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Vilecat
on 2010-12-27 17:11:40

OMG Deia, your sig at some point was in sync with the song. It's hypnotizing OoO

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-11 09:41:49

I remember this mix - things sound really rough here. I feel like the background instrumentation could be brought forward more instead of having the beat so much more in front. Samples could use some upgrading too...can't see myself really listening to this much due to its archaicness in production unfortunately :-( .

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evktalo
on 2008-12-16 09:13:30

Actually, I really like the long intro, just listening to it. Great, relentless driving beat. I don't like the main synth sound. So I'd say this one didn't deliver for me. Outro sounds nice again. :)

--Eino

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-09-21 20:21:29

Taking into consideration the dance-ness of this, the long into is alright. Obviously as a 'sit down and listen' it's a bit long at 2 minutes before we get into something melodic, but that's the nature of the beast.

When we get into melody things pick up, although it remains repetitive (again, due to the nature of the track). Overall, it does what it's meant to, and there's nothing to fault for it. Just kind of hard to judge from a 'sit in my room and chill' stand point.

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zircon
on 2007-04-18 12:28:47

One of my favorites, ah the nostalgia!

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OA
on 2007-04-18 11:29:43

I'd pleasantly dance to this.

It has a pretty long intro, with not a lot of melody at first, but once things start going, it's really nice. Great synths and well produced overall, this would be a great bridge track in betwen trance anthems at a club due to the not-so-melodic intro and outro.

Pretty good stuff, I bet it'd make a killer radio edit.

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Bummer
on 2006-01-07 08:47:48
Indeed, it's not a tune you can sit down and listen to intently, but it's good to put on in the background.

Indeed. U-ji has done well to make a remix like this to satisfy the trance fans. But as you said, it's mostly good to have as background music since this remix never gets to a climax where all the instruments releases all their strenght. At some points this remix actually do speed up the progress, but it never really gets to a certain level where you want to move your entire body along the rhytm. But except for that, this is a great arrangment. Kudos to U-ji.

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Corporal Eschebone
on 2004-09-12 00:22:18

Just to let everyone know, U-ji has remastered this already awesome mix with much happier and active synths here:

http://www.muzie.co.jp/download/97591/songs194/under_the_moonlight-re_master.mp...mp3

[right-click, save as, or http://www.muzie.co.jp/cgi-bin/artist.cgi?id=a009386 ]

"Under the Moonlight (U-ji's Hard Mix)"

Both versions are excellent, and employ very professional synths. Certainly some of the best trance availible anywhere. MUST download.

Edit: Hmm... Just realized that the "remastered" version has been remixed to take out the PSII theme. Ah well, I'll keep the link here anyway, as U-ji deserves the recognition.

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DarkWolf
on 2003-07-11 09:16:35

Indeed, it's not a tune you can sit down and listen to intently, but it's good to put on in the background. The section from the Prologue is great. The only problem I have with the song is that the samples sound a little awkward if you listen to the song through headphones.

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Deryck Khusial
on 2003-02-16 04:02:03

it’s true. this ain’t simple listening pleasure. the intro/outro may be a turn off for some but i gotta have my progressivism. ;) the dramatic midbreak mellows things out though and pours in some oldschool energy as well (great, fitting vocal samples). so don’t hesitate on this one, clubbers

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OverCoat
on 2003-02-15 21:13:14

Simply great to dance to, however, it IS a club track, which means you shouldn't really "concentrate" on the music, rather just dancing to the beat.

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orkybash
on 2002-05-23 18:59:52

Phantasy Star II 'Pleasantly Dance in the Club'

First memorable thing about this mix is the title - best Engrish on OC! :D That said, this is a really nice club track - don't know about you guys, but I could definitely get up and dance to this! But that brings us the the remix's main problem - it's meant to be a club track. Meaning it's pretty drawn out (especially the intro and ending), which is great when you're trying to dance to it, but not great for just listening. So I guess I'd say this is a very well put together track, but not one meant to just be listened to.

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Primary Game:
Phantasy Star II (Sega, 1989, GEN)
Music by Tokuhiko Uwabo
Songs:
"A Prologue"

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