ReMix: Final Fantasy VI "Eres des Points" 3:19

By Jovette Rivera

Arranging the music of one song...

"Terra"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2002-08-24, evaluated by djpretzel


For ReMix OCR00750, I proudly give you our first submission from 19-year old DJ Crono, aka Jovette Rivera, from Monterey, CA, which is none other than . . . the Terra theme from FF6! Wait, don't walk away or start shaking your head at the sheer abundance of Terra mixes - this one is different, I promise. When I first read DJ Crono's email, I have to admit that the notion of hip-hop with French rapping over Terra didn't exactly click. I was a little scared to listen, actually, as the propensity for this to be something I had nightmares about initially seemed high. Well, I'm glad to tell you I enjoyed every last second of this ReMix. I don't speak French, and have no idea what's being said (I've requested original and translated lyrics from Mr.Rivera and will link to them if/when I get them), but it sounds damn cool. There's some quality scratching, great hip-hop style vocal processing, a nice steel string + bass intro with a phat shuffle beat, very stylish vocal hits and effects, nice synths, a fantastic panning crunchy electric guitar, and very effective layering throughout. The whole package is tight, musical, and just a lot of fun. I urge everyone to give this a chance - rap or hip-hop may not be your thing, or maybe you just doubt yourself enjoying French rapping when combined with the FF6 Terra theme, but honestly, I found myself addicted to this piece after I got into it, and consider it among the better pieces on the site. This breathed a lot of life into the overexposed Terra theme for me, and the scratching and yes, the rapping as well are both superlative. I personally think this mix deserves a lot of attention - highly recommended.

Updated: Well, I'd operated on the assumption that Crono did the rapping himself, which was a mistake - these were vocal samples off a European copy of EJAY (which explains the French and the fact that it's only three or four sentences). Vocal samples are meant to be used, however, and Crono did use them well here. We've run into some questioanble situations with the EJAY software before - for anyone using it or thinking about obtaining a copy, just be careful as to what you create as far as it containing largely "preset" rhythms, samples, etc. Some are okay, but too much and the mix is more the program's than your own. In this case, however, it was just a misunderstanding on the vocals.

djpretzel

Discussion

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lavosslayer
on 2012-10-29 16:27:10

I just can't do it, most remixes on this site make sense to me in some way or I can see what they were going for. This one takes probably one of Nobuo Uematsu's greatest musical triumphs and completely obliterates it. I will state this up front, I am not a fan of rap and most of it I find completely irritating (so there is no doubt some bias), but I understand its purpose and function. (For example the Asterix Niggaz 4 Life remix is fun despite its genre due to its originality and goofy lyrics).

I realize this remix is rather old and I hate posting negative reviews, but I felt like I needed to say something about this one in particular because of how much it truly bothered me.

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OA
on 2010-09-01 17:00:29

The beats are nice, but the canned rapping and scratches, kill it for me. Jovette has come a really long ways from these humble beginnings. :-)

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cremdogz
on 2009-08-30 22:06:25

I need to follow this up, this has just been growing on me, massively. I don't get it, I should not be liking this. It's rap, and in another bloody language!!! Yet I'm hooked to it, especially that electric guitar towards the end, I love that the most. Man, I seriously don't know how, but I needed to praise you once more, since this is the most surprising remix that I like. Anyone reading this should really give this one a listen, I'm so surprised as to how much I've become attached to this song (lol and the electric guitar).

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cremdogz
on 2009-03-30 23:08:02

I don't know how, I should not like this song, I think rap sucks, but this site surprises me time and time again, and it does show me that I do like almost any genre. I don't know what the lyrics are, and I'd like to have them, but in the meantime, they sounded pretty cool, with the French lyrics coming in a little noticeably when I realised that I didn't make out a word of what just played. But honestly, I loved it, the theme in the background sounded very cool, and the lyrics felt like they were meant to be there. The guitar in the music, mainly at the beginning sounded very hip-hop (another genre I can't stand) and it sounded great. At about 2:33, the electric guitar comes in, that brings in a nice change into the song, while the song stays at the same speed, if feels like it's speeding up, which was an effect I really loved. Seriously, kudos to you, I should not have liked this one at all, and I thoroughly enjoyed it since the first time I heard it.

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IndyCovaHart
on 2008-03-18 19:12:45

I've listened to quite a few remixes on this website, and it's not all too often that I deem any worthy of downloading onto my MP3 player.

This one is a no-brainer.

That bass line is active like a mofo, the scratching is tight, the guitar complements perfectly.

Whoever said this was very much akin to something Linkin Park might do was right on the money.

Job well done. I'm off to see if you have posted anything else on this site.

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quoda
on 2007-11-21 13:34:23

This song is awesome. I like to crank it when I'm driving through the city. It's got a sweet beat and is just a really fun remix to listen to.

BTW, if you don't like rap or hip-hop... um... maybe you can refrain from comment? After all, you're biased against the song before you even start, really.

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JoshJoshWhite
on 2007-04-29 17:55:18

Rap (not my style), French samples (uh, nah), those crazy scratches (wtf?), and Terra's theme (overdone) . . . all points as to why I should not enjoy this. I didn't think I could like it, but against all logic, I do. Though I do like it, I find it difficult to say exactly what in this remix makes it work. Maybe that it's one of the most unique remixes on the site, pretty catchy, well arranged, and not boring.

Honestly, I tried to hate the absurdity and craziness, but I failed. I put this down as a "guilty pleasure" remix. You may not want to admit that you enojy it, but really, you do. Admit it. :D

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your the man now dog
on 2006-05-23 10:15:59

one of my favorite aspects about this site is that you never know what you're going to hear. i just dl'd one of the torrents and the moment i heard this song, i knew it was a winner. this unique remix is what makes ocremix beautiful.

if this was original rapping, it would have beaten out my favorite remixes within mere days. still, though, this is a great remix in terms of implementation and beat.

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Ree
on 2005-12-06 13:57:41

I have listened to this mix at least once a day since I got it about 3 or 4 months ago. I wanted to sign up just to say how much I love it. I'm not good at analyzing mixes and have only played with sound editing in my sound class when I was in high school. All I can say is that this song has feeling and power. 8.5 billion out of 10 :wink:

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Bummer
on 2005-11-23 12:16:50
I signed up for the forums to say just this.

I like DJ Crono. But I don't like this. I think it's garbage. That's all.

If you didn't like a particular mix, please refrain from using an insulting or offensive tone. It's okay to say you wouldn't recommend a mix, would never listen to it again, etc., but making personal attacks or posting extreme and non-constructive reviews like "this sucks" etc. is not cool. Just try to keep things civil - again, this makes everyone's life easier.
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Raithien
on 2005-11-23 08:45:40

I signed up for the forums to say just this.

I like DJ Crono. But I don't like this. I think it's garbage. That's all.

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NinjaFlute
on 2005-11-18 17:12:13

dis beat is very smooth and catchy, however da uk garage stylish mc kind ruins it. ur flare scratch is kool but it doesn't sound real, sounds like u've programmed it usin' acid pro or summat. however, dis is a great mix.

:peace:out

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SakakiAzu
on 2005-11-12 04:01:38

A very great remix. I liked how it was transformed so drastically into a rap song, but kept its original tine. The scratches get annyoing though.

8.75 out of 10

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DukeNukem007
on 2005-10-31 01:12:38

For whatever reason I thought it should be called "Tina B in tha House" ...

I like most rap and this is no exception, but it didn't hold up enough for me on repeated listenings...took more liberties with the original song than it had to.

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Bummer
on 2005-10-08 04:21:11

Cette remix est trés bonne, c´est une idée brilliant faire une remix avec lyrics de francais. C´est bon. Dj Chrono, tu est fantastic.

If my frenchteacher see this, I´m gonna be killed cause of the horrible grammar.

Overall a very good, funny and very different remix. Now that we have a Terra remix as a rap-version, I think we got all the genres here. The only complaint I have is that the scratches sounds like Lemmings being killed.

Nice work Dj dude. 8)

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Terra"

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