Posted 2004-05-24, evaluated by djpretzel

OHYEAH. I hope you've all been working on your robot, because if you can't dance the man-machine something fierce, you'll only be able to listen to Rayza's latest Sonic 3 ReMix in frustration. You gots to get up and move like the men of steel, see, to truly appreciate the 80's electro-robo, vocoding TR-808 beatbox goodness going on. VERY retro. I think Rayza just decided to get all of his 80's angst out in one big sweep. I seriously hope he fluffed up his hair and wore jeans that were way too tight when he wrote this, because it could complete the mental picture perfectly. The ReMixer writes:

"This is a ReMix of the Marble Garden Zone (Act 1) theme from Sonic 3 done in an 80's electro style. I was inspired to write this after watching a movie called Breakin'. I know many people don't like the fade-out style endings on mixes, but this is true to the genre."

I think he nailed the genre perfectly, personally. The original lent itself well to this sort of breakdown, and the final result is something you can picture people in sweatsuits dancing to, with boomboxes the size of small cars on their shoulders. Let's face it, we lost something that was pretty cool when we left the 80's and moved into the 90's, and this mix does a good job of paying homage to that subtle quality with its plethora of staple-food instruments from the era. From the massive bassline to the 808 kit to the pure funkdom, Rayza's come up with something different from his usual gig but every bit as worthy, proven further flexibility, and contributed a very memorable and beatmatic arrangement. Rad!



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2015-12-06 13:01:08

I think this is one of the best 80's-inspired remixes on this site. It's perfectly executed. The shufflin' beat, the funky synths, the vocoded voice sample - everything is pretty damn remeniscent of music from that period of time. Even the fadeout ending is here. Gotta dance tonight, yeah!

on 2011-06-03 17:32:37

I think I'm in love...with this ReMix. Funky, 80's breakin' and good, I mean real good electronica that actually sounds downright robotic. Hell, you even nailed the robovoices. And the fadeout ending leads itself well for the 80's feel that you were going for. Damn, few ReMixes make me want to dance, but this is one of those ReMixes that is hard for me to still to while listening to it.

on 2010-07-23 11:19:35

This was phenomenal!

on 2010-02-25 14:12:15

Funky and fun, this is great return to the early 80's, but with a lot of the excellent layering the era itself tended to lack. Nice transitions, and a really solid feel. I dig this one. :-)

on 2009-08-15 11:32:03


No, it's incredible.

Hint: Try singing Thriller to this.

on 2009-04-07 06:22:03

Ah, music to really move to.

I was an eighties baby, and Sega + 80s electronica/synthpop is pretty much my early childhood (before Nintendo corrupted me and made me their whore), so this mix nestles quite nicely into that part of the brain that controls nostalgia.

Really catchy beat, archaic as it may sound. Very nice pacing and momentum. I love how it just keeps on dancing and changing its style on the fly. That is so 80s. That is so Sonic.

I get the sense that Rayza could make slick, fun-as-fuck electronica like this with his eyes closed, but that might be discrediting the tremendous amount of time and effort that goes into making these. For what it is worth, I think the effort has brought about some very joyous payoff, indeed. Yay.

on 2007-12-03 21:48:03

This was one of my faves. I loved the 80's vibe. I have a whole family that loves and lives off the 80's. They keep it on their playlist to dance to when cleaning the house. I loved the arrangement and how it was pulled off. It's most definitely my favorite of the Marble Garden songs.

on 2006-12-03 18:37:27
OH NO!!!, the link to this arrangement is broken. I hope a new one can be posted. This was a great piece of work.

The link was changed, and it works. You just haven't updated whatever link you're using.

Thanks, I got the new link, it works now. :)

on 2006-12-03 17:38:12
OH NO!!!, the link to this arrangement is broken. I hope a new one can be posted. This was a great piece of work.

The link was changed, and it works. You just haven't updated whatever link you're using.

on 2006-12-03 17:35:24

OH NO!!!, the link to this arrangement is broken. I hope a new one can be posted. This was a great piece of work.

on 2006-05-10 13:14:06

I am currently watching this video with the sound turned down so that Sonik Electronik plays in the background instead...Awesome work Rayza!

on 2006-01-12 15:01:28

80's electronic for the win. This works so well for the Marble Garden Zone, awesome work Rayza, just absolutely awesome, the beat and the music just make this sound even better than it originally did.

on 2005-11-21 16:45:55

Wow. The only possible way to describe this is "funky". Good funky, though. Anyways, I liked the original song (despite the fact that the level, ESPECIALLY the boss, pissed the hell out of me)and this managed to adhere to the original structure pretty well while still providing a very original variation. Definitely going on the favorites list.

on 2005-11-17 06:41:44


edit: if you like this style of music i guess.

i think it fits it well

hehe i wanna hear more remixes of this lvl from more artists. i think its cool

on 2005-05-25 13:20:53

Oh man this is sweet! Breakin’ time ya’ll. I'll give you a review in a minute but first I've gotta go find a cardboard box, my multicolored horizontal striped sweatsuit and some Adidas classics...

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Sega, 1994, GEN)
Music by Bobby Brooks, Brad Buxer, C. Cirocco Jones, Darryl Ross, Doug Grigsby III, Geoff Grace, Jun Senoue, Michael Jackson, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada
"Marble Garden Zone: Act 1"

Tags (4)

Electronic, Synth
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original

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Electro beat beat beat

B-boys breakin'
The whole room is shakin'
B-boys lockin'
The whole room is rockin'

Bring that beat back

Sonik Elektronik, yeaaah
Sonik Elektronik, yeaaah


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