ReMix:F-Zero "Eat Your Own Dust" 4:57

By Rozovian

Arranging the music of one song...

"Red Canyon"

Primary Game: F-Zero (Nintendo , 1990, SNES), music by Naoto Ishida, Yumiko Kanki

Posted 2008-12-06, evaluated by the judges panel

Back on track and rolling right along, or should I say hovering, we've got newcomer Rozovian, who's been active on our forums and deserves serious props for providing quality feedback on the WIP forums as well as reviews for posted mixes. Which reminds me, that's an excellent segue into mentioning OA's "give the gift of reviews" thread, which encourages EVERYONE - small people, large people, mixers, listeners, people with 11 fingers, AND phenylketonurics alike to REVIEW REMIXES. And also provide WIP feedback. It seems a little silly asking people to review free music, but for every 500 downloaders of a given track we only get a couple peeps willing to share their thoughts. If you've been lurking in the darkness, downloading mix after mix, thinking that no one wants to hear what you have to say, or that you're somehow not qualified, come join us. When it comes to music, most opinions are subjective, constructive criticism is always awesome, but even just a short message saying thanks can really make creating, submitting, & posting mixes more gratifying for everyone involved. We like it when you gratify us.

Speaking of gratification, always nice to see some F-Zero coverage - game really did have a classic OST. Rozovian writes:

"This was a track I've had on my mind for a while, and had worked out the melodies months before inspiration struck. When it did I pieced the whole thing together in a couple of days. Then it took me a lot of tweaks and exports (mostly exports), and then... NO (resub) x3. And a few days of tweaks alter, here it is. Again. I got some crucial feedback on the #ocrwip channel, Tensei-San deserves a particular mention in the submission letter, as do the Js that either judged it or helped me out beforer I submitted it. For anyone needing help, music critique, or general feedback, use the channel."

The ReMixer employs a strong sub bass and heavy kick/snare with shimmering, filtered textures on top, and short-release synth leads panned left that sound like they're running through a cabinet sim or similar DSP. There's a also sparkling piano and... a key change(!), which you don't hear too often in this type of setting. Works well, which given the genre I actually wouldn't have expected. Overall the production is solid and the sounds used are creative & fairly unique, while the arrangement - while it could have been a little more expansive and incorporated a bridge or more elaborate solo - definitely keeps the tempo pumping and the pulse pounding. I think the mix captures the sense of speed and has a general "racing" vibe, maintaining what the original (and other tracks from the game) did so well. It's fitting that Rozovian went back and forth with a resub and further refinements based on both WIP and panel feedback, since he's active & encouraging on/of the WIP boards himself, and with this mix you can hear the result - and benefits - of that process. If Kansas (quoting the King James) were correct, and all we are is dust in the wind, then the mix title suggests we're basically eating ourselves, which sounds dirty and... difficult. At any rate, great debut from another new artist - let Rozovian know what you think, then review some other mixes while you're at it and give the gift of reviews.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2013-08-20 14:09:31

I'm really liking this ReMix and how it keeps the original feel of the source. I especially enjoyed the section starting at 2:05.I'm not a big fan of the ending but it doesn't take anything away from your awesome work :)

on 2010-09-01 15:34:46

Incredible!!! It brings back memories. F-Zero such a great game with a weird start up music:)!!

on 2010-06-29 05:41:50
1 thing I'm dying to know... is that shaky-egg recorded live?! Please tell me it is...

Nope. :P It's a loop that came with GarageBand.

on 2010-06-23 09:11:46

After Rozovian posted comments on my WiP I thought I'd check out his work, and I'm so glad I did! This track's been in my head for weeks now. Absolutely love this style, and when the guitar positively growls in at 1:12, you know it means business. 1:25 is my favourite part, and it just stays awesome for the rest of the track. Great song to drive to as well.

1 thing I'm dying to know... is that shaky-egg recorded live?! Please tell me it is...

Dj Mokram
on 2009-05-04 06:40:06

So out of the blue I've decided to listen to some Rozo...

And as expected from the Wip-Cru's sharpest blade, the delivery is right on schedule! 8)

This is the kind of track that could easily make people overrun the dancefloor in a nightclub.

I red the complaints about the dull drums, but frankly it wasn't a bother.

This Red Canyon's rendition is all that it should be: hot, fast paced and tense.

The rythm comes in fast, and the distorted bass leads the way.

Synths really materialize the groovy ambiance.

The leads are nicely refined, and the deviation from source is subtly handled.

And did I told you about that shaker? It has been a naaasty shaker allright! :mrgreen:

Great job.

Oh, and as a side note:

Expect more remixes from me. :D

Yes, we do! :-D

on 2009-02-16 10:03:48

on est bien dans l'ambiance :)

on 2009-02-15 11:44:54

haha yes...After listening to this remix a couple times, I have decided that it is made of awesome. Eggshakers, I guess they're called? Fine addition to this song, it does add an ample degree to this. It may turn into one of those songs that I can listen to over and over and over again and still won't get old.

on 2008-12-28 06:01:28


Its nice to see you getting posted man! Sorry it took me so long to review this but i have been without sound on my comp for a couple of weeks.

This is a great mix! love all of the automation and the shaker!

When the synth bass kicks in it makes me want to slap my roomate in the face!!

(in a good way of corse!)

I noticed that some complained about it being too repetitive, but thats how this type of music is supposed to sound! It was produced well, had good variation and kept my interest the whole way. the keychange kinda threw me off at first, but i dug it right away, blended well.

Great work man and i know i will see some more front page from you in the future!

on 2008-12-24 19:53:02

The eggshaker adds more authenticity to the mix.

on 2008-12-24 17:17:32

Awesome. :D Thanks for letting me know.

on 2008-12-24 16:35:47

Great stuff dude, really diggin this. I thought I posted here already but I guess now's the best time to do so because you'll be pleased to know that your song was used in a video tribute to one of the greatest Smash legends out there.

Check it out

Martin Penwald
on 2008-12-21 16:50:27

I like how the song begins; very reminiscent of early-to-mid 90s trance.

So we can expect more F-Zero remixes from you in the future? Good to hear.

on 2008-12-21 00:32:17

Whoa snap! I love to hear an electronic beat with groove! The beat has that basic sound, but the notes and instrumentation around it shuffle, making a vibe that's beautiful because of the reciprocation. Oh, the beatdrop, killin' it. Ah, gotta' love it.

Keep murdering us with badass music.

on 2008-12-16 10:47:59

I'm not musically-inclined enough to give a detailed review, but from a listener's standpoint, I liked it a lot. Especially that eggshaker, man. :D

on 2008-12-16 03:32:07

Thank you all so much, feels great to see the track is so appreciated. When you're mixing it, you kind'a get tired of it, so I'm not sure I understand how you can all like it that much, but hey, I don't mind. :D

Forgot to thank djp for the kind writeup. Yeah, the writeups are all positive, but... still. :D

You should totally do some F-Zero GX; Aeropolis, Princia, Phantom Road, Blood Falcon.

I did Aeropolis the week after first subbing this, it's just waiting to be posted now, so it'll be a few months. The style is... different. You'll see.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
F-Zero (Nintendo , 1990, SNES)
Music by Naoto Ishida,Yumiko Kanki
"Red Canyon"

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