ReMix:Sonic the Hedgehog "Bubble Junkie" 3:32

By Ben Briggs

Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"Labyrinth Zone", "Special Stage"

Primary Game: Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega , 1991, GEN), music by Masato Nakamura

Posted 2011-04-12, evaluated by djpretzel

Why stop at one Junkie when you can have two?? Ben's companion bubble junkie is here to give halc's spring junkie some addicted-but-funky company with an excellent take on the 'Labyrinth' theme.

"I think I finally managed to get Ben back into remixing solo after dragging him through a couple collabs (ha ha). This was his first attempt at a solo mix in several years (preceding his somewhat-recent "Castlemania 2010" remix), so I was happy to kick my Labyrinth mix to the curb and give him the spot. A day or two later, he handed me a finished track, and suffice to say, he knocked it out of the park. FAT bass and punchy breakbeats accompany an army of chiptune sounds and a Daft Punk-esque talkbox lead; fun, nostalgic, and downright badass. I've always kinda thought of it as the "poster child" of the album, and it is an honor to have it included.

Unfortunately for Ben, it's just way too good and will probably be the peak of his success. (lol) BTW, you should check out his new original album too! :D"

What he said; Drew and Ben are collectively Insert Rupee, so it's perhaps not surprising they appreciate each other's solo work, but it's also hard NOT to, no matter who you are. That talkbox lead is just too perfect for the main melodic riff; it creates an insta-hook that functions on all levels to ingrain its funky twists and turns into your cerebral cortex, and the overall quantities of beefy bass & crunchy, shuffling drums are at least 1000% your recommended daily values. Addiction never sounded so good as the dynamic duo's pair of junkie mixes help The Sound of Speed shine with electrified glory.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2016-03-20 20:19:09

I am very addicted to this mix. I need to find a way to sneak into Mr. Briggs' basement and watch him. And live there like a hobo.

on 2015-12-15 12:14:24

a_little_dreamy_morning_walk_by_tantetab happy day feels, right here.

on 2015-04-26 08:27:04

I love this track, it's clearly one of my favorites from SoS. For me there're probably 3 details that make this mix that awesome: crunchy glitchy percussion, tastefully used in-game FX and funky talkbox lead. Awesome upbeat bouncy goodness!

Phonetic Hero
on 2012-04-09 09:43:42

Ben Briggs makes my bub bubs bounce

Benjamin Briggs
on 2011-04-27 17:22:59
After carefully listening to all of the tracks on the album, I have finally claimed this one to be my favorite of the bunch. There are many other songs that I love on this album, but there's something special about this one. Great work.

while I personally disagree with your choice of favorite song, it makes me smile to see you say that's there's something special about it

this song is extremely special to me too :D

on 2011-04-27 12:49:06

After carefully listening to all of the tracks on the album, I have finally claimed this one to be my favorite of the bunch. There are many other songs that I love on this album, but there's something special about this one. Great work.

on 2011-04-17 12:04:07

I don't read djp's writeup until listening to the track, and so the lead coming in caught me completely offguard. Hilarious and perfect. Loved it!

on 2011-04-15 14:14:03

Wow, amazing. This has taken over Clubbed Baby VVVVVVeal as my favorite track of the year already!

on 2011-04-14 15:46:41

Let me get this out of the way real quick: I hated Labyrinth Zone. It was the zone that almost always got me way back when. And it was almost as if it was taunting me by playing that great music while killing or drowning me. That aside, this is my personal favorite ReMix off the album. The sound effects were used to perfection and the Daft Punk-ish talkbox lead was utterly sweet. The melody is as cool as I remembered it and the Special Stage theme was tied in pretty well. Enjoyed this one very much.

Giga Bowser
on 2011-04-14 06:15:33

This remix was undeniably very well performed I heard it over 10 times and still enjoy it.

on 2011-04-13 12:06:56

The talkbox lead is brilliant, clearly echoing the distinctive "oh-up" sound Sonic makes upon inhaling a bubble. This is one of my faves from Sonic 1, and this mix totally does it justice.

Patrick Burns
on 2011-04-12 21:20:56

Really really great -- you're good at sequencing movement, man. Keep it up.

edit: but I can't help but feel a little coitus interruptus with the ending :) but not in an awkward way

Brandon Strader
on 2011-04-12 20:22:01

Who'da thunk those two junkies could have made such cohesive works; great album :-D

on 2011-04-12 18:16:39

LOVE this track. On an album full of winners, this one sticks with me even more than the rest. The build to the climax at 3:12 and the stuttered modified beat that drives this track home in the final few seconds is worth a few listens all by itself!

on 2011-04-12 16:34:25

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Sources Arranged (2 Songs)

Primary Game:
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega , 1991, GEN)
Music by Masato Nakamura
"Labyrinth Zone"
"Special Stage"

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