Posted 2011-09-26, evaluated by djpretzel
Before OMFG! there was OMF; it's been awhile, but dynamic duo DigiE (Maurice Willems & Sanjay Sampatsing) are BACK with another pumping electronica arrangement:
"We've always wanted to come back to OMF, but somehow our previous attempts never took flight. We've tried for years to pay homage to the one thing that got us started (on OCR especially, that was a big moment for us in 2004). The menu theme seemed like the perfect place to start, untapped potential for us to see if we could do something with that amazing theme. Somewhere along in the mix, we ended up back to that very same power-plant theme that got us started, too. That was a marking moment for us that we knew this song was gonna work out. The main inspiration behind it really was to just try and make it as powerful sounding as the originals, something we always felt we didn't quite hit home with in 2004.
The last few years have been a really big ride for us personally, growing and trying to improve our musician skills, and in no small part thanks to OCR and the wonderful feedback we got from the judges when things didn't quite work out. Consider this our thanks, our homage to both you guys for being awesome and Kenny Chou for a fantastic soundtrack for a brawler we played a lot back in high school, and we really hope you'll like the remix!"
Aww, shucks :) Very heartfelt & legitimately inspiring submission email, there, and happily the mix backs it all up with six minutes of undulating offbeat bass, piston-firing percussion, gated trance hooks, and filtered/modulated synth riffs aplenty. A lot of these elements are staple foods of the genre, and might not have the edge & aggressiveness of the newer electro and dubstep aesthetics, but they still work - all the moreso when they're in capable hands, better still when it's TWO sets of capable hands. 360 seconds is a big space to fill without meandering into repetitititionville, but Maurice & Sanjay keep it fresh and manage dynamics & builds so the energy is maintained throughout. Excellent stuff from DigiE, who return to their roots, fall for Kenny Chow's infectious score all over again, and deliver some pulse-pounding mixage!
on 2012-11-12 11:30:24
I must dance? Very well, begin the dancing! And this is a very easy track to dance to. Good classic sounding electronica, and while I have to admit that the second section with the vox was more my speed, great stuff all around. The longer this song went, the more I ended up enjoying the style done at each section. The amount of variation was a great thing considering the ReMix is over five minutes long. Another amazing ReMix by DigiE.
on 2012-06-02 14:06:08
Da daaa da da daaa da da daaaaaaaa
on 2012-01-26 12:11:57
uhhh- I just dansed. In mah pans.
on 2011-12-27 19:27:47
Very appropriate title. I'm sure between DigiE, Sir Nuts, myself, Stephen Kennedy, k-wix and probably more not on the edge of my mind having gone several years without mixposts re-surfacing this year, 2011 appears to be the "year of the comebacks", apparently.
Having understand the duo's pair of fun via their contribution to Anime Remix a few years back, I'm glad to see that sense of fun managed to maintain itself well with the submission. It managed to reference the source material subtlely in the modified intro, before going into a more straightforward adaptation of the melody with enough variation and additional rhythmic elements to keep with the nostalgic feel of the source. A lot of the additions like with the subtle buildups and the vocoder voices managed to add a lot to the feel given here, and saw itself as a fitting homage towards the game.
Seeing the reference towards the Power Plant from 3:15 onwards, one couldn't help but think of another person's notable homages and can be seen as a strong message of thanks towards those that have supported the duo in the past. People engrossed in the song may just see it as a fun beat driven section leading up to a last minute that seems to fuse both sources together, but as for me, paying homage to your roots with that similar attention to the texture can be seen as a very inspirational touch.
The low bit rate may bother some, and to be fair I felt a little uneasy with that production addition, but with an arrangement that good I would probably let it pass.
But yes, a very inspirational mix fitting the nature of nostalgia and more modern ideas, paying homage to a rather under-appreciated game score and being really gracious towards the listeners that approach it. I hope you guys keep sending more stuff down the line and top it up to some degree, because I found it to be extremely enjoyable!
on 2011-12-07 18:53:13
Ooh, a DigiE mix!
More solid stuff, I like it - the high end earlier on seems to stick out a bit and maybe could be dialed back a bit, but it doesn't really affect much of how awesome this comes out. There's a lot going on, which is something I tend to look for in active mixes like this. Can we get more of this?
on 2011-11-23 14:47:37
Good to see DigiE back, and with a OMF remix to boot. And it's a really enjoyable one, especially with the cool vox.
"And you must dance" remains my favourite DigiE remix, though.
on 2011-10-20 01:42:22
omg yes OMF loved this game. and this song is so catchy.
i need to start paying attention to the music here again
on 2011-10-10 22:24:12
ah! so good to see OMF getting some love. the music was probably the best of any stats based robot fighting games for DOS at the time..
i'm kidding, i'm kidding! OMF reminds me a bit of a trancy 7th legion, at least in that they are both a very much underrated electronic OST of the mid 90's.
on 2011-09-28 06:45:55
Amazing choice of source! Cannot go wrong with that.
Oh yeah, and the remix is nice as well j/k, it's awesome. Great job, guys.
on 2011-09-27 13:00:52
I love it! I was just looking for "One Must Fall 2097" remixes the other day! I have to say that this is by FAR the best one I've heard.
on 2011-09-27 06:42:54
I've never played this game before (and thus have never heard the music), but I really like what I'm hearing. Good "classic" electro/trance stuff here!
Ditto....I'm more than grateful to hear another amazing remix from DigiE
on 2011-09-27 04:34:26
Great remix, you guys! It makes me really happy to see that One Must Fall is not completely forgotten. =)
The track itself is really energetic. I really enjoyed it, so thanks again for contributing. Keep up the good work!
on 2011-09-26 23:29:19
OMF2097's Menu theme is one of my absolute favourite game tracks of all time. This mix is made of awesome. All of it. ALL OFFFF IIIIITTTT. Those vocoded vox are a brilliant touch too.
My only qualm is the track is a tad soft.
Other than that. YES!
on 2011-09-26 20:45:35
4 and a half megs? I coulda sworn the meg limit was a bit higher xD. Aside from the quality issue I'm diggin this quite a bit. Never played the game, but listening to the source I think you did it justice =D.
on 2011-09-26 20:30:13
I loved that game as a kid, this track is great to listen to whilst reminding me of the gameplay! Perfect!
Sources Arranged (2 Songs)
- Primary Game:
One Must Fall 2097 (Epic Games, 1994, DOS)
Music by Kenny Chow
- Electronic, Synth
- 4,668,686 bytes
- Size: 4,668,686 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: fedb5af8daee566aec9de878ef281012
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