ReMix:QuackShot "Tangolomango" 2:54

By Guifrog

Arranging the music of one song...


Primary Game: QuackShot (Sega , 1991, GEN), music by Shigenori Kamiya

Posted 2012-08-29, evaluated by the judges panel

We've been waiting to post this Latin Guifrog Quackshot ReMix, our first from the game, for a loooong time. The arrangement has always been fantastic, as per all of Guifrog's submissions, but only more recently did he provide a requested update with improved samples that really let his tango shine. There are still some issues here and there, as this is a wicked-hard genre to take on with sampled/emulated instrumentation, but this new version is so much better than the previous take, and the arrangement has so much panache, that it was well worth the wait. G-Frog writes:

"Tangolomango, as I know in Brazil, is an expression that translates into something like "mess", "party", "randomness" or similar. I named it like this because the song's actually inspired on the Argentine Tango =P. You may expect traditional instruments like violins, bandoneon, piano and bass; but I've added stuff like percussion and an acoustic guitar, just to give it more flavor. There's no electronica elements this time, as I wanted it to sound simple and natural, but varied and emotional."

Of course I can't help thinking of the "Por una Cabeza" scene from True Lies, but there ARE more Argentinian Tangos out there, as So You Think You Can Dance has shown us. Hyperlinks. This is a super-tough genre to sell without live instruments & performers, but the artist has shown a predilection for taking on such challenges and more-or-less overcoming them, in large part due to some sublime sequencing. Still, you need samples that can at least keep up with you, so I'm glad we got an updated version that let the articulations work more effectively. Judges had already borderline-approved the mix in its previous incarnation, so this upgrade was a no-brainer. halc's comments still mostly apply, though:

"As for the piece, it's a lovely arrangement. A bit synthetic, but quite nice all the same. Great texture, really sounds wonderful. I love the percussion and accordion especially. OCR needs more accordion."

Much less synthetic now than before, and everything else I agree with. Kudos for taking on a difficult concept and, especially in revision, seeing it through to an excellent, enjoyable implementation. Also, MAD CASTANET LINES. If disturbing, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?-esque images of Donald Duck dancing with Jamie Lee Curtis come to mind, just repress them & enjoy more excellent, horizon-expanding mixage from Guifrog.



Latest 8 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2015-12-06 09:34:17

What a flavorful mix! Tango isn't the genre, that is very popular among remixers, but it certainly deserves some attention, so it's pretty cool that Guilherme decided to give it a shot. This mix surely sounds synthetic at some points, especially when it comes to the piano, I think, but other than that it's a pretty tight track. And yeah, dat castanet licks! Awesome!

on 2015-02-28 15:39:36

I really love this piece a lot. it definitely has the feel of being a tango mix. Reminded me a little of Shakira. :)

on 2013-10-12 09:59:55

Pretty sweet arrangement. Love the accordion and violin in this, keeping the tango vibe you were going for feeling real. Not bad.

on 2012-09-02 04:53:12

About time we see some Quackshot love on OCR, and my god, this is amazing. Definitely going on the ipod!

on 2012-08-30 16:54:58

Great source choice Mr. Frog. Really loving this one. Have to agree with Mr. Pretzel that this must be so hard to produce using samples and such. Very impressive and a great vibe. Congrats on a great mix post! :

on 2012-08-29 18:52:16

I agree with the previous poster - finally a QuackShot ReMix! And a well-made and unusual-sounding one, too. It's a shame the instruments are so MIDI-ish, but the arrangement is certainly a fresh breeze!

on 2012-08-29 17:12:23

Yaay! QuackShot! I loved this game when I was younger, played it all the time.

Great mix, Guifrog. Glad to see it finally posted. :3

on 2012-08-29 17:02:21

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
QuackShot (Sega , 1991, GEN)
Music by Shigenori Kamiya

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