ReMix:Donkey Kong Country 3 "Arichnophobia" 4:17

By Flexstyle, Paul Capps

Arranging the music of one song...

"Arich Boss"

Primary Game: Donkey Kong Country 3 (Nintendo , 2005, GBA), music by David Wise

Posted 2013-06-18, evaluated by the judges panel

More Flexstyle from Double the Trouble! - Mr. Birch was all over that DKC3 album, eh? This time we've got another cut from the GBA incarnation; I think his comments sum things up nicely:

"When I first heard the source, it absolutely screamed "guitar-laced DnB" to me. So, with the help of my friend Paul Capps (who played the guitars and did an excellent job), this mix came about. Recommended dosage is at 110 dB, preferably with multicolored and flashing lights involved. Please rock out responsibly."

Big beats, some slippery & slimy dubstep bass, layered synths, guitars, and energy to spare make for an aggressive but very accessible jam that's toe-tapping without being headache-inducing. Smooth production makes the whole track a nice & tightly-wrapped package. halc concurs:

"not much to say - it's a nice expansive dnb arrangement with some excellent textures and production (as expected by now from Flex ). really capitalizes well on the source. the live guitar was a great touch, and I especially loved the way you incorporated it with the wobbly bass halfway through. not gonna bother trying to nitpick; this is a rock-solid mix imo. great work, Michael."

Pretty much; the quality electronic mixes that Mike's been sending our way almost makes you take it for granted, but tracks like this don't sequence or produce themselves, and this is yet another humdinger!



Latest 5 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2015-12-21 14:52:05

This is a very intense but encouraging remix of a boss battle theme. Those are the more entertaining battle themes for me, as I like to feel encouraged while facing a tough opponent. Not saying the spider boss was legit tough, but you get the idea, right?

on 2014-08-19 23:49:03

Despite what anyone says, this is a fantastic remix from an awesome boss battle made possible from a wide variety of electronic samples and live guitar! When I first heard it over a year ago, my first thought was how unique the sound is and how unpredictable (in the best way possible!) the mix turned out.

on 2013-06-27 20:01:14

I realized after everything was released that everything else on the album that I mastered sounded great, but my own stuff was a bit hollow. I think that comes from the fact that I mixed and then mastered everything on the same speakers, and wasn't as ready to get my own stuff to that level at the time. I've matured a lot as an engineer since then, but I'm still very fond of this remix. Turn it up loud enough and the frequency holes go away, I promise! ;-)

on 2013-06-19 11:45:12

Best boss battle ReMix on the album in my opinion. Then again, I might be biased because I liked the Arich battle theme more than the others to begin with. I always wondered why Arich had his own boss theme but K. Rool had the regular theme in the DKC3 GBA game. Also, I would have loved to have seen a bonus fight between Arich and Squitter like in the album picture. Anyway, the driving force of this song really gets you pumped and you can just hear the battle rage on. I like how the melody would carry on in a smaller tone during the breakdown periods. Cheers to Paul Capps for adding in the guitar work.

on 2013-06-18 13:53:06

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Donkey Kong Country 3 (Nintendo , 2005, GBA)
Music by David Wise
"Arich Boss"

Tags (5)

Drum and bass
Electric Guitar,Electronic,Synth
Time > Tempo: Fast

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