Posted 2014-05-13, evaluated by djpretzel

PrototypeRaptor! Been too long! 2013 was all quiet on the mixpost front for Mr. Paulsen, but 2014 can fix that in a jiffy with this very exhilarating, metamorphosing MM9 EDM track that goes from chip to dubstep to dnb and even features a late-breaking vocal bit:

"Been a while, hasn't it? I've been slowly working on a remix of my favorite theme from MM9 - Tornado Man's - since the last time I entered a Mega Man remix competition, but I've been super busy finishing up my 2nd album and haven't really had the chance to finalize it until now!

It's pretty similar in style to WillRock's excellent "Showdown" in that it takes a nod from the now-defunct band Pendulum, like my previous submission, though I didn't hear his mix until mine was about 90% finished... I guess great minds think alike?? Anyway, this track was a chance for me to really let loose with the synth solos while also incorporating some half-time dub-style breaks that are all the rage these days.

Recommended listening environment: Volume knob -> 11"

This is probably PR's most accessible, trend-embracing jam to date, but it's also well-crafted and chock full o' modern production techniques & creative arrangement ideas, as per usual. We're a bit spoiled after almost six years of diverse & compelling submissions ;) I love the CRAZYCHIP solos in the first bit - 0'57" releases the chromatic Kraken, and some chirpy Pac-Man FX transition out. 3'47" introduces a twice-repeated vocal bit that's rather anthemic and uplifting - might strike some as cheesy, I suppose, but with synth solos this flamboyant, subtlety was never really an option. I personally feel like it's over-the-topness of the good kind, not the bad, and it also serves as a nice climax to the piece's development. Larry writes:

"While talking to zircon a while ago, he mentioned that one guy he's in awe of as far as his work is PrototypeRaptor, so I'm always excited when we're posting something of Jon's. If you haven't heard of Cheetahmen II 'C.H.E.E.T.A.H.' or Final Fantasy VII 'BadAzz' or everything he's done, ya done did it wrong!

Jon kept the structure of "Thunder Tornado" intact while playing with the dynamics through constant instrumental change-ups and rhythmic shifts in the beats. The vocal drop-in from 3:46-4:11 was a great touch, followed by sweet, attention-grabbing synth comping until 4:38. (4:30... I see what you did there, PR.) The light final section mirrored the ambient intro for a chillaxing, bookend finish.

This one's comparatively less in your face than some of Raptor's past subs, but not by much; the energy's still gets heavy, don't make any mistakes. I hope Ippo Yamada enjoys this spin on his work; we've got nothing but love here for III and their soundtrack to Mega Man 9. Nice work by P-Raptor with mix #13 for a baker's dozen of quality here on OCR!"

Well said - lucky #13 is another great PR track that brings surplus creativity & energy to the table and should NOT be missed!



Latest 10 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2016-06-20 12:59:55

Vocals at 3:48 are so good and meld so well with the synth lead melody. Excellent work!

on 2015-12-04 03:16:56

Shit, PR, you made me love Tornado Man's theme! This kickin' mix is an absolute delight for my ears. Really good D'n'B stuff. The vocal part near the end is a win as well, wish you made this mix much more vocal-centric. Mind-blowing track!

on 2014-05-30 13:48:11

Wow, this mix goes from relaxing to kickin. It's got a strong, inspiring feel throughout. ^_^

There are so many bits I like. The piece is simply made of fantastic little moments! :D

on 2014-05-20 22:03:55

I kind of feel like this should have been on the Mega Man 9 - Back in Blue album, had the song existed back then. Great work! I will say that I almost would've wanted lyrics throughout the song, rather than just at the end. That brief lyrical cameo sounded really good! But then again maybe not. I never know what I'm going to get with vocal remixes. One wrong word can kill it for me.

on 2014-05-14 16:38:50

normally i dont comment on remixes, but i have to say PR you are the man! i really enjoyed this remix. The sounds are very full and thick and takes up the sonic space very well and in a good way.

Keep up the good work!

on 2014-05-14 12:46:16

PrototypeRaptor! It's always good to hear a ReMix from this guy, especially a terrific electronic mix of Tornado Man's theme. Pretty sweet work with the vocals added in. Loving the ReMix title as well. A+ ReMix, fella.

on 2014-05-14 09:11:37

Really great remix Prototyperaptor! Love the change-ups within the song, like the smooth beginning to the heavy beats and throwing a little bit of lyrics at the end. That part makes me wish that the rest of the song had lyrics.

Stellar job here!

on 2014-05-14 02:29:45


Too awesome for OCR


on 2014-05-13 15:01:45

Hmm, PrototypeRaptor + Tornado Man? Hmm, interesting. Hehe, who am I kidding: AMAZING! Damn nice work :nicework:

on 2014-05-13 14:55:03

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Mega Man 9 (Capcom , 2008, WII)
Music by Hiroki Isogai,Ippo Yamada,Ryo Kawakami,Yu Shimoda
"Thunder Tornado (Tornado Man Stage)"

Tags (9)

Chiptune,Electronic,Sound FX,Synth,Vocals: Male
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Time > Tempo: Fast

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