Newcomer (but An OverClocked Christmas albums veteran) Lampje4life (Yannic Geerts) gives us an uplifting d'n'b take on MK7's incarnation of "Rainbow Road" that features beefy drums, shimmering synths, & plenty of positive energy for the road that you go:
"This is a resub of my mix which was originally sent in back in 2015. Here's a short and energetic DnB mix of MK7's "Rainbow Road" theme. The original composer did a great job on this one and I hope to do it justice! I'm kind of dedicated to get this on the site and hopefully fixed the issues raised by the judges. Hope to be able to give something back to this amazing community.
I really don't know what else to say. Just realized I'm probably very poor at giving speeches. The source material is all over the place though! And there's some Mario Kart 64 ending in there. Oh, fun fact, "Lampje" is Dutch for little lamp. Enjoy. Ciao! :)"
Mission: accomplished! Glad Yannic took the time to revise this based on panel feedback, and *also* glad the end result is a short, sweet, & pulse-pounding "arrangement of an arrangement" of one of the classic VGM racing themes. Gario's comments on the resubmitted/revised piece, relative to the previous version, were fun to read:
"I'm really happy to see you fixed this up - there's no comparison in quality in the version you sent before. Virtually all of the ducking is gone, and this sounds so much better for it - I even had to go back to remind myself why we'd have the audacity to send it back in the first place, since it sounds so darn good this time. The rich soundscape, the well balanced arrangement, those meaty drums - the overall heart of the remix is still intact, so nothing was lost in the improvemments, to boot.
I worry sometimes when we send things back that artists might take it the wrong way, but you did exactly what we always hope for - take something with a whole lot of potential and realize that potential in spades. So for that, thank you!"
I love it when a plan comes together :) One of the most satisfying things is when the judges see potential in a piece but have some specific issues, and then those issues are addressed... and it turns out great. No evaluative & iterative process like this is 100% perfect and that's not always what happens, but it's certainly rewarding when it does. Liontamer was new to the mix, but still sums it up well:
"I didn't hear the first version, but this was a strong arrangement, so there were no reservations here. Good genre adaptation, and I liked how the rhythms were changed from the original. Welcome aboard, Yannic!"
I liked the modulated use of lofi/bitcrush on certain elements, the tape-stop was cool, and the overall production aesthetic is bright, open, & intense. Positive vibes & good energy from Lampje4life - glad to welcome you aboard!
on 2019-04-08 16:17:46
I think it would be kind of cool if they played this at my funeral. I mean, it's just subdued enough for it to be respectful for such a time, but it's also cheerful and hopeful, y'know? And the N64 version of Rainbow Road, which this song references, has stayed one of my all-time favourite video game music tracks; it touches me in a way that I can't put into words. I'm sure people would love to imagine me riding a rainbow and throwing turtle shells, jamming out to this song. Heh.
And I can just imagine someone calling OC ReMix to ask if it's ok to use this song, and getting back one of their famous tweets about how it's fine, just give credit to the creator, and...
Is this kind of a macabre thought? Ha. Well, anyway. This is just a weird way of saying how much I appreciate this song, and that I'm glad I finally get to hear it and download it. Beauty, eh.
on 2019-04-04 08:54:54
I can't believe that this is the first remix posted by Lampje4life, but great to see there's finally one on the site. Keep submitting them, Yannic!!
on 2019-04-03 12:17:56
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Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)
- Primary Game:
Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 2011, 3DS)
Music by Kenta Nagata, Satomi Terui
- "Rainbow Road"
- Additional Game:
Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo, 1996, N64)
Music by Kenta Nagata
- "Victory Lap"
- Drum and bass, EDM
- Energetic, Happy
- Electronic, Synth
- Effects > Lo-Fi
Origin > Resubmission
Time > Tempo: Fast
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