ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past "The Darkest World" 4:08

By DaMonz

Arranging the music of one song...

"Dark World"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2019-05-28, evaluated by Gario

DaMonz (Emery Monzerol) gives us a superb, fun, electro-funk take on "Dark World" off of Mirror Image: A Link to the Past ReMixed:

"Hey, there! I should have submitted this a long time ago, but better late that never! :) This is my contribution to the "Mirror Image" album.

This track was very tricky for me. The music for the Dark World has a lot of significance to me, and I wanted to make absolutely sure I did it justice… which is why I ended up restarting my ReMix from scratch multiple times. I tried doing something with a very high intensity, but then I thought that had already been done quite enough, and I wanted my take to be different. So, I tried a few different slow-paced approaches, which turned out to be quite boring (to me, at least). And then, as I was listening to some Vulfpeck, I was struck with the idea of making a funky take with particular attention to the bassline. After that moment, the floodgates were completely lifted, and the track almost made itself on its own. I just had to follow the flow. I had lots of fun making this, and I hope it will live up to the assuredly high expectations of such an acclaimed source track!"

Virtually anything that follows the statement " I was listening to some Vulfpeck..." is *bound* to be good, right? And this is great: high energy, some funkdafied & tweaked up solo work, a lovely little muted bass guitar bit, and a take on a classic theme that aims for swing & sass instead of epic bombast or brooding mystery. Gario sums it up well:

"Goodness, there can't be too many Link to the Past Dark World remixes, in my opinion - it's just such a great track. The way this handles the material is quite delicious, to boot - aside from the 9-bit goodness that he's shown he's a master of in the past, he handles the rhythms of the source in a way that just pop out at you. Special shout-out to the bass at 2:38: the way it varies in order to accompany the otherwise straight build is absolutely gorgeous. Another great track from an otherwise amazing album - great work!"

Agreed; everything's sweet, but the syncopation is indeed the star, and makes the whole thing rather a wonderful ride. As a side note, Emery has been instrumental in taking over as lead developer for our custom music visualizer, so I tried to make the sure the YouTube video for this (and all future Mirror Image featured mixes) did his work justice. Superb, funky work that makes "Dark World" a pretty damn fun world & earns its place along the other amazing tracks on the album!



Latest 4 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Phonetic Hero
on 2019-05-29 14:57:12

Hell yes

Mr. Hu
on 2019-05-29 02:57:45

Great drums and awesome slinkiness of the lead (cool undertones in that, too!) on top. Groovy as gravy. Or something. Maybe syrup.

on 2019-05-29 00:43:37

I was jamming the whole time, major props! Definitely up to your usual standards, maybe even one of your best works yet.

on 2019-05-24 06:03:26

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
"Dark World"

Tags (7)

EDM, Funk
Energetic, Funky
Electric Guitar, Electronic, Synth

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Published 2017-08-07
By OverClocked ReMix


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