Posted 2020-05-11, evaluated by Rexy
It's been eight years since our last Battletoads (NES) mix, and Black Ace (Alexey Bakhmetyev) is here to end the amphibious drought with a ginormous d'n'b/chip EDM arrangement of David Wise's "Ice Cavern":
"My remix of "Ice Cavern" theme from Battletoads NES game. Hope you enjoy it.
Второй раз я рисую трек на зимнюю тему и второй раз - это происходит в разгар лета!
Снова я издеваюсь над боевыми лягушками, и снова - в друндубасовом стиле, не забывая при этом про гитарное рубилово! Получилось весело и задорно! Редкий случай, когда трек мне (почти) нравится! Посмотрим, понравится ли он кому-то ещё."
For fun, Google translate offers the following:
"The second time I draw a track on a winter theme and the second time - it happens in the midst of summer!
Again I mock war frogs, and again - in the Drundubas style, without forgetting about the chopped-up guitar! It turned out fun and provocatively! A rare case when I (almost) like the track! Let's see if someone else will like it."
Why play Battletoads when you can mock war frogs? :) And for that matter, drumandbass is over, and drundubas is definitely the new hotness. We know what Alexey meant, and I certainly dig the track - it's got the insane, over-the-top production & unbridled energy of past Black Ace productions, and gets playful with the transitions between d'n'b & chip bits. Rexy evaluated, and digs it as well:
"Just by the Angels with Even Filthier Souls sample at the beginning, it's made me wonder how we didn't consider it for posting last December - but I digress. Alexey's wild DnB romp through an equally cool Battletoads source demonstrates his continued exploration of different EDM sub-genres, even though this was initially released on his social media four years ago. It still has strong production values, surely. There's a clean mixdown, a palette that feels like Pendulum crossed over with Anamanaguchi if we're looking for similar instrument choices, a beefy selection of guitar tones with subtle articulation work, and careful use of effects to glue everything together. It's a more straightforward affair, but the sub-genre called for it and allowed the subtleties to slip on like a glove.
The arrangement, however, did call clutch on source use. By stopwatching usage of the melody, I sensed that it barely consumed 50% of the track - enough to consider it dominant. Others may add the use of chord structures on top of it, but regardless, it still has some well-shaped framework throughout. The builds and breakdowns are well placed, the guitar solo at 3:13 is a refreshing change of pace, the genre adaptation is safe yet appropriate, and there's a lot of detail going into varying the drum work - such an integral part of DnB. Despite the risky source usage, it works as a complete package, shows another side to Alexey's arrangement prowess, and makes me wonder what other kinds of directions he'd explore in the future - I'm excited!"
I as well, for more drundubas or whatever else Alexey conjures up, really - he's got a flair for maximalist, high-energy EDM & tackling some compelling, lesser-mixed sources, and that formula has again resulted in fantastic work; enjoy!
on 2020-05-11 18:37:05
What a huge sound! So much going on here, but the mix is clear in all the right places, with really cohesive sound design. Love the guitar solo at 3:14, that was a pretty surprising addition, and probably my favourite part of the track. мне нравится - I like it!
on 2020-05-08 10:07:57
What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Battletoads (Tradewest, 1991, NES)
Music by David Wise
- "Level 4 - Arctic Caverns"
- Drum and bass, EDM, Rock
- Aggressive, Energetic
- Chiptune, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Synth
- Effects > Distortion
Time > Tempo: Fast
- 9,337,212 bytes
- Size: 9,337,212 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 2bd673d2688ef93e3013cc4877d56246
Right-click one of the mirror links above and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As"!!
Help us save bandwidth - using our torrents saves us bandwidth and lets you download multiple mixes as a single download. Use the tracker below and scroll for more information, or visit http://bt.ocremix.org directly, and please don't forget to help us seed!!
Follow OC ReMix on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! Don't miss the latest ReMixes, albums and news!Follow @ocremix
Page generated Tue, 24 Nov 2020 21:41:26 +0000 in 0.0463 seconds
All compositions, arrangements, images, and trademarks are copyright their
respective owners. Original content is copyright OverClocked ReMix, LLC. For information on RSS and
and the FAQ available there for information about the
site's history, features, and policies. Contact David W.
Lloyd (djpretzel), webmaster, with feedback or questions not answered there.