Posted 2020-05-12, evaluated by the judges panel


Quarantine got you down? Cabin fever? Then join Juke (Luke Williams) on a Vacation in the Mushroom Kingdom, touring several classic themes from Mario Kart: Double Dash with an agreeably mellow & laid-back tropical acoustic vibe:

"My remix of "Peach Beach and Daisy Cruiser" from the best Mario Kart game, Double Dash. A GameCube classic. I was going for the beach vibes. After remaking the first half, I mixed in a little bit of "Sherbet Land," "Title Theme," "Rainbow Road," "Yoshi's Island," and finally a little bit of the "Race Won" music at the end. Hope you can enjoy it!"

I'm pretty sure the population of avid users of the word "chillax" has steeply declined over the last decade, but if you're one of the few, proud clingers-on, you can most certainly chillax to this. Luke blends two different mallets, with plenty of rolls on each, acoustic guitar, a flute/wind lead, Hawaiian slide guitar, beach ambience, a nice drum groove, and a generally sunny disposition to great effect, chaining Kondo's melodies into a comfortable, bright, & cheery jam. prophetik music writes:

"hey, there's a lot of nuance here. i really appreciate the attention paid to the blurbs that come in and out (the slide guitar, wind chimes, etc), and to the marimba lead's variance of rolls. the countermelodies are nice and there is a ton of little things that come together to make this nice. i didn't mind the background being pretty static considering that it's short. i wouldn't have minded a bit less seabirds but that's more personal than anything."

Rexy adds:

"There's two distinct halves here - one with a focus on a run-through with the melody, and a second with cameos moving along one after the other while going back into the primary source. Despite the autopilot nature, there' a lot of attention to articulations, realism and subtractive arranging underneath it all. And for some reason, I felt stunned to hear more of a focus on the theme from Yoshi's Story (not Yoshi's Island, as stated) throughout the break - a pleasing easter egg from a completely separate Mario spinoff, and I'm always happy to hear surprises."

Indeed; while this is enjoyable & (dead horse) quite chill/mellow, there's a lot going on, the instrumentation has a good deal of variety, the arrangement is flexible enough to work in some additional themes without seeming meandering, and the whole package is relaxing AND engaging. Great Carribean/tropical acoustic escapism from Juke!

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WesternZypher
on 2020-06-23 16:33:04

Once again suffers from the 'too-short-itis' that so many recent (meaning, going back ten years to ~2010, at this point) now seem to be plagued with. I was just getting into it-- when it ended. Would fit right into a tropical-themed Sims DLC, tho'.

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Souperion
on 2020-05-13 14:06:26

Double Dash music, AND Juke doing it? Hold my blue shell. It's everything you could ask for in a laid back, relaxing day in the sun. Or maybe just when you've got cabin fever. Well done, Juke, thanks for sharing this one.

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Liontamer
on 2020-05-12 11:21:59

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Sources Arranged (6 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (Nintendo, 2003, GCN)
Music by Kenta Nagata, Shinobu Nagata
Songs:
"Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Theme"
"Peach Beach"
"Rainbow Road"
"Sherbet Land"
"Winning Results"
Additional Game:
Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo, 1999, N64)
Music by David Wise, Hirokazu Ando, Hirokazu Tanaka, Jun Ishikawa, Junichi Masuda, Kazumi Totaka, Keiichi Suzuki, Koji Kondo, Taro Bando
Songs:
"Yoshi's Island"

Tags (13)


Genre:
Folk
Mood:
Happy, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Acoustic, Acoustic Guitar, Cello, Chromatic Percussion, Hand Drums, Marimba, Strings, Woodwinds, Xylophone
Additional:
Regional > Carribean

File Information


Name:
Mario_Kart_Double_Dash_Vacation_in_the_Mushroom_Kingdom_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,731,311 bytes
MD5:
c3e1d54514c7858311716a7a2153d01a
Bitrate:
228Kbps
Duration:
2:43

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