Posted 2021-07-26, evaluated by Liontamer
Our third featured mix this year from ymk (Kris Camago) is an engaging, surpising Metroid & Super Metroid EDM medley:
I kind of went for a darker vibe with this one. This song can be broken down into three different parts, each section providing its own flavor. I drew inspiration from one of my favorite producers, Zhu -- and you can probably hear that the most during the last section.
Thanks for giving me a platform for people to listen to my music, OC ReMix. I hope you all enjoy this!"
Transitions here are neat, as is sound design - a lofi vibe on certain elements, as the initial intro doesn't necessarily tip its hat toward EDM until the kick drops at 0'33". The pitch bendy, sliding backing chords could easily have been a future bass or lofi hip-hop thing, for instance. I love the variation and processing on the hats, and how strings pop up ever-so-briefly at 2'19", primarily for the transition. Lots of little details and things you can follow/track individually, which in aggregate make for a compelling, evolving listen. Liontamer evaluated, and digs "Kraid" just like I do:
"Nice and chill with subtle dynamics while certainly fulfilling the dark vibe Kris was going for. I barely played the original Metroid as a little kid, but looping Minibosses' version of "Kraid" (from their debut album) for a whole day was my very, very first exposure to the video game arrangement scene all the way back in 2000, so that theme will always be near and dear to my heart. Loved the transition to "Kraid" at 2:18, and I'll readily admit, I could listen to ymK music all day on loop as well, no matter the theme. I liked the 3-section structure Kris mentioned, because while it's observably in place, the whole track still feels cohesive as it shifts from Super Metroid to Metroid and back. I would have gone for an ending with a more satisfying resolution, but I do in fact have a solution for that... Time to loop it again. ;-)"
Indeed; this is a great example of a mix with depth & some curveballs and less common production elements which is still damn fun & accessible. Great stuff from ymK - enjoy!
on 2021-07-30 19:09:34
Thanks for the comments everyone. ? Hopefully I'll have more remixes soon!
on 2021-07-30 01:09:19
I created an account just to say how amazing this track is.
Amazing solid work.
My ears thank you.
on 2021-07-29 20:26:58
I find this song loops well. I keep listening to it on a loop.
on 2021-07-28 20:32:57
I am loving how the low end is glued together here. Airtight. Then in the last minute that breakout occurs and everything glitters. Really, really creative arrangement for an EDM song.
on 2021-07-27 05:38:46
At first, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into.
I felt like I was walking down a corridor with flickering lights casting shadows across what may have been white walls, but could could have been light gray as snow fell passed windows with what may have been the settling and creaking of large swaths of ice outside.
Then the beat dropped in like Samus herself come to rescue my already self deprecating attitude as I convinced myself the haunting part of the opening melody had simply been because…why not?
not the first EDM take on a Metroid theme I’ve heard, but certainly one of the best.
it feels like a well thought out story with each piece adding to the ending.
good stuff, imo
on 2021-07-23 11:45:10
Sources Arranged (3 Songs, 2 Games)
- Primary Game:
Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994, SNES)
Music by Kenji Yamamoto (I), Minako Hamano
- "Maridia - Rocky Underground Water Area"
"Opening (Destroyed Science Academy Research Station)"
- Additional Game:
Metroid (Nintendo, 1986, NES)
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka
- "Kraid's Chamber"
- Chill, Dark, Energetic
- Electronic, Strings, Synth
- Arrangement > Medley
Effects > Lo-Fi
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