ReMix:Super Mario World "Yoshi Dorifto" 3:09

By B-laze

Arranging the music of one song...

"Athletic BGM"

Primary Game: Super Mario World (Nintendo , 1990, SNES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2024-01-24, evaluated by the judges panel

B-laze (a.k.a. Fungist) chose to take on Super Mario World's "Athletic" theme as his experimental first pass at Eurobeat! B-laze explained his attempt at successfully drifting (rather than merely ending up adrift):

"Eurobeat intensifies!!!

I was listening to this "Eurobeat" phenomenon after learning some history about this genre, actually originated in Italy, but mostly sold to Japan (for a Japanese audience). Been knowing about the genre for a long time, but never read up on it. That got me extra interested.

I was hunting for my next video game remix, "Athletic" theme... "Yes, that's Eurobeat!" Did a Google search and found that a Eurobeat remix already existed, but I couldn't resist. So, this is my very basic and "tryhard" attempt on doing a Eurobeat remix of "Athletic" theme. There is also this weird "meme" thing around this genre, I think it has something to do with anime series and racing, and therefore I picked this title "Yoshi Dorifto".

However, there are quite a few versions around already of this remix. This is because, well, Nintendo being Nintendo... I wanted to upload my track to Spotify, so I did of course have to remove some Nintendo samples, and at the same time remastered the track a bit and made it a bit longer."

Always nice to have the optimized version represented here, and honestly, this track could have fit right onto DDR Mario Mix in a heartbeat. :-) Judge Chimpazilla praised B-laze's energy and decision to meaningfully vary up the theme's presentation:

"Ok so what a cool concept for this source. The source tune is already frenzied and this remix actually intensifies the frenzy but in a well-controlled manner. What a fun mix full of unique variations of the theme. The sound palette gets a little tiresome after awhile but the writing and energy changes keep it fresh. [...] This mix could be just that much more impactful with a mixing/mastering cleanup but not enough to send back for that. I adore the monstrous kick. Yeah this is super fun."

Co-signing with Chimpa's thumbs-up on the structure and variations, props to the nice drop by B-laze at 1:40 to freshen up the texture. The beats were brought back at 2:04 but paved the way for comping-style original material which was also a strong compositional tactic, followed by a shift with completely different original writing at 2:29, then bringing back in the "Athletic" theme at 2:41 underneath. 2:53 then finished things off with a quick hit of the verse's ending for the close. So many ideas that clicked here, a POV also shared by judge DarkSim:

"I love this! Had me grinning from ear to ear the whole way through. I was expecting some 'jumping on Yoshi' SFX in there before the choruses, but I see in the writeup you had to remove those due to copyright. Too bad, I think for something as over-the-top as this, a huge helping of cliché SFX would actually work.

No problems with the arrangement from me, I like the original piano soloing, and all the other little extras that differentiate it from the original. The production is pretty rough, but this style of Eurodance is forgiving enough to be passable. It's loud, in-your-face, and frenetic, and it just works. I sure had fun listening to it, anyway!"

So yeah, the mixing isn't ideal, but it's intentional and more of a personal taste issue with the balance than any big problem. The arrangement had drive, energy, and (most importantly) development & variations to be a fully fleshed out presentation. Easily my favorite B-laze submission yet, and we hope you also like what you hear!



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on 2024-01-28 23:09:52

Two things make a Eurobeat mix shine for me, and that's consistent energy of the faster kind, and writing/arrangement that keeps it interesting and exciting. This ReMix checks off both and doesn't try to go overboard either. Damn good balance and a great mix of Athletic.

on 2024-01-24 00:01:06
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Super Mario World (Nintendo , 1990, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
"Athletic BGM"

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