Label: Tony Mercedes Records - 73008-26037-4 • Format: Cassette Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop • Style: Bass Music
Postedevaluated by djpretzel. I don't know how this genre managed to completely blow up in the last year or two, but while I was reluctant at first to give it a chance, I eventually came around. It's got the slow, huge halftime drums, aggressive synths, distortion and, of course, copious wub-wub-wub.
To achieve the huge variety of synth sounds particular basses I ended up using over 50 synth plugin instances, including 27 of Zebra 2 and 15 of Massive! As for its relation to the game and source, I should be honest first that I was never really fond of the original Lower Norfair theme.
There have been some great arrangements of it, but I think it sounds a bit puny and repetitive. Nonetheless, when Darren leader of the Shinesparks Metroid anniversary project said it was open, I thought it would be a nice challenge and rolled with it. I'm proud of the energy of this mix: I wanted to avoid being really repetitive, while also using the source in neat but different ways throughout. I hope you like it too! Damn, that's a lot of plugin instances!
It was certainly worth it, though, as the track is besieged on all sides by a veritable snake pit of entangled, vicious synths. Lonely, reverberant monophonic piano line never had a chance!
Interesting to hear a dubstep ReMix where the dubstep isn't overpowering the entire song. It seems to be an addition to the aggressive electronica and piano sections rather than taking over the entire ReMix. That being said, terrific work on this one, Zircon. The last minute really dropped the hammer on this dark track and like I said before, switching between piano and electronica was cool.
This remix leads us in with Have I Never (Remix) - Various - And Then There Was Bass nice wah-wah bass and some slow drums with the perfect touch of reverb. There's no sudden volume jump, which is nice. Then the melody comes in, which gives an eerie feel. Then of course the wub-wub comes in, and I expected some variation soon; heh, I didn't know what hit me. I loved that there's always a sense of progression A Vision In Death (V1.2) - Various - Trash N Core Sampler 1 this.
There's nothing Computer Crash - Lostep - Because We Can can skip. Then at a bass from I think I may have used this one before!
It could be the Dynamite Breaks preset with some modifications to make it short and to remove the automated panning. That's a kewl preset. I'm also seeing some ArtsAcoustic Reverb! I could listen to this for weeks and still not discern all the esoteric complexities that interweave within this monstrous masterpiece.
That bass that feels like it's closing in on you What is that? That is awesome, and it really stands out at the right moment. And of course, it ends with no tail. This is a Have I Never (Remix) - Various - And Then There Was Bass to remember for ages to come. Just like Andy, I completely missed the meteoric rise of dubstep until I got out of my 5 month trek through boot camp. I've been rarely disappointed by Andy's music, and this mix is no exception. It doesn't use the wubs as a crux for the whole song, and does some more intricate things here.
My only real letdown here is how the song ends - it's lame! Hello Zircon. I made a video, for a final wrok of my post-grad in Visual Arts, and i used one of your mixes Ashes to Ashes like soundtrack. Fit like a glove! This is the link:. Zircon always comes up with neat ideas to tweak with certain key tracks. Metroid's OST was always hidden with different thematic elements.
But tweaking it into dubstep was not easy. I'm sure it took a bit of time to put this one together. Heard it from the first time I listened Or maybe it's that I have huge respect for zircon. Either way, this is awesome. Kudos to the both of you for expanding my musical repertoire, and for being so damn awesome. Well, guess I got what I wanted This is a well put-together mix, and it's very dark yet chill at the same time.
My only gripe is that I wanted it to go on for 1 or 2 more minutes. But this uses the popular Have I Never (Remix) - Various - And Then There Was Bass trend of throwing in a lot of different textures and they flow together nicely.
This mix packs as much variety and energy as Samus's own arsenal. I love the unexpected change-up at in particular. Regardless of whether it's "pure" dubstep, I could have kept listening for several minutes longer. When I first downloaded Harmony of a Hunter at first I didn't like it, but after I repeatedly listened to it, I started to get fond of it. I like it. I like it a lot. All of the wub wubs and badass dirty synths are spot on, but I feel what makes kickass dubstep is progressive melodic parts followed by a simple, heavily-textured, captivating, and very loud, breakdown.
This is spread so thick though that I feel like dubstep isn't the best genre title for it anymore. Which isn't knocking the track at all, it's quite dark and very delicious This really doesn't sound like any other 'dubstep' out there This was straight delicious dude.
It has that cinematic sound to it. This is some mad dirty stuff here and it's done tastefully which seems like some kind of contradiction. Samus and grime goes well together.
This is how you dubstep One of the most tasteful excursions into the genre that I've ever heard, period, and probably the best dubstep song on OCR. Like all of zircon's music, what makes it so enjoyable Have I Never (Remix) - Various - And Then There Was Bass not simply the genre adaptation and the great production, but how it goes so far off-the-rails and doesn't fall in line with the kinds of tropes that you'd expect from whatever genre he's tackling.
Also, as is the case with all of his other mixes, this one gets better and better as it goes along, Andy doesn't use all of his tricks right off the bat, which I immensely appreciate. A lot of electronic music is structured in a way that you can fast forward through the first minute of the song and cut it short after the first chorus and you don't feel like you've missed anything of worth. That's not the case here. Creative, detailed, and expertly-crafted. That's what I like to hear.
Dubstep is certainly all the rage and I'm not gonna I Folketonestil - Edvard Grieg, Jens Harald Bratlie, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra*, Mariss Jansons, I've been so put off the genre by thinking Someone To Watch Over Me - Tom Keane - I Love A Gershwin Tune just "wub wub" that I haven't given it a proper chance.
Having taken DarkSim's advice, I really hate to say this I need to get me some more! This is like dubstep with widespread appeal. Awesome work, possibly one of my favorite VGM remixes by Andy which says a lot! Help us save bandwidth - using our torrents saves us bandwidth and lets you download multiple mixes as a single download.
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Crulex on Interesting to hear a dubstep ReMix where the dubstep isn't overpowering the entire song. I could have sworn Nicht Zu Geschwind - Beethoven*, Wilhelm Backhaus - Sämtliche Klaviersonaten have. Oh well. Here goes: This remix leads us in with a Dry Hands - C418 - Minecraft - Volume Alpha (File, Album) wah-wah bass and some slow drums with the perfect touch of reverb.
Bahamut on Just like Andy, I completely missed the meteoric rise of dubstep until I got out of my 5 month trek through boot camp. RodrigoKun on Hello Zircon. Kadosho on Zircon always comes up with neat ideas to tweak with certain key tracks.
Kudos to the both of you for expanding my musical repertoire, and for being so damn awesome pH. Yami on When I first downloaded Harmony of a Hunter at first I didn't like it, but after I repeatedly listened to it, I started to get fond of it. Less Ashamed Of Self on I like it. Great stuff zircon. BlackPanther on This was straight delicious dude. Emunator on This is how you dubstep One of the most tasteful excursions into the genre that I've ever heard, period, and probably the best dubstep song on OCR.
Magellanic on Dubstep is certainly all the rage and I'm not gonna lie, I've been so put off the genre by thinking its just "wub wub" that I haven't given it a proper chance.
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