Wonderboy 3 - Side Crawler (PRC211)
Feb 06, 2012 bundeslang
Wonder Dogg (Gin & Dragon Juice Remix)
Don't Eat the Crab Dip
Sggod89's song is very original, good lyrics and it's really 'something different'. Great work.
Hakstock did a good job during his study breaks. The start is a little weird, but a strong point on the song is how you combined parts after this section.
Evktalo's song was short, a promising start. Circumstances kept you away from a potentional first place vote.
Very close call, but I have to make decisions in my voting.
Feb 07, 2012 sggod89
Wonderboy's Dance by Hakstock: Man, I quite enjoyed that dreamy intro! This has an awesome 80's/early 90's Bill and Ted feel haha. Just has such an epic vibe to it, great job man.
Crab Nebula Jam by evktalo: I like your style man, I too like to take out the happy out of the song! I wish it was a little bit longer, if you expanded on it you really could have had something going.
Feb 07, 2012 JerryTerry
1. Hakstock - this was the closest remix to the source. It was definitely the most energetic and happy of the bunch, and I liked the background synths. Despite being the least ambitious and different, for some reason I loved it!
2. sggod89 - As soon as I saw lyrics and the "I'm no rapper" disclaimer, I was expecting the worst. But actually it was brilliant. It was definitely a very drastic departure from the original source, but the source was still very much audible. And the rap was pretty hilarious.
3. evktalo - This was definitely the most ambitious in terms of remixing the source. I see what you were going for, though it was quite short (granted, you did mention that you didn't have much time) and felt quite sparse (which may have been intentional, though).
Feb 08, 2012 DjMokram
Quick vote for this round, as I'm recovering from a severe data loss atm...
1st place - evktalo: You strayed away from the source by introducing interesting scale changes and a darker mood. The percussion work is stellar and the prod was quite smooth.
I don't see how I couldn't put this at first place ...save for the fact that a 55 sec remix is considered a crime in Monster Land. ;P
2nd place: Hakstock: very nice electronica arrangement, that preserves the uplifting mood of the original and expand (albeit conservatively) on the source material, while adding dynamic rhythmic patterns, delightful chimes and effective trance lead chords.
3rd place - sggod89: first off, kudos for stepping out of your comfort zone (metal) to deliver something totally unexpected (G-rap). There is little source usage so to speak, because your primary inspiration (Gin and Juice) is so apparent. The guitar chugs during the chorus are clearly overpowering and a bit jarring imho.
4th place - Jerry Terry: the reason you're not in my top 3 is because this is a straightforward cover, not a remix. The sound design is appropriate and the prod is clean overall, but this is borderline midi-rip with drums. That's why I couldn't vote for what is otherwise a really enjoyable cover of Side Crawler's Dance.
Thanks everyone for all the entries. See y'all next time. ^_^