AmigaBlood Money Title - daXX 80s Remix

Arranged by: daXX (act)   Veteran
Member: daXX (member)
Original composer: Ray Norrish
Release date: 11/04/2008
All-Time rank: 386.
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Remixed by daxx - 2008 :-)

Used Software: Ableton Live 7

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REVIEW BY nzo (30/04/2008)

Although this wasn't a track that had a lot of "remix" potential" - at least not in the musical sense, this is a fairly good attempt non-the-less. The original was written in about 90 minutes as an exercise in checking out the capabilities of a new tracker, where larger samples were permitted for the first time, thus was really a proving "test". Unfortunately, it ended up on a demo disk which found it's way into Psygnosis, and because of the pure luck of the "sample" content, it ended up being used for an appropriately named game - with a couple of tweeks. Don't be too harsh on the original, as Dr Future says.. it was a first for it's kind. The original was definately a marmite track - love it or hate it.. but this is an extremely brave and commendable attempt at recreating the old 80's feel of the original. Music can be faddish, and this was definately right at the time.. but ages badly - however, the author has done very well to retain the essence (where the hell did you get the HQ voice samples - lol) and provide a very acceptable variation on the original. Fans of the original will like it for sure, but the uninitiated will no doubt be clueless.. that also includes < 30 year olds:-)
Technical Impression: 5
Artistic Impression: 6
Nostalgic Impression: 6
Overall: 5

4 Ziphoid shouts: Somewhat uninspired but nicely performed with what the original gives to perform with.
5 Makke shouts: I'm bumping this up, because I think it's a brilliant remix of a rather uninteresting original - the sampled speech was probably the only reason this one ever stuck in my mind to begin with.
4 floaf shouts: The original is quite strange and more cool than good (at that time). I think a remix has to be taken to "the next level" before it can be more than average :-/
4 Dr Future shouts: The original has to be the 1st kind of ACID HOUSE in a computer game, so that was way cool in the days. This is a proper remake (as known by daXX), but it misses the innovative bits of the original...
4 MORBID shouts: Nice memories and good remix! The game was crap, but the soundtrack kicked butt!
5 prowler shouts: Interesting take on that tune! You got the 80's feeling there all right... And the game was not that bad btw!:-)
5 nzo shouts: Very brave attempt to cover this shite - bravo :)
5 adelarge shouts: I downloaded many tracks from amiga remix, and this one is among those I listen the most... Really really nice remix piece for me, thank you for that daXX!
5 Nebdar shouts: Very good remix and where is the magic.....
6 Duncan Demerodt shouts: Simply daxx, simply awesome! Very well done! Thx.:-)

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