Ollas & Ziphoid - Combat Crazy
Plenty of nice touches in this one with a good military start giving way to a beats-driven effort (got to love that bass line) and although a little bit too trancey for the tune in mind, it works pretty well.
This works for me. There are a few midi-ish parts in the orchestral but nothing worth complaining too much about. Good solid trancey goodness... A little hard kick at times, though ;)
The break at 2:15 puts a big smile all over my face! :D And that fat, hypnotic bass-sound! Mmm! A very nice trance-effort, with enough intensity and variation to keep it interesting. Well done, Ziph and Ollas!
This is excellent! A fusion of trance and big band type instruments make it really unique... Outstanding!
Great remix cooperation by Ollas & Ziphoid! Interesting mixture of military march and UNZ! The part from 2:56 onwards totally rocks.
Fantastic filling-rattling bass with an umpa-umpa middle-eight. Just gets you moving in your chair. Great stuff, this!
Earcandy!!!!!! I already feel sorry for my neighbors...!!! I love the modifications to the original theme and the mix of trancyness and stomp (sorry: UNZ!)
AWESOME! Ziphoid&Olas Rule (BLEEPY BLEPP BLEEP BLEEPY BLEEP) (military band pieces are fantastic too) BRAVO, WEll Done
One of RKO's BEXT remixes EVER! Keep it up! (That bass-line is totally arousing!;))
Quite ok... But does not kick into my brain.. I miss the subtle "things" mahoney does... Where fusion of styles really work.
Im sorry.. I know I usually slate 4x4 dance tunes.. But that drumbeat is infectious, the bassnoise is fatter than a weightwatchers class... Bloody awesome stuff
Well done!! Mixing and master outstanding. Some parts do not cover my prefered style of remixing (techno-trance). Besides that is AWESOME!!!
Sooooo gooooood damn sweeeet tune
Nice sid choice(for me it's one of the most important thing, bad sid gave often bad remix). I love this tune and gameover too ;). Good remix.
From the technical aspects: brillant! All the rest: a bit uninspirating.
Great remix, love the bombasstic sound and the weirdness in the middle ;)
Beuh chi putenza!!! I'm listening to it in loop!!!
A good start for a comeback, I'm looking forward to his next remixes....
Technically great but the overall mix just doesn't get my juices flowing at all
High energy for sure! Although it's not really my style though! But it works for what it wants to be, indeed! Play it LOUD in a big hall and you will get pushed OUT from the beat/bass probably! ;-D
Thats the way I like 64-remixes!
I always hate it when I download a tune and get disappointed when it's yet another Techno remix. This one is even worse than many of the other approaches I've listened to here.
UNZ UNZ UNZ... Huh? Flutes? Oh well, works for me.
Combat crazy was one of my favourite games on the C64. Great tune too, why there's only this remix baffles me. Congrat to ziphoid & ollas for the remix
Very nice tune! You've got quite a few of my favourite style sounds in there, and it "feels" like a C64 tune too! Didn't like the whistle part, but I expect that's in the original so I'll let you off :-)
Very military-ish and very powerful.
My one my all time favourites :)
Unfortunately, CombatCrazy remixes are very rare. This one is mindblowing...
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Review by DHS
I like very much some parts of this remix: it's general "'90s" feeling, the strong orchestral part at the start (it really kicks power out of the loudspeakers), the mastering. Also, percussions (crashes, "rockets", and so on) do a good job to movimentate the track.
"Pauses" like the one at 01:45 don't work good, as they really push down all the hype work done before.
Also, i'm not fond of all the Vanguard lead going nuts starting at about 03:28 to the end (while the base is cool).
Overall, a very good mix, very well done on the technical side, with enough variations (even if somewhat i feel it to be a little undeveloped, expecially at the end, but maybe it's just me). If this is the "welcome back" after 10 years of inactivity, we can expect great things from Ziphoid in the future