by halc, Insixfour, ProtoDome
album Sonic the Hedgehog: The Sound of Speed
Weekend Remix: Slick Sonic Cool
Song: Shifting Islands
By: halc, Insixfour, ProtoDome
Based On: Marble Zone From Sonic The Hedgehog
Original Composer: Masato Nakamura
Geeks, Otakus, Hedgehogs, lend me your ears for another installment of the “Weekend Remix”. Four out of five doctors recommend this segment as the perfect way to jump start your weekend with GO-centered remixes. Of course the fifth doctor who voted against this doesn’t count since he’s Mario.
This week we’re collecting rings and running across all sorts of weird architectural obstructions with Sonic The Hedgehog.
When Sonic The Hedgehog came out in 1991, it quickly skyrocketed the blue speedster to the top of the platform gaming mascot hill. While critics are quick to point out the speedy feel of the gameplay and genuine character “with tude” as reasons for the game’s success, they’d be remiss if they didn’t also mention the soundtrack.
Composed by Masato Nakamura, Sonic The Hedgehog produced some of the most memorable tunes still instantly recognizable to many gamers today.
That’s probably why Shifting Islands is a perfect remix of the Marble Zone stage music. This is one of those remixes that doesn’t completely warp the original source or deviate too much from the main hook or melody. Instead it builds around it. And what you end up with is a song that’s familiar yet completely different and cool.
With its spacey keyboards, violin take on the melody, and chilled house beat, Shifting Islands asks you, “Is Sonic finally slowing down to let the world catch up with him, or is he moving so fast that time around him appears frozen?”
You can download halc, Insixfour, and ProtoDome’s collaborative effort, as well as the album The Sound of Speed here.
Until next weekend…GO party.