After a one week break, Night-Time Listening made a comeback. This week was the week of Remixes. We kicked things off with Stickerbrush Symphony remis “Brambles in the Breeze.” We then battled to the bitchin’ riffs of S.S.H. and his remix to Final Fantasy VI’s Boss Battle. Vincent Rubinetti makes his second appearance on Night-Time Listenings with his remix of DKC3’s Nuts N Bolts, “Grinding Gears”. We played some demonic pinball with Sword of Justice’s remix of Devil’s Crush’s main board theme. Then we wrapped up the week with a trio of remixes from three unlikely sources. What were the? Well hit the break and check it out!
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Last week, we covered a game that was one of my first games on the SNES, Donkey Kong Country. It met a sad fate when it stopped working, and I went without the first game for over a decade. Eventually I bought the game on the Wii’s Virtual Console, and all the memories started coming back. So this weekend, we’ll be talking about a rather elusive game for many gamers, including me. Physical copies of this game are somewhat rare and pretty expensive as many gamers that own this game aren’t willing to part ways with it. As the header image suggests, I’m talking about Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest.
Back around 2007, upon playing some Donkey Kong Country 2 on the Wii virtual console with my family (we never owned the game on the original SNES), my oldest sister tells me that “Bayou Boogie,” the swamp bgm, sounds like “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. So she plays video of the song on Youtube, and the similarity bitch-slapped my face raw. Go on videos for Bayou Boogie, and you’ll see comments comparing the song to “In The Air Tonight.” Well, on March 16, 2010, a Youtuber by the name of mx31619 made a mash-up of the two, and they fit like a hand in a mitten. But that’s not all. He even used the drums in Lockjaw’s Saga (around 3:02) and the synth of Mining Melancholy (3:44). By far this is the best mash-up of videogame music since Sonic and Kirby.