(2018年05月05日 06:37 更新)
(2018年05月04日 21:24 更新)
(2018年05月04日 03:59 更新)
"Don". Such a catchy word. Starts strong, ends smooth.
This remix is a tribute to its creator, TomoAlien.
Remixing this song was a decision I took back in December 2017.
I was walking home from school and suddenly got the
urge to listen on repeat to Don-Don. For no reason.
And then I did for 2 days. I was completely obsessed.
"Tomo what the fuck, what sorcelery is this?" I thought.
These stabs, these goddamn stabs. So much strength in them.
It took me 2 intense evenings to make this.
All my thanks go to HAZUQU for making the jacket, and
platonic + Tristan97 for helping out with the charts.
Tristan97: Is Don-Don a meme? Yes.
Does AYhaz's remix appropriately capture his moments of being ensconsed with TomoAlien's prize-winning song? Yes.
Is my difficulty double digit insane? Yes.
140bpm is fun to play around with because it offers a wide range of chordstreaming options and even crazier gachi push potential for overjoy charts.
AYhaz actually keysounding the 32nd bursts really tied everything together nicely because it adds another dimension to the chart.
And that's how you get DING DON.
Thanks to AYhaz for sticking with BMS as he continues on his pursuits of being an influential BMS artist.
DIFFICULTY NOTES TOTAL
NORMAL :☆5 518Notes 285
HYPER :☆8 813Notes 360
ANOTHER :☆11 1185Notes 415
DING DON: ★15 2675Notes 700
|BMS Artist||AYhaz (movie : HAZUQU) mail URL|
|Genre||FUTURE HARD TECHRAVE||Remix・Self|
|Source||B.T.S. -Brilliant Techno Square-||TomoAlien|
|Title||Don-Don (AYhaz's ~THE FUTURE IS NOW, OLD MIX~ Remix)|
Audition-Sound Use-BGI Difficulty-gorilla
|Regist Time||2018/05/04 03:56||Last Update||2018/06/10 19:39|
Post Short Impression
I do not have major drawbacks, but I think it is hard to remain in the impression.
There is not always the strength of DON-DON's voice story and the insertion and removal of sound,
I think that there is something that has become an overall flat impression.
I wanted a little more strength in the song.
The rave stabs, 909 (or at least 909 sounding) snare, and acid stuff definitely makes it sound more oldskool than future, and the mixing is a bit weird with the rave stabs being way less prominent than they should be for instance. It's a super fun song though and it has the perfect energy for a rhythm game, and is short enough that it doesn't get exhausting, and it's really exciting to see how far you've come in the last year or so.
I didn't love the charts I played (N and H) but they for sure weren't bad, and I'd take an unremarkably good chart over a remarkably bad one any day. They felt a bit harder than their assigned level but BMS 8s are consistently harder than 9s or easier than 7s so the number is generally a crapshoot anyway.
It is a fun song.
I thought that I wanted more flashy sound.
The song felt like "oldskool".
*I used google.
The mixing is very unclear here. Notably, the rave stabs are very quiet compared to everything else. This is problematic in a rhythm game, where the resulting effect is that hitting the keys on the lead doesn't feel as impactful as it should. Other elements of the song, such as the claps at 1:15, are very loud and drown out everything else.
I think that without the awkward mixing I would enjoy this a lot, but as is it's just hard to tell what's going on a lot of the time.
I also agree this could be more at home in OLDSKOOL than FUTURE, though if anything it sounds like a mix of both styles, which makes it hard to place.
The song has a "oomf" to it. It has a lot of power, and is overall a pretty good remix.
I kinda wish the mix was a bit "sharper" (as in, clearer distinction between the instruments, sharper high-ends), but it doesn't sound bad.
Regarding the FUTURE aspect of it, I feel like this song would fit better in the OLDSKOOL category honestly.
With the mix being mostly mids and bass you could've easily gotten away with it being a part of the OLDSKOOL aesthetic.
And the song structure itself as well as the instrumentation is very "retro". It feels like a song from the mid 00's.
The charts were pretty fun, though the turntable notes and jackhammers felt a little overkill, especially in the HYPER chart.
I kinda wish there was some sort of simple video, even if it was just a short loop. It would've emphasized the song a lot better than just the BGI.
The fact that I feel this song is in the wrong team makes me reduce the score, as I feel like it doesn't meet the standards of the team you've chosen.
When I play a song labelled "FUTURE" then I expect something that lives up to the standards of modern BMS.
Likewise, when I play a song that is labelled "OLDSKOOL", I expect a song that sounds like it belongs in the 90's or early 00's.
That's kind of the point of this event, isn't it?
Good job and thanks for making this entry.
Thanks for the impression, appreciated.
I chose to register this remix to the FUTURE team because, *in comparison to the original Don-Don*, this remix is definitely a step ahead in time.
Maximalism is something that I don't really hear a lot in oldschool music.
Another reason is that, while the core instrumentation might be oldschool, a lot of future-ish elements get added over time (pryda snares, wobbles, and iconic future bass sounds) which I did my best to emphasize, both in the charts and the song's mix.
I don't really have anything to say about the structure because you're definitely right... In fact it's the same structure as the original Don-Don, more or less.
That was my take on "FUTURE". I guess it's not the best one because it ended up being oldskool clashing with future, and neither really wins over the other...