Gamer Remix Review #7: Estradasphere - Super Mario Brothers 2 [SuperBuckJazz]

October 8, 2003 By Glenn Turner

I'm a big fan of video games. I'm also a huge music fan, especially of the electronic variety. Merging the two is one of life's more delicious inventions, like peanut butter & jelly or computers and a musty basement. Unfortunately, it appears that all too many people have not been exposed to this niche genre of music so in order to illuminate and thwart our current update policy, every Tuesday I'll take a short look at one of many fine video game remixes.

This week's remix: Estradasphere - Super Mario Brothers 2 [SuperBuckJazz]

This week we go for a bit of the old 8-bit with a jazzed-up remix of the Super Mario Brothers 2 main theme by Estradasphere. And when I say 'jazzed-up' I mean with all of the sincerity and sexiness that implies. This mix is svelte, and packs a hell of a lot in for it's scant two and a half minutes. From the blaring trumpets to the excellent upright bass pizzacato, it's as swinging and original as SMB2 was. The only way you would not enjoy this mix is if you were dead - even if you were deaf the bass would get you tapping and snapping.

Simply put, Estradasphere's remix is by far one of the tightest remixes I've ever heard, from the improv'ed breaks to sheer technical prowess, it's a fresh take on an original tune and supplies plenty of new organic material to breathe life into this classic. You would have to be a fool to pass this one up.

While you're at it, you might want to check out Estradasphere's website where you can download many of their additional, non-video game oriented tracks as well as a studio cover of SMB1.

  • Download Estradasphere's Super Marios Brothers 2 SuperBuckJazz Remix
  • Want more video game remixes? Visit these fine sites:

  • VGMix.com Forum - What used to be a staple remix site is now mostly a message board (well, they say the site is coming back). There are some good works in progress to be found here though.
  • Remix.kwed.org - Reinterpretations of classic Commodore 64 tunes. Outstanding quality mixes.
  • Overclocked Remix - Remixes for most every system.
  • Remix64 - Comprehensive coverage of the c64 remix scene.
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