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Super Cartography Bros.


Tracklist

Disc 1

01 It's-a-Me (Super Mario World) 4:59
02 Where the Wild Things Are (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) 4:06
03 Star Power (New Super Mario Bros. 2) 4:29
04 Caravan Bowser (Super Mario 3D World) 3:17
05 Eet's a Nu World (Super Mario World) 3:47
06 Herculean (Super Mario Bros. 3) 3:56
07 Underground Pipe Society (Super Mario Bros. 3) 4:21
08 The Other Side (Super Mario Bros. 3) 3:36
09 Do Yoshi What I See? (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island) 2:15
10 2D Beat (Super Mario 3D Land) 3:00
11 Greedbuilt (Wario Land) 4:43
12 Vanilla Underground (Super Mario World) 3:14
13 Goomba Stomp (Super Mario 3D World) 5:51
14 Koopa Reaper (Super Mario World) 4:38
15 PL41|\| (New Super Mario Bros.) 4:11
16 Heatrave (New Super Mario Bros. 2) 4:58
17 Invincible (Super Mario World) 4:58
Disc length 70:19
Disc 2

01 It's-a-Me (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario World 6:47
02 Where the Wild Things Are (Club Edit) ~ New Super Mario Bros. Wii 5:52
03 Star Power (Club Edit) ~ New Super Mario Bros. 2 7:09
04 Caravan Bowser (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario 3D World 5:13
05 Eet's a Nu World (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario World 4:17
06 Herculean (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario Bros. 3 6:02
07 Underground Pipe Society (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario Bros. 3 6:10
08 The Other Side (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario Bros. 3 7:08
09 Do Yoshi What I See? (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 4:07
10 2D Beat (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario 3D Land 5:00
11 Greedbuilt (Club Edit) ~ Wario Land 6:56
12 Vanilla Underground (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario World 4:51
13 Goomba Stomp (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario 3D World 6:21
14 Koopa Reaper (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario World 7:38
15 PL41|\| (Club Edit) ~ New Super Mario Bros. 5:38
16 Heatrave (Club Edit) ~ New Super Mario Bros. 2 6:39
17 Invincible (Club Edit) ~ Super Mario World 5:47
Disc length 101:35
Disc 3

01 PL41|\| (DJ Mix) ~ New Super Mario Bros. 4:47
02 Where the Wild Things Are in a Nu World (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario World / New Super Mario Bros. Wii 7:24
03 It's-a-Me (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario World 4:19
04 Caravan Bowser (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario 3D World 2:41
05 Vanilla Underground (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario World 3:00
06 Koopa Reaper (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario World 5:52
07 Star Power (DJ Mix) ~ New Super Mario Bros. 2 6:22
08 Underground Pipe Society (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario Bros. 3 3:44
09 2D Beat (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario 3D Land 3:28
10 Goomba Stomp (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario 3D World 5:27
11 Do Yoshi What I See? (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 2:32
12 Greedbuilt (DJ Mix) ~ Wario Land 4:34
13 Herculean (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario Bros. 3 3:54
14 The Other Side (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario Bros. 3 5:56
15 Heatrave (DJ Mix) ~ New Super Mario Bros. 2 5:36
16 Invincible (DJ Mix) ~ Super Mario World 4:16
Disc length 73:52

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Notes

Disc 1: Radio Edit
Disc 2: Club Edit
Disc 3: DJ Mix by Aaron "Global-Trance" Wu, also included as one continuous track (1:13:59)

Artists:

Funk Fiction (1-01, 2-01, 3-03)
RobKTA (1-02, 1-05, 2-02, 2-05, 3-02)
XPRTNovice (1-02, 1-04, 2-02, 2-04, 3-02, 3-04)
DarkSim (1-03, 2-03, 3-07)
Flexstyle (1-04, 1-09, 2-04, 2-09, 3-04, 3-11)
Jewbei (1-06, 2-06, 3-13)
DDRKirby(ISQ) [1-07, 2-07, 3-08]
bLiNd (1-08, 1-14, 2-08, 2-14, 3-06, 3-14)
Arceace (1-10, 2-10, 3-09)
Desert Catz (Flexstyle, KingTiger) [1-11, 2-11, 3-12]
SREYAS (1-12, 2-12, 3-05)
Kruai (1-13, 2-13, 3-10)
DJ RoboRob (1-15, 2-15, 3-01)
EAR (1-16, 2-16, 3-15)
Beatdrop (1-17, 2-17, 3-16)

Super Cartography Bros.
Comments from album director Michael Birch (Flexstyle), visual artist Maya Petersen (rnn), project assistant Corey Oltman (KingTiger), creator Shariq Ansari (DarkeSword), and ReMixers
Album freely available at http://ocremix.org

EDM is a genre near and dear to my heart. Video game music is also near and dear to my heart. I've been wanting to direct a high-production-value album for OCR that combines these two things for quite a long time, so when Shariq posted his ideas in the forums, I knew this was going to be the project for me.

I'm in the somewhat unique position of being invested in several different communities that all appreciate great video game music, so, for this invite-only project, I reached out to a lot of incredibly talented people. Many of these faces are well-known around OCR, but a few of them make their OCR debuts on this album. Thanks to friends from not only OCR, but also GameChops, RadioSEGA, the Nerdcore VPC group, and more, this is a well-stocked roster of ReMixers! Please make sure you check each one of them out individually, as they're all well worth following.

Some notes on the direction process: To ensure continuity, yet make sure each artist's unique sound shone, I made sure songs were submitted as unmastered files, and then I mastered everything myself. I decided to have each artist submit a club-length version of their song as well as a condensed, "radio-length" version. This way, all the OCR listeners who would rather not listen to a minute or so of stripped-down song (as is traditional to have in a club-friendly track) before the meat of the track hits aren't left out in the cold. Of course, the DJ-friendly version had to be included on an album like this as well.

There's also a third set of songs included in this download, and that is the DJ-mixed version -- I had my good friend and fellow DJ Global-Trance, real name Aaron Wu, turn in a continuous mix set of all the songs together. That mix is available as a single continuous file, but also cut up to be easily playable as skippable MP3s or FLAC files. By doing this, I wanted to ensure that this free release through a video game music website mirrored the quality of many high profile releases from EDM record labels around the world, which often include both full-length and DJ-mixed versions of the album. Heck, by including the radio edits, I've managed to cover a base that those labels usually miss! Never let it be said that OCR doesn't cater to a wide range of listeners.

Overall, this was a real labor of love, but what sort of fan-made arrangement album ISN'T? I've been playing these songs in my car and in my DJ sets for nearly a year, and I can't believe how well it turned out. I hope that you find this release as enjoyable to consume as it was to produce!

- Michael Birch (Flexstyle)

SuCaBro, as Shariq and I affectionately call it, is my favorite OCR album to date. It's been a long time coming, and I'm so excited that everyone can finally listen to the album I had on endless repeat for a month straight -- possibly two. After you've heard it for yourself, hopefully you will be much less inclined to judge me. The cover art's pretty nice too.

- Maya Petersen (rnn)

When Michael first asked me to assist with his maiden voyage of album directorship, I was ecstatic. The idea of getting to work with him and other fantastic producers, even to a minor degree, excited me - I knew that not only would I be involved in helping form a great album of great music (and get to hear it before anyone else >:-D), that I would learn a lot from the experience. And I did!

Michael mainly needed me to play librarian, in a sense, by gathering the data he needed to help stay organized with source tunes and help him recruit the remixers he wanted. (I actually rather enjoy wrangling data and information, to a large degree; weird, I know.) So my initial role was to make a list of all the map themes from Mario games and pick out the ones I thought would best work for the album's concept. This was honestly rather easy for me, since I love games that have maps (as a kid, I used to make hand-drawn maps of the Super Mario World overworld showing all the secret routes and whatnot), and we wanted to focus more on the older or "classic" Mario games (and I'm a fan of old-school games, for sure). As the project progressed, I was able to provide some feedback to Michael on the various artists' WIPs, as well as some of the mastering process, which was nice, and, like I mentioned before, gave me a great chance to learn new production and arrangement techniques.

TL;DR I'm really proud to have partnered with Michael on this bangin' album. 10/10 would project assist again.

- Corey Oltman (KingTiger)

This album is a long time coming. In the earlier days of OC ReMix, we judges often passed over longer trance and EDM tracks, citing the repetitiveness inherent in the genre as something that didn't really jive with the kind of music OC ReMix wanted to showcase. But we all have always been fans of trance, and over the years, with more and more technological breakthroughs and the evolution of the genre (and EDM at large), I feel like there's a lot more that artists are capable of when it comes to interesting, evolving soundscapes. OC ReMix has also relaxed its view on these kinds of pieces (mostly due to us finally dropping our filesize requirement a few years ago).

I came up with the idea for Super Cartography Bros. years ago, and fellow ReMixer and judge Mattias Häggström Gerdt and I had done some preliminary work in getting the ball rolling. Alas, real life got in the way, and the project went on the back burner. But I always wanted to see the album made; I loved the idea of OC ReMix putting out something that was proudly and unapologetically "techno." I really wanted to see artists explore and expand smaller source tunes into big, sprawling electronic epics.

So a few years later, I made a thread about it on our forums and got Flexstyle involved. I don't think there's a more qualified guy up to the task. Flex is a talented artist who produces amazing music; he's a professional DJ with a strong understanding of what works on the dance floor; and he knows a ton of people both inside and outside the OC ReMix community. He's brought a lot of talent to the table.

This album has turned into something that's so unbelievably fun to listen to. Every single artist brought their A-game to this project, and I couldn't be more excited to see OC ReMix veterans working alongside a ton of fresh faces to produce an amazing set of tracks. Fantastic work, start to finish.

Super Cartography Bros. was designed from the ground up to be played at parties and clubs, so make sure you throw this into your playlists and send your local DJ a copy, and then just get out there and DANCE.

- Shariq Ansari (DarkeSword)

1. Funk Fiction - "It's-a-Me"
Source: Super Mario World - "Map 7 (Special)"
Composer: Koji Kondo

2. RobKTA feat. XPRTNovice - "Where the Wild Things Are"
Source: New Super Mario Bros. Wii - "World 5 (Forest)"
Composers: Kenta Nagata, Shiho Fujii, Ryo Nagamatsu

3. DarkSim - "Star Power"
Source: New Super Mario Bros. 2 - "World Star"
Composer: Kenta Nagata

4. Flexstyle, XPRTNovice - "Caravan Bowser"
Source: Super Mario 3D World - "World Bowser"
Composers: Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata

5. RobKTA - "Eet's a Nu World"
Source: Super Mario World - "Map 2 (Overworld)"
Composer: Koji Kondo

6. Jewbei - "Herculean"
Source: Super Mario Bros. 3 - "World 4 Map (Giant Land)"
Composer: Koji Kondo

7. DDRKirby(ISQ) - "Underground Pipe Society"
Source: Super Mario Bros. 3 - "World 7 Map (Pipe Land)"
Composer: Koji Kondo

8. bLiNd - "The Other Side"
Source: Super Mario Bros. 3 - "Warp Map"
Composer: Koji Kondo

9. Flexstyle - "Do Yoshi What I See?"
Source: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - "Map BGM"
Composer: Koji Kondo

10. Arceace - "2D Beat"
Source: Super Mario 3D Land - "Special 8"
Composers: Asuka Hayazaki, Takeshi Hama, Mahito Yokota

11. Desert Catz (Flexstyle, KingTiger) - "Greedbuilt"
Sources: Wario Land - "Stove Canyon," "Sherbet Land," "Syrup Castle," "Course Select," "Mt. Teapot," "SS Tea Cup," "Lose a Wario," "Kitchen Island," "Parsley Woods," "Rice Beach"
Composers: Kozue Ishikawa, Ryoji Yoshitomi

12. SREYAS - "Vanilla Underground"
Source: Super Mario World - "Map 3 (Vanilla Dome)"
Composer: Koji Kondo

13. Kruai - "Goomba Stomp"
Source: Super Mario 3D World - "World 5"
Composer: Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata

14. bLiNd - "Koopa Reaper"
Sources: Super Mario World - "Map 6 (Koopa Castle)," "The Evil King Koopa BGM"
Composer: Koji Kondo

15. DJ RoboRob - "PL41|\|"
Source: New Super Mario Bros. - "World 1 (Grass)"
Composers: Koji Kondo, Asuka Hayazaki, Hajime Wakai

16. EAR - "Heatrave"
Source: New Super Mario Bros. 2 - "World 2 (Desert)"
Composer: Kenta Nagata

17. Beatdrop - "Invincible"
Source: Super Mario World - "Map 4 (Native Star)"
Composer: Koji Kondo