|ORIGINAL ARTIST: David Wise – SOURCE: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – (Haunted Chase)|
|ARRANGED AND PERFORMED BY: Tony Dickinson|
|INSTRUMENTATION: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Synths|
From the OCR project DKC2: SERIOUS MONKEY BUSINESS.
NOTES: OverClocked Remix released it’s 17th album a couple weeks ago. DKC2: Serious Monkey Business has been in the works for about 2.5 years and is the best OCR album since Project Chaos. Many people think it’s the best one yet. I’m happy to be just a small part of it.
My song, “This Chase is Haunted” (play of words off of the video game band “This Place is Haunted”) is a relatively simpler arrangement style as compared to my other arrangements. I actually seemed to have a little bit more difficulty arranging the source because it was pretty much the same motif over and over, so I had to add a lot of original stuff (and a Lamb of God reference) to push the song just barely past the 3 minute mark. It’s short and sweet I suppose, and we can’t have 7+ minute epics all the time!
As a funny sidenote, ever since I got on DKC2, projected deadlines and release dates have always been within a week or two of Contra 4: Rocked ‘n’ Loaded’s dates and deadlines. So SnappleMan and I kept trying to plan around this, but it always came back to bite us.