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Afro Thunder

Afro Thunder

Member Since 17 Feb 2016
Offline Last Active Dec 21 2018 04:41 AM

In Topic: The Mantle uses the exact same drum beat as This Is How We Do It by Montell J...

13 December 2017 - 05:09 PM

I should point out that the drum rhythm is the same, but they're not sampling the same drumbeat. "The Mantle" sampled Joe Tex's "Papa Was Too" for its drums, while Montell's drums and overall base for the song came from Slick Rick's "Childeren's Story". They sound similar, but they're not the same sample at all.


And since we're on the subject of samples, NiGHTS, in comparison to Sonic and a lot of other games of the time, used very little sampling. However, there's two songs from Journey of Dreams that do use samples: the "Lavender" and "Sandal Wood" mixes of "Ai-Di-La" and the "Laybrinth Guide" mix of "Crystal Choir" uses the drumbreak from The Honeydrippers' "Impeach the President", a classic funk break used in many hip hop tracks, but is instead used here to give the songs a bit of a trip-hop/downtempo vibe.


And if we wanna talk sampling in-game songs (barring the recurring use of "Dreams Dreams" in several tracks), "NiGHTS & Reala" uses elements from the normal mix of "Take the Snow Train".


Yes, I'm a music nerd, but it comes with being a musician. Sue me. :P

In Topic: NiGHTS Into Street Dreams...

13 November 2017 - 08:45 PM

Been a while, ain't it? :P I've been working on the Street Dreams project behind the scenes, but I got something small to share. The video team at Jet Set Radio Live asked me to create some winter-themed bumps for them. I sampled "When the Night Falls" from Journey of Dreams​ to get the right vibe for it.




I hope you guys like it! :)

In Topic: A NiGHTS Remix: Another Dreams

20 February 2017 - 07:01 AM

Come to think of it this may be like, the one NiGHTS related album I don't have in any form..


khinsider has a digital download for it, but physical copies are extremely rare. Only 1 person on Discogs has the album, and if it's anywhere else, it's probably ridiculously overpriced.

In Topic: NiGHTS Into Street Dreams...

09 February 2017 - 08:31 PM

I've went and posted another demo on SoundCloud, simply titled "Stage 1 Demo". There's not a whole lot to this one. Just some pads and bells from the intro until  I can figure out what else I want to do with this beat.