There is no way The Legend of Zelda and techno beat music go together — at least, that was what I used to think. A few years back, I was given the task to find dance music for a small convention being held at my local library, and of course I wanted to find a fun remix from Zelda to get everyone in a dancing mood. The first song that came to mind was Saria’s Song. It is a very popular song among dance remixes, and there were many to be found. I searched for quite some time, and there were many great variations of this jolly melody, but once I found C-dog’s remix, I was blown away.
This remix had caught my attention because while it was a dance remix, it still embodied the core elements of Saria’s Song. The tone of the song maintained its upbeat manner, and the new additions by C-dog were brilliant. The drum track was upbeat and on point, the synthetic instruments created a great rave tone, and the inclusion of actual sound effects from Ocarina of Time was done divinely. This is a song I could get up and dance to. Not a single beat is lagging or missed! The song only strengthens as it goes on, and is truly an awesome take on the classic tune.
At the convention, everyone was dancing about. Fists were bopping in the air, and people jumping all around.
When I played this song at the convention, everyone was dancing about. Fists were bopping in the air, and people jumping all around. Everyone asked where I found this song and telling me it was incredible, to which I fully agree. Take this article as my personal shout-out to C-Dog as a thank you for giving us this fantastic rendition of the Lost Woods. To this day I never tire of listening to this piece. Even if electronic music styling is not up your alley, I would highly recommend this remix. The spirit of the original Lost Woods theme is in it and is clear to see, and is guaranteed to make you want to get up and move.
I think Darunia’s comments of the original Saria’s Song apply just as well to this rendition; “What a hot beat! WHOOOOAH! YEEEAH! YAHOOO!!”