Firstly, a very big thank you for 3000 subscribers!! It really means a lot to me. I initially started my channel in 2016 for fun cuz I wanted to share my non-stop mixes with the world. Never though I’d go from celebrating 100 subscribers to 3000 within such a short period. Thank you all :’)) I hope you’ll continue to support me, and I promise I’ll work hard to continue uploading good content for you all!
Secondly, thank you to Travis who’s such a HUGE inspiration to me. I’ve been listening to his works since 2012. In fact, I actually discovered Eurobeat itself through him! I still remember very vividly, I chanced upon his Super Ponybeat remix of “Giggle At The Ghostie” back in 2012. And at that very moment I fell in love with Eurobeat. From there, I discovered Anime Eurobeat from Akiba Koubou, Touhou Eurobeat from A-One, J-pop and Super Eurobeat from Avex, and so on so fourth. I tried to arrange Eurobeat myself way back in 2013 (And lmao I was using a trial version of FL Studio 10), and was really discouraged that my remixes didn’t sound good, I even received a rather harsh comment on my first remix back then.
But listening to Travis’ works really encouraged me and gave me motivation to continue trying, and so I began arranging again in 2016 after purchasing Baka Ichidai Ver 0.5 and 0.87, and am still doing my very best to improve as much as I can, slowly but surely :’) I remember in August last year, a few people were talking about my remix in the Odyssey discord server, which I was not part of back then. And someone told me that Travis commented I had made a “solid arrangement”. I was so encouraged, from that point that I decided to continue doing arrangements even though I was still not very confident on the stuff I produced. So, to Travis who’s made such a big impact on me, Arigatou Gozaimashita!
I’ve always wanted to make my own remix of this song, finally I did! The Top is one of my favourite tracks from the entire SUPER EUROBEAT series. I just love everything about it – from the original arrangement, to the amazing vocals by Travis. But what I liked most about it was the lyrics. Short backstory, I used to be bullied a lot especially in school. I felt very outcast and small everywhere I went. But the lyrics really spoke to me, and I made sure to come up from the bottom and rise to the top!
Thanks for listening to my remix and reading my story guys 🙂
Boku Wa Ganbarimasu! ^w^
(Song originally from SUPER EUROBEAT VOL.217, arranged by Morris Capaldi)