This 🎷sax cover celebrates our favorite man-🐧penguin thing, King Dedede. Why is he Kirby's arch-rival, again?
Recently, lots of folks have been playing and covering the game Persona. The Persona series has been great for showing that people have different sides, but I think we can learn a lot about the masks people wear from even a game as humble and cute as Kirby. Let's take King DeDeDe. No one respects him. No one really takes his claim to be king very seriously. He's seen as a big joke at best, and as a bully at worst.
And, to be honest, King DeDeDe doesn't have a great track record. I mean, steal...er...taxing all the food of Dream Land? that was a low blow. It's no wonder that Kirby assumed DeDeDe will always be up to no good (even though most of the time that DeDeDe is a serious opponent, he's probably just possessed.)
But behind that facade is a man-penguin-thing who actually cares about improving himself. In many of the games that he's in, King DeDeDe has learned something to better challenge Kirby. As his trophy in Super Smash Bros Melee says: "He's able to suck in air and fly like Kirby does, but only as a result of vigorous training he undertook after being bested by Kirby."
This duality of a bumbling selfish joke of a bully on the one hand and an extremely focused and trained athlete on the other makes Kirby's King DeDeDe a much more complicated antagonist.
Oh yeah, and since Kirby music tends to be bouncy, I tried to do a bit of a different style, using punchy synths to create more of an electronic feel!
This cover is submitted for #PixelMixers April 2017 cover contest. Definitely check out Pixel Mixers on reddit at r/vgcovers if you are interested in submitting or hearing other great covers!
🎵 Song: King Dedede's theme and Masked Dedede Theme
🎮 Game: Various Kirby games, Kirby Triple Deluxe
🎼 Composer: Jun Ishikawa
🎷 Instrument : Conn 24M Alto Saxophone
Mouthpiece: JodyJazz HR #6M
Ligature: Rovner C1RL MK III
Reed: Vandoren Java #2
🎤 Mic: Electro Voice RE-20
📷 Camera: Canon EOS SL1/100D
🎛️ DAW: Reaper
🎞️ Video Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
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