It's good, and still retains a good feel of the original, and it definitely sounds good, but I have a problem with the way the main melody was presented, with that weird synth...when the classic 'piano' took over, it sounded much better. The bit starting at about 3:32 was awkward, and didn't transition very well. At about 4:05, the random vocals could have been put to better use, maybe kept as a background, and the sax would definitely have helped the piece if it was used more often.
That's definitely not all there is to your piece, and I haven't even gone over the good parts and elements, but it IS a good piece, if not a great one.
Finally a great sounding remix of JJ!
I love how the music changed from tropical to Jungle and such. I even used it in my crappy movie tee hee!
The goold old days were good...
This just reminds me of how awesome DK64 was when I was younger and it still is awesome, this is just epic win =P
At 2:15 and 3:30 you kinda lose that for a few seconds. It takes away from the overall effect, but not much. I like the quick chorus and solo at 4:15. From like 4:20 to the end though, you get a circusy sound.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.