Don Diablo Remixes “Super Mario Bros.” Theme as Tribute to Childhood Hero
Get ready to warp into nostalgia with Don Diablo’s Super Mario Bros. remix.
The Hexagon label boss powered up the original Koji Kondo composition, spinning it into an energizing drum & bass-style remix. Diablo infuses the unmistakable melody with a modern edge meant for high-stakes platforming.
Diablo called the remix a tribute to one of his childhood heroes, elaborating that Super Mario Bros. was the first game he had ever bought. First introduced in 1985 with the release of the Super Mario Bros. game on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the iconic theme has just made its way into the Library of Congress. It marks the first piece of video game-related intellectual property to ever achieve the honor.
As for Kondo, he continues to be associated with the storied franchise and is credited with heading up the original soundtracking efforts for the newly released The Super Mario Bros. Movie. This remix by Don Diablo not only brings back fond memories for gamers worldwide but also showcases the enduring popularity and cultural significance of the Super Mario Bros. franchise.