What are your favorite mixes/groups who have produced these genres of music? My favorite is actually Koto, I simply adore their mixes. They're somewhat a mix between Space-Synth and Italo-Disco, so the melodies will make you think star wars or 80's science fiction pretty quickly. Their most popular mix was "Visitors" (in what I think was 1986), but I actually like "Japanese War Game" and "Dragon's Legend", both below:
I enjoyed Japanese War Game because the ambient beats in the background, and the melody is quite calming and extremely 80's retro; it just brings me good vibes all around. As for Dragon's Legend, I enjoyed that also for the 80's feel, but also while being very mellow it's also quite adventurous feeling. The instrument choice is rather nice, it's not too heavy on the synths nor the percussion; it feels nicely balanced, and far from intrusive to my ears. The cryptic voices in the background of both songs at regular periods also adds a slight eeriness to them (Koto did that in seemingly all of their mixes; in fact, "Jabdah" did that a very heavy amount, which was cool, but I thought it got in the way of the cool italo riffs spread throughout the song).
I also like Koto's post 1989 music, like their mix "Time", though this isn't really "official" Koto music really, since the Koto name was bought out from the two artists that produced under it until that point by another single artist, until it was bought back by the surviving original artist in ~2005.
As for Eurobeat, I don't really have a favorite artist, I haven't listened to enough to really make a decision. I guess I could comment on Eurobeat Brony's works. I'd rate all of them in a range from 6.5 (good) to 9 (great) out of 10. One thing that gets me on most of his MLP remixes are the insanely long intro sections. They're generally rather the same in style (add a new inst every 8 or so beats until he builds up to a Eurobeat riff), and kind of decrement my enjoyment of the whole song. His actual synth riffs are pretty intense, albeit short. His choruses stay rather true to the songs he remixes, but I think at times they fall short, and need more heavy synth in them to liven them up. Other than that, I highly enjoy his works
Edited by Ashbad, 18 April 2012 - 03:34 PM.