ReMix: Sonic 3D Blast "Trippy Puppet Style"

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What's this? A new ReMix from . . . JD Harding? Yes, sports fans, one of the initial favorites here at OCR that hasn't submitted since about a year ago sends us a brand new piece from Sonic 3D, full to the brim with JD's special brand of techno wholesomeness. Now, before you raise your hand and shout "But!", yes, JD covered the same tune from the same game with a previous mix, and the two do have some similarities. Mr. Harding explains: "This here is sort of a remix/re-arranged version of my original Panic Puppet remix I submitted." Comparing the two side by side, I do prefer this updated version, which features edgier sounds (dig the very high-pitched intro with gradually unfiltered drums) and more original rhythms. It also capitalizes more on the piano by leaving it more exposed longer, in cool ambient segments. Drums are overhauled from typical house to a more complex techno groove, and the reverb has been toned back so everything's clearer and more defined. Whether you prefer the original or this udpate, they're both memorable electronica ReMixes of a good original, that Jivemaster's covered as well, and both come recommended. Good to see JD Harding back in action, and hopefully we'll see more in the future.

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Discussion: Latest 5 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Trism
on 2015-12-31 07:33:35

The intro is a little on the high-side but still bearable. The piano melody works very nicely in this track, though I think a little pad work in the background when have been nice on the 2nd breakdown. The leads work well and the percussion isn't overbearing as it has been on some of this remixers other tracks. I definitely prefer this one to the first version.

nitrozsz
on 2015-12-14 00:07:31

A remix of a remix of an original. That’s kind of interesting. I almost prefer the first version, Dark Puppetry over this one. Feels like you took out some of the original synth work done. And the ending still seems abrupt to me. A little too safe of a remix (that's actually a remix of a remix) for my tastes.

Necrox
on 2015-12-03 14:47:31

I found the opening lead cool. The first piano break was really nice. The right-panned kick is definitely a bit strange. The acid synth was a plus. Pretty decent overall.

timaeus222
on 2015-12-02 21:04:25

The high-passed trance high-LFO-rate lead at the beginning is a little irritating. :/ That aside, 0:42 and on was much more bearable. The right-panned kick was rather odd. Second half retreads the same ground from the first half. Not one of JDHarding's best remixes, but I liked the reverb in the piano. It's a'ight.

Liontamer
on 2014-10-04 00:25:23

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