Ghetto Lee Lewis submitted this, his self-professed best ReMix to date, before his recent Friday the 13th ReMix, which was posted special for Halloween, hence the relatively short period between postings. Breath of Fire fans have something to be happy 'bout, tho, as I agree with Thomas - this is his best work to date and a great trance track that's solid, long, and includes everything you'd expect from a slammin' synth trance arrangement. It's not going to redefine the genre, true, and features a lot of the staple foods like four-on-the-floor beats, lots of building snare rolls, reverb-drenched arpeggio patterns, and an anchored bassline. But we've all heard enough trance around here to be familiar with the mainstays and have all by now probably determined whether it's a genre we like or dislike, so enough of that talk - Ghetto Lee has some digitized speech at the beginning and towards the end (that even mentions OC ReMix, always good for bonus points ^^), the intro's nice and long and the pads used are very warm and full. I think the strength here is that the ReMixer is patient with some of the builds and lets things develop. Judges felt that some of the mid to end song variations added needed variety, pointed out the nice fake ending, and indicated they felt that for the genre this is a strong contribution, and I'd say that's spot on. Great work from GLL, recommended to trance fans.
on 2010-01-07 13:44:07
I remember hearing various WIPs of this I *think* on VGMix 2. It certainly improved since those various WIPs there.
One thing I always had a problem with though was that I don't really recognize the source material here. The sound also seems a bit thin overall in that I feel like there should maybe something else going on in the background to keep things more spiced up. Otherwise, this isn't too shabby, the things in place are solid.
on 2009-08-11 22:05:05
While the song doesn't take many liberties with the genre, it's still a solid, enjoyable remix. The transitions are fun and the song progresses very well.
on 2008-10-30 06:43:32
One of the few tracks that I can remember by name .
on 2008-09-18 15:48:18
I personally like the track, and think it's good. From what the other reviews are saying, this is a pretty good trance track as it is, and I'm inclined to agree with that (having not much experiance in the area). GLL does some good work with the theme, which remains recognizable, but set in a totally new style that is a far cry from what it originally is. Nice work here.
on 2007-01-15 13:01:42
Quality synths, but way too generic melodically for my tastes. The drums lacked punch, but had well programmed fills, and the beat overall was nice. The computer voice was not overused, which is rare for mixes, so the restraint shown was refreshing.
Not one for my playlist, but the quality is apparent in the craftsmanship of the track.
on 2005-09-25 05:21:43
When it first started, it sounded professional remixed, but then again, it maybe was because of that well used synth. Anyway, the mix was good, but I felt that the mix´s real starting point was at 3:00, when it got some more trance into the trance. I couldn´t always understand what that creepy voice was saying sometimes, but in the end, it was finished well by putting some more power into it. This was a swell BOF from GLL, those who like trance should really download it,...NOW.
on 2004-08-25 11:46:16
Ghetto Lee Lewis is the second best trance remixer after ffmusicdj. Lewis' remixes show originality, and skill. I love the voice samples.
on 2003-07-31 20:39:10
This mix is very straight-up trance, which makes me happy Honestly, there's a radio station in Dallas that plays techno/dance music, and like 75% of what they play on there isn't nearly this good.
on 2002-11-27 07:00:56
I agree that the drums are a little weak in this mix. Other than that it's really good, solid trance. But that's kind of a downer too. There isn't much originality that separates it from "just another trance mix". Like SuperGreenX said, I've heard this lead synth so many times before that I'd like to hear someone try to do trance without it for once. It's a good trance, don't get me wrong, but it seems a little generic for its genre. That aside, my favorite part starts around the transition at 2:23. I liked the cut into the softer rhythm.
Overall, though, a good piece, and one I'd recommend to someone to download if they enjoy trance.
on 2002-11-22 07:50:23
When I opened this file on winamp I already knew it was a giant killer. Simply cuz Ghetto Lee Lewis made it. "Teach me how to rave" was great too. But this one has enough changes through the whole song that its not repetitive enough to make you bored. Theirs always some litte spot that you didn't hear last time I love this remix.
on 2002-11-17 04:10:43
Yeah, it`s not a groundbreaking trance mix but it`s really good though
on 2002-11-17 00:46:41
This is pretty good stuff. Ghetto Lee Lewis knows how to make trance. Pretty much everything is everything is very solid except for the somewhat boring and weak-sounding drums.
I think this mix's biggest weakness is how much it sounds like other trance. Nothing surprised me, intrigued me, or made me think (except for the surprise ending). The main lead synth I've heard a bunch of times already, particularly the lead synth sound. I've heard this already in another BOF mix: FFMusicDJ's Sad Melody Mix. One last nitpicking thing: there seems to be some reverb over the whole song that is kinda bothering me. Just makes everything sound a bit weaker when it should be kickin'. No biggie though.
Overall: This is very competent and I recommend it if you don't mind hearing sounds you've heard before in other trance mixes. If it took more chances, mixed things up a little more, and made me think, it would be a bunch better. Lookin forward to the next mix by Ghetto Lee Lewis.
on 2002-11-16 21:27:47
I personally am addicted to good trance, and this has become one of my new favorites! It has a great variety of synth pads, builds on the best parts of the original song and doesn't sound too similar, has a nice variety of effects, and has a great melody. Oh, and when I hit the fake ending, I was just about to restart the song from the beginning when I noticed it wasn't quite over.
The main (and only) criticism I have against this piece is that its drums are a bit steriotypical and unvaried, though at least they aren't ever-present.
Great job by Ghetto Lee Lewis. =D
on 2002-11-16 20:00:56
Breath of Fire 'Save Your Game (Club Mix 2002)'
While this is a supremely excellent piece of trance work, and might be Ghetto Lee Lewis' best work, I find myself getting continually more bored with the trance work submitted to this site. If you're into this kind of thing, then this is definitely for you. I myself prefer Ghetto's last song that was posted: Panic at Camp Crystal. As for this mix? A little too repetitive, the style of samples used, are way over used in my opinion, and there is a lack of experimentation. Nevertheless, I'm sure a lot of work went in to this piece, and it is excellent trance. Great work, Ghetto Lee Lewis.
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Breath of Fire (Square, 1994, SNES)
Music by Mari Yamaguchi, Minae Fujii, Tatsuya Nishimura, Yasuaki Fujita, Yoko Shimomura
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