ReMix: Breath of Fire 'Save Your Game (Club Mix 2002)'
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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.
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.
- Bahamut on January 7, 2010
- Bip on August 11, 2009
- Mr Azar on October 30, 2008
- DragonAvenger on September 18, 2008
Not one for my playlist, but the quality is apparent in the craftsmanship of the track.
- OA on January 15, 2007
- Bummerdude on September 25, 2005
- DragonFireKai on August 25, 2004
- Fray on July 31, 2003
Overall, though, a good piece, and one I'd recommend to someone to download if they enjoy trance.
- Emjay on November 27, 2002
- kidman2505 on November 22, 2002
- Jugulator on November 17, 2002
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.
- sgx on November 17, 2002
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
- mDuo13 on November 16, 2002
While this is a supremely execellent piece of trance work, and might be Ghetto Lee Lewis' best work, I find myself getting contunially more bored with the trance work submitted to this site. If you're into this kind of thing, then this is definatly for you. I myself prefer Ghetto's last song that was posted: Panic at Camp Crystal. As for this mix? A little to repetative, the style of samples used, are way over used in my opinion, and there is a lack of experimentation. Never the less, I'm sure a lot of work went in to this piece, and it is excellent trance. Great work Ghetto Lee Lewis.
- Ginnsu on November 16, 2002