ReMix: Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble 'A New Ray of Light'
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This trance mix from one of Sonic's Game Gear outings comes courtesy of a collaboration between S|r NutS and Sadorf. Lots of Absynth/Maelstrom-style ambient pads, shimmering bell textures, and some more meat-and-potatoes drums and trigger-happy synth patterns dot the introduction, which is solid, fairly direct electronica up until about 1'46", where there's some more unusual intonation thrown in. One might just think this is a fluke, but the duo keep that deviance (well, everything's relative - for trance, this is 'straying off the beaten path' to some extent) going into the second half of the mix. Things really break down at 3'11", where the percussion gets a bit more syncopation going and there's some downright jazzy flute soloing - very unconventional, well-handled, section that adds a good deal to the longevity/replayability of the mix. The rapid-fire triplets on the percussion that joins the more traditional electronic trance kick also helps out. Ending seems a little cut, and the mix is heavy on the upper frequencies in general, but aside from these two issues, this is already solid trance that's made better by significant creativity and spontaneity.
- OA on February 25, 2010
TASTY! Not keen on its repeating, but you know what? It got my family bouncin'
HA! Love it. I suggest a revision of this song but with a more upbeat and metal gnere:banghead: <---headbangers need somethin good to bang to :P
- Im_Just_Shawn on January 19, 2010
I must admit I was lukewarm, but about 3/4 of the way through the song really unleashed everything it had, and I was sold. This pulsing melody has ridiculous energy.
- windkirby on August 25, 2009
There have been bumps in the road in terms of getting some other collabs of theirs past the panel, while some others have made it. But no matter what, I haven't heard anything from these two in a while, which is definitely the community's loss when they bring it this strong.
- Liontamer on May 22, 2008
- Rapidcore on March 16, 2007
Just one minor gripe to pick with it; there's about 7-8 seconds, starting around 1:47 that sounds 'off' to me. Dunno how best to describe it with my limited musical terminology, but there's something about the ambience there that doesn't sound quite right.
But otherwise top notch.
- Namdoolb on December 1, 2005
- mrclean on June 2, 2005
- Raikov on June 2, 2005
- VideoGamerJ on December 2, 2004
PhantomIntellect wrote: Good Trance...I really don't like Hard Trance...my take on it...my electronia knowledge...if you really want me to...trust me I know my stuff...
these are funny words coming from him. very quotable, and laughable.
get your facts straight of stfu. :D
still liking the mix btw.
- Red Shadow on November 30, 2004
- Memo on November 30, 2004
anyways, my major gripe with this mix or any the mix you remixed. is that you need to find a female vocalist. haha. Vocal trance is one of favs. Kinda like motorcycle - as the rush comes is some good vocals. Or you need to find someone like Ian Van Dahl. SERIOUSLY find a female vocalist. PLEASE. Have you ever thought of trying that? well you should. heh. Then your threesome will be complete. You, Sadorf and a female vocalist. OH the possiblities.
so yeah, sandorf and sirnuts make a perfect duo. And a perfect team should remix Ninja Gaiden 3 stage 4-1. hahaha jokes jokes. But that would be a dream come true. though. *hint hint*
keep up the good work SirNuts and Sandorf.
long time fan.
- - Myke - on November 26, 2004
The remix itself is totally satisfying, I enjoy it thoroughly. It all really comes together nicely. This is a wonderful piece, you two, and you should be very proud of it! Thanks again for remixing one of my favorites!
- ChibiFirewraith on November 25, 2004
Now...on another topic, I'm not complaining, buuuuut... There are other songs in the game that are worthy of being remixed. It seems like that every time there's a Sonic & Tails 2 arrangement or remix out there, it's of this song.
I like to call it "The Ice Cap Zone Syndrome". ;P
At any rate... I, too was one of the people who DESPERATELY wanted to see this particular track remixed.
Words fall short, listening to this piece, I absolutely LOVE this.
I don't give a flying battery (little Sonic-related pun there) about wether it's supposed to be classified as techno, electronica, club house OR trance, I just want to say that... this track gives me good feelings. =D
In closing, I'd like to say the following:
"If you don't know anything about criticism, then please don't give it."
- H Hog on November 24, 2004
And not to brag or anything, but yeah, I figure I mention that it was myself who made the multiple threads requesting this song to be remixed, and Sadorf was nice enough to make a WIP for me. Thanks man. :)
- Dash2110 on November 22, 2004