ReMix: Top Gear 2 'Dance Nation'
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There's two days left for our fundraiser, and we've got $347 to go. YES WE CAN! GO TEAM! Unfortunately, I've had a seriously hardcore case of strepp throat since Saturday night, so I've been unable to post mixes or do much of anything besides sleep, nap, and complain incoherently. Anna's taking care of me, though, and I'm on the antibiotics now, so slowly but surely I should be recuperating. I'm still pretty out of it, so you'll forgive me if I let Jordan do most of the talking regarding his latest trance opus:
"I want to dedicate this one to Darkesword for being so thoughtful, organizing a super metroid get well remix project, and everyone finishing it in 3 weeks time, thats truly remarkable and I dont think anything like that has been done for anyone on ocremix before. I feel truly blessed by this community. So I want to also take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone that supported me in the get well thread, and a big thank you to all the remixers who took the time to make me songs :) So on to the remix.Sir NutS started a small remix project for top gear 2 a little over a year ago, the soundtrack only has 5 tracks or so but they have a dance oriented feel. He wanted all the trance remixers on there and he said he especially wanted me so I thought definitely. I was caught by the auckland track and thought I could do something with it. The project kind of died out, but Rayza finished and submitted so I wanted to finish mine too since I thought it was worth finishing. Its a very fun, energetic, outdoor feel of a huge dance event so I called it dance nation. The synth work in this one shines, I designed a lot of the sounds myself and I'm pretty proud of it. There's also lots of vocal hits and a killer breakbeat section in the middle. I hope you guys enjoy my return to the remix game, I got plenty more on the way!"
The build is certainly long, but it's not boring at all. I love all the false drops that just tease you into thinking it's going to kick off, and when it finally does at 2:15 it's just amazing. The high effervescent synth fizzes along in the chorus, and the unexpected notes in the melody line caught me by surprise at first and really set the mix alight (I'm unfamiliar with the source so don't know if you added those yourself or not). The little break section in the middle is class as well.
- DarkSim on December 17, 2010
- Mockingbird on May 29, 2010
- FallenOne on February 5, 2010
- Sole Signal on June 2, 2009
Furthermore, I really like the "vocals" coming in at ~3:45; adds a layer of delicious cheese to the mix.
Very well done.
- Martin Penwald on May 17, 2009
- Toadofsky on May 15, 2009
- adam2 on May 13, 2009
- jintoreedwine on May 5, 2009
- Hale-Bopp on May 4, 2009
- OA on May 3, 2009
I have to say I really like the vocal hits in this monster of a mix. They really add some unique flavor to bLiNd's already fantastic repertoire of electronic music skills.
Sweet stuff. Sold.
- Dr.Flintlock on May 2, 2009
Now I need to get off my lazy ass and finish the remix I had prepared for the project so I can get it posted as well.
- Sir_NutS on May 1, 2009
- John Revoredo on May 1, 2009
That said, production's great and I do like some other stuff from blind, like the awesome Temple Trance, an OC remix classic.
- Arian on April 30, 2009
Production is top notch!
- Souliarc on April 30, 2009