ReMix: Deus Ex "Distortion HQ"

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Up next we've got ReMixer, Judge, & family man (needs to mix that source!) Nutritious with a twisted, tangled, crushed, & mangled bit of nasty electronic mayhem:

"Such a good game with an awesome soundtrack. Originally created for a People's ReMix Competition, this was my first foray into the dubstep genre. I was fortunate to get the opportunity to have the mix accepted as part of the album. I'm a big fan of the game series, so getting a chance to be a part of an album effort is especially rewarding. Special thanks to zircon for his feedback helping me bring the track to the next level. Hope you enjoy!"

While this certainly has aspects of dubstep, it's pretty distinct from the more hallmark examples of such, and should still appeal to those who are otherwise polarized by the label. This is some of the edgiest, crispest, & most rounded-out production I've heard from Justin in an electronic genre to date - those initial bass hits are downright galvanizing, and the mix has a lot of width & swirl going on, in addition to sheer force-of-impact. Things are basically half-tempo until the pickup @ 1'36", after which they remain at-tempo until the ending, which drops out the drums entirely @ 2'48" and lets things coast to a dramatic finish, giving listeners occasion to appreciate all the details going on underneath the meaty beats. Great stuff that applies a more modern electronic style to the source while refraining from the type of glitching & extreme synth belches that might compromise the slick, military-industrial espionage atmosphere.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
timaeus222
on 2014-08-19 22:02:56

Heavy-hitting, slam-worthy, and pretty spot-on. :)

VinnyMac
on 2014-08-19 20:29:57

'Distortion HQ' - The perfect title for a mesmerizing trip of bassy goodness!

Marmiduke
on 2013-08-03 22:57:23

Some deeply rewarding electronica right here. I'm a massive Alexander Brandon fan, and this has his vibe oozing out of every orifice.

Fantastic percussion and synthwork are the highlights on this one, but it is the intelligent arrangement that doesn't overplay itself that ascends this to the top of the pile as my favourite recent remix. Extremely cool stuff.

Crulex
on 2013-05-10 14:44:29

Oh, damn, those drums have a good smack to them. Excellent production and really goes along with the kind of electronica I love the most: dark and crisp. Great technological vibe, I love it.

Flexstyle
on 2013-05-07 13:35:42

Huge fan of the intricate filters used on so many synths in this one. Those drums are really thick, too. Love it!

WesternZypher
on 2013-05-07 12:47:11

Niiiiiiiice - glad Brandon's soundtrack gets some awesome attention.

djpretzel
on 2013-05-06 15:00:35

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