Posted 2014-04-18, evaluated by djpretzel
It's been 4+ years since Dain's last mix, our only arrangement of Vectorman, graced our homepage. Now he's BACK with a C&C: Red Alert EDM arrangement that's lean, mean, and comes armed to the teeth with synths that cut, synths that drill, synths that puncture... it's like Batman's Utility Belt, only instead of utilities, it's filled with synths. While possessing some dubsteppish bass textures and briefly employing some mashed up breakbeats, the overall vibe favors a militant electro downbeat. Things get literally militant with the introduction of crowd chants and marching, fully placing the environment in a war-torn state of chaos and unrest. Dain writes:
"This is another one of those songs that was on my to-do list for years and years. Previously, I'd wanted to do "Hell March," but that's just one of those songs that you really can't do justice without some shredding guitar, so I decided to address the more synth-heavy "Radio." One of my main goals with this remix was to try to replicate some of the signature sounds from the song as well as I could, namely the female vocal stabs, the choir section, the orchestral hits, and the chanting sound from later in the track. The chanting was probably the trickiest, since it required a little YouTube-digging to find a good crowd chant to sample, but the end result was worth the effort. I also threw in some marching a la "Hell March" to accent the build. As far as the rest of the song goes, I thought the whole "complextro" style of bass-swapping was befitting of a "changing-radio-stations-and-every-station-is-playing electro" concept."
Relentless, aggressive, and transporting into a dark corner of the world that you wouldn't want to live in OR visit, this is one C&C music factory that is a little less about everyone dancing (now) and a little more about getting lost in the menace & malice. Larry writes:
"Good stuff from Dain, as always. He took Frank Klepacki's "Radio" and really fleshed out the textures to introduce a much stronger sense of movement and energy. I loved BD's unique adaptation of the vocal part into the piece at :30, which was a nice touch. For me though, the coolest ear candy was after the drop midway through; the rebuild with the marching (2:02) and chanting (2:49) SFX was such an awesome and authentic throwback to Frank's militaristic style with the C&C soundtracks.
"Transistor" would actually fit really well in a C&C game, no doubt in my mind. This works so well as a dirty club piece while retaining the militaristic ear candy that Command & Conquer fans know and love. Nothing but smart, thoughtful arrangement from a legendary vet around these parts."
You can support Beatdrop by checking out & buying some of his original music on OverClocked Records - satisfaction guaranteed if you like aggressive, complex EDM with attitude!! This mix shows off some new tricks & techniques Dain's added to his already-impressive repertoire in the years since Vectorman, and also conveys a deep respect & understanding for Klepacki's score. Highly recommended!
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert (Virgin, 1996, WIN)
Music by Frank Klepacki
- Electronic, Sound FX, Synth
- 5,770,332 bytes
- Size: 5,770,332 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 71deb598ef53349766e8e680e5a056dd
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