ReMix: Sonic Rush "Darker Than Black"
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Kruai (Asa Price) hits us up with a sublimely sinister & psychoacoustic NOT DUBSTEP ReMix, our very first arrangement of the soundtrack to Sonic Rush for the DS:
"Dang, I love this song. You should go listen to the original, if you haven't already. "Wrapped in Black" is my favorite tune from the Sonic Rush soundtrack, and I jam out to it on a near-daily basis -- it's one of my favorite tracks from Hideki Naganuma. He is one of my music heroes and inspirations as an artist, and I hope to one day be as musically creative as he is!
It started off as a pretty conservative remix with a kind of drumstep style. I usually don't like trap, but I thought that would fit pretty well for the second drop -- though I decided to mix it up a bit!
That's all I really have to say on the mix. All I ask is that you not call it "dubstep" this time around. :D"
Definitely a blend of modern trap & related EDM styles going on; there's still stepping, but not of the dub variety, I am informed. I confess to occasional missteps & stepping on feet when it comes to the -steps, but what (I think) is more important is that I dig what's going on here, especially in the percussive arena. The way the EQ, panning, filtering, and other DSP/modulations evolve over time and how they transition is quite mesmerizing. Tracking it all from bar to bar is a fun form of frenetic multitasking for your ears. OA writes:
"I really like the more aggressive tone you are taking with the track, as while the original source is good, it relied too much on the vocal clips. Your version uses the same clips a decent amount, but has a lot of extra interest, and the more subdued B section where guitar was featured was just what this needed to get to the next level. Production and arrangement are both above the bar, and the mood was great. I'm really feeling this, nice work."
Palpable said the D word, but only in reference to a specific section, so he MIGHT still be safe:
"The harder approach definitely suits it more, and you used the voice clips more tastefully. The sparser guitar/chip section was very cool and a great contrast from the heavier groove. The filter-heavy breakdown was also interesting, though my favorite was the crazy dubstep section that followed afterward. Lots to love about this mix."
Indeed; this hits VERY hard, morphs & mutates in all the right rude & uncivil ways, packs in some creative transitions that keep you guessing, and pulls no punches. I've been waiting to feature another submission from Kruai, and this didn't disappoint one bit; highly recommended.
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