ReMix: Deus Ex "Human Soldier" 4:02

By halc

Arranging the music of one song...


Primary Game: Deus Ex (Eidos, 2000, WIN), music by Alexander Brandon, Bryan Rudge, Dan Gardopée, Michiel van den Bos, Reeves Gabrels

Posted 2013-05-10, evaluated by djpretzel

Next up is halc with an upbeat, additive electronica Deus Ex mix that wraps some original material inside 'UNATCO' for a more liberal mix that still significantly employs the source & blends some house & dubstep elements w/ Drew's chip sound:

"I love the subtlety and simplicity of the "UNATCO" theme, so trying my hand at a somewhat minimalistic house arrangement seemed obvious at the time.The beginning to 1:45 is :23-:57 of the source (the arpeggiating line, bassline and chords). 1:46-2:29 is :58-1:09 of the source (this is when the motif from :01 of "UNATCO" enters; also note the bass fill at 2:28 is supposed to be the little three-note fill at :32 in the source). 2:30 to the end is 1:20-1:32 of the source with an original melody (note the chords).

There is pretty much source the entire song, it just seems slightly marginalized due to the fact that the original song has like zero melodies, and I more or less just added my own on top. Should be plenty over 50% either way. The original track has a ton of variation, but not much of a lead melody, so I added a few of my own over the ever-evolving groove... it was definitely a fun source to work with. Enjoy!"

The track intros with a general layer & build affair as the groove is established and developed, with a faster, more four-on-the-floor orientation that what I'm used to hearing from Drew, but still quite cool. Things break down circa 2'00" where some wobbles show up to the party & we switch to a half-tempo beat before picking back up @ 2'30". Everything is quite precise and exact, and I like the attention to panning & filling out the spectrum. While this mix had some crits from diehard purists on the DX FB page for whom it was too much of a departure from the source, I think halc put something together that offers a completely different take on one of the game's iconic themes, and refashions it rather successfully into a pulsing, energetic incarnation!



Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2013-12-12 12:56:35

Pretty nice and warm electronica. Awesome.

on 2013-12-10 18:47:10

I would have to agree on doing a double-take at the tempo. Not what I was expecting, given your history. A pleasant surprise, though. 5 house-rockin' stars!

on 2013-05-23 09:05:52
Only wish it was longer!

Seconded. The melody part after 2:30 continually refuses to leave my head, especially with the added bass groove. You should make a 6-minute club mix of this. Awesome stuff!

on 2013-05-14 14:53:36

Really enjoy this. The variation is great. Only wish it was longer!

on 2013-05-14 10:30:59

Interesting to hear halc switch things up a tad bit and go further into the electronica side of things. Lots of great choices in this ReMix when it comes to the flow of it all. Not bad at all.

on 2013-05-10 17:38:14

I'm not sure I hear too much of the source in there, but I do hear it. The production's great, and the half-time section was a neat variation on typical halc mixes.

on 2013-05-10 17:17:23

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Deus Ex (Eidos, 2000, WIN)
Music by Alexander Brandon, Bryan Rudge, Dan Gardopée, Michiel van den Bos, Reeves Gabrels

Tags (6)

Dubstep, House
Chiptune, Electronic, Synth
Time > Tempo: Fast

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