Posted 2014-09-22, evaluated by djpretzel
A hearty welcome & congratulations to our THREE NEW JUDGES!!
Returning judge panel veterans Beatdrop (Dain Olsen) & Jivemaster (Joel Bird) join newcomer Redg (Brent Wollman) as part of a three-man JUSTICE TEAM that should help us cut through the queue more aggressively. We just posted a couple great mixes from Brent, and of course Joel had his Green Hill Sessions release on Overclocked Records, so to celebrate we've got Dain's late-breaking addition to Balance and Ruin. The story here is that B&R was pretty far along in development, and no one had taken "The Unforgiven," so we decided to see if we could get a last-minute addition to make the album more complete. Dain came through big time, with a hard-hitting electro/dubstep jam:
"Here's what I managed to come up with. Definitely not the easiest song to remix, given its content and repetitive nature, but I gave it my best effort."
Agreed that this is one of the harder sources on an otherwise quite approachable OST; really glad Beatdrop stepped up to the plate and that we could feature his work on the album. Palpable writes:
"Great stuff as usual, Dain. This was one of my favorites from the album. Keep rockin' my socks!"
Larry had a bit more to say:
"Dain moved away from the dramatic 5/4 tension of the original, shifting things to 4/4 while giving "The Unforgiven" a totally different energy thanks to dirty synths, beefy beats, and a more deliberate tempo. There's never a dull moment, as this one's full of great transitions including some pairs (e.g. :29 & :33, 1:09, 1:42, 2:48 & 2:52) that kept the track moving and mutating. My personal favorite section was the track coalescing around the 8-bit-style chiptune lead at 1:49. The wind-down, filtered ending at 2:55 was money too.
It's been great to have Dain back in the community, and it's an honor to finally work with him on the judges panel. I was actually Dain's replacement back when I joined in 2004, so for me it feels like circumstances came full circle. Along with Jivemaster also returning to the panel after more than a decade away AND Redg joining as our new blood, I'm really excited for the knowledge and perspectives on the panel. And finally a thinning inbox... ;-)"
Definitely a good call to 4/4 up the time sig & go with some really nice texture swapouts on the lead & bass synths, which grind, grate, & buzz in all manner of musical, infectious fashion. This is a good example of tackling a tougher source through brute force genre adaptation coupled with technical know-how, offerin' up a heapin' helpin' of in-your-face textures that do a good job compensating for the lack of a clean, memorable melodic hook. Smart approach, block-rockin' execution, and overall a fun, four-on-the-floor, instant-gratification EDM addition to Balance and Ruin! Congrats to Dain on the mixpost and congrats to Dain, Joel, and Brent on joining the judges panel - if you see 'em, make sure you pass on some props & encouragement!
on 2014-11-04 13:25:09
I like how both title of original and remix fit this mix. Heavy, toxic, but very enjoyable. The transition at 1:12 to more fast-paced part with grittier bass is pretty nice, just as the transition at 1:45 to chippy, even upbeat, section. Awesome.
on 2014-09-27 10:52:35
Gotta love the aggression used on this one. Heavy and hard, this is much better than I would have hoped for in a different take on the Unforgiven. Much better. Nice work indeed.
on 2014-09-25 12:51:27
Could not agree more - the work done with a tough source is incredible. The 1:49 section really is kicking and fun with the clipped melody coming through, and I found myself enjoying this song a number of times despite the fact that I don't particularly like the OST version of the song in the first place. Truly, in some ways, there's no better compliment.
on 2014-09-25 12:17:54
Hard-hitting indeed. Here's a prime example of using repetition to your advantage instead of letting it get in the way. Good show!
on 2014-09-24 14:08:14
Reminds me of
on 2014-09-23 01:47:23
Another great track from a great album. If you like any track from the album, download the whole thing.
on 2014-09-22 17:00:50
Wow, this is tight. Groovy, just the right amount of aggressive, and entertaining. DEM WUBZ. Really great track, love it.
on 2014-09-22 15:31:09
Damn, there's some nice and gritty textures in here. Heavy drums, pumpin' bass, crisp production, and some subtle variation make this pretty accessible. There's some welcome drop-offs, and even a little bit of a classical influence to the descending scales (EX: the rondo-esque part at 2:48 ), which is surprising, and in my opinion, this ReMix just makes it even clearer why you call yourself the dropper of beats. Probably your best yet.
on 2014-09-22 15:28:46
This was definitely one of my favorites from Balance and Ruin. Glad to see it posted here.
on 2014-09-22 10:22:47
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- Chiptune, Electronic, Synth
- Effects > Glitching
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