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This track was originally removed due to unfortunate technicalities. This track has put a little hobble in my step as I didn't want to upload this without remaking the lead synth patch and I didn't want to move on without posting a newer version.

An artist on Newgrounds hosted sample stems on google docs. If you don't know what stems are, they are solo instruments exported from a music file with the express purpose of getting remixed by others. Stems are totally legal but there is a chance that the user that uploaded the stems didn't create their own music or their own stems. A moderator flagged that user, all their tracks were removed from the audio portal, and since they were credited on my remix the track itself went into project purgatory.

I don't have all day to work on music, stems can be a godsend by speeding up the process. I spent two weeks feeling bad about this. I wish I knew who originally wrote the song so I could credit them for that 3xOsc saw lead melody. I moderated audio back in 2008, I know the process can be super fucking iffy. The end goal of moderating is two fold: protect Newgrounds and in extension Tom Fulp from litigation, and to encourage creativity amongst it's users. Different audio mods have different styles, sometimes mistakes get made. If there is an ongoing issue with this track I'd love to hear it. I have done my due diligence to try and figure out who uploaded the stems originally and found nothing. Mods haven't got back to me so I assume they hit a brick wall too. Original song title was "Xalo" but I don't know what's real anymore. I feel kicked in the shins. I'm putting this back up and in effect putting it behind me so I can move on, make new music, and never collaborate with others again (I'm being melodramatic here, collabs are always on the table.)

My trust in other musicians on Newgrounds has been ruined in the past when it came to light that individuals stole all of their content. This kind of thing leaves a sour taste in my mouth that persists for decades. It's easy in this day and age to upload work that doesn't belong to you and it creates a massive hassle for those that volunteer to mod. It can take a long time to learn how to make music but the payoff is a huge feeling of accomplishment. If anyone is curious about getting into making musics, I have resources for you to follow and look into.

Please, music is a huge part of my life. Do yourself a favor and make music a huge part of your life too. Download a trial DAW or freeware and start making beats. Pick up an instrument you've always loved or wanted to learn. Take lessons, watch tutorials, learn everything you can. Be authentic, be creative, and make musics.

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That's one crazy story, but the good thing is that the whole situation birthed this double remix

Quarl responds:

lol, I think it's fair to say I won't be doing another remix for a little while after this.

I just combined all the stems I downloaded into an mp3 for someone else. This makes a neat little Easter egg if anyone is curious what the original track might have sounded like. I'm not even sure if I downloaded all the stems or just a few but this is what I got... (google drive download disabled)


EDIT: If anyone recognizes this song, I would love to know what it is.

Credits & Info


4.42 / 5.00

Oct 27, 2021
12:40 PM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
4.7 MB
2 min 3 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.