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A Life From Home (ABFH Remix)

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My fucking contribution to the A Breeze From Home contest. I was really conflicted with this remix all month. I started off with a completely different idea, scraped it, and re-did everything from scratch again about a week ago. It was probably worth the decision to do that because this shit is pretty heavy. Open your mouth for some DOOM.

EDIT: 3rd place/front page has been achieved. Woweee. That's cool. Seriously a big thanks to everyone who created and participated in the contest.

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Wow, did not expect this!

The soothing vocals complemented the guitar distortion for a very unique sound. The guitar and drums were pretty dynamic in their pacing/rhythm, which I thought was nice. Really enjoyed it. Good job.

ABFH Judge Review/Comment:

I have to be honest, I didn't think metal would work well with the source material but I was shown otherwise. The guitar and drums were on point, and I liked how you used the vocal stem. This was also one of the longer submissions for the contest, which makes me happy. I like when people are able to expand on the source material's length to make it more of their own.

I did find that the vocals got a little drowned out after the 5:00 mark, but I did like how they closed off the track by the 5:41 mark.

Great work, and good luck in the contest!

djt820 responds:

It's interesting how you dug it being longer because I was afraid I was making it too long! Haha. I'm glad you welcomed the metal into your heart. Thank you for the review and your judgment.

This is an ABFH remix contest judge's review.

Already, this sounds different and I really love those chords in the intro, and the grittiness that this thing brings. When the drums kick in, it sounds like a much heavier version of Take On Me, and then the heavy metal kicks in at 1:08 and it sounds like Led Zeppelin. Very, VERY nice. I love that guitar.

Drums could stand to be a tad more powerful; they feel quite weak in the mix. The groove is so nice and simple and good, though. It sounds as though you're using defaults...

2:09, I love that ambience there. I love the simplicity of 2:46 or thereabouts, and the feeling of this.

3:40, I love what you did with those vocals. It sounds like someone really about to lick that mic, to put it in PG-13 terms. How you brought them in, and out. I could actually visualise this being played on stage at that point.

4:38 could have done with a quick, but much-needed drum fill because that feel just changed from Led Zeppelin to heavy! Take On Me again.

5:20, blast beats were a nice touch, but the weakness of the drums in the mix did underwhelm it.

There is so much I love about this remix. How different it feels. How I can imagine it being performed live, and the kind of energy that this brings, an energy that I have found rather hard to come by.

All the best in the competition!

djt820 responds:

First of all, I'm just glad you dug it haha. Secondly, you're definitely right about the drums; makes me wish I had more time on this to really refine the beats/mix.

Yeah, around 3:40 is my favorite section. This is the part that started the whole second draft. Glad you got the sensual feeling of it all.

Well, there wouldn't be energy in the piece if your vocals didn't match up to it and that's what made this song so fun and challenging to make. I hope I did it justice. Thanks for putting it all together! I hope it's not the last time we combine forces.

Rocking remix, almost curious how it would have sounded with a dark synth added to it. Other than that, I think you did great! The breakdown was glorious!!!

Best of luck in the contest!

djt820 responds:

Really appreciate the review!! Glad you enjoyed it.


Credits & Info


4.04 / 5.00

Jan 29, 2019
11:36 PM EST
Heavy Metal
File Info
11.6 MB
6 min 22 sec

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