Sonic Mania - Destiny Or Fate (Mirage Saloon)

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Track 099 // Length: 5:49 // Style: Drum ‘n Bass // Speed: 185 BPM // Measures: 258 // Loops: 31 // Clips: 6 // Time Taken: 23 days

Original composition: Tee Lopes
Lyrics written/performed: Pauly B

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This remix was a request made for another fan project, with the only stipulation being that it had to sound western. So, I decided to make it a fusion with Drum ‘n Bass! I always love the challenge of creating themes with music, it works the brain a little, makes you think of which instruments to use to emulate an environment, and which instruments go together. In this case, I would use trumpets, harmonicas, acoustic guitars, and pianos, some of which enhanced with other synths for a more prominent sound. Also played around with bending and vibrato for a more unique sound.

Tee Lopes did such a great job with the original. Very jazzy, very fancy. Just my style. I had a jazz background growing up, playing piano all through high school. It was really cool to be able to utilize all that knowledge I’ve accumulated throughout my life into this one particular remix. Sometimes it took a lot of thought in order to be unique and yet stay based to the original at the same time. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to improvise in situations like that because sometimes the end result ends up being better than once imagined. Lot of unusual chords that I don’t often get a chance to use. It’s always easier if you plan it ahead of time. It was actually real easy to get together once things started flowing.

I hope you guys enjoy this track as much as I enjoyed making it, I had a blast with this! All honest comments are greatly appreciated! Thank you all for peeping this remix!

The train is departing
I don’t know where it heads
Only time can tell, and if all goes well
We can put our doubts to bed

But all I know is that what’s coming
Will be our toughest fight to date
And I know we’re more than ready
But is this destiny or fate

Destiny or fate (x2)

And I know we’re more than ready
But is this destiny or fate

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I dislike DNB in general,but its okay i guess.

PaulyBFromDa303 responds:

It's not a genre for everyone but I'm glad you enjoyed it still. Thanks for that!

As much as i really loved this song, i fail to see the drum&bass here. (apart maybe from the drum pattern)

I really liked it tho, it was groovy, very jazzy even a bit of funk.

PaulyBFromDa303 responds:

Hey, thank you for your honesty! I treasure reviews like this because it's what you truly feel, and I really respect that.

There are so many varieties of a single genre, and for this one I did have to be a little more specific with the instrument selections. I didn't use as many synths this time as I usually do, but sometimes when you're going for a certain sound, in this case I was going for a more western approach, you don't have as much moving room for other cool synth instruments. But it can still work. One of my biggest inspirations for this song was a piece by Netsky called "Tequila Limonada" where he infuses DnB with a Latin style. There was hardly any synth there either, mainly actual instruments. I actually notice Netsky does that a lot with his tracks. Anyway, point being, that there's always such a variety to any genre, and not all tastes are gonna match up. But I do understand what you mean. It's different, even from what I'm used to XD

Thank you very much for the review! I'm glad you liked it nonetheless :D

Credits & Info

4.23 / 5.00

Jul 26, 2019
4:19 PM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
7.3 MB
5 min 50 sec

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