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Dalmatrix - woodrose windows (Saidez Remix)

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I was excited when Hushy (4lung/Dalmatrix) let me remix Woodrose Windows, it’s my favorite song off Hypoborea! I hope that I did it justice with this take on it. Tried to make it sound like something you could find on Liquicity or Hospital Records, something Maduk or Logistics might make. Thanks https://craftedspider.newgrounds.com/ for the feedback! Enjoy! Happy New Year everyone!

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I like the airy synths and crisp beats at the beginning. The sidechaining on the vocals at :25 sounds pretty cool, but I think you overuse this effect over the course of the piece. I think a more legato vocal sound would be especially impactful in a place like 1:30, where there’s more of an emotional height. Sometimes, the progression here is a little slow-paced, but it tends to pick up as the piece goes on, which is nice. The mixing is one of the best elements of the track imo, with well-balanced frequencies and clear instruments throughout. I like the contrast provided by the lower-pitched vocals at 2:38. It seems like it’s sampled from Blink-182, but also that it’s been modified so that it’s hard to recognize. The energy, flow, and sound design towards the end is also really nice, and I like how you returned to a more stripped-down texture featuring the vocals prominently for the outro. The main melodies might’ve needed a tad more variety, but at least there’s that cute new riff at 4:54. Overall, this is really solid work. Most of my complaints are pretty detail-oriented, and I especially like the sound design with this one - very smooth and trance-like, with great blending. Keep at it, DJ-Saidez! ^_^

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DJ-Saidez responds:

The Blink-182 sampling (along with vocals from another song) was from the original song (not my choice), and the original artist has since stopped that practice. Other than that, I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's still one of the works I'm most proud of to date, even though I was worried that towards the start of the second climax I had way too much going on (like 7 different sounds competing for the spotlight, not counting drums)

What a good way to end 2019!

Credits & Info


4.54 / 5.00

Dec 31, 2019
11:56 PM EST
Drum N Bass
File Info
5.9 MB
6 min 27 sec

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