Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nightrain - The Remixes

Awkoder's Nightrain was released a couple of weeks ago to a rapturous reception. This was yet another opus from the talented producer and has been one of my most listened to tracks of late. If you've not had the pleasure, please visit Awkoder's soundcloud here and grab a copy while it's still available for free download. This original masterpiece of synthual delights became the inspiration for three of my favourite 80s inspired musicians to all do their own individual remixes of Nightrain, and so impressive are these I thought they deserved some love on Synthetix.

French mastermind of arkane synth techniques, Lueur Verte combined a scorching guitar riff with the original's melodies to make Nightrain rock incredibly hard. The accented drums and layered synths make for an epicly dark and powerful experience that enhances the originals mood exponentially. The song's climax ushers in a powerfullly crushing passage that obliterates all in it's path.

Protetor 101's vision of Nightrain is a twisted and dark adventure into the other side of the mirror, into a dimension where what was once familiar is now frightening and alarming. Upon reaching the midpoint of the song the mirror explodes in a blinding flash of neon synth majesty as our world is torn asunder by waves of magical sounds. An amazing vision that will linger long after the music ends.

Last, but certainly not least in this trinity is a masterpiece from Tommy. Tommy's fast becoming one of my absolute favourite artists in the 80s synth scene, but I've only experienced one other remix of his. His work on Nightrain brings, what I like to call, Tommy-Magic to the sound and new layers of perfectly accented synths make the experience more energetic and exciting, while staying true to the original source. A stunning reimagining that I just can't get enough of.

This is hopefully the first of many posts on remixes from synth producers and I can't wait for the next time a single release produces such radical and entertaining ones as this trio of tremendous tracks.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Rick! Totally awesome of you to take time out of your day to write this up for us! Much appreciated!