LukHash - Druid II Enlightenment / Fairlight Crack Intro

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Duration:
3:16
Released:
16/02/2021
All-Time charts position:
11
Score:
96%
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Super! Just super! Well produced. I really like the middle part round 1:20 - 2:00
High quality stuff. I'm a big fan of LukHash. Big fan.
That lead synth is godlike
Can't knock a bit of Luk Hash. Distinctive style, punchy instrumentation and mix. Cracking!
The middle section really breaks up the tune nicely and gives it a life of its own (and yes, I spotted the Impossible Mission sample! ) Well produced, gorgeous background synth that underpins the lot, and keeps the feeling of the original intact.
Love this remix, and the section with the Impossible Mission sample is awesome!
Review by Scaver
22/02/2021

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Second disappointment in a row: I felt the same with your Central Park remix, did not make a remark then but now it seems some kind of tendency so I may put it in detail. Good one but - with all due respect - nothing groundbreaking: Druid 2 in synthwave/dubstep. (The line from Impossible Mission was surely unnecessary in my opinion, it strongly felt out of place.) I feel we are somehow having an inclination to ’overrate’ the work of LukHash which is quite understandable: with great former achievements come great expectations. Though the sound is truly top-notch, I fairly miss the features that make a remix distinguishing and really innovative which would deserve this credited appreciation. The only nostalgic factor I sense is merely from the original sounds, not from the melody which should be the primary source. Also, when choosing an extremely well-known and over-remixed song, you gotta’ come up with more new ideas (structural twists and turns, supporting melodies, significant own solos...etc.) that clearly distinguish your track and bring added own value (reaching far beyond refurbished sound only) thus not leaving it only one among many on which the usually applied delayed arpeggios and over-compression do not help, unfortunately. With your recent ‘convenient tracks’, I cannot help but feel a little struggle to quickly jump in ‘da old days’, enjoying their glory in a quick and comfortable way. So, again with due respect, this is only mediocre in my opinion, I am sorry. In the future, please re-invent your remixes with fresh ideas, not just by polishing the sound and insert some filling sections to stretch playing time. Being your fan for a long time, I followed your work and I know you can re-born and show some new and great stuff, like you have done a long time ago. Live up to your reputation, dude, don’t let it fade.
Review by m1k3p
04/03/2021

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LukHash has done it again - Great sense of space in the mix, and a fantastic flair for capturing the WHY we loved these tunes in the first place. I've been a long-time fan of LukHash, and think he has a unique talent for bringing these SID classics into the 21st Century!