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Review by drm (05/02/2016)

It's experimental, it's hard electronics & it kind of reminds me of those little tune links that depeche mode do so well. The original sid is designed to be played on the MOS 8580.
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Review by drm (13/09/2015)

Outrun was one of the great arcade racers of the 80's and although the port to the c64 wasn't quite the experience the music got us closer. There are several Outrun remixes to listen to each vying for the "congratulations" and this one by Johan's is decent - even matching Peter W's award winning effort in terms of production. The guitar rhythm playing is tight and are accompanied by a nice palette of sounds that blend well together. However there is one flaw in this could be gem of a remix - it's far too slow. It's rather like listening to a 45rpm on 33rpm which kills that warm fuzzy adrenaline fueled nostalgia of the original. Maybe remixers spend so much time and effort making the track it begins to sound right and who can blame them after all, it is up to the remixer to dictate the tempo of their productions. Yet in this case it is from a racing game and in my opinion it needs that extra 20-30 bpm added on. In summary it's a great track and I'd urge you to download it if you are a fan of Outrun. I'd also advise that if you have a pitch shift or timestretch app then use it on the track and it really shifts from lo to hi gear...
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Review by drm (01/02/2013)

Why do I like this track?
Well it ticks all the right boxes for me in what an electronic piece of music should sound like.
First off there is the lead - it has not been programmed to sound flat and lifeless - it's got a lot of expression in there. The little frills also add character to the lead.

The chords in this track are interesting too and make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! This remix also has a nod to it's roots by having the 8 bit sounding staccato arp sound running throughout the remix and I like the way it's developed in the fade out - something most remixers would probably have overlooked by just letting it run and fade. I also think this is an outstanding track in that it manages to marry the sound of Jarre and Vangelis in just 3m:22sec. In fact when I first heard the beta release of this I thought Mordi had found an unreleased bootleg Vangelis track!

Well done Mordi I hope one day I can do a remix as good as this one. This is staying on my MP3 player and best of all it was free!!
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