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an acid trance remix

November 28, 2009 By: Brian Crawford Category: acid, Globules, Songs

Futurists – Globules (Acid Remix) (November 28, 2009) (download here).

here’s an acid trance remix of Globules, a melodic trance song I created a while back.  When I say acid trance, I’m hearkening back to the glory days of trance – not the sweeping, epic trance of today, but that of the early 90s, during which a style of music developed that some would consider ‘true trance’.

Bok Globulesit’s been a lot of fun remixing a trance song into an acid song, and challenging, too.  My sequence is littered with “stuff I tried” – lots of high-pass filter sweeps, side-chain compression, bleeps and bloops, cymbal crashes, etc, that currently have their channels off because they just didn’t work.  In the end, the song is quite minimal, with some mixing it up with the sample from Alan Shepard’s moonwalk, a few instruments carefully placed here and there, and a driving beat that I’ve attempted to use to lull listeners into the so-called trance.

that being said, there’s work I could do to make this remix better.  The beginning and ending are not particularly strong – I’ve done this to make the song easier for a DJ to mix with other songs, but the ending certainly doesn’t stand on its own very well.  Nonetheless, it’s time to shelve this one for a while, to get back to finishing some of the other tracks I’ve been working on.

3 Comments to “an acid trance remix”


  1. “On the surface. On the surface. And, on the surface. And and and…”

    Sick remix, BC!

    By minute 3 I was indeed lulled into the trance.

    What is that instrument/sample that only appears once at around 4:30?

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  2. very nice indeed… but too repetitive for me, needs just a little but more development (my own taste) all in all – well done production.

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  3. thanks for the feedback you guys – I appreciate it.

    bBaum, I believe the sample is one of the Ableton Live Suite samples, though it might also be one from the Thrillseekers site – you should check it out if you haven’t already, Steve Helstrip (the Thrillseekers guy) offers up a bunch of free samples from some of his productions on there.

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