OUT Elysian - Water (Stoneblue Remix) [Anjunabeats]

Artist name(s)
Elysian, Stoneblue
Release title
Water (Stoneblue Remix)
Label name
Anjunabeats
Release date
Jul 6, 2022
Release type
Remixes
Link to external store
https://www.beatport.com/track/water/16643808

BS_BlackScout

Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2020
Messages
220
Thanked
105
Age
23
Location
Hell, Brazil
Initially teased in October 4, 2020 in ilan Bluestone's instagram page

About 2 years later the remix sees its debut on Anjunabeats.

YouTube Music:

Opinion:
The original teaser featured better sustained like notes in the build up + drop that are now an arppeggio.
This arppeggio sounds extremely loud in comparison to the rest and is drowning the saw melody in the background.

I was expecting a lot more from the teaser. It's a disappointing track imo, especially when you hear the potential that it has.
Overall, not terrible. The intro is a lot better than other Stoneblue tracks like Hypnotized but it also falls flat on the percussion.
It's either extremely high-passed or there is way too much filtering for what are usually called "harsh frequencies" that can sometimes give tone to hats and rides.

This makes up for a very harsh on the highs track (like Always [Stoneblue Remix] and there's also a distinct ?filled-balloon? like EQ overall, that's kind of an ilan thing anyway. I'm talking about overemphasized mids, just in case.)

(Take the classic 909 hat for example, just low pass it, don't touch anything else. It ruins its characteristic sound)

Is it terrible? I don't think so. Is it a good example of what ilan can do? I don't know, he's done better. Much better.
This doesn't cut for me but it's still nice to see Uplifting/138 in Anjunabeats! They preach variety and leaving out this subgenre of Trance wouldn't make any sense.
 
Last edited:
  • Thanks
Reactions: Tievb21 and Freezer

Freezer

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2020
Messages
880
Thanked
419
Expected a bit more...I laso prefer his remix for Stranger To Your Love. Its not bad tho...its enjoyable. 6,5/10