OUT John O'Callaghan & Factor B - The Oath (Club Mix) [Subculture]

Artist name(s)
John O'Callaghan & Factor B
Release title
The Oath (Club Mix)
Label name
Subculture
Release date
Oct 15, 2021
Release type
Single
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http://www.beatport.com/release/the-oath/3528233

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Had some potential, but could have been executed better. I miss something.

Sorry to say this but why do we have to keep relying on the same guys all the time? Where are the upcoming talents that wanna push trance to great hights again?
 
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Hard not to agree with above. I suppose I wouldn't have expected anything different.

Ends up being another track that focuses on the thud impact
 
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Feel the same. Production I actually really like i.e kick, bass, ranges. When It starts I really got in the mood. But like with all these power uplifters they just lack finesse and nuance to give you any sort of complex emotional feeling. Feels like we heard this too many times now. Would be good in a club though.
 
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Feels overly safe, labourious and repetitive. Having the same melody for the intro and climax is frankly put, rather unimaginative.
 
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Having the same melody for the intro and climax

I don't fully agree here. The intro part only has small portions of that main melody. So it's like a tease... showing a bit of what is to come.

And then during the breakdown, the full melody is reveiled.

As a whole, I feel like this melody is at least slightly different than the typical plucks we hear in all the Aly & Fila tracks. I expected way worse after first reading your comments. For me, this is not a bad track. Sure, the beatwork and percussions are without any identity. Soulless. At least the kick isn't overly loud. And I do like the melody. And notice how the track features those soft snares, there are no LOUD snares.

To quote Hensmon, in a clubnight, this would probably be pretty great!

I like it more than let's say Armin & Rank 1 - The Greater Light To Rule The Night (which I thought was OK too)

Edit: Full version is 9:50. It has a very long calm intro with pads and piano's etc.
 

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I don't know.
Maybe the melodies are good, and there is enough variety so that one section doesn't copy another section.
I still don't think it's a very good stand-alone track.
Maybe my opinion will change once I hear it in a DJ set.
 

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I think its good. Some of the comments feel a little harsh though I appriecate its only people expressing their opinions. However, I would say that as far as uplifting trance goes nowadays, this is probably as good as it gets. Not much imagine or new producers coming through....
 

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the first 5 minutes are actually quite nice, the climax howeever is like 3 steps down compared to the build.
 

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Had some potential, but could have been executed better. I miss something.

Sorry to say this but why do we have to keep relying on the same guys all the time? Where are the upcoming talents that wanna push trance to great hights again?
Similarly, I would like to ask about the Key4050. Lots of IDs circulate on YT and they come out once a year or two. Maybe something will come out from them soon but I don't know what the problem is with the release.
 

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It reminds me of The Legacy...too much. But it lacks energy and doesn't work for me at all. Just the same riff over and over again. And that build-up to the climax is waaaaaay too damn long and unimaginative. And if that intro lacked energy, wait till you listen to the climax...
 
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Starts good, but the climax is not so strong and the melody is so repetetive. Not bad, not impressive...around 6/10
 

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Sounds like a ripped Push melody - once again Factor B puts that default sounding synth all through the main melody and it ruins it - it goes to the highest octave too early and theres no progession there. Have some subtle synths at first,building the atmosphere until the peak of the track....
 

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This one was at the end of the Active set for FSOE and it packed a massive punch. It worked very nicely in a set with a reduced track time. Didnt even remember it was this track but when it dropped I was impressed